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4920. ----: Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings. Pawn Endings.

Sahovski Informator, 1982. Large hardback. VG. 383pp. 1610 examples. (A.) 18.00


5035. Aagaard (J.): Attacking Manual. Volume 1 Basic Principles.

Quality Chess 2008. 1st. p/b. F. 264pp. Numerous games show how the best players in the world attack, including exercises. (A.) 10.00


691. Abrahams (G.): Technique in Chess.

Bell 1961. 1st Edn. G,d/w (some wear to edges). 216pp. 8.00


1203. Abrahams (G.): The Chess Mind.

Penguin 1960. 1st p/b Edn. G. 346pp. An original book dealing with the intellectual processes of the chessplayer. Includes 47 illustrative games. 6.00


5256. Alburt (L.) & A.Chernin: Pirc Alert! A Complete Defense against 1.e4.

CIRC, NY 2001. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 446pp. (A.) Gives a thorough explanation of the opening's themes and ideas. Uses techniques to make it easier to read and remember. Includes nearly 1000 diagrams. 12.00


1978. Averbakh (Y.): Bishop Endings.

Batsford, 1977. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w (spine faded). 167pp. 10.00


1929. Averbakh (Y.): Bishop v Knight Endings.

Batsford, 1978. Repr. A little foxing o/w VG, d/w. 165pp. 10.00


561. Averbakh (Y.): Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge. Translated by P.H.Clarke.

Pergamon 1987. 2nd (Revised) Edn. p/b. VG. 97pp. 10.00


4222. Averbakh (Y.): Knight Endings.

Batsford, 1977. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 133pp. This updated English translation was the most complete work on Knight endings at the time. 10.00


1085. Averbakh (Y.): Queen and Pawn Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1975. 1st English Edn. VG (no d/w.) 137pp. Includes many studies. The second volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. 10.00


3715. Averbakh (Y.): Rook v. Minor Piece Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1978. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 162pp. Includes studies. The sixth volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. 10.00


4286. Averbakh (Y.) & I.Maizelis: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.4 Pawn Endings.

Pergamon 1987. 1st English Edn. Large h/b, the front cover has a gash to the top joint area (about 4cm), but internally VG. 326pp. Includes 766 examples, many from studies. (A.) The second scarcest volume in the series. 20.00


879. Averbakh (Y.) & I.Maizelis: Pawn Endings.

Chess Digest 1974. 1st US Edn. VG, no d/w. 318pp. At time of publication the most complete work on pawn endgames with 911 examples, many from studies. 12.00


4285. Averbakh (Y.) & N.Kopayev: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.5 Rook Endings.

Pergamon 1987. 1st English Edn. Large hardback, slight foxing on fore edge o/w VG. 326pp. Includes 808 examples, many from studies. (A.) The final and scarcest volume in the series. 50.00


5337. Averbakh (Y.) & others: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.1-5 COMPLETE SET. 1.Bishop Endings. Knight Endings. 2.Bishop v Knight, Rook v Minor Piece 3.Queen & Pawn, Q v Rook, Q v Minor Pieces. 4.Pawn Endings. 5.Rook Endings.

Ishi Press International, NY 2012-13. Reprint of Pergamon Edn. Translated from the second Russian edn. 5 vols, large size p/b's, Fine. Includes many examples from studies. (A.) The standard works on the endgame, which can be used as reference works or teaching aids. 75.00


4148. Averbakh (Y.), V.Chekhover & V.Henkin: Queen v. Rook / Minor Piece Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1978. 1st English Edn. VG. 174pp. Includes many studies. The seventh volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. 10.00


5377. Basman (M.): Play the St.George.

Pergamon 1983. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 122pp. Includes many complete games. (A.) Black plays 1...a6 and 2...b5 (or 1...e6 followed by a6 and b5) as in the famous game Karpov - Miles, Skara1980. 10.00


2647. Beliavsky (A.) & A.Mikhalchishin: Winning Endgame Strategy.

Batsford 2000. p/b. VG. 208pp. (A.) A continuation of their previous book "Winning Endgame Technique." 9.00


5390. Berger (J.): Theorie und Praxis der Endspiele. Ein Handbuch fur Schachfreunde.

Leipzig 1890. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, cloth split on joints, head and foot of spine worn. pp viii, 416. Includes 550 positions, the majority being named studies. Small marginal notes and underlining by a previous owner throughout. LN 2181. 28.00


692. Bonham (R.W.) & R.D.Wormald.: Chess Questions Answered.

Jordan 1945. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 138pp. 200 questions and answers on the endgame and 150 on some K-pawn openings. 4.00


693. Capablanca (J.R.): A Primer of Chess.

Bell 1935. 1st UK Edn. VG, with scarce jacket heavily covered with sellotape. Occasional underlining or small notes to text. 281pp. A systematic guide for the novice to become an accomplished player, plus 11 of his best games. 15.00


2106. Capablanca (J.R.): Chess Fundamentals.

Bell 1922. Reprint (3 months after 1st edn.) Red cloth, gilt-lettering, rounded outer corners, binding slightly bowed otherwise a good copy of an early issue. 246pp. A classic work reprinted numerous times throughout the 20th century. Once described by Botvinnik in a 1984 interview as the best chess book ever! (See Dunne, Great Chess Books p.26). 12.00


385. Capablanca (J.R.): Chess Fundamentals.

Bell 1937. Repr. VG BRIGHT COPY. 246pp. Considered by Botvinnik in a 1984 interview as the best chess book ever, "still timely and has value to players of all levels." (Dunne GCB p.26.) 18.00


4179. Chernev (I.): Practical Chess Endings.

Dover 1969. Repr. p/b. G. 318pp. Comprises 300 end game studies of named famous composers. 6.00


172. Chernev (I.): Practical Chess Endings.

Faber 1973. Repr. VG,d/w. 318pp. Comprises 300 end game studies of named famous composers. "Written with down-to-earth simplicity." 9.00


962. Du Mont (J.): The Elements of Chess.

Bell 1925. 1st Edn. G. 160pp. Includes 10 illustrative games. A scarce work. With armorial bookplate of Sir James Purves-Stewart. 15.00


5381. Eales (R.G.) & A.H.Williams: Alekhine's Defence.

Batsford 1973. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 140pp. 9.00


5103. Emms (J.): The Scandanavian.

Chess Press, Brighton 1997. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 144pp. Includes 82 games. (A.) 7.00


205. Estrin (Y.) & I.Romanov.: The World Champions Teach Chess.

A & C Black 1988. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 208pp. (A.) An anthology of writing from Steinitz to Kasparov, including selection of annotated games and biographical material. 12.00


304. Euwe (M.): Judgment and Planning in Chess. Translated & Edited by J. Du Mont.

Bell 1973. Repr. VG, green d/w. 190pp. A clear and methodical work on the middlegame. 10.00


3858. Euwe (M.) & W.Meiden.: Chess Master v Chess Amateur.

Allen & Unwin 1973. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w (spine faded). 315pp. 25 deeply annotated games played between an amateur and master, "provides the average player with numerous ways to improve his game." 10.00


387. Evans (L.): New Ideas in Chess.

Pitman 1958. 1st UK Edn. VG. 196pp. Many examples from Evans' own games...lucid and lively style. 8.00


4589. Fine (R.): Basic Chess Endings.

McKay, US 1969. Repr. Thick p/b, G. 573pp. The classic work on endgames. 7.50


173. Fine (R.): Basic Chess Endings.

McKay, US 1941. 2nd Edn. VG. 573pp. The classic work on endgames. 9.00


5374. Firth (A.): Chess-Nuts. A Series of Small Handbooks for Beginners and Social Chess Players. No.1 First Aid to Beginners. Part 1 For White. (All published.)

Letchworth Printers, Herts.,(1928). 1st Edn. Small limp cloth, G. 76pp. Scarce. Betts 14-8. LN 1488. 20.00


5033. Franco (Z.): Chess Self-Improvement. Assess and Improve Your Chess Strength.

Gambit 2005. 1st Edn. p/b, F. 240pp. 50 annotated games chosen for their instructive value with points for finding the best moves. (A.) 10.00


4923. Griffith & White: Modern Chess Openings.

Whitehead & Miller,Leeds,1932 5th Edn completely revised by P.W.Sergeant, R.C.Griffith & M.E.Goldstein. h/b, spine edges worn o/w G. 292pp. 9.00


4601. Grob (H.): Die Eroffnungen in der Schachpartie unter Anwendung des Kampfplanes.

Zurich 1938. 1st Edn. Small p/b, VG. 96pp. A few tiny English translations in text. Openings handbook. 12.00


388. Harding (T.): Winning at Correspondence Chess.

Batsford 1996. p/b. VG. 176pp. (A.) Includes biographies and games of leading CC players. 7.00


3679. Kasparov (G.): Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge. Trans & Ed: K.Neat.

Cadogan 1996. 1st. p/b. F. 95pp. Kasparov selects the best combinations from recent GM play with numerous examples, followed by 84 test positions. (A.) 8.00


5198. Keene & Botterill: The Modern Defence. 1...P-KN3.

Batsford, 1972. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (jacket spine faded.) 168pp. 8.00


165. Kmoch (H.): Pawn Power in Chess.

McKay, NY 1959. 1st Edn. Spine faded, waterstain to lower corners o/w G. 304pp. The classic work on pawn play, with classification of pawn formations. Many full and part games. 8.00


680. Kopec (D.) et al: Master Chess. A Course in 21 Lessons.

Pergamon 1988. Repr. Large p/b. VG. 133pp. A 21 lesson course for the serious student. (A.) 8.00


175. Kotov (A.): Play Like a Grandmaster.

Batsford 1978. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 221pp. The second of Kotov's trilogy, packed with useful advice. (A.) 8.00


176. Kotov (A.): Think Like a Grandmaster.

Batsford 1973 Repr. VG. 200pp. "One of the most practical books ever published." 9.00


1202. Lasker (Ed.): Chess Strategy.

Bell, 1915. 1st Edn. Faded patch to front cover o/w G. 282pp. 48 illustrative games mostly from 1908-14. (Another copy: 1931 reprint. G. 10.00 ) 14.00


177. Lasker (Ed.): Chess. (The Complete Self-Tutor.)

Batsford 1973. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 468pp. "From the basic moves right up to the level of a very strong club player." 9.00


588. LASKER (Edward): Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood.

Hollis & Carter 1952. 1st UK Edn. Light staining on front cover o/w G. 202pp. Includes anecdotes and reminiscences of the author's personal encounters with great masters, with selected positions and annotated games. 9.00


5243. Lasker (Emanuel): Gesunder Menschenverstand im Schach.

W.Rau, Dusseldorf 1961. p/b. G. 64pp. Translation of "Common Sense in Chess." 6.00


585. Levenfish (G.) & V.Smyslov.: Rook Endings.

Batsford, 1975. 3rd impr. VG,d/w (a little dusty). 224pp. A comprehensive work. 12.00


683. Levy (D.): Learn Chess from the World Champions.

Pergamon 1984. Repr. p/b, VG. 206pp. A collection of writings by world champions from Philidor to Karpov, plus 34 games annotated by them. 12.00


3612. Lisitsyn (G.M.): Strategiya i taktika shakhmat.

Moscow 1958. Revised Edn. Original green cloth, G. 542pp. Includes 1077 positions mainly from named games, and 249 exercise positions at end. Some pages yellowed. Soviet IM who played in ten USSR championships from 1931 to 1956. 15.00


1400. Livshitz (A.): Test Your Chess IQ. Book 1.

Pergamon, 1981. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 124pp. 458 test positions arranged by tactical themes, plus score chart. Aimed at Elo 1550-1900 (ECF 120-160) players. (A.) 7.50


5199. McDonald (N.): The King's Gambit.

Batsford 2003. Repr. p/b, G. 160pp. Includes 59 complete games most from the 1990's. 8.00


3030. Mednis (E.): Practical Middlegame Tips.

Cadogan, 1998. 1st. p/b. F. 175pp. A wealth of advice for players of all standards, based around 33 annotated games mainly from the 1990's. (A.) 5.00


5265. Melts (M.): Scandanavian Defense. The Dynamic 3...Qd6.

Russell Ent, USA 2009. 2nd Edn Revised & Enlarged. p/b, VG. 301pp., includes 40 complete games. (A.) 10.00


2011. Mieses (J.): Hundert Lehrreiche Stellungen aus Schachmeisterpartien.

Leipzig 1918. 1st Edn. Original boards. G. 51pp. 100 positions from master games. 18.00


2075. Mieses (J.): The Chess Pilot.

Williams & Norgate, 1947. 1st Edn. p/b with attractive cover design, but spine worn with paper loss. 64pp. Basic opening guide. (Another copy: VG 8.00 ) 5.00


1742. NIMZOWITSCH (A.): My System. 21st Century Edition. Ed: L.Hays.

Hays Publishing, USA 1991 p/b, some pages slightly corner creased o/w VG. 260pp. Includes 50 illustrative games, most by Nimzowitsch. (A.) 9.00


3837. Nunn (J.): Secrets of Pawnless Endings.

Batsford 1994. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 320pp. (A.) Comprehensive work checked by computer database. 10.00


573. Nunn (J.): Tactical Chess Endings.

Allen & Unwin 1981. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 204pp. Around 134 endings mostly from actual games, grouped by themes. (A.) 12.00


310. O'Kelly de Galway (A.): Assess Your Chess Fast.

Malta 1976. 1st Edn. Hardback. VG. 228pp. A series of lessons to improve play to 200+ (2200 elo) standard by a renowned chess teacher. 10.00


890. Pachman (L.): Complete Chess Strategy. Vol.1: Planning the Pieces.

Batsford 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 168pp. Includes 81 complete games. 8.00


1437. Pachman (L.): Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy. Translated & Abridged by A.S.Russell.

Dover 1971. Repr. p/b. VG. 314pp. The standard work on the middlegame at the time and including many complete games. (Also: 1st Edn, Pitman 1963. Hardback, VG. 8.00) 7.00


2990. Pfleger (H.) & G.Treppner: Chess: The Mechanics of the Mind.

Crowood Press, 1988. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 156pp. "Provides a set of guidelines for the average player...can dramatically improve basic chess thinking and performance." Analyses the style of many leading players. (A.) 10.00


5161. Phypers (R. Jno.): A Brief Guide to Advanced Chess.

Chess SC, n.d.(1962?) p/b, slightly creased at top margin o/w G. 28pp. Packed with concise advice. Betts 10-178. A scarce item. 16.00


5181. Prins (L.): Grunfeld Verdediging en Schaakpractijk.

Lochem n.d.(1941). 1st Edn. VG. 55pp. LN 2046. 9.00


4732. Przewoznik (J.) & M.Soszynski: How to Think in Chess.

Russell Ent., US 2001. p/b. F. 276pp. Includes 75 exercises and 120 problems. (A.) Explains the techniques chess masters use to find their moves. Includes solo analysis, solving methods, psychological training. 14.00


676. Richter (K.): Chess Combination as A Fine Art. Selected & Edited by W.Golz from the Writings of Kurt Richter. With Introductory Chapter by Paul Keres.

Pitman 1976. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 255pp. 313 combinations divided by themes, including exercises and tests. 9.00


3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

Moscow 1960. 1st Edn. VG. 263pp. Includes many annotated games and positions on middlegame play. 10.00


688. Shamkovich (L.): The Modern Chess Sacrifice.

Batsford 1980. 1st UK Edn. p/b, spine faded. G. 225pp. "The first book to offer a detailed classification of sacrifices in the opening and middlegames, with examples from contemporary Master play." 10.00


2411. SHORT (N.): Nigel Short on Chess.

Hamlyn 1993. Revised edn. Large p/b. G. 127pp., photos, many of Short's games and part-games, the 12 best annotated in detail, his favourite openings, tips and advice for improvement. (A.) 8.00


2458. Silman (J.): How to Reassess Your Chess.

Thinkers' Press, US 1991. 2nd Edn. p/b. VG. 225pp. A highly recommended instructional work. (A.) 8.00


3856. Silman (J.): How to Reassess Your Chess. A Complete Course to Chess Mastery.

Summit Publ, US 1993. 3rd Expanded Edn. p/b. F. 402pp. A highly recommended instructional work. (A.) 14.00


5354. Silman (J.): Silman's Complete Endgame Course from Beginner to Master.

Siles Press, US 2007. 1st Edn. Large thick p/b. VG. 530pp. Includes test positions, and section "Five Greatest Endgame Players of All Time." The chapters are arranged according to rating groups so players can advance gradually. (A.) 20.00


3535. Silman (J.): The Amateur's Mind. Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery.

Siles Press, US 1999. 2nd Edn, Expanded (with 26 tests and 100+ pages.) p/b. F. 443pp. (A.) "Silman analyzes the games of his students, attempting to eradicate misconceptions with advice, rules of conduct and strategy and penetrating psychological insight." 14.00


3697. Silman (J.): The Complete Book of Chess Strategy. Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z.

Siles Press, US 1998. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 360pp. The first comprehensive strategic guide in dictionary form, including tactics, basic openings and endgame ideas, practical advice, plus tests. (A.) 14.00


5169. Snape (I.): Chess Endings Made Simple.

Gambit 2003. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 144pp. Based on learning patterns, concepts and plans rather than memorizing or calculating and includes 100 exercises from actual games. (A.) 7.00


1527. Soltis (A.): Chess Mistakes. How to Detect and Avoid Them.

Allen & Unwin, 1980. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 213pp. 10.00


3939. SPASSKY. A.Raetsky & M.Chetverik: Boris Spassky. Master of Initiative.

Everyman 2006. p/b. VG. 160pp., short biography, around 150 games, most of which contain a puzzle and tip for the reader to solve. (A.) 10.00


1218. Speelman, Tisdall & Wade: Batsford Chess Endings.

1993. 1st Edn. Large p/b, covers creased o/w G. 448pp. (A.) 10.00


670. SPIELMANN (R.): The Art of Sacrifice in Chess. Translated from the German by J. Du Mont.

Bell, 1935. 1st English Edn. One corner bumped o/w VG, with scarce d/w (some wear on jacket spine). 216pp. 37 of his own annotated games, being examples of various sacrificial themes. 24.00


4844. Steinitz (W.): The Modern Chess Instructor. Part 1+ Part 2 Section 1.(All published.)

1889. Edition Olms, Zurich 1984. Facsimile reprint. pp xli, 193, viii,64. Steinitz explains some of his famous chess theories, analyses many openings, and INCLUDES THE GAMES FROM HIS MATCH WITH TSCHIGORIN, with his annotations, revised and amended from the International Chess Magazine. There was no separate publication on this match. Part 2 of this work was a small and very rare pamphlet published in 1895. This reprint is also scarce. 50.00


2173. Suetin (A.): A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game.

Batsford 1976. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 166pp. Chess club name on verso of title-page. 10.00


3031. Suetin (A.): Three Steps to Chess Mastery. Translated by K.Neat.

Pergamon 1988. Repr. Large p/b, VG. 192pp. A very practical book aimed at the more advanced player. (A.) 10.00


3570. TAL (M.) & I.Damsky: Attack with Mikhail Tal. Trans & Ed: K.Neat.

Cadogan 1994. 1st English Edn. p/b. G. 183pp., numerous positions and games in which Tal shows how to unleash devastating attacks, quite a few from his own games, including 36 test positions. (A.) 11.00


207. Tal (M.) & V.Khenkin.: Tal's Winning Chess Combinations. Translated from the Russian by H.W.Russell.

Routledge 1980. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 409pp. Tal examines more than 200 mating combinations (not his own) arranged by number and types of pieces involved. 271 examples to solve yourself are also given. 30.00


1478. Tarrasch (Dr.S.): Das Schachspiel.

Berlin, 1931. 1st Edn. Original leather-backed boards, spine with gilt chess pieces, slightly rubbed at head and foot of spine o/w VG. With stamps of Hastings CC. 483pp. A classic instructional work. 20.00


3267. Tisdall (J.): Improve Your Chess Now.

Cadogan 1997. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 224pp. A "strikingly original self-improvement manual, explains a new approach to chess thinking." Includes many games and part games. (A.) 10.00


160. Vukovic (V.): The Art of Attack in Chess.

Pergamon 1991. Repr. p/b. 422pp. G. "A brilliant survey of every aspect of the attack on the king." (J.Grefe.) 8.00


5248. Ward (C.): Chess Choice Challenge 3.

Batsford 2004. p/b. F. 159pp. A chess puzzle book in multiple choice format to improve your chess thinking. 9.00


2778. Watson (J.): Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy. Advances Since Nimzowitsch.

Gambit, repr.1999. Large p/b. VG. 272pp. (A.) "A thorough, profound work on the modern handling of chess positions." Winner of 1999 BCF and USCF book of the year. 12.00


2524. Winkelman (B.F.): Modern Chess Endings.

McKay, Philadelphia 1933. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, slight fraying top of spine o/w VG. 243pp. Includes large section "Masters of the End-Game" and selected end-game studies. Presentation inscription from the author, 1937. Also inscribed by W.Ritson Morry. Quite scarce. LN 2274. 30.00


2059. Winter (W.): Chess for Match Players.

Lawrence & Wishart, 1936. 1st Edn. Black cloth, spine backed with brown plastic o/w G. Portrait of Winter, 328pp. A very good general work aimed at mid-range players. 6.00


4057. Yusupov (A.): Build up your Chess 2. Beyond the Basics.

Quality Chess 2008. 1st English Edn. New p/b. 284pp. 24 chapters, mainly on tactical themes, using carefully selected positions and advice, each with set of exercises and solutions, by a renowned trainer. This volume aimed at players of Elo 1500-1800. (A.) 18.00


2762. Znosko-Borovsky (E.): The Middle Game in Chess.

Bell,1923. Repr. Some wear o/w G. 226pp. Early issue, the year after 1st edn. 12.00