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

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


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


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


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

Pergamon 1987. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 326pp. Includes 808 examples, many from studies. (A.) The final and scarcest volume in the series. 24.00


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


3687. Avni (A.): Surprise in Chess.

Cadogan 1998. 1st. p/b. VG. 112pp. Numerous examples where suprise played a major role, psychology etc. (A.) 8.00


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


190. Capablanca (J.R.): Capablanca's Last Chess Lectures.

Herbert Jenkins, 1967. 1st UK Edn. VG, with d/w (frayed at top of spine) 132pp. Twelve lectures originally delivered shortly before his death in 1942. A scarce book. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 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


3502. Davidson (J.): Caro-Kann Opening. De Soliede Verdediging Tegen den Koningspion.

Amsterdam (1937.) 1st Edn. Original green card covers. G. 96pp. Includes 8 complete games. LN 2022. 14.00


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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." (A.) 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


5608. Mitchell (D.A.): Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess. Being a Complete Course of Instruction for Beginners.

McKay, Philadelphis 1920. Revised Edn. Original red cloth, VG. 117pp. This revised edition includes a new American chess code, Marshall's Best Games (5 games), and 17 problems. Suprisingly no editions are listed in the LN 1955 catalogue. Betts 10-102. 10.00


5807. Moranda (W.): Universal Chess Training.

Thinkers Publishing, Belgium 2020. p/b. VG. 352pp. The author is a Polish GM and professional chess coach. "Learn how to universally deal with any position you might encounter in your games... have the opportunity to solve 90 unique hand-picked puzzles organised for optimal learning effect... more than 300 pages of original grandmaster thoughts and advice." (A.) 24.00


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


583. 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


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


3837. Nunn (J.): Secrets of Pawnless Endings.

Batsford 1994. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 320pp. (A.) Comprehensive work checked by computer database. 10.00


1091. Nunn (J.): Secrets of Rook Endings.

Batsford, 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 320pp. (A.) Comprehensive work checked by computer database. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 12.00


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


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

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


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


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


1129. Portisch (L.) & B.Sarkozy: Six Hundred Endings.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Hardback, VG. 198pp. "A systematic survey of the most important endgame principles." Includes many endgame studies. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 18.00


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


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

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


3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

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


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

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


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

Hamlyn 1993. Revised edn. Large p/b, one corner creased o/w 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


5602. Shumilin (N.P.): Shakhmatnyj zadachnik: najdite kombinaciju! 680 pozicij iz igrannych partij.

Moscow 1964. p/b, spine worn at foot o/w G. 167pp. 680 positions with a combination from named games, with solutions at end. 5.00


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

Siles Press, US 2007. 1st Edn. Large thick p/b, crease to front cover o/w G. 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


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

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


5803. Soltis (Andrew): What it Takes to Become a Chess Master.

Batsford 2011. 1st Edn. p/b, fine. 208pp. "Packed with tips, tricks and practical exercies aimed at players of all skill levels who aspire to gteatness." (A.) 12.00


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

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


670. 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


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


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


1897. SUBA (M.): Dynamic Chess Strategy.

Pergamon, 1991. 1st Edn. p/b, covers creased o/w G. 147pp. 36 annotated games, witty account of his chess career and explanation of his ideas. (A.) 10.00


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


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


1319. 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


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


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. (A.) 9.00


2524. Winkelman (B.F.): Modern Chess Endings.

McKay, Philadelphia 1933. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, VG, with a jacket torn on spine. 243pp. Includes large section "Masters of the End-Game" and selected end-game studies. LN 2274. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 18.00


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