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5280. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK: SCHMIDT: Paul Felix Schmidt, by A.J.Gillam.

2017. Paperback; 229 pages; 29 cross tables; career record; brief biography; many diagrams and a few illustrations; 254 games and positions from 1931-1971 – all that we could find; many with notes, many by Schmidt; he was one of the strongest players in the world in the early 1940s with a retro-grading over 2600. (Note: This is not the book originally intended. That book, with a detailed historical background and family history, will not appear. The family and historical information will now be published separately by another publisher.) £20.00


5287. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: SCHMIDT (Paul Felix) by Eva Magacs & M.Negele: Paul Felix Schmidt - A Winning Formula.

Exzelsior Verlag, Edition Randstein, Berlin 2017. New hardback, blue cloth, silver lettering, d/w. 320pp., many photos, copies of documents, family tree, 12 selected games providing an insight into his commentary, career record, indexes. Provides a detailed historical background and family history, Many personal, previously undisclosed details about Paul Felix Schmidt can be found in that part of the biography that his daughter Eva Regina Magacs contributed. Schmidt was one of the strongest players in the world in the early 1940s with a retro-grading over 2600. The book is in both the English and German languages. £35.00


5291. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: POLLOCK. Urcan (O.G.) & Hilbert (J.S.): W.H.K.Pollock. A Chess Biography with 523 Games.

McFarland, US 2017. New large hardback. 500pp., many illustrations, biography, 523 games, many annotated, appendices, bibliography and indices. (A.) This biography analyzes in great detail Pollock’s chess play, as well as his career and life in England, Ireland and America. His American years unveil even more about the American chess landscape during the first half of 1890s, one of the most interesting periods in American chess history. £55.00


5215. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: BIRD (H.E.) Hans Renette: H.E.Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 Games.

McFarland, US 2016. Large hardback. 608pp., illustrations, indices, notes, bibliography. Almost 1,200 games are included, hundreds of them published here for the first time. Nearly 450 games—many of them thrilling all-out fights—are presented with a mix of contemporary and modern annotations. No chess player of the 19th century had a longer, more varied career than Henry Edward Bird (1829–1908). After pursuing a civil career for years his love for chess prevailed. He belonged to the top level of British players for decades but he really shone at Simpson’s Divan. Bird’s accessibility, fierce attacking style and contempt for draws made him a people’s favorite but his proud and touchy character led him into disputes with his colleagues. A very strong and widely known player, he fell into oblivion after his death. This comprehensive first biography of Bird provides a detailed account of his personal life and a deeply researched coverage of his feats at the chess board. (A.) £60.00


3854. 1972 FISCHER - SPASSKY: Edmonds (D.) & J.Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War. The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.

Faber 2004. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 302pp., illus. "Reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller." The authors had access to previously unreleased documents and numerous interviews with many of the central players. (No games.) (Also: p/b edition. VG. £8.00) £12.00


3453. 1972 FISCHER-SPASSKY. Florian & Varnusz: Fischer es Szpasszkij.

Sport Budapest 1972. G. 168pp. 111 annotated games. Includes the 21 game match, plus a selection of earlier games from each player. (In Hungarian.) £8.00


5194. 1986-1987 Kasparov - Karpov. KASPAROV (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 3 Kasparov vs Karpov 1986-1987. (The 3rd and 4th Matches.)

Everyman 2009. Large red hardback, VG,d/w. 432pp., 51 games annotated in depth, and Kasparov's accounts of those titanic matches. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." £28.00


3798. ADORJAN (A.): Black is Still OK!

Batsford 2004. p/b. F. 224pp. Encourages a positive attitude with the black pieces, with recommended openings and many illustrative games, many by Adorjan. (A.) £9.00


3870. ALBIN / MARCO: Urcan (O.G.): Chess Fathering a Nation. Adolf Albin (1848-1920) and Georg Marco (1863-1923).

Moravian Chess, 2004. New hardback. 218pp., biography and playing record of each, 124 & 123 annotated games. Two Romanian-born player who spent many of their years in Vienna, and were leading players in the 1890's and 1900's. (A.) £28.00


3959. ALBIN. O.G.Urcan: Adolf Albin in America. A European Chess Master's Sojourn, 1893-1895. Foreword by Neil Brennen.

McFarland, US 2008. New hardback. 278pp., Part I is a detailed account, with illustrations, of Albin's time in America. Part 2 contains 130 annotated games, with sources, his opening innovations, playing record, bibliography, and indexes. (A.) Romanian-born Albin had his best results during this short period in America. £37.00


976. ALEKHINE (A.): 107 Great Chess Battles. Ed & Trans: E.Winter.

Dover 1992. Corrected repr. p/b. G. 256pp. (A.) 107 games played and annotated by Alekhine between 1939 and 1945 and compiled from Spanish sources. £10.00


5008. ALEKHINE (A.): Auf dem Wege zur Weltmeisterschaft (1923-1927).

De Gruyter, Berlin 1955. 2nd Edn. p/b, VG. Portrait, 227pp. 100 annotated games. Includes his visit to USA 1923/4, blindfold games, tournaments from 1925-27, and match with Capablanca. £16.00


3382. ALEKHINE (A.): My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923.

Bell 1927. 1st Edn. Original dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering, slight marking and bubbling on front cover, some foxing on title-page and page edge block. Portrait, 267pp. 100 annotated games. Scarce first edition of this classic work regarded as one of the best chess books ever written, for the brilliant games and annotations. £25.00


737. ALEKHINE (A.): On the Road to the World Championship 1923-1927.

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 217pp. 100 annotated games, including the match with Capablanca. (A.) "First time this classic book has been available in English." £16.00


4138. ALEKHINE. A.Kotov: Shakhmatnoe nasledie A.A.Alekhine.

Moscow 1954-58. 2 volumes. 2nd Edn of Vol.1, 1st of Vol.2. Original pale blue cloth. VG. Biography and 374 annotated games. (Also: 2nd Edn. Moscow 1982. 2 vols, cream cloth, VG. 383,400pp. £24.00) £30.00


326. ALEKHINE. Alexander (C.H.O'D.): Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945.

Bell 1952. Repr. G. 117pp. 42 annotated games. (Also 1974 reprint, in VG red d/w. £12.00.) £7.00


3362. ALEKHINE. J.Kalendovsky & V.Fiala: Complete Games of Alekhine. Vol.1-3. 1892-1927.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.1992-98. 3 volumes, hardbacks, Fine. pp 187,458, 494, photos, biographical material, 993 games in all, some annotated. (A.) £70.00


70. ALEKHINE. Kotov (A.): Alexander Alekhine.

Batsford 1975. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 218pp. Biography and 75 annotated games. £15.00


3353. ALEKHINE. L.M.Skinner & R.G.P.Verhoeven: Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games 1902-1946. 2543 Games, Many Annotated by Alekhine, Fully Indexed.

McFarland, US 1998. 1st Edn. Large heavy hardback, VG. 807pp., playing record, biographical material. The definitive collection, and one of the heaviest chess books! (A.) £64.00


3206. ALEKHINE. Pablo Moran: A. Alekhine. Agony of a Chess Genius. Edited & Translated by Frank X.Mur. Consulting Editor, Dale A.Brandreth.

McFarland, US 2010. (Reprint of 1989 hardback.) New p/b. Portrait, 314pp. 147 games, mainly little-known, most annotated. A detailed account of Alekhine's visits to Spain, and his last years, by the author who knew him at this time. (A.) £25.00


167. ALEKHINE. Reinfeld (F.): The Unknown Alekhine 1905-1914.

Pitman 1949. 1st Edn. Spine yellowed o/w G. 278pp. 102 annotated games. £10.00


206. ANAND. Norwood (D.): Vishy Anand: Chess Super-Talent.

Batsford, 1995. 1st. p/b, VG. 144pp. Biography and 35 games. (A.) £7.00


4175. ANDERSON. J.Donaldson: The Life and Games of Frank Ross Anderson (1928-1980).

Moravian Chess, 2009. New hardback. 361pp. Biography, career record, photos, 523 games, many briefly annotated. Anderson was a strong Canadian IM and twice Canadian champion. (A.) £30.00


2546. ANDERSSEN: Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.4. Adolph Anderssen I. (All publ.)

Hamburg 1968. Red cloth, spine very slightly faded, VG. 79pp of opening index, photos, facsimile articles from magazines, 604 games with a diagram every 5 moves, plus booklet of notes. One of the scarcer volumes in this series. £40.00


4720. ARKELL (K.): Arkell's Odyssey. The Autobiography of a Chess Grandmaster.

Keverel Chess Books, 2012. p/b. F. 123pp.,photos, 70 annotated games interspersed with autobiography of one of Britain's busiest Grandmasters . (A.) £16.00


3383. BELAVENYETS & RYUMIN. A.Woodger: Sergey Belavenyets and Nikolai Ryumin.

Chess Player, 2001. 1st. p/b. F. 96pp. Brief biographies and 35 annotated games of each player, based mainly on Russian works. (A.) £10.00


4102. BENJAMIN (Joel): American Grandmaster. Four Decades of Chess Adventures.

Everyman 2008 Repr. p/b. F. 268pp., autobiography and selection of games, lightly annotated. (A.) Traces his career from prodigy to experienced Grandmaster and chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer. Includes many anecdotes, new perspectives on the Kasparov - Deep Blue match, the current major issues of chess. £14.00


862. BERNSTEIN (Ossip). Tartakower (Dr.S.G.): Moderne Schachstrategie.

Breslau, 1930. 1st Edn. Original printed wrappers, spine torn with some loss o/w G. Portrait of Bernstein, 139pp. 50 annotated games, 2 miniatures, 8 problems. LN 1536. Most of the games are from 1905 to 1914, his best years, during which he played in nine international tournaments, the best result being =1st with Rubinstein at Ostend 1907. With bookplate of Prof.Albert Becker. £38.00


3865. BISGUIER (A.) & N.Berry: The Art of Bisguier. Selected Games 1961-2003.

Russell Ent, USA 2008. New p/b. 272pp., brief biography, photos, 100 annotated games each with an anecdote and comment on the opponent. (A.) £20.00


2348. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Blackburne's Games at Chess Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself. Edited, with a Biographical Sketch and a Brief History of Blindfold Chess by P.A.Graham.

Dover 1979 reprint of 1899 edition, with new introduction by David Hooper. p/b, VG. Portrait, 331pp. 407 games. £15.00


5140. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Blackburne's Games at Chess Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself. Edited, with a Biographical Sketch and a Brief History of Blindfold Chess by P.A.Graham.

Moravian Chess reprint of 1899 edition. Hardback, pictorial glazed boards, F. 331pp. 407 games. £24.00


1408. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Mr.Blackburne's Games at Chess Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself. Edited, with a Biographical Sketch and a Brief History of Blindfold Chess by P.A.Graham.

Longmans, Green 1899. 1st Edn. Roy8vo, rebound in black cloth, gilt lettering, G. Portrait, pp ix, 331. 407 games. £60.00


5069. BLACKBURNE: Tim Harding: Joseph Henry Blackburne. A Chess Biography.

McFarland, US 2015. Large hardback. 582pp., many photos, appendices with tournament and match record, interviews, compositions, blindfold exhibitions, notes, bibliography, indices. (A.) "This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored." (Publisher's note.) £50.00


1765. BOOK (E.) I.Heikkila & E.Nuutilainen: Eero E.Book. Mestarin Mietteita.

Jarvenpaa, 1985. 1st Edn. F, d/w. 255pp., photos, results, 75 annotated games from 1928-1979, of this leading Finnish GM. £24.00


2568. BOTVINNIK: Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.23. Dr.Michail Botwinnik.

Wildhagen, Hamburg 1959. Red cloth, G. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes. £25.00


970. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970. Trans: B.Cafferty.

Batsford, 1972. 1st English Edn. Spine faded o/w VG. 237pp. 111 annotated games. £10.00


4353. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games. Vol.1 1925-1941. Vol.2 1942-1956. Vol.3 1957-1970. Analytical & Critical Works. Trans & Ed: Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2000. An authorised translation of "Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti." (Moscow 1984.) 3 volumes, hardbacks, as new. pp 392,496,464, photos, playing record, autobiography, 381 annotated games, plus some training games. (A.) £80.00


5143. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games. Vol.3 1957-1970. Analytical & Critical Works. Trans & Ed: Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2001 An authorised translation of "Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti." (Moscow 1986.) Hardback, glazed covers. pp 464, playing record, 130 annotated games, plus some training games. (A.) Top corner of spine bumped hence lower price: £15.00


4288. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Complete Games (1924-1970) and Selected Writings (Parts 1-3.) Translated & Edited by Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2010-15. 3 volumes, New hardbacks, pictorial glazed boards. 396, 368, 380pp. Numerous games, many annotated. Includes Botvinnik's memories of various players, thoughts on various topics, chess cybernetics, composition, analyses, creative problems, FIDE matters, at the chess summit. Translated from Botvinnik's fourth volume of his Russian work, which contained his collected writings. (A.) Together with the companion 3 volume "Best Games" this forms a complete collection. £80.00


2784. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti. 1923-41, 1942-56, 1957-70. (Games collection.)

Moscow, 1984-86. 3 volumes. VG. pp 319, 399, 367, illus. A total of 380 annotated games from 1925-1970. £35.00


257. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Botwinnik Victor. Keur van Zijn Beste Partijen 1936-1948. De Vertaling is van G.C.A.Oskam.

Lochem 1949. 1st Dutch Edn. VG. 96pp. 49 annotated games. £12.00


5273. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Izbrannye Partii (1926-1936).

Moscow / Leningrad 1938. 1st Edn. Small hardback (12 x 14.5cm), original brown cloth. G. 368pp., 60 annotated games. Opponents names have been translated in pencil. The paper is clean and white, and typeface and diagrams easy to read. I think this was Botvinnik's first published collection of games. LN 3276. £35.00


256. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Keur van Mijn Beste Partijen (1926-1936) Vertaling uit het Russisch van G.C.A.Oskam.

Lochem 1947. 1st Dutch Edn. Paper yellowed o/w VG. 120pp. 60 annotated games. £12.00


449. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): One Hundred Selected Games.

Dover 1960. p/b, slight wear on joint o/w G. 272pp. Biographical material, 100 annotated games, 6 studies. £8.00


2783. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Polveka v shakhmatakh. (Games collection.)

Moscow, 1978. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 272pp, illus, 83 annotated games from 1925-1970, 10 studies. £12.00


51. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Selected Games 1967-1970.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. p/b. VG. 312pp. 40 games, plus articles, including his pioneering work in computer chess. (A.) £14.00


5136. BOTVINNIK (M.M.) Ed: V.D.Baturinsky: Shakhmatnoye tvorchestvo Botvinnika. (Biography & Games Collection.) Vol.3 only.

Moscow, 1968. VG, d/w (slightly torn.) pp 560, photos, biographical material, 200 annotated games from 1957-66. £14.00


5179. BOTVINNIK. M.Czerniak: Partidas Selectas de Botvinnik.

Buenos Aires 1946. 1st Edn. Original wrappers, edges untrimmed, G. 254pp., 94 annotated games with Spanish notation, crosstables, portrait. LN 3323. £30.00


4860. BRONSTEIN (D.): (200 Open Games) in Russian.

Moscow 1970. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, VG. 248pp. Signed by Bronstein on title-page, dated 7.12.74. Inscription is partly crossed through. £50.00


78. BRONSTEIN (D.): 200 Open Games.

Batsford 1974. 1st English Edn., VG,d/w. 240pp. All games opening 1.P-K4,P-K4, each with an introduction. £12.00


1745. BRONSTEIN. D.Bronstein & T.Furstenberg: The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Cadogan 1996. Repr.with corrections. Large p/b, VG. 304pp., photos. Includes 220 games (50 annotated), much autobiographical material, playing record. (A.) "Instructive and entertaining." £16.00


2438. BRONSTEIN. Vainstein (B.S.): David Bronstein - Chess Improviser.

Pergamon Press, 1983. 1st English Edn. Hardback, page edges yellowing o/w VG. 194pp. "The author describe's Bronstein's meteoric rise to the chess heights, with the help of 28 remarkable annotated games. Then Bronstein himself annotates all the games from his dramatic 1951 match with Botvinnik." A scarce work. (A.) £28.00


3510. BURN. R.Forster: Amos Burn. A Chess Biography. Foreword by Victor Korchnoi.

McFarland, US 2004. 1st Edn. Large heavy hardback. VG. 972pp., illus., biography, playing record, bibliography, various indexes, 901 annotated games. A monumental work, surely one of the heaviest(!), and largest books of chess biography. £60.00


2355. CAPABLANCA (J.) I.Chernev: Capablanca's Best Chess Endings.

Dover 1982. Repr. p/b. VG. 288pp. 60 complete annotated games and 60 endings. (A.) £10.00


5066. CAPABLANCA (J.R.): Miguel A.Sanchez: Jose Raul Capablanca. A Chess Biography.

McFarland, US 2015. 1st Edn. New hardback. 553pp., photos, many annotated games. (A.) "This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. What emerges is a portrait of a complex man with far-ranging interests and concerns, in stark contrast to his robotic reputation as “the chess machine.” Meticulously researched, utilizing many sources available only in Capablanca’s home country, it puts truth to legend regarding a man who stood astride the chess world in of its most dynamic and dramatic eras. Numerous games and diagrams complement the text, as do a wealth of photographs." (Publisher notes.) £40.00


134. CAPABLANCA.: Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.14. Jose Raoul Capablanca.

Wildhagen, Hamburg 1963. Red cloth, G. 571 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes (slight loss of text on last page.) £20.00


66. CAPABLANCA. Hooper (D.) & D.Brandreth.: The Unknown Capalanca.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 201pp. 203 games. £10.00


2908. CAPABLANCA. E.Winter: Capablanca. A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations and Other Rare Archival Materials on the Cuban Genius José Raúl Capablanca, 1888-1942.

McFarland, US 2011. (Reprint of 1989 hardback). New p/b. 349pp., plates showing 26 rare photos. Definitive compilation of archival materials. £22.00


5180. CAPABLANCA. Euwe & Prins: Het Schaakphenomeen Jose Raoul Capablanca y Graupera..

's-Gravenhage 1949. 1st Edn. VG. 381pp. 162 games, some annotated, endgames. Pencil ticks to games. LN 3050. £20.00


794. CAPABLANCA. Reinfeld (F.): The Immortal Games of Capablanca.

Horowitz & Harkness, NY, 1942. 1st US Edn. Slight spine edge wear o/w G. 239pp., portrait, biography, 112 annotated games. £12.00


3452. CAPABLANCA. V.Fiala: Capablanca in the United Kingdom (1911-1920.)

Moravian Chess 2006. New hardback. 379pp. Documents Capablanca's four visits to the UK during this period in great detail, including unknown data and games. He played numerous simultaneous displays and also the Hastings Victory Congress in 1919. 123 games, many annotated. (A.) £27.00


1267. CHIBURDANIDZE (Maia.) E.Gufeld & A.Eremjan: Semnadtsat' vesen Mayi.

Moscow 1980. 1st. p/b. G. 112pp. photos, biography, 30 annotated games. £10.00


2233. CHIGORIN (M.) M.Yudovich: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1985. 1st. VG. 208pp., biography, photos, 59 annotated games. £9.00


1263. CHIGORIN (M.I.) Vasiukov, Narkevich, Nikitin: Mikhail Chigorin (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1972. 1st. G, d/w. 312pp. 63 annotated games. £14.00


2689. CHIGORIN. Grekov (N.I.): 120 Izbrannych partii M.I.Chigorina.

Moscow 1952. Original brown cloth, lettering faded, page edges yellowed, o/w G, with a torn jacket. Frontispiece, 376pp., illus, biography and 120 annotated games. LN 3359. £17.00


1465. DE VERE. O.Hindle & B.Jones: "The English Morphy"? The Life and Games of Cecil De Vere, First British Chess Champion.

Keverel, 2001. p/b. F. 130pp. 101 games, biography, illustrations. (A.) £12.50


804. DENKER (A.S.): If You Must Play Chess.

McKay, Phila.1947. 1st Edn. VG, no d/w. 190pp. 55 annotated games. £15.00


2521. DURAS (O.) F.J.Prokop: Duras Vitezi. (Biography in Czech.)

V Praze, 1944. 1st Edn. p/b. Fine copy, page edges partly unopened. Portrait, 147pp., biography, 142 games, 73 studies. LN 3061. £28.00


3734. DURAS. J.Kalendovsky: The Complete Games of Oldrich Duras.

Chess Player 1997. p/b. F. 180pp., playing record, biography, 539 games, some with brief notes. (A.) The first book on Duras in English and containing all his located games at time of publication. £17.00


5139. DURAS. V.Fiala: Oldrich Duras. Master of Chess Combination. Vol.1 On the Road to Chess Mastership (1882-1905).

Moravian Chess 2014. New hardback, pictorial glazed boards. 582pp., 189 games, many annotated, 26 problems and studies, crosstables, statistics, biographical material. (A.) A new and extensively researched work on the world class Czech player. £30.00


5296. ENGELS. F-K.Hebeker: Vom Rhein nach Sao Paulo. Ludwig Engels 1905-1967. Das Schachspiel in Raum und Zeit.

Verlag Chaturanga, 2016. New p/b. 415pp., biography, 35 annotated games, playing record, source notes, bibliography, photos. 1st Edn. Strong German master who played for Germany in the 1936 and 1939 Olympiads and stayed on in South America on the outbreak of WW2, and later settled in Sao Paulo where he continued to play and coach chess. £25.00


2677. EUWE: Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.18. Dr.Machgielis Euwe.

Wildhagen, Hamburg 1959. Red cloth, a little dull o/w VG. 488 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes. £25.00


223. EUWE (M.): From My Games 1920-1937. Translated and with Introductory Notes by Fred Reinfeld.

Bell 1946. Repr. A little marking to covers o/w G. 234pp. 75 annotated games. (Another copy: 1st Edn. 1938. G. £14.00) £12.00


3902. FINE. A.Woodger: Reuben Fine. A Comprehensive Record of an American Chess Career, 1929-1951.

McFarland, US 2004. Large h/b. F. 392pp., photos, playing record, 882 games, many annotated. (A.) £48.00


4295. FINN (Julius) O.G.Urcan: Julius Finn: A Chess Master's Life in America, 1871-1931.

McFarland, US 2010. New hardback. 271pp., biography, illustrations, bibliography & various indexes, 99 games, some annotated, plus 58 supplementary games and posiitons. Finn came to New York from Russian Poland in 1887, aged 16. He became New York's champion chess master, and second only to Pillsbury as a blindfold chess entertainer. He was equally successful as a businessman. Provides a fascinating look at the New York chess scene around the 1900 period. (A.) £40.00


5216. FISCHER (Bobby): Checkmate. Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns. Foreword by Andy Soltis.

Russell Enterprises, US 2016. New p/b. 128pp. 38 columns which originally appeared from Dec.1966 to Jan 1970, a critical period in Fischer's career. They contain a mixture of annotated games (some his own), problems and studies, and answers to reader's questions - a fascinating look at Fischer's writing and thinking as he reached his prime. (A.) £15.95


2061. FISCHER (R.J.): My 60 Memorable Games. Selected and Fully Annotated by Bobby Fischer. With Introductions to the Games by Larry Evans.

Faber & Faber, London 1970. Repr. Hardback, stains on spine and cover edge, foxing on fore-edge, internally good, with good dust jacket. 384pp. The hardback has become very collectable in recent years. £15.00


52. FISCHER. Brady (F.): Bobby Fischer.

Batsford 1974. 1st UK Revised Edn. VG. 435pp., including 90 annotated games, 268 page biography and photos. £12.00


5068. FISCHER. Burger (R.E.): The Chess of Bobby Fischer.

Hypermodern Press, US 1994. 1st Algebraic Edn. p/b, VG. 345pp. Numerous annotated games and part-games. Brings into focus Fischer's winning methods and his unique contributions to the larger body of chess knowledge. (A.) £12.00


79. FISCHER. Levy (D.): How Fischer Plays Chess.

Fontana/Collins, 1975. p/b. Paper yellowed o/w VG.160pp., photos, 65 annotated games. £7.00


4546. FISCHER. F.Brady: Endgame. Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.

Crown, NY 2011. 1st Edn. F,d/w. Photos, 402pp. (No games.) The definitive biography. Includes an Epilogue and lenghty section of Notes and sources. £20.00


4219. FISCHER. F.Brady: Profile of a Prodigy. The Life and Games of Bobby Fischer.

McKay, NY 1971. Repr. p/b. VG. 250pp. 100 page biography and 75 annotated games. The first of Brady's biographies on Fischer. £8.00


451. FISCHER. Wade & O'Connell: The Games of Robert J. Fischer.

Batsford 1989. Revised repr. p/b. VG. 462pp., photos, tournament & match record, biography, over 700 games, some annotated. (Also: 1972 1st Edn. Hardback, spine faded, some photos stuck together due to previous damp o/w G. 448pp. £8.00 ) £13.00


1275. FISCHER. Y.Kraushaar: Bobby Fischer heute.

Usus 1977. 1st. p/b. G. 118pp., games, interview, photos (not seen before), astrological chart! £12.00


4612. GEDULT. A.Freidl: Das Gedult Buch. David Gedult und seine Partien.

M.Gluth, Kelkheim 1985. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 96pp., many annotated games from 1960s and 70s, mostly miniatures with gambits, especially the Blackmar-Diemer, also his own opening 1.f3. £14.00


934. GELLER (E.): Grandmaster Geller at the Chessboard. Translated by B.Cafferty.

CP No.83. 1969. 1st English Edn. P/b, VG. 181pp. Biography and 86 annotated games. Handwritten opening index at end. Quite scarce. £16.00


280. GELLER (Y.P.): The Application of Chess Theory. Trans: K.Neat.

EM 1994. Repr. Large p/b, F. 263pp. 100 annotated games, with emphasis on opening plans and their development in the middlegame. (A.) £15.00


2956. GHEORGHIU (F.): Partide Alese.

Bucuresti, 1980. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 224pp, photos. Autobiography and annotated best games collection (in Romanian) up to 1970. £20.00


3627. GLIGORIC (S.): Igrayu protiv figur. (Games collection in Russian.)

Moscow 1983. 1st Edn. VG. 240pp., illus, playing record, 105 annotated games from 1939 to 1981. £9.00


991. GLIGORIC. Levy (D.): Svetozar Gligoric's Chess Career 1945-1970.

Collins, 1972. 1st Edn. G. 192pp. 63 annotated games. £9.00


1024. GUFELD (E.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1985. p/b. G. 192pp. 106 games. £8.00


2433. GUFELD (E.): Chess: The Search for Mona Lisa.

Batsford 2001. p/b. F. 256pp. Over 100 annotated games. "Witty story-telling of life on the tournament circuit over the last 40 years in Europe and the USA." (A.) £12.00


3960. HODGES. J.S.Hilbert & P.P.Lahde: Albert Beauregard Hodges. The Man Chess Made.

McFarland , US 2008. New h/b. 542pp., part 1 is a detailed biography with illustrations, part 2 has 351 games, many annotated, playing record, problems, bibliography, indexes. (A.) Hodges was a famous American chess player of the late 19th and early 20th century who played an important role in transforming chess in America from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. Includes good coverage of American chess history from this period. £48.00


609. ILYIN-GENEVSKY (A.): Notes of a Soviet Master. Trans: B.Cafferty. Ed: D.Brandreth.

Caissa Editions, 1986. F. 54pp. First English translation of his memoirs first published in Russian in 1929, plus an additional selection of 50 games (2 with notes.) (A.) £18.00


1909. JANOWSKY. Voronkov & Plisetsky: David Janowski. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1987. Attractive brown imitation leather. VG. 416pp., photos, 175 annotated games. The first book about Janowski. £20.00


3751. KARPOV (A.): A zavtra snova v boj ("And tomorrow once again into Battle" - Biography in Russian, no games.)

Moscow, 1982. 1st. p/b. VG. 240pp., photos. £7.00


3676. KARPOV (A.): My 300 Best Games.

Moscow 1997. Large hardback. VG. 270pp., photos, playing record. 300 games with languageless informator style notes, 23 combinations, 24 endings. (A.) £18.00


738. KARPOV (A.) & A.Roshal: Anatoly Karpov: Chess is My Life. Translated by Ken Neat.

Pergamon 1980. 1st English Edn. Large hardback. VG. 359pp., photos, many games, some annotated, much biographical material. £20.00


71. KARPOV. Levy (D.): Karpov's Collected Games.

Hale 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 303pp., photos, brief biography, playing record, 543 games, some annotated by Karpov. (Another copy: G, no d/w. £8.00 ) £12.00


1884. KARPOV. A.Roshal: Devyataya vertikal. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1978. 1st. VG. 303pp., many photos not seen in English works, small selection of games annotated by Karpov. £8.00


2603. KARPOV. Adams (J.): K is for Karpov!

(Privately published, 1974.) Large p/b, spiral bound. A few pen notes o/w G. 69pp. Brief biography, tournament record, 158 games, a few annotated. Includes some simultaneous games not found in other collections. (A.) £9.00


3709. KARPOV. E.Mednis: How Karpov Wins.

Dover 1994. 2nd Enlarged Edn. p/b, front corner curled o/w VG. 383pp., biography from 1971, statistics, 100 annotated games from 1971-81. Avoiding long variations Mednis explains simply Karpov's tactics, strategy and psychological approach. £12.00


329. KARPOV. O'Connell (K.J.) & J.Adams.: The Games of Anatoly Karpov.

Batsford 1974. 1st Edn. G,d/w soiled. 352pp. 347 games, most annotated. £10.00


4184. KASHDAN. P.P.Lahde: Isaac Kashdan, American Chess Grandmaster. A Career Summary with 757 Games.

McFarland, US 2009. New hardback. 348pp., 64 page biography, photos, full playing record, 757 games, some annotated, some by Kashdan himself. (A.) £45.00


332. KASPAROV (G.): Child of Change. The Autobiography. With Donald Trelford.

Hutchinson 1987. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (slightly creased). 3 pages with a few words underlined in red ink. 243pp., photos, a few games. £7.00


3490. KASPAROV (G.): The Test of Time. Translated by K.P.Neat.

Pergamon, 1986. 1st Edn. Large p/b, laminated covers, owner name/address on endpaper o/w VG. 214pp., photos, biography, many games analysed in depth. Quite scarce and sought-after. (A.) £20.00


331. KASPAROV (G.) & B.Wade.: Fighting Chess. Kasparov's Games & Career.

Batsford 1985. 2nd Enlarged Edn. p/b. VG. 185pp. 77 games, 38 annotated by Kasparov, remainder based on his notes. (A.) £7.00


4744. KASPAROV.: Gari Kasparov 1981-1984.

The Players Press, Los Angeles 1984. 2nd revised edn. p/b, G. 129pp. Super Grandmaster Series. Many games, some annotated by various players. (A.) £7.00


3492. KASPAROV. E.Brondum: Garri Kasparov - The Chess Prodigy from Baku.

Copenhagen, 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 67pp., illus., biography, 65 games, some annotated. (A.) I believe the first book about Kasparov. £12.00


1318. KASPAROV. F.Waitzkin: Mortal Games. The Turbulent Genius of Garry Kasparov.

Simon & Schuster, 1994. 1st UK paperback Edn. VG. 302pp. Biography without games concentrating on the early 1990's when Waitzkin gained unique access to Kasparov, living with him during the 1990 match with Karpov. £10.00


3220. KASPAROV. L.Shamkovich & E.Schiller: Kasparov's Opening Repertoire.

Batsford, 1990. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 154pp. Includes numerous complete games. (A.) £7.00


3204. KASPAROV. T.Lais: Garrik Kasparov - Idol der Jugend. 60 ausgesuchte und kommentierte Partien.

Erich Munster verlag, 1983. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 92pp. 60 annotated games from 1975 to 1982. £8.00


5188. KASPAROV: Igor Stohl: Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games. Vol.1 and 2.

Gambit 2005-06. 2 volumes large hardbacks, VG,d/ws. Vol.1 320pp., 74 games; Vol.2 351pp., games 75-129, annotated in depth. Includes lengthy introduction, career record, player and opening index. (A.) A highly regarded work. £45.00


4685. KAUFMANN (A.) O.G.Urcan & P.M.Braunwarth: Arthur Kaufmann. A Chess Biography, 1872-1938.

McFarland, US 2012. New p/b (17.5 x 25cm). 266pp., photos and copies of documents, lengthy biography, 71 annotated games, various appendix, sources & bibliography, indices. Kaufmann was an early 20th century Romanian-born player of Grandmaster strength and resident of Vienna from the mid-1880's. (A.) £34.00


81. KEENE (R.): Becoming a Grandmaster.

Batsford 1977. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 157pp., many annotated games. How Keene achieved the GM title, his thoughts on British chess, books and their influence etc. £10.00


4894. KEMENY. J.S.Hilbert: Emil Kemeny. A Life in Chess.

McFarland, US 2013. 1st Edn. Large p/b. 341pp., biography, photos, many annotated games, match and tournament record. (A.) A Hungarian chess player who appeared on the American chess scene in 1890, and became one of the country's finest players through to 1906, after which he returned to Hungary. £35.00


4021. KERES (P.): Ausgewahlte Partien 1931-1958.

W.Ten Have, Amsterdam 1964. 1st Edn. Thick hardback, VG,d/w. 419pp., portrait, biography, 100 annotated games. £30.00


1210. KERES (P.): Sto Partii. (Games collection in Russian.)

Moscow 1966. 1st Edn. Original cloth-backed boards, VG, with d/w (frayed on spine). 384pp., biography, 100 annotated games. £18.00


1209. KERES (P.): The Later Years of Paul Keres. Translated & Edited by H.Golombek.

H.Jenkins, 1969. 1st Edn. G, d/w (a little worn). 182pp. 27 games annotated in Keres' highly informative style. £12.00


333. KERES. Reinfeld (F.): Keres' Best Games of Chess 1931-1940.

Bell 1946. Repr. VG. 224pp. 77 annotated games. £12.00


1080. KERES. Reinfeld (F.): Keres' Best Games of Chess 1931-1948.

Dover 1960. (Reprint of 1949 2nd Edn.) p/b. VG. 250pp., preface by Keres, 90 games annotated by Reinfeld. £8.00


423. KERES. Varnusz (E.): Paul Keres' Best Games. Vol.2: Open and Semi-Open Games.

Pergamon 1990. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, light stain on top edge, G. Photos, 278pp. 240 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


511. KHALIFMAN. G.Nesis: Khalifman Life & Games. Translated & Edited by K.Neat.

Everyman, 2000. 1st. Large p/b. F. 208pp., biography, 97 games annotated by Nesis, his trainer for 17 years. £14.00


1071. KHOLMOV (R.D.): Ratmir Kholmov. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1982. 1st. p/b, a reading copy, spine torn with loss, split and loose. 144pp., photos, 63 annotated games. £4.00


5091. KOLISCH: F.Zavatarelli: Ignaz Kolisch. The Life and Chess Career.

McFarland, US 2015. Large hardback, blue cloth. 362pp., illustrations, 324 annotated games, bibliography, appendix and indexes. (A.) This book documents the life of the Hungarian chess champion (1837–1889) and successful financier, setting it in the cosmopolitan framework of mid–19th century Europe. A work deeply researched among sources in many languages, and the largest collection of his games. £55.00


3813. KONIG. J.Donaldson: Imre Konig.

Chess Player, 2005. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 159pp., biography, photos, playing record, 294 games, some annotated, his writings. First collection of Konig's games and articles. (A.) £12.50


199. KORCHNOI (V.): Chess is My Life. Autobiography and Games. Trans: Ken Neat.

Batsford 1977. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 168pp. Substantial autobiography plus 72 games, a few annotated. (A.) £12.00


874. KORCHNOI (V.): Viktor Korchnoi's Best Games.

Philidor Press 1978. 1st Edn. G. 294pp. 60 games, most annotated by Korchnoi, plus 12 miniatures. £12.00


1031. KORCHNOI. Edited by Levy & O'Connell: Korchnoi's Chess Games.

OUP 1979. 1st. p/b, faint waterstain to lower corner throughout o/w G . 291pp. Almost 1700 games with Informator style notes. £10.00


1883. KOTOV (A.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1962. 1st Edn. G. 272pp. 118 annotated games or part games. £12.00


3117. KOTOV (A.) F.M.Malkin: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. 1st Edn. Brown imitation leather. VG. 304pp., illus. 77 annotated games plus part games. £12.00


2979. KRAMNIK (V.) & I.Damsky: Kramnik. My Life and Games.

Everyman 2000. Repr. Large p/b. VG. 272pp., biography, 178 annotated games. (A.) £16.00


3556. LARSEN. E.Brondum: Bent Larsen - The Fighter.

Dansk Skakforlag, 1978. 1st Edn. F. 171pp., biography in English, 75 annotated games up to 1977, most not included in Larsen's own "Best Games" book which went to 1969. (A.) £20.00


3451. LASA (von der): Edited by V.Fiala & S.Sierpowski: Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and His Chess Collection. International Conference of Chess Historians. Organised by Kornik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sept.16-18, 2002.

Moravian Chess, Kornik 2003. New hardback. 286pp. Comprises a series of lectures by various historians, mainly in English and German, including biography of v.der Lasa and 176 of his games. (A.) £28.00


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


1126. LASKER (Emanuel.): Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.11.

Hamburg 1958. Red cloth, spine faded o/w G. 569 games with a diagram every 5 moves, plus booklet of notes. £25.00


336. LASKER (Emanuel.) Reinfeld & Fine.: Lasker's Greatest Chess Games 1889-1914.

Dover 1965. Reprint of 1935 work. p/b. G. 165pp. 75 annotated games. £8.00


2913. LASKER. J.Gilchrist: Emanuel Lasker, Chess Champion. Vols.1 (2nd Edn.) & Vol.2 (Reprint.)

Chess Player No.55 & 71. 1967-68. 2 volumes, large format p/b's. G. Typescript, pp (112) & (86), playing record, 503 games. £20.00


739. LASKER. Whyld (K.): The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker.

Chess Player, Nottingham, 1998. 1st Edn thus. VG. 229pp. Almost 1400 games. (A.) Presumably combining and enlarging Whyld's previous works on Lasker. £20.00


3833. LEONARD. J.S.Hilbert: The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A.Leonard, 1841-1862. Foreword by Edward Winter.

McFarland, US 2014. Repr., soft cover edition. 213pp., biography, illustrations, 92 annotated games. Leonard was a brilliant young player viewed as a possible successor to Paul Morphy, and who died in the American Civil War. Includes good coverage of American chess in the eary 1860's. (A.) £23.00


2614. LEVENFISH (G.Y.): Izbrannye party i vospominanya (Autobiography in Russian)

Moscow, 1967. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 200pp. 79 annotated games. £8.00


1159. LILIENTHAL (A.): Tschisnj Shakhmat. (autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1969. p/b. Front cover repair o/w G. 183pp. 60 annotated games. £8.00


3466. LILIENTHAL. V.Y.Dvorkovich: Andre Lilienthal. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1989. p/b. G. 159pp. 67 annotated games. £10.00


5067. LIPSCHUTZ (Samuel): Stephen Davies: Samuel Lipschutz. A Life in Chess.

McFarland, US 2015. 1st Edn. New hardback. 399pp., 249 annotated games, illustrations. (A.) Samuel Lipschütz was born in Hungary in 1863 and emigrated to New York in 1880. He joined the Manhattan and New York chess clubs, and soon became champion of the latter. In 1892 he defeated Jackson Showalter to become American champion. This book gives an account of Lipschütz’s chess career, life and milieu and addresses questions surrounding his first name, his periods away from New York and misconceptions concerning the American championship. (Publisher notes.) £40.00


204. MARSHALL (F.J.): Chess Openings. With Biographical Sketch and Selection of Thirty-Two Games, Played 1899-1904.

BCM, Leeds 1904. 1st Edn. Original green cloth, G. Portrait, pp iv,185,(3) adverts. The first collection of Marshall's games. £45.00


286. MARSHALL (F.J.): My Fifty Years of Chess.

McKay, Philadelphia 1942. 1st Edn. G, (with a very worn and scarce d/w). 242pp., photos, biography, 140 annotated games. £25.00


3611. MARSHALL. A.Soltis: Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion. A Biography with 220 Games.

McFarland, US 1994. 1st Edn. Hardback. VG. 383pp., photos, biography, 220 annotated games. (A.) £30.00


4247. MARSHALL. J.S.Hilbert: Young Marshall. The Early Chess Career of Frank James Marshall, with Collected Games 1893-1900.

Moravian Chess, 2002. 1st Edn. F. 282pp., photos, detailed biography, citing numerous original references, 173 games, some annotated or with introductions. (A.) £27.00


4547. MASON (James): Joost van Winsen: James Mason in America. The Early Chess Career 1867-1878.

McFarland, US 2011. New hardback. 373pp., illustrations, list of sources, indices, many annotated games from contemporary sources. A detailed biography including his matches with Mackenzie, Bird, victory in the 1876 Fourth American Congress, his efforts to establish an American Chess Association, details of his writings for which he was acclaimed, chess activity in New York and Brooklyn. (A.) £44.00


5209. MENCHIK (Vera) R.B.Tanner: Vera Menchik. A Biography of the First Women's World Chess Champion, with 350 Games.

McFarland, US 2016. New hardback (18 x 26cm). 316pp., illustrations, 354 games, some annotated, crosstables, biography, her writings, appendices, notes, bibliography and indices. (A.) £40.00


4990. MORPHY. Lawson (David): Paul Morphy: La Gloire et la Tristesse des Echecs. Translated from the American Edition by David-Andre Gills.

Privately published 2013. New p/b. 418pp., many illustrations, 60 games. The definitive biography of Morphy, with much on his later life, copies of letters and documents etc. A translation of the definitive biography of Morphy: "Pride and Sorrow of Chess", published in 1976. Edition Limited to 100 numbered copies. £30.00


1494. MORPHY. P.W.Sergeant: Morphy Gleanings.

Printing Craft, 1932. 1st Edn. Spine faded as usual o/w VG. Frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, 114pp. Some 50 annotated games, and much interesting biographical material. Scarce. £42.00


455. MORPHY. Sergeant (P.W.): Morphy's Games of Chess.

Dover 1957. p/b, G. 352pp. 36 page biography, 300 annotated games. £8.00


3189. MORPHY: Lowenthal (J.): Morphy's Games of Chess being the Best Games Played by the Distinguished Champion in Europe and America. With Analytical and Critical Notes.

Bohn 1860. Batsford Chess Classics 1985. Facsimile reprint of 1st Edn. VG, d/w with stain on back. pp viii,485,(2) index. The only collection of Morphy's games made with his assistance. £15.00


2475. MUIR (Walter): My 75 Year Chess Career.

Pittsburgh, 1997. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 354pp. Autobiography of a famous American correspondence chess player, interpersed with his games, including world events, and interesting look at early correspondence chess in the US. £12.00


4267. NAJDORF (M.) T.Lissowski: Young Najdorf.

Chess Player 2010. New p/b. 151pp., photos, biography, playing record, 192 games, many annotated, from contemporary Polish sources. A detailed record of Najdorf's early career, from his earliest recorded game in 1928 to the end of 1939 when he was stranded in Argentina by the outbreak of World War 2. (A.) £16.00


3132. NEZHMETDINOV (R.): Nezhmetdinov's Best Games of Chess. Translated from Russian. Ed: D.Brandreth &c.

Caissa, US 2000. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 182pp. Over 100 annotated games, brief autobiography. (A.) £18.00


908. NIMZOVICH (A.): The Praxis of My System. Illustrated by 109 Games from my Contests with many Illustrative Articles.

Dover 1962. Reprint of 1936 1st Edn. p/b, spine faded & discoloured o/w G. 369pp. £8.00


178. NIMZOWITSCH (A.): My System.

Bell, 1950. Repr. Spine faded o/w VG. 265pp. Includes 50 illustrative games, most by Nimzowitsch. A pioneering work full of practical advice. (Also: p/b, repr.1979. crease to spine and cover. £7.00) £8.00


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


2008. NIMZOWITSCH. Dr.S.Petrovic: Aron Nimcovic.

Zagreb 1973. p/b. G. 90pp. brief biography, 100 games, some annotated (in Serbo-Croat). £7.00


4852. NIMZOWITSCH. Ed: R.Reinhardt: Aron Nimzowitsch 1928-1935. Annotated Games and Essays.

New In Chess 2013. New large p/b. 414pp. Includes numerous annotated games, many with annotations by Nimzowitsch himself, and many articles and essays that he wrote in that period. "The unauthorized sequel to 'My System' and 'Chess Praxis.'" (A.) £30.00


550. NIMZOWITSCH. Keene (R.): Aron Nimzowitsch 1886-1935: A Reappraisal.

Bell 1974. 1st Edn. G,d/w. "Withdrawn" stamp on endpaper, paper rather yellowed. 334pp. Many annotated games. £10.00


4166. OJANEN. Hurme, Kanko, Norri, Saharinen: Kaarle Ojanen - elämä ja pelit.

Suomen Shakkikustannus Helsinki / Tallinna 2009. New hardback. 272pp., biography, photos, playing record, 92 annotated games. Ojanen's personal friend Robert Hübner has chosen five games to analyze. Includes a Summary in English of this 12-time Finnish Champion. A nicely produced book. £38.00


1012. PACHMAN (L.): Checkmate in Prague. The Memoirs of a Grandmaster.

Faber & Faber 1975. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (slightly faded on spine). 216pp. (no games.) £12.00


1316. PANOV (V.N.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1966. p/b. G. 175pp. 50 annotated games. £10.00


1013. PANOV (Vasily.): Ed: Estrin. (Russian.)

Moscow 1986. p/b. VG. 192pp. Biography, 80 annotated games, and additional material. £8.00


59. PETROSIAN. Clarke (P.H.): Petrosian's Best Games of Chess 1946-1963.

Bell 1964. 1st Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 208pp. 60 games. (Also: G copy with d/w (some marking on jacket). £10.00 ) £9.00


143. PETROSIAN. O'Kelly de Galway (A.): Tigran Petrosian World Champion.

Pergamon 1975. Repr. Scarce hardback, spine yellowed o/w VG. 119pp. 30 annotated games. (Another copy: p/b, VG. £11.00) £16.00


1066. PETROSIAN. Vasiliev (V.L.): Tigran Petrosian. His Life and Games. Translated & Edited by M.Basman.

Batsford/RHM 1974. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 247pp., photos, 50 games annotated by Petrosian & Suetin. A sought-after work. £25.00


3297. PETROVS. A.Fride: Vladimirs Petrovs. A Chessplayer's Story from Greatness to the Gulags.

Caissa, US 2004. p/b. F. 191pp., illus., biography, playing record, all his 265 games that could be found, some with notes. Petrovs from Latvia was one of the leading player's in the 1930's, but became a victim of the Soviet oppression and perished in a gulag in 1943. (A.) £16.00


4289. PHILIDOR. S.Boffa: Francois Andre Danican Philidor. La Culture Echiqueenne en France et en Angleterre au XVIIIe Siecle.

Moravian Chess (2010). New h/b, pictorial green glazed boards. 260pp. Includes 90 games with brief notes, bibliography, over 150 pages of text on Philidor's life. (A.) £25.00


3971. PHILIDOR: Allen (George): The Life of Philidor. Musician and Chess-Player. With a Supplementary Essay on Philidor as Chess-Author and Chess-Player by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa.

NY & Philadelphia, Frederick Leypoldt 1865. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2001) New hardback. pp xii, 156. (No games.) £20.00


3188. PHILLIPS (A.): Chess: 60 Years on with Caissa and Friends.

Caissa Editions, US 2003. F. p/b. 144pp., illus. 200 games with brief notes and comments, of which over 100 are Phillips' own games, the remainder of his British contemporaries such as Thomas, Alexander, Golombek, Penrose, Clarke, Barden etc. (A.) (Another copy: Inscribed by author on title-page. £18.00) £12.00


3181. PILLSBURY. Sergeant (P.W.) & W.H.Watts.: Pillsbury's Chess Career.

Printing Craft 1937. 2nd Edn. Original blue cloth. G. Portrait, pp 226. 233 games with notes, extra 16pp of errata and nine additional games. Some pencil ticks. £22.00


621. PILLSBURY. Wenman (P.): Great American Chess Players, II. H.N.Pillsbury.

Mitre Press 1948. 1st Edn. G. 152pp. 100 games with brief notes. £10.00


2827. PINDAR: Owen Hindle: The Mystery of Edward Pindar. Chess Nomad.

Ostrava, 2005. New p/b. 93pp., illustrations, 38 games, some annotated, including matches with Blackburne, much biographical material, on strong 19th century Russian-born player who spent much time in America, London and Manchester. "Presents facts, hitherto unknown to the chess world, that solve many of the mysteries of Edward Pindar's life." (A.) £10.00


253. PLASKETT (J.): Playing to Win.

Batsford 1988. 1st. p/b. VG. 90pp. (A.) Plaskett's personal views on chess as an art, sport or science, and 15 of his games. £8.00


3098. POLGAR (J.) T.Karolyi: Judit Polgar: The Princess of Chess.

Batsford 2004. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 288pp. 89 annotated games. (A.) £12.00


1333. POLGARS. Cathy Forbes: The Polgar Sisters. Training or Genius?

Batsford 1992. 1st. p/b. VG. 178pp. Biography and 80 games. (A.) £8.00


4749. POLGARS. Susan Polgar with Paul Truong: Breaking Through: How the Polgar Sisters Changed the Game of Chess.

Everyman 2005. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 320pp., photos, many games, most annotated, biography. (A.) £14.00


3871. POLLOCK (W.H.K.): Rowland (Mrs.F.F.) Ed: Pollock Memories: A Collection of Chess Games, Problems &c....by the Late W.H.K.Pollock.

Mrs.F.Rowland, Dublin, 1899. (Moravian Chess facsimile reprint.) New hardback. pp (iv),159,iv. Includes biography, 145 games, endgames and problems. Pollock was a strong Irish player who also played in the US and Canada. £20.00


345. POLUGAEVSKY (L.): Grandmaster Preparation. Trans: Ken Neat.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Large hardback. VG. 240pp. (A.) "Describes his highly personal approach to chess based on meticulous practice." Many games deeply annotated, and a large section on the development of his favourite Sicilian defence variation. The hardback is scarce. £24.00


2354. PORTISCH (L.) J.Hajtun: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1977. VG, d/w (worn on spine). 221pp. Numerous annotated games. £10.00


1017. PORTISCH. Varnusz (E.): Selected Games of Lajos Portisch.

Batsford 1979. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 207pp. 90 annotated games. £15.00


4002. PRZEPIORKA. T.Lissowski: Dawid Przepiorka. His Life and Work.

Chess Masters Series No.11 Chess Player 1999. F. Paper covers with plastic protection, stapled. 60pp., biography, 88 games, some annotated. (A.) Now out of print. £14.00


142. PUPOLS. Parr (L.): Viktors Pupols American Master.

Thinker's Press,US 1983. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 78pp., games, biography, photos. (A.) £9.00


1848. RAGOZIN (V.V.) Ed: M.Yudovich: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. p/b. G. 160pp, photos, 112 games, most annotated. £10.00


1313. RESHEVSKY (S.): Reshevsky on Chess.

Chess Review/Pitman, 1948. 1st Edn. Covers a bit marked and shaken. 274pp., 2 plates, biography and 110 annotated games. (Another copy: VG £15.00). £10.00


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


4234. RESHEVSKY. S.W.Gordon: Samuel Reshevsky. A Compendium of 1768 Games with Diagrams, Crosstables, Some Annotations, and Indexes.

McFarland, US 2011. New large p/b (reprint of 1997 hardback.) 406pp., biography, 1768 games from 1917 to 1991(!), some annotated. "The most complete work on Reshevsky." (A.) £30.00


2181. RETI (R.) J.Kalendovsky: Sachovy Myslitel. (Czech biography.)

Prague 1989. 1st. VG, d/w. 365pp. Includes 200 annotated games, 56 studies, photos, full translation of "Die Neuen Ideen." £12.00


4174. RICHARDSON. J.S.Hilbert: Philip Richardson. The Stormy Petrel of Chess.

Moravian Chess, 2009. New hardback. 146pp. 193 games from 1859 to 1906, many annotated from various contemporary sources, 26 problems and endgames, biography. Richardson was considered one of the strongest players in the United States. (A.) £28.00


1896. RICHTER. Brinckmann (A.): Kurt Richters beste Partien.

De Gruyter, Berlin, 1961. 2nd Edn (enlarged). p/b, a little foxing inside o/w G. 162pp. photos, 98 annotated games, 52 problems & positions. £14.00


1028. RIUMIN. Kan (I.A.): Shakhmatist Nikolai Riumin.

Moscow 1968. p/b. G. 120pp. Many games of Riumin from the 1930's. £10.00


1021. ROMANOVSKY (P.A.): Izbrannie Partii.

Moscow 1954. 1st Edn. Blue cloth, VG. 228pp., illus. 51 annotated games. A leading Soviet player between the wars. £16.00


2617. RUBINSTEIN (A.) H.Kmoch: Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces. 100 Selected Games.

Dover 1960 (Reprint of 1941 edn.) p/b, a few pen ticks o/w G. 192pp., games annotated by Kmoch. £7.00


598. RUBINSTEIN. Kmoch (H.): Rubinstein Gewinnt!

Wien 1933. 1st Edn. Original green and gilt covers, a little faded o/w G. Portrait, 151pp, 100 annotated games, biography by J.Hannak. £28.00


3910. RUBINSTEIN. W.Korcz: Akiba Rubinstein. (Biography in Polish.)

Warsaw 1989. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 204pp., brief biography, 73 annotated games, his opening contributions and endgame play. £14.00


1022. RUBINSTEIN. Wenz (H.): Akiba Rubinstein. Ein Leben fur das Schach.

Berlin 1966. 1st. p/b, stain to page edges near end o/w G. 110pp. 34 annotated games, tournament results. £7.00


3180. SANAKOYEV (G.K.): Der 3. Versuch. Mein Weg zum Fernschach-Weltmeister.

Schachverlag Kania, 1997. 1st German Edn. VG. 239pp. 59 annotated games of a Correspondence World Champion, including biographical details and general chess wisdom. £13.00


2744. SARAPU (O.): 'Mr Chess' The Ortvin Sarapu Story.

New Zealand , 1993. 1st. p/b. F. 180pp., photos, autobiography, 68 annotated games. The remarkable career of New Zealand's best known chess player. (A.) £22.00


4114. SCHALLOPP. A.J.Gillam: Emil Schallopp. Biography Translated by A.J.Swift.

Chess Player 2008. 1st Edn. F. p/b. 80pp. 108 annotated games from various contemporary sources. A leading German player from 1860's to 90's, with an uncompromising style of play. (A.) £9.00


3296. SCHLECHTER (C.) T.Crain: Schlechter's Chess Games.

Caissa, US 1998. 1st Edn. F. 287pp., brief biography, playing record, 811 games. Gives all Schlechter's games found in a decade-long search. It complements the Goldman book on Schlecter. (A.) £22.00


1895. SCHLECHTER. Verkhovsky: Karl Schlechter. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. 1st. Attractive blue imitation leather. VG. 240pp. 202 games, most annotated. £16.00


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


458. SHORT. Forbes (C.): Nigel Short: Quest for the Crown.

Cadogan 1993. 1st. p/b. VG. 121pp. Mainly biographical, with small selection of best games and positions. (A.) £6.00


116. SHORT. Short (D.): Nigel Short: Chess Prodigy. His Career and Best Games.

Faber 1981. 1st. p/b, a little cover wear o/w G. 258pp. 67 games annotated by Botterill, comments by Nigel Short. (A.) £8.00


1260. SIMAGIN (V.P.) S.B.Voronkov: (Biography in Russian)

Moscow 1981. 1st. p/b. G. 176pp. photos, 95 games, most annotated. £8.00


4556. SMYSLOV (V.): Smyslov's Best Games. Vol.1 1935-1957. Vol.2 1958-1995. Translated & Edited by Ken Neat.

Moravian, Czech Rep., 2003. 2 volumes, hardbacks, F. pp 348,456. Includes 10 page section describing his career and approach to chess, full playing record with crosstables, 326 games annotated by Smyslov. (A.) £60.00


459. SMYSLOV (V.V.): Ausgewahlte Schachpartien.

Sportverlag Berlin 1954. 1st German Edn. VG. 195pp. 60 annotated games. £7.50


3544. SMYSLOV (V.V.): Izbrannye partii.

Moscow, 1952. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth. VG. 157pp., brief biography, 60 annotated games. LN 3360. Smyslov's first games collection. £14.00


1265. SMYSLOV (V.V.): My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957.

Dover 1972. Reprint of 1958 English Edn. p/b, VG. 154pp. 67 games. £10.00


260. SMYSLOV (V.V.): My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957. Translated & Edited by P.H.Clarke.

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958. 1st Edn. VG, d/w dusty and torn at corner. 154pp, biography, 67 games. £14.00


4095. SMYSLOV. D.Marovic: Vasily Smyslov.

Zagreb 1980. p/b. G. 79pp., brief biography, 100 games, some annotated (in Serbo-Croat). A few pen notes. £7.00


559. SOKOLOV (Ivan): Sokolov's Best Games. With Game Introductions by John Nunn.

Cadogan 1997. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 160pp., 50 annotated games. (A.) £12.00


2211. SOKOLSKY (A.P.): Debyut 1.b2-b4.

Minsk 1963. 1st Edn. (in Russian.) G,d/w. 263pp. Theory and 62 annotated games (36 are Sokolsky's games.) £14.00


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


909. SPASSKY. Cafferty (B.): Spassky's 100 Best Games.

Batsford 1972. 1st Edn. Inner hinges weak o/w G, d/w. 255pp., biography, 100 annotated games. (Also: 2nd Edn., 1973. G,d/w. 256pp. 101 games. £10.00). £8.00


3866. SPIELMANN. N.McDonald: Rudolf Spielmann; Master of Invention.

Everyman 2006. p/b. F. 144pp., brief biography, numerous annotated games, positions, and puzzles, all illustrating Spielmann's brilliant attacking play. (A.) £10.00


2179. STEIN. E.Gufeld & Y.Lazarev: Leonid Stein. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1980. 1st. VG, d/w. 240pp., photos, 60 annotated games, large biography. £12.00


2873. STEIN. Postma (S.H.): Leonid Stein. Biographische Skizze.

Smit Publ. Hengelo, 1985. 1st. p/b. G. 168pp. Playing record, 80 annotated games. £10.00


4001. STEINER (L.) W.A.Foldeak: Lajos Steiner.

Chess Masters Series No.5, Chess Player 1997. F. Paper covers with plastic protection, stapled. 68pp., biography, 83 games, most annotated. (A.) £7.50


460. STEINITZ. Ed: S.Pickard: The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz First World Chess Champion.

Pickard, US 1995. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 260pp. 1022 games, of which 227 annotated by Steinitz (mostly languageless, Informator style.) (A.) £12.00


5043. STEINITZ. Edited by C.Devide.: A Memorial to William Steinitz. Containing a Selection of his Games.

G.P.Putnam's, NY & London 1901. MORAVIAN CHESS REPRINT. Hardback, VG. Portrait, pp vii, 99, advert page. Biographical sketch, c.70 annotated games. £14.00


1270. STEINITZ. Edited by C.Devide.: William Steinitz Selected Games.

Dover 1974. Reprint of 1901 edition, expanded with 6 extra games, expanded tournament record and new preface by D.Hooper. p/b. VG. 109pp., c.70 games. £9.00


3207. STEINITZ. K.Landsberger: William Steinitz, Chess Champion. A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar. Games Selected & Annotated by GM Andy Soltis. Chess Consultant Ken Whyld.

McFarland, US 2006. Reprint of 1993 hardback. p/b. F. 487pp., photos, 15 annotated games, large detailed biography. (A.) £30.00


5003. STOLTZ. E.E.Book: Schackmastaren Gosta Stoltz.

Stockholm, 1947. 1st Edn. Large hard covers, cloth-backed, original pictorial wrappers bound in, G. 4pp photos, 133pp. 75 annotated games, short biography, results. LN 3327. £40.00


1163. SUETIN (A.): (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1987. p/b. VG. 159pp. 100 annotated games or part-games. £8.00


2352. SUETIN (A.): (Biography in Russian.)

Minsk 1969. VG, d/w. 285pp. 100 annotated games or part-games. £12.00


2605. SZABO (L.): 50 ev - 100,000 lepes. (50 Years - 100,000 Moves.)

Sport Budapest, 1981. 1st Edn. A little edge wear o/w G. 520pp., photos, biography, playing record, 222 games, many annotated. £20.00


1887. SZABO (L.): Meine Besten Partien.

Verlag Harri Deutsch, 1990. 1st. p/b. F. 255pp. Biography, playing record, 105 annotated games. £15.00


464. TAIMANOV (M.): Taimanov's Selected Games. Trans & Ed: K.Neat.

Cadogan 1995. Large p/b, VG. 198pp. 60 annotated games grouped by strategical motif and revealing his personal approach to chess. (A.) £14.00


1580. TAL. B.Cafferty: Tal's 100 Best Games 1961-1973.

Batsford, 1975. 1st Edn. G, d/w. 251pp., biography, interview, 100 annotated games. £13.00


58. TAL. Clarke (P.H.): Mikhail Tal's Best Games of Chess.

Bell, 1961. 1st Edn. Spine a bit faded o/w G. Portrait, 195pp. 50 games from the period 1951 to 1960. £8.00


342. TAL. Hajtun (J.): Selected Games of Mikhail Tal.

Pitman 1961. 1st Edn. VG. 145pp. 64 best games annotated by a Hungarian Master, photos. (Also: Dover p/b 1975, VG. £7.00) £10.00


2100. TAL. J.Gallagher: The Magic of Mikhail Tal.

Everyman 2001. Repr. p/b, very light waterstain through lower edge o/w G. 224pp., biography, 34 annotated games from the period 1975-1992, plus a few earlier games. (A.) £9.00


4137. TAL. Koblenz (A.N.): Dorogami shakhmatnikh srazhenij.

Riga 1963. 1st Edn. VG. 200pp. Comprises of games and positions of Tal, who was trained by Koblenz prior to his world championship victory. £12.00


3893. TAL. L.Palau: El Extraordinario Ajedrez de Miguel Tal.

Editorial Sopena, Buenos Aires 1960. 1st Edn. Card covers, crudely repaired on spine with tape, old tape marks on cover edges. 135pp. 66 annotated games. £10.00


1119. TARRASCH (Dr.): Dreihundert Schachpartien.

Gouda, 1925. 3rd improved Edn. Original cloth-backed boards, rebacked retaining original backstrip, o/w G. pp xvi,538. 300 annotated games from 1862 to 1894. £20.00


3309. TARRASCH. Reinfeld (F.): Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess.

Dover 1960. Reprint of 1947 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 385pp. 183 games. One of the best collections of Tarrasch's games. £12.00


72. TARRASCH. Reinfeld (F.): Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess.

Chatto & Windus 1947. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (slightly torn on lower edge). 385pp., portrait, brief biography & playing record, 183 annotated games. One of the best collections of Tarrasch's games. £16.00


289. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1905-1930. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell 1953. 1st English Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 250pp. 101 annotated games enlivened with personal comments on the history and leading figures of the chess world of the period. A sought-after work. £16.00


1441. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1931-1954.

Bell 1956. 1st English Edn. G, d/w torn with loss on spine. 197pp. 100 annotated games. £15.00


1624. THOMAS (A.R.B.): Chess for the Love of It.

Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1973. 1st. p/b. G. 82pp. Reminiscences of the author (many times West of England and Devon Champion), and a selection of his games. £9.00


5212. UHLMANN (W.): Meine Besten Partien.

Chess Coach, Germany 2015. New p/b. 327pp., photos, 87 annotated games, with biography interspersed. German algebraic notation. £30.00


3215. WHITAKER. J.S.Hilbert: Shady Side: The Life and Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker, Chessmaster.

Caissa Editions, US 2000. Fine in d/w. 481pp, photos, 570 games, some annotated, very detailed biography of the colourful and turbulent life of this strong US player. (A.) £35.00


1588. WINAWER. T.Lissowski: Szymon Winawer.

The Chess Player, 2000. p/b. F. 76pp. 124 games with notes from various sources. (A.) £8.50


307. XIE JUN.: Chess Champion from China. The Life and Games of Xie Jun.

Gambit 1998. p/b. F. 223pp. 40 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


4354. YATES (F.D.): 101 of My Best Games of Chess. A Posthumous Work Arranged and Completed by W.Winter. Edited by W.H.Watts.

Printing-Craft 1934. (Moravian Chess facsimile reprint.) Hardback, as new. Portrait on cover, 181pp. Includes biography, tournament record and appreciations by Em.Lasker, Marshall and others. The first edition is scarce and expensive. £20.00


3134. ZEMGALIS. J.Donaldson: Elmars Zemgalis. Grandmaster without the Title.

Pomeranian, US 2001. 1st. p/b. VG. 160pp. 190 games, some annotated, photos, results, biography. (A.) £14.00


2953. ZUKERTORT. C.W.Domanski & T.Lissowski: Der Grossmeister aus Lublin. Wahrheit und Legende uber Johannes Hermann Zukertort.

Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin 2005. Small hardback, VG. 287pp. A nicely produced work on Zukertort's life, including extracts and illustrations from old books, magazines and documents, and just a few selected games. £24.00