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CHESS BOOK CATALOGUE 90 FEBRUARY 2021

(All books are different to those in the previous two catalogues)

Many items in this catalogue are from the English Chess Federation Collection (ECF) and have a bookplate or small label on the front endpaper. These are duplicate copies from their library and are being sold on commission for the ECF.

Some abbreviations: G = good condition, showing signs of use and wear. VG = very good condition, just a little sign of use or wear. F = Fine, as new.

p/b = paper or soft flexi covers. h/b = hardback (if not mentioned then it is hardback.) d/w = dust wrapper or jacket. pp = no. of pages. (A.) = algebraic notation (if not mentioned, English language books are in descriptive notation). Postage is extra.

As a guide 1.00 GBP is about 1.14 Euro or 1.37 US$

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* * * REFERENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS * * *

1. 1927 LONDON. Ed: W.H.Watts.: Chess Pie No.2. The Official Souvenir of the British Chess Federation Issued in Connection with the International Team Tournament, London, July 18-30, 1927. BCF/Printing Craft (1927.) 4to (8.5 x 11in.) original wrappers, with illustration on front, crease to front cover, piece torn from foot of spine, some foxing on pages as usual, but a scarce item. 88pp., including fine photographic portraits of the teams, details of the players and selected games, problems, articles. Without the loose 8pp problem supplement as usual. Published prior to the tournament. LN 5410. With bookplate of ECF, Croker Collection. 40.00

2. 1936 NOTTINGHAM. Ed: W.H.Watts.: Chess Pie No.3. The Official Souvenir of the International Tournament. BCF/Printing-Craft (1936.) 4to (8.5 x 11in.) original wrappers, with coloured illustration on front, slightly worn and marked otherwise a good copy of a scarce item. 98pp., including fine photographic portraits, chessmen, page of facsimile autographs, details of the players and selected games, various articles, advert pages. Published prior to the tournament. LN 5538. With bookplate of ECF, Golombek Collection. 50.00

3. Abrahams (G.): Not Only Chess. A Selection of Chessays. Allen & Unwin 1974. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 264pp. A collection of essays, some games, endgame studies etc.. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 9.00

4. Behrends (R.): Kunstlerische Schachfiguren aus zehn Jahrhunderten. Insel verlag, Leipzig 1963. Pictorial boards, slight wear to spine o/w VG. 67pp., including 45 plates of chesspieces. Previous owner name stamp on endpaper. 12.00

5. Bjelica (D.): Grandmasters in Profile. Translated by J.Bamber. Sarajevo, 1973. 1st English Edn. p/b, G. 262pp., photos, some games. Biographical details and interviews with leading players of the 50's and 60's by the author who was a personal friend of many of them. A very interesting work. 18.00

6. Chernev (I.): The Chess Companion. Faber & Faber 1970. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 287pp. An anthology of interesting stories and articles by various authors, including "Writers who have changed Chess History" by Golombek. Also many famous games, problems and endings. 12.00

7. Cox (A.J.) Compiler: A History of the Buckinghamshire County Chess Association 1932-1982. BCCA, 1982. Large p/b, stapled. VG. 20pp. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 12.00

8. Eales (R.): Chess. The History of a Game. Batsford 1985. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 240pp. A seriously researched, but also readable, history. With small bookplate of ECF, Pollard Collection. 15.00

9. Euwe (Dr.M.): Caissas Weltreich. Berlin 1956. p/b. G. 109pp. Includes anecdotes, curiosa, essays, a few games, interesting photos. With a withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00

10. Hayden (B.): Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings. Arco 1960. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (spine yellowed). 223pp. A collection of witty and lively articles on all aspects of the game, including a large section on Morphy. Scarce. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 18.00

11. Karpov, Averbakh and many others: Shakhmaty entsiklopedichesky slovar. (Encyclopaedia in Russian.) Moscow, 1990. 1st Edn. Large hardback, brown cloth, gilt. VG. 621pp., plates, some coloured, many illustrations, numerous games, problems & studies, tournament crosstables. "A magnificent Soviet work." (Oxford Companion p.108.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 25.00

12. Kasparov (G.) with Mig Greengard: How Life Imitates Chess. Heinemann 2007. 1st Edn. VG,d/w 271pp. "Drawing on a wealth of revealing and instructive stories... Kasparov reveals the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player - in life as in chess - the edge." With bookplate of the ECF collection. 10.00

13. Murray (H.J.R.): A Short History of Chess. Oxford UP 1963. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 138pp. A new and original brief history of the game up to 1866, brought up to 1962 by B.Goulding Brown and Golombek. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker Collection. 28.00

14. Richards (D.J.): Soviet Chess. OUP 1965. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (slightly torn at top edge). 201pp. A serious work on the history of Soviet chess from 1917, and on the Soviet School of Chess - practice, preparation, literature etc.. With bookplate of ECF, Golombek Collection. 22.00

15. Selenus (G.): Das Hochberuhmte und Sinnreiche. Stein oder Schach Spiel mit sonderlichen Anmerkungen. Kunstberg (c.1690.) Leipzig 1979. Facsimile reprint. Small hardback, front endpaper removed o/w VG. 83pp. Frontispiece, folding plate. I cannot locate the original work in LN or Van der Linde. 14.00

* * * ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS * * *

 

16. 1857 NEW YORK. D.W.Fiske: The Book of the First American Chess Congress...Held in New York in...1857. Rudd & Carleton, New York 1859. 1st Edition. Original brown cloth, spine lettering faded, cloth frayed at head and foot of spine, inner hinges strengthened with tape, a good tight copy. Coloured frontispiece, 563pp., adverts. Includes the 67 games of the tournament - 1.Morphy, 2 Paulsen, 53 problems from the Problem Tourney, a wealth of historical information, particularly on American chess, articles on Morphy, Benjamin Franklin, the chess automaton in America, a bibliography of chess literature published in the United States up to 1859. A classic work. LN 5184. With 2 bookplates of ECF / BCF, Golombek Collection. 250.00

17. Bird (H.E.): Chess History and Reminiscences. Dean & Son. n.d.(1893) 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt, VG. Portrait, pp xxiv, 138. LN 236. Includes sections on the origin of chess, the middle ages, the 19th century (chess clubs, chess masters), blindfold chess, habits and idiosyncrasies of chess players. With bookplate of ECF, Golombek Collection. 75.00

18. Bird (H.E.): Chess Novelties and their Latest Developments, with Comparisons of the Progress of Chess Openings of the Past Century and the Present not dealt with in Existing Works. F.Warne, 1895. 1st Edn. Original pale blue decorative cloth, gilt, spine rubbed o/w good. pp xli, 304. LN 1855. This title was issued in a number of different colour cloth covers. Includes many games arranged by openings. Some pencil notes. With bookplate of ECF, Diggle Collection. 50.00

19. 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. Large octavo, original cloth, small piece torn from foot of spine otherwise a good tight copy. Portrait, pp ix, 331, adverts. 407 games with brief notes, 28 problems, index of games. With bookplate of ECF, Croker Collection. 65.00

20. GRECO. Hoffmann (Prof.L.) (Translator & Editor): The Games of Greco. With a Bibliography of Greco by J.A.Leon. Routledge 1900. 1st Edn. Sm8vo (115 x 150mm) original purple cloth, some foxing to first few pages otherwise a good copy. pp xxiv,246, adverts. Includes 77 games and 13 endgames. A scarce work, the first on Greco in English since Lewis's work of 1833. LN 398. Small bookplate of ECF, Ravilious Collection. 65.00

21. Hardy (F.): Chess for Beginners. Frederick Warne & Co., 1866. 1st Edn. Tiny book, 7 x 9.5cm, original dark blue pictorial cloth, inscription on endpaper, gilt page edges, good copy. Coloured frontispiece of two boys playing chess, 94pp., advert page. "Bijou Books" series. LN 940. 50.00

22. Horwitz (B.) & J.Kling: Chess Studies and End-Games. Part I - Chess Studies. Part II - Miscellaneous End-Games. G.Bell & Sons, 1889. 2nd Edition, Revised by W.Wayte. Roy8vo, original red cloth, gilt, VG. pp (viii),376. LN2172. With a bookplate of J.M.Soesan and fixture card for Ilford Chess Club of which Soesan was the Secretary and Treasurer. 75.00

23. Lasker (Emanuel) Ed: The Rice Gambit. Press of Dr.Emanuel Lasker, NY, June 1910. Original grey card covers, waterstain to some page edges o/w G. Portrait, 43pp., addendum leaf. 5th Edition, and only one edited by Lasker. Small bookplate of ECF, Ravilious Collection. 20.00

24. Macdonnell (G.A.): Chess Life-Pictures, containing Biographical Sketches, Caissana, and Character-Sketches. Kelly & Co. 1883. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, gilt, spine darkened, inner binding broken with some sections loose and old tape marks to blank margins. Portrait sketches of famous players by Wallis Mackay, Frontispiece, pp viii, 243. A desirable work with biographical sketches of the leading players from Morphy and Staunton to Blackburne, many anecdotes and observations. (No games.) LN 2981. A scarce book. With bookplate of ECF, Ravilious Collection. 100.00

25. Mieses (J.): Chess Endings from Modern Master-Play. Edited, with Notes. Routledge, (1901). 2nd Edn. Sm8vo, original purple cloth, slightly stained on edges o/w G. pp xi,115, adverts. 30 endings from named games. LN 2195. A scarce work. With small label of the ECF collection. 18.00

26. Miller (J.W.) Editor: The American Supplement to the "Synopsis" containing American Inventions in the Chess Openings: together with Fresh Analyses in the Openings, since 1882. W.W.Morgan, 1885. 1st Edn. Roy8vo, original blue pictorial cloth, partly split on joints, endpapers torn o/w G. pp 91, plus adverts and sample issue of Chess Player's Chronicle. Not separately listed in LN catalogue. With small bookplate of ECF, Pollard Collection. 40.00

27. Steinitz (W.): The Modern Chess Instructor. Part 1. Putnam's, New York & London, 1889. 1st Edn. Roy8vo, original brown cloth, gilt chessboard on front cover, a good copy. Advert leaf, pp xli, 193. Some pencil ticks. 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 slim and very rare pamphlet published in 1895. 65.00

28. Tattersall (C.E.C.) (Editor & Arranger): A Thousand End-Games. BCM, Leeds, 1910-11. 1st Edn. 2 volumes, original blue cloth, gilt, VG. pp xii,211, xvi,200. 1000 positions, mainly studies by named composers, with solutions. With an index compiled by Ken Whyld, 1986. LN 2218. With small bookplates of ECF, Pollard Collection. 80.00

29. Taylor (I.O.Howard): Chess Skirmishes. Chiefly Light, Short Parties, Won of or by the Author, through Sacrifices; with a Selection from his Chess Contributions, Critical and Comical, in Prose and Verse; Obituary Notices of Masters... Enigmas, and Mate Positions. Agas H.Goose, Norwich 1889. 1st Edn. Original dark blue cloth, VG. pp (xx), 248. LN 3176. A scarce work. With two bookplates of ECF / BCF, Diggle Collection. 150.00

30. Walker (G.): Chess and Chess-Players: Consisting of Original Stories and Sketches. Charles J.Skeet, 1850. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, spine backed with plain red tape, inner binding broken with sections loose, without the title-page. pp vi,384, advert leaf. LN 4624. A Scarce book. A collection of essays first published in various magazines and journals, including the Chess Automaton, Deschapelles, blindfold chess, Cafe de la Regence, Ruy Lopez, a Game of Chess with Napoleon, Vincenzio the Venetian, Battles of La Bourdonnais and McDonnell. With bookplate of the ECF, Diggle Collection. 100.00

31. Walker (W.Greenwood): A Selection of Games at Chess, actually Played by the Late Alexander M'Donnell... with his Principal Contemporaries; including the Whole of the Games Played by De La Bourdonnais and M'Donnell....Selected and Arranged by William Greenwood Walker. Thomas Hurst, 1836. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, crudely rebacked with plain grey tape, internally good. pp viii, 280. Numerous games of McDonnell, including many played at odds, 5 from his match with W.Fraser (1831), and 84 from the six matches with La Bourdonnais (1834). An appendix gives the 3 games from match W.Lewis - Deschapelles (1821), and at end is a 3 page List of Subscribers. William Walker was secretary of the Westminster Chess Club and personally recorded most of McDonnell's games, including the great match series with La Bourdonnais. LN 3144. A very scarce work. With bookplate of ECF, Diggle Collection. 200.00

32. Williams (Elijah): Horae Divanianae. A Selection of One Hundred and Fifty Original Games at Chess by Leading Masters, principally Played at the Grand Divan... Published by the Author, Grand Divan, 101 Strand, London, 1852. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt illustration on front cover, spine split and frayed at the top o/w G. pp viii, 176 (missing final 2pp of subscriber names). 150 games of named players, with notes, list of Subscribers at end. LN 3149. Williams was one of the leading English players of his time, and took 3rd prize at the 1851 London tournament. With two bookplates of ECF / BCF, Diggle Collection. 140.00

 

* * * GAMES OF INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS * * *

33. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: ALEKHINE (A.): Chess Duels 1921-1924. 127 games annotated by Alexander Alekhine. Researched by Vlastimil Fiala, translated and edited by Ken Neat. Volume 2. Moravian Chess 2021. New hardback. 312 pp. "This publication is a continuation of the project to publish all the available games annotated by the Fourth world chess champion Alexander Alekhine. These are not only his own games but also games by other players for which he contributed notes in various publications. Covered here are several international tournaments in Europe from 1921-1923, as well as exhibition games in Britain and North America from 1923 and early 1924. An additional chapter gives a few early game annotations which were not included in the first volume." (A.) 32.00

34. ALEXANDER. Golombek (H.) & W.Hartston.: The Best Games of C.H.O'D.Alexander. With a Memoir by Sir Stuart Milner-Barry. OUP 1976. 1st Edn. Oblong hardback, VG,d/w (jacket faded on spine and part of sides). 4 excellent photos, 167pp printed on green paper. 70 annotated games. A nice book and quite scarce. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 22.00

35. ATKINS. Coles (R.N.): H.E.Atkins: Doyen of British Chess Champions. Pitman 1952. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. Portrait, 144pp. Biography and 50 annotated games of the nine-time British Champion. A scarce and sought-after book. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 35.00

36. BERNSTEIN (Sidney.): Combat: My 50 Years at the Chessboard. Atlantis Press, NY 1977. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 118pp., biography, 142 annotated games from 1930 to 1977. Bernstein played for the USA, and in strong US tournaments. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 18.00

37. 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. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 15.00

38. BOGOLJUBOW. J.Spence: The Chess Career of E.D.Bogoljubow. Vol.II 1930-1952. Chess Player (1970). p/b, VG. 148pp. 100 games annotated from contemporary journals and tournament books. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 18.00

39. BOLESLAVSKY (I.): Selected Games. Edited & Translated by J.Adams. Caissa 1988. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 288pp., biography, playing record, 100 deeply annotated games translated from Boleslavsky's "Izbrannye Partii" of 1957, plus a further 80 games from 1955 to 1970. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 24.00

40. CAPABLANCA (J.R.): My Chess Career. Bell 1920. 1st Edn. Original dark blue cloth, wear to edges o/w G. Portrait, 212pp. 35 games. Acclaimed as Capablanca's best work. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 15.00

41. CAPABLANCA. Golombek (H.): Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess. With a Memoir by J. du Mont. Bell 1947. 1st Edn. Good, no d/w. Portrait, 270pp., playing record, 100 annotated games. With bookplate of ECF, Croker collection. 9.00

42. CHAROUSEK. Sergeant (P.W.): Charousek's Games of Chess. Bell 1919. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, spine lettering faded o/w G. Portrait, 221pp., biography, 146 annotated games. A scarce work. With bookplate of ECF, Pollard collection. 24.00

43. CHIGORIN. Bogoljubov (E.): Mikhail Chigorin. Selected Games. Ed: C.Leach. Batsford/Caissa 1987. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 128pp. 240 games with languageless notes from various sources. (A.) "First English publication of Chigorin's games." With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 12.00

44. DAKE. Bush (C.): Grandmaster from Oregon. The Life and Games of Arthur Dake. Portland Chess Press, 1991. 1st. p/b. VG. 130pp., photos, biography, playing record, and 50 annotated games. Scarce book. With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 20.00

45. EUWE (M.) A.Munninghoff: Max Euwe. The Biography. NIC 2001. p/b. F. 351pp., photos, full career results, Including 50 games annotated by Euwe. The best biography of Euwe. With bookplate of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 20.00

46. FISCHER (B.): Fischer's Chess Games. With an Introduction by R.Keene. OUP 1980. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 166pp. The most complete collection at time of publication, the games with Informator style notes. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 10.00

47. 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 1969. First UK Edn. Hardback, VG with a VG jacket. 384pp. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection, and name Croker written on endpaper. 38.00

48. FISCHER. A.Soltis: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered. Batsford 2003. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 287pp., author's essay on Fischer, 100 annotated games, each with introduction. (A.) A fresh and in-depth look at Fischer's best games by one of his contemporaries. 14.00

49. GELLER (E.): Grandmaster Geller at the Chessboard. Translated by B.Cafferty. CP No.83. 1969. 1st English Edn. P/b, front cover a bit foxed o/w VG. 181pp. Biography and 86 annotated games. Quite scarce. With bookplate of the ECF, Pollard collection. 12.00

50. GELLER (Y.P.): The Application of Chess Theory. Trans: K.Neat. Pergamon Press 1984. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 262pp. 100 annotated games of Geller, with emphasis on opening plans and their development in the middlegame. (A.) With small bookplate of ECF, Pollard collection. 15.00

51. GERZADOWICZ (S.): Journal of a Chess Master. Thinkers' Press, US 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 291pp. Over 60 games of this US correspondence chess master, annotated in an entertaining style. His games usually start with 1.g3 or 1...g6. Limited to 1500 copies. (A.) With bookplate of ECF, Rumsey collection. 14.00

52. GLIGORIC (S.): I Play Against Pieces. Translated by B. & Z.Bilic. Batsford, 2002. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 288pp., photos, brief biography, 130 annotated games arranged by openings, plus essay on Gligoric's theoretical contribution to the openings. Contains more games than the previous Russian and Serbo-Croat editions. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00

53. GLIGORIC. Levy (D.): Svetozar Gligoric's Chess Career 1945-1970. Collins, 1972. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 192pp. 63 annotated games. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 12.00

54. GRIGORIEV (N.D.) I.A.Kan: Shakhmatnoy Tvorchestvo N.D.Grigorieva. (Biography, games and studies in Russian.) Moscow, 1952. 1st Edn. Brown cloth. VG. 344pp. 10 annotated games, numerous endgame studies and contributions to endgame theory. Paper yellowed as usual. One of the greatest endgame composers. With withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. 18.00

 

55. GUFELD (E.): Chess: The Search for Mona Lisa. Batsford 2001. p/b. VG. 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.) With bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00

56. ILYIN-GENEVSKY (A.): Notes of a Soviet Master. Trans: B.Cafferty. Ed: D.Brandreth. Caissa Editions, 1986. Blue hardback, VG. 54pp. First English translation of his memoirs first published in Russian in 1929, plus an additional selection of 50 games (2 with notes.) (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 18.00

57. JUNGE. E.Budrich & D.Schulte: Das War Klaus Junge. Partien und Aufzeichnungen. De Gruyter, Berlin 1956. 1st. p/b, VG. 97pp. 40 annotated games. A very strong young German player who played many tournaments in 1941-2 culminating in =1st with Alekhine at Prague 1942. He was killed in action in 1945 aged 21. A scarce work. 25.00

58. KARPOV (A.): Chess at the Top 1979-84. Trans: K.Neat. Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. p/b, one corner creased o/w VG. 194pp. 49 games annotated by Karpov himself from his most successful period. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 10.00

59. KARPOV. Markland (P.R.): The Best of Karpov. OUP 1975. 1st Edn. p/b, G. Paper yellowed as often found. 272pp., biography, 75 annotated games. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 8.00

60. KASPAROV: Karolyi & Aplin: Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998. Batsford, 2006. p/b. VG. 315pp. The period 1993-1998 represents one of the richest phases in his career. 60 games annotated in depth. Earlier games are analyzed with computer assistance for the first time - sometimes revealing blemishes in existing analysis - showing the richness of thought and the supreme versatility of the player many consider to be the greatest of all time. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. 14.00

61. KASPAROV: Karolyi & Aplin: Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1999-2005. Batsford, 2007. p/b. VG. 336pp. The period 19992005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. 77 games accompanied by in-depth annotation and analysis. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. 14.00

62. KERES (P.): Valitud Partiid 1931-1958. Tallinn, 1961. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (a little worn on edges). 488pp., biography, 100 annotated games. In Estonian. With label and withdrawn bookplate of the BCF, Golombek collection. 20.00

 

63. KOLTANOWSKI (G.): "En Passant" Chess Games and Studies. Edinburgh, (self-published?) 1937. Red & black pictorial paper covers, torn on spine with small paper loss o/w G. 92pp. Includes biographical reminiscences, essays on Morphy, Flohr, Cafe de la Regence, blindfold chess, all 30 games from his blindfold simul record at Antwerp 1931, detail of his new record of 34 games at Edinburgh 1937, selection of 20 of his games, with notes. A scarce item. With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 30.00

64. KOLTANOWSKI (G.): With the Chess Masters. Falcon, USA 1972. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 147pp., photos, many games, reminiscences, playing record. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 15.00

65. KORCHNOI (V.): My Best Games. Vol.1 Games with White. Vol.2 Games with Black. Trans & Ed: K.Neat. Edition Olms 2001. 2 volumes, hardbacks. VG. 208 & 204 pp. 100 annotated games from 1951 to 2000. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 30.00

66. KUPREICHIK. G.H.McCormick: Uncompromising Chess: The Games of Viktor Kupreichik. With Biography by GM A.Suetin. Chess Enterprises, USA, 1986. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 66pp. 82 games with light notes, crosstables. (A.) With a small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 10.00

67. LARSEN (B.): Larsen's Selected Games of Chess 1948-69. Bell 1971. Reprint. VG, (no jacket). 181pp. 50 annotated games. A sought-after title. 15.00

68. MARSHALL (F.J.): My Fifty Years of Chess. Bell / Chess Review, NY 1942. 1st Edn. Spine a little creased o/w VG. 242pp., photos, biography, 140 annotated games. With bookplate of J.M.Soesan. 20.00

69. 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.) With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 30.00

70. MICHELL. Du Mont (J.): R.P.Michell. A Master of British Chess. Pitman 1947. 1st Edn. Spine slightly faded o/w VG. 108pp., portrait, biography and 36 annotated games. Scarce. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 24.00

71. MORPHY. Edge (F.M.): The Exploits and Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy the Chess Champion. With a New Introduction by David Lawson. Dover 1973. (Reprint of 1859 1st Edn.) p/b. VG. 203pp. Biography without games. With a bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 10.00

72. MORPHY. Lange (Dr.Max): The Chess Genius of Paul Morphy. Translated, with Additional Notes and Games by Ernst Falkbeer. Facsimile reprint of 1860 edition, Hippocrene Books, 1974. p/b. G. 356pp. 148 games, much biographical material, new introduction by Frank Brady. With bookplate and label of the ECF, Golombek collection. 15.00

73. MORPHY. Lawson (David): Paul Morphy. The Pride and Sorrow of Chess. McKay, New York 1976. 1st Edn. Large thick hardback, VG, d/w slightly frayed at top edge. 424pp., many illustrations, 60 games. The definitive biography of Morphy, with much on his later life, copies of letters and documents etc. Scarce and sought-after. 80.00

74. MUIR (Walter): My 75 Year Chess Career. Pittsburgh, 1997. 1st Edn. p/b, price labels, one removed o/w 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. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00

75. NOTEBOOM. Dr.M.Euwe: Aan de Nagedachtenis van Daniel Noteboom Jr. Amsterdam, 1932. 1st Edn. Original cream cloth boards, light staining to covers, top joint partly split o/w G. Portrait, 123pp., biography, 30 annotated games. A very promising Dutch player who died of pneumonia when just 21. LN 3103. 20.00

76. PAULSEN. H.Paulussen: Louis Paulsen 1833-1891 und das Schachspiel in Lippe 1900-1981. Detmold 1982. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 312pp., (in German) biography, photos, copies of documents, 72 games of Paulsen, some with brief notes, details of Paulsen's family, some games of his brother Wilfried, the remaining half of the book concerns chess in the Lippe area of Germany with many more games. Scarce book. 30.00

77. PLATZ (Dr.Joseph): Chess Memoirs. The Chess Career of a Physician and Lasker Pupil. Chess Enterprises, US 1979. Large format p/b, slight foxing to page block edge o/w VG. 190pp., photos in text, 278 annotated games, 101 positions, from 1925 to 1977, interspersed with the author's memoirs and anecdotes. He was a USCF Master. (A.) With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 25.00

78. PORTISCH. E.Gelenczei: Grandmaster Lajos Portisch. The Chess Player Series No.80. 1968. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 43pp. Biography and selection of annotated games. With small label of ECF, Pollard collection. Scarce item. 10.00

79. PORTISCH. Varnusz (E.): Selected Games of Lajos Portisch. Batsford 1979. 1st English Edn. Fine, d/w. 207pp. 90 annotated games. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 15.00

80. RESHEVSKY (S.): How Chess Games are Won. Pitman (1962). 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 212pp. 60 of Reshevsky's best games, annotated, from 1951-60, arranged by themes with introductions. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 14.00

81. RICHTER. Brinckmann (A.): Kurt Richters beste Partien. De Gruyter, Berlin, 1961. 2nd Edn (enlarged). p/b, VG. 162pp. photos, 98 annotated games, 52 problems & positions. 16.00

82. RUBINSTEIN. J.Donaldson & N.Minev: The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Vol.1: Uncrowned King. Russell Ent., USA 2006. Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. p/b, VG. 402pp. 492 games, many annotated, with notes translated from top players of pre-World War 1, plus new annotations, also some photos and over 30 crosstables, several indexes. Focuses on the years 1882-1920. (A.) 30.00

83. RUBINSTEIN. J.Donaldson & N.Minev: Akiba Rubinstein: The Later Years (1921-1961). ICE, Seattle 1995. 1st Edn. p/b, one corner creased o/w VG. 306pp., photos, biography, crosstables, 513 games, some annotated, with notes translated from top players of the 1920's.(A.) With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 20.00

 

84. SARAPU (O.): 'Mr Chess' The Ortvin Sarapu Story. New Zealand , 1993. 1st. p/b. VG. 180pp., photos, autobiography, 68 annotated games. The remarkable career of New Zealand's best known chess player. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 20.00

85. SCHLECHTER. W.Goldman: Carl Schlechter! The Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard. Caissa, US 1994. 1st Edn. Red cloth, thick hardback, VG. 537pp., illus, playing record, biography, 244 games, most annotated. A detailed and well researched work. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 60.00

86. SHORT & TIMMAN. Editor: A.Kulagin: The Way to Linares' Summit. Olbrich, Wurzburg 1993. 1st Edn. Large heavy p/b, VG. 536pp., many photos at end, 2423 games in all. Includes Short's and Timman's games in the 1991 World Championship cycle 1991-93, these are annotated with informator style notes. Then there are 843 games of Short from 1973-92 and 1480 games of Timman from 1968-92, these are without any notes and arranged by ECO openings. Also 37 games with notes of Short versus Timman up to 1992. Published with assistance of Central Chess Club Moscow. (A.) 22.00

87. 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 (torn at top with slight loss). 154pp, biography, 67 games. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 14.00

88. SOLTIS (A.): Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster. Thinkers' Press, US 1990. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 366pp., 55 annotated games, biography and anecdotes. "An honest account of what it's like to be a Grandmaster." (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 25.00

89. SPASSKY. Soltis (A.): The Best Chess Games of Boris Spassky. Pitman 1973. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (jacket completely faded on spine as usual). 288pp. 70 annotated games from 1949 to 1971. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 14.00

90. SPASSKY. W.H.Cozens: Boris Spassky's Road to the Summit. BCM Quarterly No.11. 1966. p/b, G. 103pp., photos, 42 annotated games, interspersed with biography. A few pencil notes. (A.) 12.00

 

91. SULTAN KHAN. Coles (R.N.): Mir Sultan Khan. All-India Chess Champion 1928. British Chess Champion 1929-32-33. BCM Quarterly No.19. 1977. 2nd Edn., Revised & Enlarged. Spine slightly faded o/w VG. 144pp., photos, biography, tournament record, 64 annotated games. A well produced work. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 15.00

92. 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. With bookplate of the ECF. Golombek collection. 18.00

93. SZABO (L.): My Best Games of Chess. Pergamon 1986. 1st English Edn. Large format hardback, slight yellowing of page edges o/w VG. 209pp., biography, playing record, 124 games, most annotated. (A.) With withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. 15.00

94. TAL. Thomas (H.): Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-59, 60-66, 67-73. Batsford 1979-80. 1st Edn. 3 volume set, p/b's, paper in first vol yellow as usual o/w VG. 184,158, 188pp. (A.) With bookplates of the ECF, Golombek collection. 20.00

95. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1931-1954. Translated and Edited by H.Golombek. Bell, 1956. 1st Edn. VG, with a good classic Bell jacket. 197pp. 100 annotated games. 20.00

96. VIDMAR (M.): Goldene Schachzeiten Erinnerungen. De Gruyter, Berlin 1981. 2nd Edn. p/b, VG. 259pp., photos, annotated games of Vidmar, memories of players and tournaments, and the chess scene in general. 15.00

97. YANOFSKY (D.A): Chess the Hard Way! Pitman 1953. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 149pp. Some 50 annotated games and biography. Scarce. With small label of ECF, Ravilious collection. 25.00

98. 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. 1st Edn. Spine lettering faded as usual o/w G. Portrait, 182pp. Includes biography, tournament record and appreciations by Em.Lasker, Marshall and others. A scarce book. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 40.00

99. ZUKERTORT. J.Adams: Johannes Zukertort. Artist of the Chessboard. Caissa Editions, US 1989. 1st Edn. Thick hardback, red cloth, VG. 534pp. Portrait, a collection of the best articles and extracts about Zukertort, most by his contemporaries, playing record, selection of 319 games with notes mainly by Zukertort himself, and arch-rival Steinitz. A well-produced and sought-after work published in a small edition. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. 70.00

 

* * * GENERAL GAMES COLLECTIONS * * *

100. --- JUST PUBLISHED: Tony Cullen: Chess Rivals of the 19th Century. McFarland, USA 2021. Large p/b. 469pp., 54 illustrations, 300 annotated games, bibliography, indexes. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of 19th century chess, with more than a third of the 300 annotated games analyzed by past masters and checked by powerful engines. Players such as Max Lange and Cochrane, known to the chess public only by the name given to a fierce attack or gambit, are brought to life. Fifty masters are each given their own chapter, with brief biographies, results and anecdotes and an endgame section for most chapters. (A.) 40.00

101. ----: Shakhmaty za 1953. (Year Book) Ed: L.Abramov. Moscow, 1954. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 320pp. Includes 57 annotated games, problems, studies, opening theory, crosstables. 18.00

102. Bjelica (D.): Grandmasters in Profile. Translated by J.Bamber. Sarajevo, 1973. 1st English Edn. p/b, G. 262pp., photos, some games. Biographical details and interviews with leading players of the 50's and 60's by the author who was a personal friend of many of them. A very interesting work. 18.00

103. Chernev (I.): The Golden Dozen. The Twelve Greatest Chess Players of All Time. OUP 1976. 1st Edn. Oblong hardback, VG,d/w (fading on spine). 331pp. 115 annotated games and superb photos. With withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. 14.00

104. Chernev (I.): The Russians Play Chess. McKay, Phila.1947. 1st Edn. G. 200pp. 50 annotated games from 1925 to 1960 involving Russian players. With bookplate of the ECF, Dunleavy collection. 12.00

105. Fine (R.) Ed: The World's Great Chess Games. Deutsch, 1952. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (tear to top edge). 287pp. Numerous annotated games and anecdotes about the players, from Philidor through to 1951. 10.00

106. Romanovsky (P.): Chess in Russia. The Players and their Games. Forewords by Botvinnik & Alexander. Soviet News, London 1946. Large format, pictorial wrappers, G. 53pp., photos, 18 annotated games, biographies, articles, page of facsimile autographs. With withdrawn bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 18.00

107. Speelman (J.): Best Chess Games 1970-80. Unwin 1983. 1st p/b Edn., paper slightly yellowed as uusal o/w VG. 328pp. 47games annotated in depth (not his own.) (A.) With withdrawn bookplate of BCF, Golombek collection. 9.00

108. Summerscale (A.& C.): Interview with a Grandmaster. Everyman 2001. p/b. VG. 144pp. Interesting interviews with 9 GM's, each with their own best game, and one that they consider the best ever played. Includes Adams, Short, Hodgson, Rowson, Sofia Polgar, Seirawan, Khalifman, Lautier & Sutovsky. (A.) 12.00

 

* * * TOURNAMENTS & MATCHES * * *

 

109. 1900 LONDON.: An Memorial of an Invitation Chess Tournament for Masters and Amateurs Arranged by and Played at the City of London Chess Club. Longmans, Green & Co. 1900. 1st Edn. Original grey boards, spine rubbed, tear on one page o/w G. pp (xii),46, 78 games. 1.Teichmann, 2-3 Gunsberg, Mason. LN 5254. With bookplate of ECF, Golombek Collection. This original edition is scarce. 70.00

110. 1904 CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS. Ed: F.Reinfeld: The Book of the Cambridge Springs International Tournament 1904. The Black Knight Press, NY 1935. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, VG. 84pp. 120 games annotated by the players. 1.Marshall 2-3 Em.Lasker, Janowski. LN 5266. Very scarce. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker Collection. 75.00

111. 1905 OSTEND. Ed: J.Adams: International Chess Tournament Ostende 1905. Chess Player, 1984. Brown imitation leather. VG. 128pp. 188 games, some annotated. A scarce and well-produced Chess Player publication. (A.) A very strong marathon 26 round tournament. 1 Maroczy 2-3 Janowski, Tarrasch. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker Collection. 30.00

112. 1911 SAN SEBASTIAN. Mieses (J.) & Dr.M.Lewitt: Internationales Schachturnier zu San Sebastian 1911. Leipzig 1919. 2nd Edn. Original cream cloth, spine yellowed with wear and slight loss at head and foot, inner stitching a bit loose, paper yellowed as usual. 2 plates, 162pp. 105 games. 1.Capablanca 2-3 Rubinstein, Vidmar. LN 5305. 30.00

113. 1913 HAVANA. Capablanca (J.R.): The Book of the Havana International Masters' Tournament 1913. BCM Quarterly No.18, 1976. 1st English Edition translated from the Spanish by E.G.Winter. p/b, VG. Portrait, 84pp. 60 annotated games. (A.) 1.Marshall 2.Capablanca. Quite scarce. With bookplate of J.M.Soesan. 16.00

114. 1921 HAMBURG. J.Dimer: Der 21.Kongresss des Deutschen Schachbundes. B.Kagan, Berlin (1921). 1st Edn. Original boards, slight wear to top of spine o/w VG. 230pp. 145 annotated games. Paper yellowed as usual. 1 Post 2 Samisch 3 Schlage. LN 5340. 45.00

115. 1926 DRESDEN. Ed: J.Adams: International Chess Tournament. (London, J.Adams, 1984?) p/b, a damp stain through top edge of pages, worse towards the end. 70pp., 45 annotated games. 1 Nimzowitsch 2 Alekhine 3 Rubinstein 4 Tartakower. (A.) Lusis 1444. One of Nimzowitsch's best tournaments, 8.5/9. Scarce book. With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 12.00

116. 1930 SCARBOROUGH. Ed: H.Golombek: International Tournament. BCM Quarterly No.6. (1962). p/b. G. 50pp., introduction to each round, 66 games. 1 Colle 2 Maroczy 3 Rubinstein. With bookplate of ECF, Golombek collection. 10.00

117. 1932 BERN. W.Bonacker: Turnierbuch des Internationalen Schachturniers. Bern 1932. Original yellow card covers, slight wear to head and foot of spine o/w G. 183pp. 4 plates of photos. 120 annotated games. 1.Alekhine 2-3 Euwe, Flohr 4.Sultan Khan. LN 5457. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 40.00

118. 1932 LONDON. Alekhine (A.): 66 Master Games Played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1932. Frank Hollings, (1932). 1st Edn. Original blue cloth, slightly discoloured, inner stitching a bit loose o/w G. Portrait of Alekhine, pp xiv, 90. 66 games annotated by Alekhine, article by Du Mont on the players. LN 5461. 1 Alekhine 2 Flohr 3-4 Kashdan, Sultan Khan. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 60.00

119. 1933 FOLKESTONE (5th Olympiad). Kashdan (I.): Book of the Folkestone 1933 International Chess Team Tournament. Leeds, Whitehead & Miller, 1933. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, a bit marked and stained o/w G. Frontispiece, 152pp. 142 games annotated by Kashdan and other Masters. The 5th Olympiad. 28.00

120. 1936 NOTTINGHAM. W.H.Watts & A.Alekhine: The Book of the Nottingham International Chess Tournament 1936. Printing Craft, 1937. 1st Edn. Original dark blue imitation leather, slightly scuffed on front o/w VG. Frontispiece, 291pp. 111 games annotated by Alekhine. A nice book on one of the strongest tournaments of all time. 1-2 Botvinnik, Capablanca 3-5 Euwe, Fine, Reshevsky 6 Alekhine. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 45.00

121. 1937 STOCKHOLM. W.H.Cozens: The Lost Olympiad. BCM Quarterly No.22. 1985. p/b. VG. 222pp. c.200 games, many annotated, most appearing for the first time. The first book about this Olympiad won by USA from Hungary. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF. 12.00

122. 1946 BEVERWIJK. H.Kmoch: Het Schaakcongres. Hoogoven-Tournooiclub (1946.) 1st Edn. Original wrappers, front cover nearly loose o/w G. 80pp. 45 annotated games. 1.O'Kelly de Galway 2.Stoltz. LN 5673. 18.00

123. 1946 LONDON. Cordingley (E.G.R.) Ed: London Chess Congress 1946. Limited Edition of Tournament Books Number 16. 1946. 4to, plain blue cloth, VG. 92 typescript pages, 132 games, most with notes. Limited Edition of 270 copies. Section A 1.H.Steiner. Section B 1.Euwe. LN 5686. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 40.00

124. 1946 MAASTRICHT. L.Prins: Het Internationaa M.S.V. Schaaktournooi. (Maastricht, 1946) 1st Edn. Original printed wrappers. G. 100pp. 55 games, most annotated, 2 photos. Name written on title-page. 1.Euwe 2-3 Devos, van Scheltinga. LN 5688. 18.00

125. 1946-47 HASTINGS. Kmoch & Prins: Hastings Congress. Chess SC 1947. 1st. p/b, VG. 96pp., 2 plates, 45 annotated games. 1.Alexander 2.Tartakower. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 14.00

126. 1946-47 HASTINGS. Kmoch (H.) & L.Prins: Hastings Schaakcitadel. Amsterdam 1947. 1st Edn. Original coloured boards. G. 95pp., photos, 45 annotated games. Bookplate on endpaper. 1.Alexander 2.Tartakower. 12.00

127. 1948 SALTSJOBADEN. Mandal (H.): Schacklandskamperna. Danmark - Finland - Norge - Sverige. Aug.1948. Orebro 1950. 1st Edn. p/b, previous owner inscription on title-page, G. 82pp. 70 annotated games, photos. A match tournament between the four countries. LN 5755. 18.00

128. 1948-49 HASTINGS. H.Golombek & W.Ritson Morry.: Hastings Chess Tournament. "En Passant" Chess Publication, Birmingham, 1949. Original wrappers, VG. 32pp. 50 games, some annotated. 1.Rossolimo 2.Konig. LN 5764. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 12.00

129. 1950 DUBROVNIK.: IX Olympiade. (Bulletins 1-15, plus 5 extra.) Dubrovnik, 1950. 20 issues bound in original wrappers, small paper loss to top of spine o/w G. 163pp in all, 480 games. LN 5801. 1.Yugoslavia 2.Argentina 3.W.Germany. 20.00

130. 1952 SALTSJOBADEN (Stockholm). G.Stahlberg: Interzonala Schackturneringen. Orebro, 1953. Original cloth-backed boards, VG. 343pp. 210 games, many annotated. Not in LN 1955 catalogue. 1.Kotov 2-3 Petrosian, Taimanov 4.Geller. The 2nd Interzonal tournament and Kotov's finest result, 3pts clear. A fine tournament book. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 40.00

131. 1953 NEUHAUSEN / ZURICH. Bronstein (D.): The Chess Struggle in Practice. Candidates Tournament, Zurich 1953. Translated by Oscar D.Freedman. Ed: B.Hochberg. Batsford 1980. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 499pp. 210 annotated games. 1.Smyslov 2-4 Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky. One of two English translations of the 2nd Russian Edition of this famous work, with Bronstein's renowned annotation. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 20.00

132. 1953 NEUHAUSEN/ZURICH. Wood (B.H.) Ed: The World Championship Candidates' Tournament. Chess SC 1953-54. Original blue cloth, G. pp 329, photos. 210 annotated games. Includes Openings Survey by Barden and Openings index. LN 5872. A 30 round tournament won by Smyslov, 2-4 Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky. With two bookplates of the ECF, Golombek collection. 15.00

133. 1955 ABERYSTWYTH. W.Ritson Morry & K.L.Gardner: Aberystwyth Chess Congress. (British Championship.) n.d.(1955.) Large format p/b, stapled, split on spine, some fading o/w G. 19pp typescript, 68 games. Print is rather faint. 1 Golombek 2 Wade. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. Includes 5 carbon copy score sheets of Harry Golombek and a small newspaper cutting about Golombek's tournament win. 25.00

134. 1956 AMSTERDAM. Euwe (Dr.M.) & W.J.Muhring: Das Kandidatenturnier fur die Weltmeisterschaft. Uitgeverij Variant BV, 1980. 2nd Edn. p/b, VG. 191pp. 90 annotated games. The 3rd Candidates Tournament. 1.Smyslov 2.Keres. 16.00

135. 1956 UPPSALA. J.Sajtar: IIIrd World Student Chess Championship. Prague (1956.) p/b. G. 56pp., photos, selection of annotated games, results. 1. USSR well clear of 2. Hungary. Korchnoi on Bd 1, Tal on 3. (A.) With withdrawn label of Chess Centre Ltd., Golombek collection. 18.00

136. 1964 KRAKOW. J.Sajtar: XIth World Student Team Chess Championship. Results. Prague (1964). p/b. G. 83pp., photos, full results, selection of annotated games. Paper yellowed. 1 USSR 2 Czechoslovakia 3 Hungary. (A.) With withdrawn label of Chess Centre Ltd., Golombek collection, and label of BCF. 14.00

137. 1964-65 HASTINGS + 1965-66 HASTINGS: Hastings 1964-5-6. Chess Player No.34. p/b, a little staining on cover edge o/w G. 35pp. 45 games from each Master tournament, with German algebraic notation. 1964-65 1 Keres 2-3 Gheorghiu, Gligoric. 1965-66 1-2 Uhlmann, Spassky 3 Vasiukov. 15.00

138. 1965 BOGNOR REGIS. Ed: J.N.Fishlock-Lomax: International Chess Congress. BCM Quarterly No.9. (1965) p/b. G. 4 plates, 98 selected games. Includes the Stevenson Memorial tournament - 1.O'Kelly de Galway 2.Wade. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 12.00

139. 1966-67 STOCKHOLM: Sveriges Schackforbunds Jubileumsturnering. Stockholms Schackforlag, 1967. p/b. VG. 48pp., photos. 45 games. 1 Keres (8/9) 2 Johansson, (3-5 Larsen). 10.00

140. 1970 PALMA DE MALLORCA. Ed: Wade & Blackstock: Interzonal Chess Tournament. Chess Player, 1970. p/b, spine a bit creased o/w VG. 232pp., photos, commentary, 276 annotated games, photos. 1. Fischer 2-4 Larsen, Geller, Hubner. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 20.00

141. 1970 SIEGEN. Keene & Levy: Siegen Chess Olympiad. Chess SC 1970. Original blue cloth, G. 249pp., good photos, interviews, full results, selection of 126 annotated games. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00

142. 1971-80 LONE PINE. Grefe (J.) & D.Waterman.: The Best of Lone Pine. The Louis D.Statham Chess Tournaments 1971-1980. RHM Press, NY 1981. p/b. G. 235pp., photos, results of all the tournaments, selection of games. (A.) With bookplate of ECF, Croker Collection. 12.00

143. 1972 BARNSTAPLE. Ed: J.Welch & M.Clarke: 2nd North Devon Chess Congress. The Barnstaple Open 1972. Commentary, Games, Notes, Results. The Hexagon, Barnstaple 1972. p/b, spine with black tape, VG. 74pp. 67 games, photos. 1-2 Argyris, Bellin. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 14.00

144. 1972 GRAZ. J.Sajtar: XIXth World Student Team Chess Championship. Results. Prague (1972). p/b. VG. 95pp., photos, full results, selection of annotated games. 1 Soviet Union (Karpov on Bd.1) 2 Hungary 3 FRG. (A.) With withdrawn label of Chess Centre Ltd., Golombek collection. 12.00

145. 1973 HILVERSUM. M.Euwe: AVRO Schaaktoernooi 1973. Unieboek, Bussum (1973.) p/b, VG. 159pp., photos, sketches, 56 games, some annotated. 1-2 Geller, Szabo 3 Ljubojevic. 10.00

146. 1973 LEEUWARDEN (Dutch Chess Championship) H.Kramer: Vijfde Friesche Vlag Schaaktoernooi Kampioenschap van Nederland 1973. Moussault Ten Have, 1973. p/b, G. 115pp., 66 annotated games, plus a few games from reserve group and play-off, photos. 1-3 Enklaar, Sosonko, Zuidema. Sosonko won the play-off. 9.00

147. 1974 CANDIDATES: KARPOV. Botvinnik (M.M.): Anatoly Karpov. His Road to the World Championship. Trans: Ken Neat. Pergamon 1978. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 158pp. Comprises Karpov's Candidates matches of 1974 with Polugaevsky, Spassky and Korchnoi, 43 games in all, annotated by Botvinnik.. 10.00

148. 1974 LANZAROTE: II Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez "Ciudad de Arrecife de Lanzarote." 1974. p/b, G. 16pp. 66 games. Spanish notation. 1 Quinteros 2-4 Zuckerman, Visier, Olafsson. With withdrawn label of the ECF, Golombek collection. 8.00

149. 1974 TEESIDE, England . J.Sajtar: XXth World Student ChessTeam Championship. Results. Prague (1974). p/b. VG. 89pp., photos, full results, selection of annotated games. 1 Soviet Union 2.USA 3. Hungary. (A.) With withdrawn label of Chess Centre Ltd., Golombek collection. 10.00

150. 1974-75 GRONINGEN (European Junior Ch.): Dertiende Niemeyertoernooi Europees Jeugdkampioenschap Schaken. (Groningen 1975). p/b. VG. 191pp, photos, 215 games, some annotated. 1 Nunn 2 Szekely 3 Van der Sterren. 10.00

151. 1975 MILAN. S.Luppi: Il Torneo Internazionale di Milano 1975. Mursia, Milano 1975. p/b, spine partly faded, chess bookplate of F.Hoorweg, G. 116pp. 86 games, some annotated. 1 Karpov 2 Portisch 3 Petrosian 4 Ljubojevic. 14.00

152. 1976 BUDAPEST: II. Nemzetkozi Tungsram Sakkverseny. (1976). p/b, some cover wear o/w G. (56)pp. 120 games. Preliminary text in Hungarian, English and Russian. 1-2 Vadasz, Holmov 3-4 Sax, Vogt. 9.00

153. 1977 TILBURG: (1e) Grootmeestertournooi. Amsterdam 1978. p/b. VG. 192pp., photos, 66 annotated games. 1 Karpov 2 Miles 3-6 Timman, Hort, Hubner, Kavalek. 10.00

154. 1978 TILBURG: 2e Interpolis Schaaktournooi. Amsterdam 1979. p/b, spine faded o/w G. 160pp., photos, 66 annotated games. 1 Portisch 2 Timman 3-5 Dzindzichasjvili, Hubner, Miles. 10.00

155. 1978 WIJK AAN ZEE: 40e Hoogovens Schaaktoernooi. Toernooiboek. (1978.) Large p/b, G. 96pp., many photos, 66 games from GM group, some annotated. 1 Portisch 2 Korchnoi 3 Andersson. p.39 to 96 contains results, selected games and photos of the previous 39 Hoogoven tournaments. 12.00

156. 1979 MONTREAL. Tal, Chepizhny & Roshal.: Tournament of Stars. Pergamon 1980. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. Photos, 204pp. 90 games, many annotated in great depth. (A.) One of the strongest tournaments, won by Karpov and Tal, and including interviews with both. 15.00

157. 1980 LONDON. W.R.Hartston & S.Reuben: Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament. Pergamon, 1981. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 222pp., photos. 91 games, some annotated. 1-3 Miles, Andersson, Korchnoi. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Dunleavy collection. 12.00

158. 1982 LONDON. R.Keene: Phillips & Drew Kings and Knights Chess Tournaments. BCM Quarterly No.20 (1982.) p/b. VG. 121pp. 91 games, some annotated, photos. 1-2 Andersson, Karpov 3 Seirawan. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF collection. 8.00

159. 1984 AMSTERDAM: 3rd OHRA Schaak-Festival. Amsterdam, 1984. Large p/b. VG. 68pp., photos, 107 games in GM group A 1 Timman 2 Portisch 3 Chandler. 108 games in GM group B 1 Neto 2-4 Enklaar, Martinovic, Szabo. 9.00

160. 1984 TILBURG: 8e Interpolis Schaaktournooi. (1985.) p/b. VG. 201pp., photos, 66 games, many annotated. 1 Miles 2-5 Hubner, Tukmakov, Ribli, Beliavsky. 12.00

161. 1986 BRUSSELS. G.Ligterink: The First S.W.I.F.T. International Chess Tournament. Interchess, Amsterdam 1987. p/b. G. 96pp., photos, round-by-round reports, 66 annotated games. (A.) 1 Karpov 2 Korchnoi 3-5 Miles, Timman, Torre. 12.00

162. 1987 AMSTERDAM: 6th OHRA Grootmeestertoernooi. Amsterdam, 1987. Large p/b. VG. 78pp., photos, 30 games in "Kroongroep" 1.Van der Wiel 2-4 Chandler, Gulko, Timman. 156 games in GM 9 rnd swiss - 1 Hort 2 Gavrikov. 9.00

163. 1987 TILBURG: 11th Interpolis Chess Tournament. New In Chess 1988. p/b. VG. 97pp., photos, interviews, 56 games, many annotated. 1Timman 2-3 Hubner, Nikolic. In English. (A.) 9.00

164. 1988 TILBURG: 12th Interpolis Chess Tournament. NIC, 1988. p/b. VG. 96pp., photos, interviews, 56 games, many annotated. 1 Karpov 2 Short. In English. (A.) 10.00

165. 1989 TILBURG: 13e Interpolis Schaaktournooi. Eindhoven, 1989. p/b. VG. 206pp., many photos, interviews, 56 games, all annotated. 1 Kasparov 2 Korchnoi 3-4 Ljubojevic, Sax. 12.00

166. 1990 WIJK AAN ZEE.: 52nd Hoogovens Chess Tournament. Wijk aan Zee 1990. New In Chess, 1990. p/b, one corner creased o/w G. 66pp., photos, all games from top group, some annotated. Interview with Fedorowicz, winner of the B group. 1 Nunn 2-3 Portisch, Andersson. Mostly in English. 10.00

167. 1991 MUNICH. D.Jan ten Geuzendam: SKA-Mephisto Turnier Munchen 1991. New in Chess, 1991 p/b, VG. 81pp., photos, commentary, 91 games, some annotated by the players. 1 Christiansen 2-5 Belyavsky, Hertneck, Hubner, Gelfand, (A.) In German. 10.00

168. 1992 FISCHER-SPASSKY Rematch. Davies, Pein & Levitt: Bobby Fischer: The $5,000,000 Comeback. Cadogan 1992. p/b, VG. 131pp. Fischer won 17.5-12.5. (A.) 9.00

169. 1994 BUENOS AIRES. Polugaevsky, Piket & Gueneau: Sicilian Love. Lev Polugaevsky Chess Tournament. New in Chess, 1995. Hardback, VG. 236pp, photos, 56 annotated games. Sicilian theme tournament for 60th birthday of Polugaevsky, also interview with him and 10 of his favourite sicilian games, and history of the sicilian. (A.) 1 Salov 2 Anand 3-4 Ivanchuk, J.Polgar. 18.00

170. 1994 HORGEN. H.Metz: Das Credit Suisse Masters und SKA Grossmeisterturnier Horgen 1994. Edition Olms, Zurich 1995. Large hardback. VG. 135pp., many photos, interview with Kasparov, page of facsimile autographs, commentary, 66 games, some annotated by the players. 1 Kasparov 2-3 Yusupov, Shirov. All 66 games from SKA tournament, 1 Hodgson. (A.) In German. 15.00

171. 1994 MUNICH. R.Tischbierek: SKA-Turnier Munchen 1994. Sportverlag Berlin, 1994. p/b, VG. 114pp., photos, 66 games, most annotated. 1 Ivanchuk 2-3 Belyavsky, Hubner. 12.00

172. 1994 TILBURG: 18e Interpolis Wereldschaaktournooi. Tilburg (1994.) p/b. VG. 192pp., photos, 394 games. Knock-out format, Salov beating Bareev in final. Also 72 games from Women's Candidates tournament, 1-2 Z.Polgar, Chiburdanidze. 10.00

173. 1995 HORGEN. A.Behr: Das Credit Suisse Masters und Credis-Grossmeisterturnier Horgen 1995. Edition Olms, Zurich 1996. Large hardback. F. 142pp., many photos, commentary, all the games both both groups, some annotated by the players. Masters: 1-2 Kramnik, Ivanchuk 3-4 Ehlvest, Short (Kasparov 5th!) GM: 1 Almasi 2 Hodgson (A.) In German. 15.00

174. 1996 AMSTERDAM: VSB Schaaktoernooi 1996. New In Chess, 1996. Hardback, VG. 236pp., many photos, 45 games, many annotated by the players, many articles, interviews, results of previous VSB tournaments with some games. In Dutch. 1-2 Topalov, Kasparov 3-4 Anand, Short. 18.00

175. 1997-98 GRONINGEN / LAUSANNE: World Chess Championship + Women's Candidates + 36th International Chess Tournament Groningen 1997. Stichting Schaak Groningen, 1998. Thick p/b, top corner of spine bumped o/w VG. 350pp., many photos, 556 games, some annotated, from the three main events. Includes various articles and interviews. (A.) A well produced book. The FIDE World Championship knockout tournament started with 98 players and went to 8 rounds, the final won by Anand on tie-break from Michael Adams. Women's Candidates 1.Galliamova 2 Jun Xie. 36th Groningen Tournament - 1 Nenashev 2-3 Ehlvest, Ibragimov. In English. (A.) 18.00

176. 1999 FRANKFURT. S.Kindermann & H.Metz: Frankfurt Chess Classic 1999. Gipfeltreffen der Schachgiganten. Schach Jurgen Daniel, 1999. p/b. F. 227pp.,in German, photos, interviews, reports from this Rapid Chess event with all games from Giants and Masters tournaments, some annotated, selection from Open. 1 Kasparov 2 Anand 3 Kramnik 4 Karpov. 18.00

177. 2005 SAN LUIS. A.Gershon & I.Nor: San Luis 2005. (FIDE World Championship Tournament.) Quality Chess 2007. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 442pp., many coloured photos, forewords by Short & Topalov, round-by-round reports, 56 games annotated in-depth. 1 Topalov 2-3 Svidler, Anand. Topalov became FIDE World Champion. One of the best tournament books in the last twenty years. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF collection. 18.00

* * * INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKS * * *

 

178. Bellin (R.) & P.Ponzetto.: Test Your Positional Play. Batsford 1985. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 192pp. 30 tests each with a choice of 3 plans with points awarded. (A.) With two bookplates of the ECF, Golombek collection. 8.00

179. Capablanca (J.R.): Capablanca's Last Chess Lectures. Herbert Jenkins, 1967. 1st UK Edn. VG, with d/w (worn on front) 132pp. Twelve lectures originally delivered shortly before his death in 1942. A scarce book. With small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 18.00

180. Euwe (M.) & W.Meiden.: Chess Master and Grandmaster. Allen & Unwin 1978. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 367pp. 25 annotated games played between masters and grandmasters between 1970 & 1975, "revealing the reason for each significant move." With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. 10.00

181. KERES. Neishtadt (I.): Paul Keres Chess Master Class. Trans: K.P.Neat. Pergamon 1983. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 182pp., photos. (A.) Using numerous examples of Keres's play...a virtual textbook on attacking play. Sections include the calculation of variations, attack, defence and counter-attack, the practical endgame. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 14.00

182. Krogius (N.): Psychology in Chess. RHM, NY 1976. 1st English Edn. Hardback, VG,d/w.. 243pp. Contains the best of Krogius' writings on the subject, with much of practical use including large sections on attention and time trouble, reasons for common errors etc. The hardback is quite scarce. 20.00

183. Neishtadt (I.): Queen Sacrifice. Translated by K.Neat. Pergamon 1991. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 255pp. (A.) Over 400 examples of queen sacrifice from named games, With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. 10.00

184. SPIELMANN (R.): The Art of Sacrifice in Chess. Translated from the German by J. Du Mont. Bell, 1935. 1st English Edn. VG. 216pp. 37 of his own annotated games, being examples of various sacrificial themes. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 20.00

185. Taulbut (S.): Positional Chess. Allen & Unwin 1983. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 102pp. Includes 49 annotated games. (A.) "Entertaining guide to positional play." With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 10.00

 

* * * MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS * * *

 

BRITISH CHESS MAGAZINE

The following volumes have a bookplate of the ECF, Diggle Collection. All in good condition, with index, unless otherwise stated.

1902 Vol.22. Dark blue cloth, spine faded, with tiny piece of cloth missing, slightly frayed at top. 80

1903 Vol.23. Dark blue cloth, spine faded, slightly frayed at top. 80

1904 Vol.24. Maroon cloth, spine faded. 80

1905 Vol.25. Maroon cloth, spine faded, slightly frayed at top. 80

1906 Vol.26. Maroon half leather, gilt spine, slightly rubbed. 100

1907 Vol.27. Maroon half leather, gilt spine, slightly rubbed. 100

1908 Vol.28. Maroon half leather, gilt spine, spine rubbed. 100

1909 Vol.29. Maroon half leather, gilt spine, spine rubbed. 100

1910 Vol.30. Maroon half leather, gilt spine, spine rubbed. 100

1911 Vol.31. Red cloth. 90

1912 Vol.32. Purple half leather, one joint split, top of spine torn with some loss of leather. 70

1913 Vol.33. Purple half leather, spine torn with loss of leather in three places. 60

1922 Vol.42. Green cloth. A scarce year. 100

 

The following have a bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection.

1940 Vol.60. Maroon cloth, VG. Scarce war year. 50

1942 Vol.62. Maroon cloth, VG, but paper browned. Scarce war year. 50

1943 Vol.63. Maroon cloth, VG, but paper browned. Scarce war year. 50

1944 Vol.64. Maroon cloth,, G, but paper browned and single wormhole to edge of first 80 pages not affecting the text. Scarce war year. 35

1960 Vol.80. Blue cloth, wear to spine edges. Magazine covers bound in, index in Dec issue. 28

1965 Vol.85. Maroon cloth, VG. 25

1966 Vol.86. Maroon cloth, VG. 25

 

CHESS (Sutton Coldfield) Ed: B.H.Wood

The following volumes are larger size and bound in brown cloth with index and in good+ condition unless otherwise stated. All have a bookplate of the ECF collection. Each volume runs from October to September.

Vol.5 1939-40. VG condition. 45

Vol.6 1940-41. VG. Magazine covers bound in. 45

Vol.7 1941-42. VG. 40

Vol.8 1942-43. VG. 40

Vol.9 1943-44. VG. No index. 40

Vol.10 1944-45. VG. 40

The following bound with brown leather spines and light tan or cream cloth sides.

Vol.12 1946-47. Some pen notes throughout. 35

Vol.13 1947-48. Spine slightly rubbed, some pen notes throughout. 30

Vol.14 1948-49. Spine worn with some loss of leather, some pen notes throughout. 25

Vol.15 1949-50. Spine slightly rubbed, some pen notes throughout. 30

Vol.16 1950-51. Spine slightly rubbed, some pen notes throughout. 30

Vol.17 1951-52. Spine slightly rubbed, some pen notes throughout. 30

 

The following volumes are octavo size and bound in dark brown cloth with index and in good+ condition unless otherwise stated. All have a bookplate of the ECF collection. Each volume runs from October to September. Magazine covers are usually included.

Vol.40 1974-75. 15

Vol.41 1975-76. A few pages creased at top corner. 14

Vol.45 Nov.1979 to Jan.1981 Algebraic edition. 15

Vol.46 Feb.1981 to Mar.1982 15

Vol.47 Apr.1982 to May 1983 15

Vol.49 Jun.1984 to Mar.1985 Algebraic edition. A lighter brown cloth. 15

Vol.51 Mar.1986 to Apr.1987 A light tan cloth. 15