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5517. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.132

. Tournaments of 1911. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 40 pages; about 32 diagrams; many games with notes; 4 cross tables; San Remo 1911: 15 + 2 games. Berlin v Vienna 1911 (by telegraph): all 8 games.Munich (May) 1911: 7 of the 12 games. Budapest 1911: 1st Hungarian Championship, 39 of the 41 games played. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. 10.00


5518. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.133

. Cologne 1911. 50th Anniversary Tournament of the Cologne Chess Club. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 54 pages; about 38 diagrams; many games with notes; 5 cross tables; Main Tournament: 70 games out of 126 played. 4 Subsidiary tournaments: 38 games. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. 12.00


3702. 1907 KARLSBAD. G.Marco & C.Schlechter: Karlsbad 1907 International Chess Tournament. Trans: R.Sherwood. Ed: D.Brandreth. Analysis Checked by Robert Sherwood and Rybka.

Caissa Editions, US 2007. English Translation of the original 1908 German book. Red cloth. F. 451pp., illus, 210 games, annotated by Marco and Schlechter. "This edition has the advantage of enhancements such as the addition of 15 photos of many of the players along with corrections and additional analysis using the new, very strong program, Rybka. The tournament was one of the strongest of the last century with only Lasker, Tarrasch and Burn, missing from the roster of the world's best players of that day. The young player Rubinstein won in fine style followed by Maroczy just one-half point behind, and by Leonhardt. Marco and Schlechter contributed superb notes in a style combining wit, depth, and accuracy." Series: World's Greatest Chess Tournaments. (A.) 45.00


288. 1941 LENINGRAD-MOSCOW. Botvinnik (M.): Championship Chess. Match Tournament for the Absolute Chess Championship of the U.S.S.R.

MacGibbon & Kee 1950. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w (with plastic protection). 186pp. 60 annotated games. 1.Botvinnik 2.Keres 3.Smyslov. 20.00


1412. 1953 NEUHAUSEN / ZURICH. D.Bronstein.: Zurich International Chess Tournament. Translated from the 2nd Russian edition by Jim Marfia.

Dover, NY 1979. Large p/b, G. 349pp. 210 games annotated by Bronstein. (A.) One of two English translations of this classic work. 15.00


5521. 1996 KASPAROV - DEEP BLUE. Newborn (M.): Kasparov versus Deep Blue. Computer Chess Comes of Age.

Springer, NY 1997. 1st Edn. Fine, d/w 322pp., illus. A detailed account of the 1996 match, the development of Deep Blue, and the evolution of chess-playing computers, including many games. (A.) 20.00


5525. Alburt (Lev) & Al Lawrence: TThree Days with Bobby Fischer and Other Chess Essays.

CIRC, NY 2003. 1st Edn. p/b, F. 285pp., photos, selection of games and positions. The first chapter concerns a story on Bobby Fischer from 1981, other chapters include anecdotes on all the world champions from Steinitz to Kasparov. Part 2 is "Choose Your Openings", packed with useful advice. (A.) 15.00


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

McFarland, US 2010. 1st English Edn. Hardback, green cloth, VG. Portrait, 314pp. 147 games, mainly little-known, most annotated. A detailed account of Alekhine's visits to Spain, and his last years, by the author who knew him at this time. (A.) 35.00


525. Bingham (J.S.): The Incomparable Game of Chess. Translated from the Italian of Dr.Ercole Dal Rio. To which is Prefixed An Essay on the Origin of the Game by Eyles Irwin.

J.J.Stockdale, London, 1820. Only Edition. Rebound in antique style half leather, raised bands, title-label, marbled boards, VG. Engraved frontispiece, diagrams in text, pp 340. Very small brown spot to last few pages. J.S.Bingham is a pseudonym of Capt.John Smith, of the Royal Navy, and relative of James Cook. LN 535 "The ascription to Del Rio is an error." It is actually a translation of Ponziani. A very nice copy of a scarce work. 250.00


710. Burgess (G.): The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time. An Encyclopaedia of Chess Opening Disasters from 1575 to the Present Day.

Cadogan 1998. p/b. VG. 224pp. Contains over 2000 games of 13 moves or less arranged by opening. (A.) 14.00


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


4167. Donaldson (J.) & E.Tangborn: The Unknown Bobby Fischer.

ICE 1999. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 191pp. 87 annotated games, 37 appearing in a book for the first time. Includes interesting chapters on Fischer's early years, his 1964 tour, his articles, interviews, works by and about Fischer with comments. (A.) 24.00


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


362. Fine (R.): The Psychology of the Chess Player.

Dover 1967. Reprint of 1st Edn with new appendix. p/b. G. Photos, 74pp. Fine was a qualified psychoanalyst as well as a world class player in the 1930s and 40s, and knew personally many of the famous players discussed in this book. 10.00


3640. FISCHER. H.Bohm & K.Jongkind: Bobby Fischer. The Wandering King.

Batsford 2004. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 158pp., 1 game, traces Fischer's life through interviews with many former friends and rivals, archives and FBI files. 14.00


275. Forbes (C.): Meet the Masters.

Tournament Chess 1994. 1st. p/b. 159pp. VG. A collection of interviews including Adams, Short, Anand, Kasparov, Fischer, Timman, a few games and photos. (A.) 10.00


5524. Gossip (G.H.D.): Gossip's Vest-Pocket Chess Manual. A Pocket Guide for Beginners and Advanced Players.

McKay, Philadelphia n.d.(c.1920) Small slim hardback (68 x 142mm) original red cloth, VG. 198pp. Includes named illustratived games (no dates given). Scarce item. LN 1038 Betts10-103. 20.00


778. Gossip (G.H.D.): The Theory of the Chess Openings.

W.H.Allen, 1891. 2nd Edition, Revised and Improved. Roy8vo, original red cloth, gilt, G. Half-title, pp xviii, 336. Arranged in tabular form as in MCO, with introduction and notes. LN 1821. 40.00


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


346. Hartston (W.R.) & P.C.Wason.: The Psychology of Chess.

Facts on File, NY 1984. 1st US Edn. Hardback, VG,d/w (small tear to foot of jacket). 138pp. Slight yellowing of paper. "For the first time (Wason and Hartston) have brought together the theories and evidence about chessplaying from widely different psychological traditions." 14.00


191. Harwood (G.): Caissa's Web. The Chess Bedside Book.

Latimer 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 167pp., 12 plates. An anthology including poetry, drama, fiction, history, proverbs, cartoons, paintings. (No games.) 15.00


722. Hochberg (B.) Ed: The 64-Square Looking Glass. The Great Game of Chess in World Literature.

Times Books, US 1993. 1st Edn. F, d/w. 352pp. A comprehensive anthology of chess belles lettres. Includes excerpts from most of the famous literary works on chess or including chess in them. 20.00


5526. Hurst (Sarah): A Shrimp Learnt to Whistle.

Elephant Publishing, Goring-on-Thames, 1997. 1st Edn. p/b, F. 230pp. Signed dedication from the author on title-page. An often humorous look at life in post-communist Russia. Very little chess content. Sarah Hurst was a regular contributor to "Chess" magazine in the 1990's and also wrote a book about Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. 12.00


3754. Hurst (Sarah): Curse of Kirsan. Adventures in the Chess Underworld. Foreword by Ken Whyld.

Russell, US 2002. 1st Edn. p/b, front cover crease o/w VG. 285pp.,illus. Includes much insight and anecdotes on the British chess scene, interviews, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the darker side of chess politics, Alekhine, chess in Hungary, and much more. 12.00


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

Simon & Schuster, 1993. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. Some scribbled notes on front endpaper. 302pp. Biography without games concentrating on the early 1990's when Waitzkin gained unique access to Kasparov, living with him during the 1990 match with Karpov. 14.00


5523. KERES. Varnusz (E.): Paul Keres' Best Games. Vol.1: Closed Games. WITH: Vol.2 Open and Semi-Open Games.

Pergamon 1987 + 1990.. 1st English Edns. Large hardbacks, VG. Photos, 192 + 278pp., short biography, playing record, 410 annotated games. (A.) The hardback volumes are hard to find. 40.00


4101. KORCHNOI (V.): Chess is My Life. Edited & Translated by Ken Neat. Including a CD-Rom with his Complete Games (4280 in Chessbase Format.)

Edition Olms, Zurich 2005. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 226pp., photos, 9 annotated games. A substantial autobiography. (A.) 22.00


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

Everyman 2000. 1st English Edn. Large p/b. VG. 272pp., biography, 178 annotated games. (A.) 16.00


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


4000. LIPSCHUTZ. A.J.Gillam: Samuel Lipschutz.

Chess Masters Series No.13, Chess Player 2000. F. Paper covers with plastic protection, stapled. 76pp., biography, 96 games, some annotated. (A.) 9.00


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

Bell / Chess Review, NY 1942. 1st Edn. VG, with the classic Bell jacket in good condition. 242pp., photos, biography, 140 annotated games. 30.00


3602. Miles (J.A.): Chess Gems: Some of the Finest Examples of Chess Strategy, by Ancient and Modern Masters.

E.W.Southwood and the Editor, Fakenham 1878. (2nd Edn.) Roy8vo, original green cloth, a Nice Copy. Frontispiece, pp (10), 736 problems printed two to-a-page, with solutions at end, index of authors, list of subscribers accounting for 118 copies. Includes a printed letter from the author which was sent to subscribers. LN 2401. The 1st Edn was published in 1860 and was a much smaller work. The work is invaluable as a means of tracing the rise and progress of the art of problem composition. 180.00


3947. Nabokov (V.): The Defence. Translated by Michael Scammell in Collaboration with the Author.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1964. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w (jacket repaired on front). 256pp. One of the most famous of chess novels. 24.00


4721. NIMZOWITSCH. P.Skjoldager & J.E.Nielsen: Aron Nimzowitsch. On the Road to Chess Mastery 1886-1924.

McFarland,US 2012. Large hardback, F. 456pp., illus., nearly 450 games, most annotated from various sources, appendix, bibliography, indexes. (A.) The (according to Edward Winter) "supremely well researched" book covers the early years of Nimzowitsch from 1886 to 1924, including the dark period of World War I and the post war years, formerly neglected in other biographies. Partly a biography and partly a game collection (with nearly 450 games), it is the first volume of a planned work in two volumes. 40.00


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


2142. Pardon (G.F.): A Handbook of Chess.

Routledge, London/New York (preface dated 1863). (3rd Edn.) 12mo (100 x 140mm), original brown decorative cloth, inner hinges cracked o/w VG. 96pp. LN 868. 25.00


1212. Pritchett (C.W.) & M.D.Thornton: Scotland's Chess Centenary Book. SCA 1884-1984.

(1984.) 1st. p/b, VG. 122pp. Includes a history and 42 annotated games. (A.) With a presentation page at the front signed by the two authors, and also by the President's of the Scottish Chess Association and SC Correspondence Association. 20.00


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


3711. Ree (H.): The Human Comedy of Chess. A Grandmaster's Chronicles.

Russell Ent., US 1999. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 333pp. "A collection of Ree's longer articles...an excellent overview of the diverse events of the last decade" (Timman). Sections on Karpov v Kasparov, politics, history, matches & tournaments, miscellaneous, memories of Donner, Reshevsky, Tal and others. A few games. (A.) 14.00


3241. Reinfeld (F.): Great Moments in Chess.

Pitman, 1964. 1st UK Edn. Covers marked o/w G,d/w. 182pp. A selection of memorable annotated games through history, with anecdotes, including a lot of pre-1900 material, with mention of various books. 12.00


1833. Reitstein (Leonard R.): A History of Chess in South Africa.

Published by the author, RSA 2003. Large format p/b. VG. 216 pages, printed double-column, illustrated, 111 annotated games, 24 problems. Covers all aspects of chess in South Africa from the earliest years to WWII and beyond. (A.) Signed inscription from the author. 30.00


1746. Sanvito (A.): Bibliografia Italiana degli Scacchi. Dalle Origini al 1999.

Milan, 1999. (New Revised Edn.) VG, d/w (faded on spine). 229pp., illustrations of title-pages from old works. A bibliography of chess books in Italian, or published in Italy, up to 1999, with 1420 items, with collations and notes. Arranged by subjects, with author index. 30.00


5522. SEIRAWAN (Y.): Chess Duels. My Games with the World Champions.

Everyman Chess 2010. 1st Edn. Fine, d/w. 427pp., many annotated games. Yasser Seirawan discusses his games and his opponents in great detail and with refreshing candour. His world champion opponents were Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassy, Karpov, and Kasparov. (A.) Signed by Seirawan on endpaper. 25.00


4069. SOLTIS (A.): Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster.

Thinkers' Press, US 1990. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 366pp., 55 annotated games, biography and anecdotes. A few pencil notes. "An honest account of what it's like to be a Grandmaster." (A.) 28.00


4391. Sosonko (G.): Russian Silhouettes.

New in Chess, 2009. 3rd Expanded Edn. p/b, F. 224pp., photos. 12 essays by Russian GM and trainer, producing unforgettable portraits of the heroes of the Soviet era such as Tal, Botvinnik, Polugaevsky, Geller, Zak, Furman, Koblenz, Vitolins, Levenfish, and also Capablanca's widow Olga. (No games.) 15.00