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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


5496. Adorjan (A.): Your Black is OK Repertory V1./2 Sicilian subvariations.

Budapest 1994. p/b. G. 115pp. Text in English, German, French and Spanish. (About 25 pages each). Signed by Adorjan on title-page. 10.00


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

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


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

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


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

Pergamon 1987. 2nd (Revised) Edn. p/b. VG. 97pp. 8.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


5490. Bilguer (P.R.von) (v.d.Lasa): Handbuch des Schachspiels. Achte, von Carl Schlecter. (Erganzungsheft herausgegeben von Jacques Mieses.)

Berlin & Leipzig 1921. The Supplement by Mieses only. Original wrappers, worn and torn with paper loss. pp 51. 5.00


5409. Bloodgood (C.F.): The Tactical Grob.

Chess Ltd.,(1974?) p/b. VG. 51pp. Opening 1.P-KN4 (1.g4.) 5.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


2223. Cordingley (E.G.R.): Chess by Easy Stages.

Universal Pub. 1945. 1st Edn. Small p/b, red and pink covers, VG. 86pp. Printed on pink paper. Includes a few master games. 6.00


5407. Davies (N.): 10 Great Ways to Get Better at Chess.

Everyman 2010. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 159pp.Includes 64 games. (A.) Packed with useful advice and drawing heavily on the games and thoughts of players who have been the author's students over the years and experienced a clear improvement in their play. 10.00


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

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


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

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


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


5482. Emery (A.): The Elements of Chess.

"The Bazaar, Exchange & Mart", 1922. 1st Edn. Original pictorial wrappers, spine worn o/w G. 72pp. Includes 4 annotated master games. Attractive front cover. LN 1387. Betts 10-105. 8.00


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

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


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

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


718. Euwe (M.) & H.Kramer: The Middle Game. Book 1 Static Features. Book 2 Dynamic & Subjective Features.

Bell 1964-65. 1st English Edn. 2 volumes, G, d/w's (jackets with clear plastic protection, not removeable). A few tick marks. 293 & 346pp. 481 examples, mostly complete games, and section on the personal style of 38 players. A classic work. 20.00


5404. Euwe (M.) & W.Meiden.: Chess Master v Chess Amateur.

Dover 1994. Repr. p/b, VG. 314pp. 25 deeply annotated games played between an amateur and master, "provides the average player with numerous ways to improve his game." 8.00


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

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


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

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


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

McKay, US 1941. 2nd Edn. G,d/w. 573pp. The classic work on endgames. 8.00


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

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


5533. Giddins (S.): 50 Essential Chess Lessons. A Modern Look at 50 Immensley Instructive Chess Battles.

Gambit 2006. Repr. Large p/b, F. 159pp. "Throughout the emphasis is on identifying helpful 'mini-rules'., and each game is followed by a recap of the main lessons to be learned." (A.) 10.00


5534. Giddins (S.): 50 Ways to Win at Chess. Brilliant and Instructive Games, Explained in User-Friendly Fashion.

Gambit 2007. 1st Edn. Large p/b, F. 175pp. Each game illustrates an important winning method. (A.) 10.00


2841. Grefe (J.): Progressing through Chess: The 35 Best Chess Books and how to use them.

Players Press, US 1981. 1st Edn. p/b, cover wear and creases o/w G. 113pp. 10.00


4923. Griffith & White: Modern Chess Openings.

Whitehead & Miller,Leeds,1932 5th Edn completely revised by P.W.Sergeant, R.C.Griffith & M.E.Goldstein. original blue cloth, some cover wear, cloth split on joints. 292pp. 7.00


5453. Griffith & White: Modern Chess Openings. Edited and Completely Revised by Walter Korn.

Pitman, 1952. 8th Edn. VG, d/w (small stain on spine). 317pp. 8.00


5470. Griffith (R.C.) & J.H.White: The Pocket Guide to Chess Openings.

Bell, 1923. Repr. Small slim hardback, blue cloth, G. 116pp. LN 1937. 7.00


5408. GULKO (B.) & Dr.J.R.Sneed: Lessons with a Grandmaster. 1. Enhance Your Chess Strategy and Psychology. 2. Improve your Tactical Vision and Dynamic Play.

Everyman 2011-12. 2 volumes, p/b's, one corner slightly creased o/w VG. 298+301pp. 55 games of Gulko against world class players annotated by way of a series of conversations between Gulko and student Sneed, a Professor of psychology and amateur player. Typical questions an amateur would ask, with focus on strategy, tactics and the role of psychology in chess competition. (A.) 24.00


197. Guthrie (J.A.): Chess Made Easy.

Daily News Ltd. (1922.) 3rd Edn. Original pictorial paper covers, VG. 62pp. This edition not listed in LN 1955 catalogue. Betts 10-106. Attractive front cover. 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


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

Dover 1996. Repr., corrected and slightly revised. p/b, VG. 237pp. (A.) A coaching manual in 30 graduated units. 7.00


5405. HEISMAN (D.): The Improving Chess Thinker.

Mongoose Press, Boston 2009. 1st. p/b. F. 220pp. (A.) All about learning a more powerful thinking process and full of helpful tips and principles, by one of the USA's top chess instructors. 12.00


1593. Hooper (D.): A Pocket Guide to Chess Endgames.

Bell, 1979. Repr. p/b, VG. 197pp. A very useful work. 7.00


5417. Kasparov (G.): Checkmate Tactics.

Everyman, 2010. 1st Edn. Oblong coloured hardback, VG,d/w. 96pp. "This book will help you learn how to recognize the critical positions that come from pins, forks, skewers, overloaded pieces, as well as many other tactical themes." 10.00


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

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


390. Keres (P.): Practical Chess Endings.

Batsford, 1977. Repr. p/b,.G. 262pp. One of the best books on the endgame by a great endgame player. 8.00


1729. King (D.): How Good is your Chess.

Cadogan 1993. p/b. VG. 127pp. 20 games, with test-yourself guide. (A.) Signed "To Pam from Daniel King." 12.00


3713. King (D.): Test Your Chess with Daniel King.

Batsford,2004. p/b. VG. 240pp. 20 recent games with points awarded after each move, with introductions and profiles of the winners. (A.) 8.00


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

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


5398. Kosikov (A.): Elements of Chess Strategy. Translated by J. Sugden.

Gambit 2010. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 159pp. Includes devising a plan, a system of self-discipline, advantage of the bishop pair, opposite bishops in the middlegame, by one of the world's leading trainers from Ukraine. (A.) 12.00


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

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


4714. Lane (G.): Improve Your Chess in 7 Days.

Batsford, 2007. p/b. VG. 204pp. Packed with practical tips and hints on how to improve. (A.) 10.00


5540. Lane (G.): Sharpen Your Chess Tactics in 7 Days.

Batsford 2009. 1st Edn. p/b, F. 224pp. Full of easy to follow advice. (A.) 10.00


1202. Lasker (Ed.): Chess Strategy.

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


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

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


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

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


3575. LeMoir (D.): How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician.

Gambit 2002. Large p/b. F. 240pp. How to spot surprising tactics, calculate and analyse effectively, with numerous examples and exercises. (A.) 10.00


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

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


2425. Levitt (J.): Genius in Chess. Assess and Develop Your Chess Talent.

Batsford, 1997. p/b. F. 128pp. (A.) Sections on the nature of chess genius, talent tests, multiple choice tests etc. 8.00


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


3980. Lipnitsky (I.): Questions of Modern Chess Theory. A Soviet Classic. Translated by J.Sugden.

Quality Chess 2008. 1st English Edn. p/b, F. 229pp. 16 chapters covering various opening and middlegame topics, with numerous annotated games and part games. "The lost masterpiece of Soviet chess literature...published in 1956...updated for the 21st century and now available for the first time in English." (A.) 15.00


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

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


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

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


5503. Lutes (W.J.): Cunningham Gambit 1.e4 e5 2. f4 ef 3. Nf3 Be7.

Chess Enterprises, US 1990. 1st Edn. p/b, G. pp xvi, 222. A detailed work on this gambit. (A.) 7.00


3794. Matanovic (A.) Ed: Encyclopaedia of Chess Middlegames. Combinations.

Chess Informant, 1980. Large h/b, covers a bit spotted o/w G, d/w frayed on back edge. 351pp. 1817 positions, arranged by themes, index of players. (A.) 10.00


1284. Mednis (E.): Practical Endgame Lessons.

Batsford 1979. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 332pp. Aimed at club players and based on the exposition of general principles. 12.00


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

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


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

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


112. Mieses (J.): Instructive Positions from Master Chess.

Bell 1951. New and Enlarged Edn. VG. 118pp. 178 positions. This edition includes an extra 53 positions from the previous 14 years of master chess. 8.00


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

Williams & Norgate, 1947. 1st Edn. p/b with attractive cover design, but spine worn with paper loss. 64pp. Basic opening guide. 5.00


5507. Muller (H.): Die Englische Partie. Eine Alte Eroffnung in Neuem Lichte.

Leipzig, 1928. 1st Edn. p/b, original wrappers, both covers loose. 77pp. 6.00


5535. Nunn (J.): 1001 Deadly Checkmates. Solve the Puzzles and Measure your Skill!

Gambit, 2011. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 303pp. 1001 positions from actual games, graded by theme and difficulty, with points awarded for finding the checkmate. (A.) 14.00


2652. Nunn (J.): Secrets of Practical Chess.

Gambit 1998. 1st. p/b. VG. 176pp. Packed with useful advice that will help players of all standards. (A.) 8.00


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

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


4255. Nunn (J.): Understanding Chess Move by Move.

Gambit 2001. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 240pp. 30 games from the 1990's, with the emphasis on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games. (A.) 13.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


3803. Purdy (C.J.S.): On the Endgame. Compiled & Edited by R.J.Tykodi.

Thinkers' Press, US 2003. 1st. p/b. VG. 247pp. Compiled from Purdy's magazine writings, including many interesting anecdotes and examples, many useful rules etc. (A.) 20.00


5500. Rellstab (L.): Das Schachspiel. Ein Grundlehrgang mit Planmassiger Darstellung der Schach-Eroffnungen.

Hamburg, 1956. 2nd Edn. G. 295pp. 6.00


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

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


3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

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


5406. Seel (C.): The Philidor. A Secret Weapon.

Chessgate AG, 2007. 1st Edn. p/b, G. 132pp. Some light staining to last few pages. (A.) 8.00


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

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


2759. Shereshevsky (M.I.): Endgame Strategy. Translated by K.P.Neat.

Pergamon, 1988. Repr. p/b. VG. 218pp. (A.) Includes specific advice on how to improve endgame technique, using both classic and modern examples. 10.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


3862. Stohl (I.): Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces.

Gambit 2009. New Enlarged Edn. Large thick p/b. VG. 447pp. 62 outstanding games from 1993 to 2007 annotated in depth in an instructive manner by Slovakian GM, with summary of important lessons at end of each game. (A.) 15.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


878. Webb (S.): Chess for Tigers.

OUP 1978. 1st. p/b. VG. 99pp. (A.) A popular book giving practical advice on playing to win. 6.00


5504. Wincor (R.): Baroque Chess Openings or How to Play your Betters at Chess and on Occasion Win.

Citadel Press, NJ 1975. 1st p/b Edn. G. 116pp. Includes a number of master games, a large section on the Dutch stonewall for white, Indian formations, systems for black. 5.00


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

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


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

Bell,1923. Repr. Some wear o/w G. 226pp. Early issue, the year after 1st edn. 10.00