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5727. --- RECENTLY 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


5502. ----: Lyubimaya igra shakhmaty.

Moscow 1968. 1st Edn. VG. 224pp., photos, about 30 annotated games, problems. Appears to concern chess amongst the military in Russia as most photos show players in uniform. 7.00


3746. ----: Shakhmaty Eshegodnik. (Year Book) 1960.

Moscow, 1962. VG. 496pp. Includes 146 annotated games. 14.00


4273. ----: Shakhmaty za 1951-1952. (Year Book.) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1953. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 244pp. Includes tournament results, 61 annotated games, endgames and studies. LN 3362. 18.00


5220. ----: 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


5219. ----: Shakhmaty za 1954. (Year Book) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1955. Original cloth-backed boards, VG. 368pp. Includes 92 annotated games, crosstables. 20.00


5680. -----: Shakhmaty za 1956. (Russian Year Book)

Moscow, 1958. Original cloth-backed boards, VG. 336pp. Includes 97 annotated games, crosstables. 18.00


5700. -----: Shakhmaty za 1958 - 1959. (Russian Year Book)

Moscow, 1960. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 503pp. Includes 145 annotated games, crosstables. Paper yellowed as usual. 18.00


4187. 1963-1986 GRONINGEN. (European Junior Championship.): Internationale Toernooien 1963-1986 Groningen 25 Jaar Europees Schaak.

1986. VG, d/w. 232pp, many photos, full results, report on each tournament, selection of annotated games. (A.) A high-quality memorial book on the occasion of the 25th Championship. 15.00


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


5769. Alster (Dr. L.): Sachovy Sbornik 1955. (Czech Year Book).

Prague 1957. Cream cloth, VG. 272pp. many annotated games, problems, results and crosstables. With bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00


3077. Avery (B.D.): Correspondence Chess in America.

McFarland, US 2012. Repr. p/b edition. F. 287pp. 233 games, some annotated. A detailed chronological account. (A.) 30.00


3008. Barcza (G.) A.Foldeak & others: Magyar Sakktortenet 3. 1896-1921.

Budapest 1989. VG (no d/w). 364pp. Many games, problems, photos, biographies, tournament reports etc., covering Hungarian chess from 1896 to 1921. Includes large sections on Charousek and Breyer with many games of each. 18.00


1484. Bisguier (A.) & A.Soltis: American Chess Masters from Morphy to Fischer.

MacMillan, NY 1974. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 291pp., photos, biographies, around 100 annotated games. Also includes Pillsbury, Marshall, Capablanca, Reshevsky & Fine. 20.00


409. 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


53. Chernev (I.): The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.

Dover 1992. Repr. p/b, VG. 279pp. 62 annotated games. 7.00


592. Clarke (P.H.): 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures.

Bell 1963. 1st Edn. VG, with the classic Bell jacket. 174pp. 100 annotated games mostly from the 50's & 60's. 15.00


3704. Cordingley (E.G.R.) & K.Whyld: The Chess Students Quarterly. Vol.I - VI (Nov 1946 - Mar 1952). (With) Match Bronstein vs. Boleslavski, Moscow 1950.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2007. Hardback. 569pp. 356 games, many annotated, 14 games of B-B match, opening theory, book reviews, various lists of books for sale. A facsimile reprint of the complete run of CSQ which was produced on an off-set litho printing machine. It was intended to be complimentary to the two major British chess magazines, giving additional games and analysis, but no news or problems. The original issues are very scarce. 33.00


1051. Divinsky (N.): Around the Chess World in 80 Years. A Statistical Study of all the Great Chess Masters of 1870-1950 including all the Games Played between the Top Six.

Vol.1 & 2. BCM Quarterly 5 & 8. 1961/65. p/b's, VG. pp 85, 100. 82 annotated games, photos, tables etc.. 24.00


1497. Eales (R.G.): Cambridge Chess.

Chess SC (1978) 1st. p/b. VG. 92pp. 64 annotated games. Cambridge University Chess Club, with a strong emphasis on the 1970's. Presentation inscription from Barry Wood (B.H.Wood). 12.00


4557. Edwards (Jon): Sacking the Citadel. The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice.

Russell Ent., US 2011. p/b, stain on page block edge o/w VG. 400pp. Entirely on Greco's Greek Gift sacrifice Bxh7+ followed by Ng5+ and a Queen attack on h7. Starts with a chapter on the Life & Times of Giaocchino Greco, several on art of attack and combination, contemporary theory, followed by 308 annotated games from 1620 through to 2009, 30 test positions, bibliography, indices of openings, asset combinations, players. (A.) 20.00


541. Eggink (L.G.) & W.A.T.Schelfhout.: Partij Verloren.

Amsterdam 1947. 1st Edn. Original pictorial card covers, worn on edges o/w G. 220pp., portraits, 64 games. A memorial of Dutch chess players killed during World War 2. The main chapters are about Salo Landau and Arnold van den Hoek, the strongest players besides Euwe. 20.00


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

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


514. Euwe (M.): Bobby Fischer and his Predecessors in the World Chess Championship.

Bell 1976. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 200pp. 74 annotated games. A comparison of Fischer's play with previous World Champions. 14.00


2642. Evans (L.): The Chess Beat.

Pergamon, 1982. 1st Edn. Large format p/b, one corner creased o/w G. 105pp. Copies of 300 of Evans' newspaper columns which appeared from 1973-81 in Sunday Washington Post or Chiacgo Tribune, most including a game, and quite a few concerning Fischer. 14.00


3223. Fauber (R.E.): Impact of Genius. 500 Years of Grandmaster Chess.

ICE, Seattle 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 389pp. Over 200 games with notes. 500 years of chess, covering all the famous players, including many biographical details and interesting anecdotes. (A.) 20.00


3547. Gerzadowicz (S.): Thinkers' Chess. A Compendium of Games.

Thinkers' Press, US 1995. 1st. p/b. F. 151pp. 27 games of amateurs arranged by themes, annotated by the US correspondence chess master, including humour, tips for improvement etc. (A.) 7.00


496. Golombek (H.): Fifty Great Games of Modern Chess.

Bell 1947. Repr. Name on endpaper o/w VG. 88pp. A selection of annotated games from 1900 to 1940. 8.00


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

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


5463. Harding (T.D.) Ed: Games of World Correspondence Chess Championships I - VII.

Batsford, 1979. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (jacket slightly faded on spine). 152pp. "Contains over 700 games", with informator-style notes, and full crosstables of the seven events and preliminary groups played between 1950 & 1976. (A.) 10.00


2641. Harding (T.D.) Ed: Games of World Correspondence Chess Championships I - X.

Batsford, 1987. Revised Edn. VG,d/w (jacket slightly faded on spine). 246pp. "Contains virtually all of the 1000 or so games played", with informator-style notes, and full crosstables of the ten events and preliminary groups played between 1950 & 1984. (A.) 16.00


4708. Harding (Tim): Eminent Victorian Chess Players. Ten Biographies.

McFarland, US 2012. New large p/b. 400pp., many illustrations from old photos and drawings., over 160 games, many annotated. Includes 6 appendices including career records and career of Mephisto, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, indices of images, opponents, openings, general index. (A.) Comprises the biographies of Captain Evans, Staunton, Lowenthal, Bird, Skipworth, Steinitz, Blackburne, Zukertort, Burn, Gunsberg. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also provided. 39.00


1093. Heidenfeld (W.): Draw! Edited with a Foreword by John Nunn.

Allen & Unwin, 1982. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 216pp. 70 annotated games spanning 100 years, all exciting draws. Completed by John Nunn after Heidenfeld's death. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 25.00


273. Horowitz (I.A.): Chess: Games to Remember.

Pelham 1973. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w, inscription on endpaper. 266pp. A collection of 261 best games from 1960-1971. 12.00


152. Ingram (L.C.): The Cream of Tournament Chess. Part 1 (All Published). 50 Games from the Tournaments of 1851-1878.

Chess SC, 1948. Printed paper wrappers. 75pp. G. (A) & (D). LN 3340. 9.00


4347. Jones (R.H.): 60 Years in the Same Room. A History of the Paignton Chess Congress.

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. p/b (17x24cm), VG. 157pp., 80 pictures (8 in colour), 27 charts and cross-tables, 60 games, some annotated by famous players or hitherto unpublished. A detailed story of the event itself from 1951 to the present day, sketches of ten personalities connected with the congress in some way, including Golombek, B.H.Wood, Rowena & Ron Bruce, Ritson Morry, Michael Adams & Keith Arkell, a chapter on the remarkable Singer family whose magnificent home became the venue of this annual event. (A.) 16.00


463. Karpov (A.): The Semi-Open Game in Action.

Batsford 1988. 1st. p/b. VG. 126pp. (A.) Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann & Pirc. Includes many complete annotated games, mainly from 1984-87. 6.00


4921. Kasparov (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 1 Revolution in the 70s.

Everyman 2007. Large red hardback, VG, d/w. 416pp., 103 annotated games, a survey of the huge advances in opening theory during the 1970s and beyond, including the opinions of 28 world experts. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." 20.00


3648. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Part 1.

Everyman 2003. Reprinted. Large hardback, VG,d/w. 464pp. 148 games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, and Alekhine. Also a chapter on chess before Steinitz. "Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas." (A.) 20.00


4892. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Part II.

Everyman 2003. Reprinted 2012. Large hardback, VG,d/w. 480pp. 149 games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal. "Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas." (A.) 20.00


5192. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Part IV. Fischer (+ Reshevsky, Najdorf & Larsen.)

Everyman 2004. Reprinted 2015. Large hardback, VG,d/w. 496pp. 107 annotated games. Kasparov deeply analyses Fischer's greatest games and assesses his legacy. There are also lengthy sections on Reshevsky, Najdorf, and Larsen. (A.) 24.00


364. Keene (R.) & N.Divinsky.: Warriors of the Mind. A Quest for the Supreme Genius of the Chess Board.

Hardinge Simpole 1989. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 342pp., photos. (A.) An objective ranking list of the 64 strongest players of all time, with short biographies, stylistic descriptions, and over 80 annotated games. 14.00


302. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1998. New Edn. p/b. VG. 160pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Speelman, McShane. (A.) 7.00


2845. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. p/b, a little foxing on page block edge o/w G. 120pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Szabo, Stean, Gufeld, Kavalek. 7.00


4049. Keres (P.): Sowjetisches Schach IV 1953 - 1960. Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.36.

Hamburg 1963. Red cloth, VG. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes. One of the scarcest in this series. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 40.00


871. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Bell 1951. 1st Edn. G, d/w (some paper loss to corners). 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. 12.00


520. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Dover 1977. Reprint of 1952 work. p/b, front endpaper removed, pen notes and marks to some pages o/w G. 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. 5.00


2692. Kotov (A.) & S.Flohr: Sowjetisches Schach 1917-1935. Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.33.

Hamburg 1960. Red cloth, VG. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves, plus booklet of notes. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 30.00


1202. Lasker (Ed.): Chess Strategy.

Bell, 1931. Repr. G. 282pp. 48 illustrative games mostly from 1908-14. 10.00


4097. Leach (C.): Chess in the USSR 1945-72. Part 3. Sicilian Defence I.

1994. p/b. VG. 76pp. 214 games with languageless notes. (A.) Includes closed Sicilian games and open games where black plays 2...Nc6, 4...Nf6 and 5...d6. 7.00


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

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


600. Levy (D.) & K.O'Connell: Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games. Vol.1 1485-1866.

OUP 1981. Only Edn. VG, d/w. 527pp. Some 4000 games plus openings and players index. (A.) Originally pub at 40. No more volumes were published. 25.00


1285. Lombardy (W.): Snatched Opportunities on the Chessboard.

Batsford 1973. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 340pp. 200 quick victories in master games mostly from the 1960's, grouped by openings. Includes an article pasted to front endpapers concerning corrections to the book. 12.00


5741. Marin (Mihail): Old Wine in New Bottles.

Chess Informant, Beograd, 2019. Hardback, Fine. 380pp., numerous annotated games covering many themes, drawn from the authors many articles for Chess Informant. Using many classic games he shows that many of the basic ideas of our game do not change over the generations and the same kind of brilliant ideas and mistakes are played again and again in specific situations. Also included throughout the book are many art works of chess both old and modern. (A.) 25.00


1625. Mednis (E.): Strategic Chess. Mastering the Closed Game.

Dover, USA 1999. Reprint. p/b. VG. 236pp. 30 annotated games from the 1970s and 80s with very instructive analysis. (A.) 10.00


4378. Padsalgikar (Tamannacharya): The Game of Chess (Native and Western Methods). Originally Published in the Marathi Language.

Sangli, India, March 1941. English Version by Vijay D.Pandit, Mumbai Oct.2009. The Chess Player, Nottingham 2009. New p/b. 136pp. Includes information on Indian tournaments, mainly of the 1920s and 1930s and 18 brief biographies of Indian players, most unknown in the West, with a selection of games, and a bibliography of Indian chess books up to 1941. (A.) Limited to 100 numbered copies. 18.00


144. Pritchett (C.) & D.Kopec.: Best Games of the Young Grandmasters.

Bell 1980. 1st Edn. p/b, G. 218pp. Biography and about 9 annotated games each of Miles, Timman, Browne, Andersson, Hubner, Ribli, Ljubojevic, and Kasparov. (A.) 8.00


624. Reinfeld (F.): A Treasury of British Chess Masterpieces.

Chatto & Windus 1950. 1st Edn. Cloth split on top joint, edge wear, internally G.. 244pp. 100 annotated games by British players from 1798 to 1947. 7.00


1073. Reinfeld (F.) & I.Chernev: Chess Strategy and Tactics. Fifty Master Games Selected and Annotated.

Black Knight Press, NY 1933. 1st Edn.Original dark maroon cloth, slightly bowed o/w G. 101pp., 3 plates. A scarce work. 20.00


1306. Romanovsky (P.): Chess in Russia. The Players and their Games. Forewords by Botvinnik & Alexander.

Soviet News, London 1946. Large format, pictorial wrappers, foxing to some pages o/w G. 53pp., photos, 18 annotated games, biographies, articles, page of facsimile autographs. 18.00


3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

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


1516. Sprecher (S.): Schachkunst in der UdSSR. Ubersetzt aus dem Russischen von P.Pschebilski.

Wien, 1947. 1st German Edn. Spine torn with loss of paper, some pencil notes o/w internally good. 208pp., 51 annotated games (from 1944-47), photos, tournament tables. 14.00


712. Stahlberg (G.): Chess and Chessmasters. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell 1955. 1st English Edn (with additional sections not in the Swedish edn.) VG,d/w. 131pp. A section on the leading Masters from Lasker onwards with 44 annotated games. "May be regarded as a sequel to Reti's Masters of the Chessboard." Scarce work. 24.00


5589. Staunton and others: The American Chess Player's Handbook. Based on the Work of Staunton and Modern Authorities. Teaching the Rudiments of the Game and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings. Illustrated by Appropriate Games actually Played...

John C.Winston Company, Philadelphia, 1934. Revised Edn. Red cloth, VG, d/w. 256pp. Many games from Morphy through to Alekhine. 9.00


2549. Tarrasch (Dr.S.): Die Moderne Schachpartie.

Leipzig 1916. Olms Reprint, Zurich 1980. VG, d/w (small edge crease). 455pp. 223 annotated games from the early 1900's arranged by openings. 20.00


2693. Tartakower (Dr.S.) & J.Du Mont.: 500 Master Games of Chess.

Dover reprint, 1975. p/b, VG. pp 665, plus index of players. All games with notes and arranged by opening. An unsurpassed selection of games ranging over 150 years. 15.00


5284. Tartakower (S.): The Hypermodern Game of Chess. (Translated by Jared Becker.)

Russell Enterprises, USA 2015. Large new p/b. 411pp., illustrations, 108 annotated games from 1914-1925. The first English language translation of Tartakower's highly acclaimed work "Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie" (2nd Edn, 1925). With an emphasis on opening theory, there are also essays on strategy, tactics, endings, history and other chess-related topics, all presented in Tartakower's wonderful writing style. (A.) 25.00


2802. Timman (J.): The Art of Chess Analysis.

RHM, NY 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 216pp. 24 outstanding games from the 1970's analysed in great detail. (A.) A renowned work. 10.00


4050. Trifunovic (P.): Jugoslawisches Schach II. Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.38.

Hamburg 1965. Red cloth, VG. 482 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With booklet of notes, and a second booklet of biographies and tournament results. One of the scarcest in this series. 40.00


5735. Tukmakov (Vladimir): Modern Chess Preparation. Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age.

New In Chess, 2012. p/b, Fine. 286pp. Includes 91 annotated games ranging from 1891 to 2011. 3 main sections - The Evolution of Preparation, games up to the 1980s - The Computer Era, games since 2000. - Deciding Games, where everything depends on the result. (A.) 16.00


266. Wade (R.G.): Soviet Chess.

Neville Spearman, 1968. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (with plastic protection). 288pp. A good reference work including over 120 games, biographical material, tournament tables, modern study composers, problems etc.. 18.00


2983. Wade, Whiteley & Keene: The World Chess Championship Botvinnik to Kasparov.

Batsford, 1986. Revised Edn. p/b. G. 298pp. Introductions and all games from 1948 to 1985, some annotated. (A.) 10.00


135. Watts (W.H.): Chess Masterpieces. A Collection of Selected Games by World's Masters with Annotations.

Daily News (1924.) Original printed wrappers, G. 58pp., photos, 50 games. 16.00


813. Wenman (P.): Games from Monte Carlo. Vol.1 (all published.)

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds 1945. 1st Edn. VG. 87pp. 50 games from the 1901 to 1904 tournaments. 12.00


1431. Wenman (P.): Gems of the Chess Board.

Pitman 1945. 5th Edn. p/b, VG,d/w. 57 annotated games. 6.00


352. Wenman (P.): One Hundred Chess Gems.

Leeds 1945. 5th Edn. VG,d/w (torn with loss on spine). 144pp. 100 games with brief notes, mainly from 1890's to 1910. (Also: 3rd Edn. 1942. larger size p/b. G. 7.00) 6.00


5014. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 3: 1869.

Chess Player 2014. New p/b. 181pp., a few illustrations, 161 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. 20.00


5385. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 5: 1871-72.

Chess Player 2018. New p/b. 143pp., illustrations, over 110 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. 20.00


5696. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 6: 1873.

Chess Player 2019. New p/b. 136pp., illustrations, many annotated games with sources given, notes, comprehensive indices. Detailed coverage of New York chess in 1873. Limited to 100 numbered copies. 20.00


5745. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 7: 1874-1875.

Chess Player 2020. New p/b. 201pp., illustrations,158 annotated games with sources given, notes, comprehensive indices. Detailed coverage of New York chess in 1874 and 1875. Includes Bird's visit to New York in 1875. Limited to 100 numbered copies. 20.00