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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


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

Pergamon 1987. 2nd (Revised) Edn. p/b. VG. 97pp. 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. 25.00


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. 15.00


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


3347. Beliavsky (A.) & A.Mikhalchishin: Modern Endgame Practice.

Batsford 2003. p/b. F. 208pp. (A.) Third and final work on the endgame by these authors, identifying typical mistakes made in tournament play, with particular emphasis on rook endings. 9.00


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


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


2208. Bonham (R.W.) & R.D.Wormald.: More Chess Questions Answered.

Jordan 1948. 1st Edn. Small tear to top of spine, club name on verso of title-page o/w VG. 177pp. 70 questions and answers on the endgame and 280 on the Ruy Lopez, French & Sicilian openings. 7.00


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


4242. Capablanca (J.R.): Letzte Schachlektionen.

Walter Lau, 1967. 1st German Edn. p/b. VG. 62pp. Ten lectures originally delivered shortly before his death in 1942. 9.00


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

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


5245. Cheron (A.): Lehr- und Handbuch der Endspiele. Band III only.

Berlin, 1969. 2nd Edn. Red cloth, hardback. VG. 344pp. Over 400 positions. Includes section of corrections for Band I. An invaluable work which includes many of the best studies, many by Cheron himself. 10.00


1418. Cunnington (E.E.): The Modern Chess Primer.

Routledge 1928. 12h Edn. Original printed boards. G. pp xiv, 375. Includes some games and endings with notes, problems, early chess, literature. 10.00


4284. De La Maza (M.): Rapid Chess Improvement. A Study Plan for Adult Players.

EM 2007. Repr. p/b. G. 126pp. Includes 42 exercises. (A.) 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


3458. Dvoretsky (M.) & A.Yusupov: Positional Play.

Batsford 1997. Repr. p/b. VG. 288pp. (A.) Fourth in the series of manuals by the "world's best trainer." 12.00


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


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

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


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

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


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


1730. Gelfer (I.): Positional Chess Handbook.

Batsford, 1991. 1st. p/b. VG. 212pp. A complete guide for improving strategic play by the Israeli national coach. (A.) 8.00


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


1094. Harding (T.): Why You Lose at Chess.

Dover 2001. 2nd revised edn. p/b, F. 130pp. Deals with the typical mistakes made in each phase of the game. (A.) 7.50


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

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


1407. Harding (T.D.): Better Chess for Average Players.

OUP 1977. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 237pp. (A.) A coaching manual in 30 graduated units. 10.00


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


5249. Kongsted (C.): Beat the Grandmasters. Can You Rise to the Challenge?

Gambit, 2005. p/b. F. 176pp., 351 positions, mainly from recent events, with full solutions, and a self-rating system to assess your progress. (A.) 9.00


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


1130. Lasker (Emanuel.): Lehrbuch des Schachspiels.

Berlin 1928. Sechste Auflage. Original cloth, covers a bit spotted o/w G. With label of Hastings CC on endpaper, a few stamps. Portrait, 300pp. 14.00


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


881. Love (J.) & J.Hodgkins: Further Chess Ideas.

Bell 1965. 1st Edn. Fine copy, with a classic period d/w. 177pp. Planning, basic ideas, tactics, the endgame, with illustrative games. 12.00


305. Lutz (C.): Endgame Secrets.

Batsford 1999. p/b. VG. 175pp. (A.) A self-trained GM explains how readers should analyse endgame positions. 8.50


3793. Marovic (D.): Secrets of Positional Chess.

Gambit 2003. Large p/b. F. 224pp. How to recognize good and bad features of a position and use it to advantage, with numerous carefully chosen examples. By Croatian GM and trainer. (A.) 13.00


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. Revised and Expanded Edition.

Gambit 2002. p/b. F. 384pp. (A.) Comprehensive work checked by computer database. 12.00


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

Batsford 1978. 1st p/b Edn. VG. 228pp. A series of lessons to improve play to 200+ (2200 elo) standard by a renowned chess teacher. (Another copy: Hardback, 1st Edn., Malta 1976. VG. 10.00) 9.00


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. G. 28pp. Packed with concise advice. Betts 10-178. A scarce item. 20.00


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

Lochem n.d.(1941). 1st Edn. VG. 55pp. LN 2046. 15.00


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


3855. Purdy (C.J.S.): Guide to Good Chess from First Steps to Fine Points.

AGP, Sydney (1950). Scarce 1st Edn. Original pictorial boards, small piece torn from top of spine o/w G. 82pp. One of the best instructional writers. Not in 1955 LN catalogue (but is on website.) Betts 10-202. 30.00


1956. Reinfeld (F.): Chess by Yourself.

McKay, USA 1946. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (a bit soiled). 144pp. 10 games with points given for each move, a system subsequently copied by other books and magazines. Not in LN. 9.00


236. RESHEVSKY (S.): The Art of Positional Play.

McKay, US 1976 (but later repr.) p/b. VG. 335pp. 61 annotated games from recent tournaments and matches, many played by Reshevsky, arranged by positional themes. 10.00


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


5234. Sadler (Matthew) & Natasha Regan: Chess for Life.

Gambit, 2016. Large p/b, new. 223pp., numerous games and positions. A thought-provoking, wide-ranging and inspiring book in which the authors examine how chess style and abilities vary with age. Includes interviews with grandmasters who have stayed strong into their forties, fifties and beyond, with lots of useful advice. (A.) 16.00


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


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


325. Staunton (H.): Chess-Player's Handbook. To Which Have Been Added the Chief Variations from His Chess Praxis. Revised & Edited by E.H.Bermingham.

Bell 1935. Original blue cloth, G. pp xxiii,543. This edition combines Staunton's Handbook and Praxis, and in a biography of Staunton. LN 759. 10.00


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


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


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


1432. Wenman (P.): One Hundred Remarkable Endings.

Leeds 1937. 1st Edn. p/b, blue covers, stapled, front cover splashed with tea o/w G. 109pp. 100 positions from named games. 7.00


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


2243. Znosko-Borovsky (E.): How to Play Chess Endings.

Dover 1974. Repr of 1940 edn. p/b, cover creases o/w G. 262pp. "Containing a wealth of instruction, a delight to read." (J.Grefe.) 6.00


698. Znosko-Borovsky (E.): The Art of Chess Combination. English Edition with an Introduction by P.W.Segeant.

Chatto & Windus 1936. 1st Edn. G, covers dull. Portrait, 212pp. Uses 200 examples from tournament games. "Charming and entertaining style, fortified by penetrating insight into the very essence of combinative play, makes this a timeless book." (J.Grefe.) 10.00


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