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5791. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: Editor: A.J.Gillam.: More Tournaments of 1925.

Chess Player 2021. Rare & Unpublished Tournaments & Matches No.136. p/b, glue bound. 155pp. 520 games (some are only the result.) Crosstables, list of all tournament books published for 1925 events. The tournaments covered are (all available games): New York (Man Tmt) 1924-5; NY Metropolitan Chess League; Chemnitz (Saxon Ch); Rosario v Circula B Aires; Lueneburg; Lueneburg: Brinckmann v Schoenmann;Bratislava A B C Minor B (Flohr); Czech Ch; Mannheim; Cedar Point;Buffalo; Nice A B (3rd French Ch); Montevideo; NY Dimock; Bologna A B;Brussels (Belgian Ch); Kolin A B; Budapest (June/July); Prague (2nd Kautsky Mem); Budapest Ch. £23.00


5810. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.VI. No.22.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2020. New h/b. 560pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Tournament Research 1919-1922 by Anthony Gillam; Chess biography: The Short Career of Wilhelm Hanstein (1811-1850); Forgotten Chess Tournaments - Chess in Displaced Persons Camps after WW2 and 1944 Riga City Ch; Classical Chess Matches: Two Rey Ardid's Matches 1934-35; Great Chess Players series: De La Bourdonnais, Staunton, Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine; Ireland v Yorkshire Correspondence Match 1887-88; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.6 1904, Chess Women Notes; Chess Miscellany Nos.526-550; Chess Research, 3 items; Chess reviews on H.E.Bird and Neumann, Hirschfeld & Suhle books; Chess Problems - Chess Composers and the Great Terror; 662 games in all, some lightly annotated; Contributors: Vlastimil Fiala, Anthony Gillam, Alain Pallier, John Donaldson, Dominique Thimognier, Fabrizio Zavatarelli. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £30.00


5802. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: SMYSLOV, BRONSTEIN, GELLER, TAIMANOV & AVERBAKH. Andrew Soltis: Smyslov, Bronstein, Geller, Taimanov and Averbakh. A Chess Multibiography with 220 Games.

McFarland, USA 2021. New Large hardback. 379pp., photos, biographies, 220 annotated games, appendix with chronology and rating comparisons, chapter notes, bibliography, indexes. (A.) £60.00


5804. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: FISCHER. John Donaldson: Bobby Fischer and His World.

Siles Press, Los Angeles 2020. Large thick p/b, fine. 644pp., many photos, 99 annotated games, large biography. (A.) "IM Donaldson examines Fischer's life and career from his days as a child prodigy through the height of his World Championship triumph and into his tumultuous final years. Donaldson's meticulous research has uncovered previously lost games and a wealth of unknown material about Fischer... first-hand accounts, interviews, letters, and articles." £30.00


2941. 1889 BRESLAU, 1892 DRESDEN, 1893 KIEL. Gottshall, Lipke & Mieses: Der 6, 7 und 8 Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms reprint of original tournament books, Zurich 1983. 3 works in 1 volume. VG, d/w. pp 287, 272, 60. Includes all games. £20.00


1426. 1922 LONDON. Ed: W.H.Watts.: Chess Pie (No.1). The Official Souvenir of the International Tournament.

BCF/Printing Craft (1922.) 4to (8.5 x 11in.) original wrappers, with coloured illustration on front, back cover and last advert page are loose, one other advert page has been torn with loss, there is some foxing throughout as often found. 92pp., including fine photographic portraits, page of facsimile autographs, details of the players and selected games, problems, articles, advert pages. Published prior to the tournament. A scarce item. With a label of the ECF, Pollard collection. £28.00


1629. 1922 TEPLITZ-SCHONAU. J.Schorr: Schachkongress.

Teplitz-Schonau-Turn, 1923. 1st Edn. Thick roy8vo, original printed boards, cloth spine, boards spotted, split to head of top joint otherwise a good tight copy. 664pp., 5 plates, 96 annotated games. 1-2 Reti, Spielmann, 3-4 Grunfeld, Tartakower. This work also includes the 1st International Problem Tournament of Teplitz-Schonau 1921/22 with numerous problems and studies, and biographies and results section by Bachmann. LN 5350. £75.00


1255. 1925 BADEN-BADEN. Dr.Tarrasch: Internationales Schachturnier.

B.Kagan, Berlin 1925. 1st Edn. Bound in new cloth, with original printed front panel laid down, VG. 4pp of photos, pp xv,126, 210 games. First two pages repaired in margin, missing last page of game index (provided in facsimile). 1.Alekhine 2.Rubinstein 3.Samisch. LN 5373. £32.00


2600. 1927 LONDON. Ed: W.H.Watts.: Chess Pie No.2 with Problem Supplement. 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, front cover edge frayed and partly loose, some foxing o/w G. 88pp., including fine photographic portraits of the teams, details of the players and selected games, problems, articles. With the loose 8pp Problem Supplement on one large folded sheet (creased). Published prior to the tournament. LN 5410. A scarce item. With labels of the BCF/ECF, Golombek collection. £45.00


1622. 1934 ALEKHINE - BOGOLJUBOW. Em.Lasker: Games Played in the Return Match for the World's Championship. With Original Annotations by Dr.Emanuel Lasker.

Printing-Craft, 1935. 1st Edn. Original printed boards, VG. 2 portraits, 72pp. Alekhine won 15.5-10.5. LN 5094. £25.00


1462. 1938 NOORDWIJK. H.Kmoch: Internationaal Schaaktournooi.

Leiden 1938. 1st Edn. Plain card covers (foxed) with d/w (frayed at top edge and tape repair). G. 77pp. 45 games. The attractive jacket has a group photo of the players on the front. 1.Eliskases 2 Keres 3 Pirc. £25.00


1615. 1945 U.S.A. v U.S.S.R. H.Kmoch: De Eerste Schaakmatch.

(Amsterdam, 1945.) 1st Edn. p/b, spine yellowed with slight wear, pages yellowed as usual o/w G. 44pp. 20 games, with brief notes, German notation. USSR won 15.5-4.5. £12.00


546. 1952 HELSINIKI. Muller (H.): Die Schacholympiade in Helsinki 1952. Die Schonsten Partien. Theoretische Streiflichter. Interessante Kampfbilder.

Globus, Wien 1953. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 120pp., plate, 50 selected annotated games. £15.00


1914. 1952 HELSINKI.: X Shakki Olympialaiset. Bulletin No.1-6 complete.

Helsinki, 1952. Original card covers, cloth spine, G. 192pp., photos, all the games, with German notation. Scarce. LN 5850. £30.00


599. 1954 AMSTERDAM.: XI Olympiade des Echecs Schaakolympiade. Amsterdam 4-25 Sept.1954.

FIDE Complete set of Official Bulletins. Bound in original cloth-backed card covers. VG. 8pp photos, result tables, 916 games in all with German notation. 1 USSR 2 Argentina 3 Yugoslavia. (A.) £30.00


5798. 1955 BEVERWIJK. J.Jansen: Dagboek van het 17e Hoogoven Schaaktournooi.

Hoogoven Tournooiclub (1955). p/b, some staining to spine area o/w G. 59pp., 45 games. 1 B.Milic 2-3 Bouwmeester, Donner. £18.00


1663. 1957 VIENNA (First European Team Tournament). V.Pirc: Die Finalkampfe um die Europamannschafts-meisterschaft im Schach.

Wiener Schachverlag (1957.) p/b, paper yellowed o/w G. 56pp. 120 games, some annotated by Pirc. Double round 10 board team tournament, 1 USSR 2 Yugoslavia 3 Czechoslovakia 4 W.Germany. £15.00


5792. 1958-59 NEW YORK CITY. Ed: J.Spence: Games from the United States Chess Championship and 5th Rosenwald Trophy Tournament.

Omaha, Nebraska (1959.) American Tournament Series Vol.26. 4to, original comb-bound card covers, front cover foxed o/w G. vii,34pp typescript printed single-sided, Introduction, 66 games, with summaries. Limited Edition of 140 copies. 1 Fischer 2 Reshevsky 3 Sherwin. Fischer's second U.S.Championship victory. £40.00


1945. 1961 MAR DEL PLATA: 2nd Torneo Magistral Club Atletico Kimberley.

Mar del Plata, 1961. p/b. VG. 51pp. 45 games with Spanish notation. 1 Bielicki 2 Rossetto. £10.00


5793. 1963 BUENOS AIRES: Campeonato Argentino de Ajedrez 1963.

Buenos Aires (1963). Hardback, new (?) blue cloth, VG. 46pp. 130 games with Spanish notation. 1-3 R.Garcia (champion), J.C.Klein, S.Schweber. £12.00


2105. 1963 LOS ANGELES. Kashdan (I.) Ed: First Piatigorsky Cup.

Ward Ritchie Press,USA, 1965. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (frayed at edges, with a little loss and tape repair at top). Previous owner inscription on endpaper. Photos, 204pp. 56 games annotated by Reshevsky and the participants. 1-2 Keres, Petrosian 3-4 Najdorf, Olafsson. The scarce much superior hardback edition. £32.00


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


2360. 1964 AMSTERDAM: FIDE Interzonaal Toernooi.

Amsterdam, 1964. Large format, set of bulletins in card covers, G. 172pp. 276 games, some annotated. Includes game summaries and comments in English by Bob Wade. 1-4 Larsen, Smyslov, Spassky, Tal. £18.00


5809. 1964 LENZERHEIDE (Switzerland).: 11th Clare Benedict Challenge Cup 1964.

Swiss Chess Agency, Zurich (1964). p/b, comb-bound, VG. 36pp., 60 games with German notation. Text in German and English. Six nation team tournament: 1 Germany 2 Holland 3 Austria. £12.00


5795. 1966 HAVANA: II Torneo Panamericano de Ajedrez. Bulletin.

La Habana, Cuba, Abril 1966. p/b, edges frayed o/w VG. 190 games with Spanish notation, photos. 1 E.Jimenez 2 J.Rodriguez. £20.00


4411. 1966 KECSKEMET. G.Barcza: Nagymesterverseny Toth Laszlo Emlekere.

Kecskemet 1966. p/b. G. 29pp., 45 games, a few notes. 1-2 Hort, Portisch 3 Bilek. £8.00


1756. 1968 PALMA DE MALLORCA. Wade, Blackstock & Fuller: IV Gran Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez.

CP No.84. (1968) p/b. VG. 90pp., round-by-round commentary, photos, 153 games, some annotated. (A.) 1 Korchnoi 2-3 Spassky, Larsen. £12.00


5796. 1969 LUHACOVICE, Czechoslovakia: Medzinarodny Sachovy Turnaj na Pamiatku Richarda Retino.

(1969). p/b. VG. 63pp. 120 games, photos (poor quality). 1 Korchnoi 2 Keres 3 Hort. £10.00


1635. 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


5801. 1970-71 GRONINGEN. B.J.Withuis: 9e Niemeyer Toernooi.

Bulletin, Groningen 1971. Large format, thick paper covers, contents loose with punch holes, G. pp 116. 185 games. 1 Ribli 2 Borngasser. This annual junior tournament became the European Junior Championship from 1971-72. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. £12.00


5811. 1971 LEEUWARDEN (Dutch Chess Championship): Friesche Vlag Toernooi om het Kampioenschap Schaken van Nederland 1971.

Schaakbulletin Wageningen (1971). p/b, G. 26pp., 66 games, some annotated. 1-2 Ree, Donner. £8.00


4829. 1971-72 GRONINGEN (European Junior Ch.) B.J.Withuis: 10e Niemeyer Toernooi.

Groningen 1972. Large format in original white ring binder, covers soiled o/w G. 176pp, photos, 240 games, some annotated. Also results and some games from previous nine events. 1-2 Sax, Borngasser. With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF Golombek collection. £16.00


2266. 1972 KECSKEMET: IV "Toth Laszlo" Nemzetkozi Sakkverseny.

Kecskemet (1972.) p/b, covers yellowed o/w G. 90pp., photos, 120 games. 1-2 Ribli, Suetin 3 Radulov. £9.00


5797. 1975 BRNO.: Mezinarodni Mistrovstvi CSSR v Ramci Ceskoslovenske Spartakiady Brno 1975. Turnajova Kniha.

1975. p/b, stapled, G. 92pp., 120 games, some annotated, page of printed signatures and caricatures. 1-2 Hort, Suetin 3 Uhlmann. £10.00


5812. 1977 (Netherlands Open Championship) R.Kreeft: Reinbouw Schaaktoernooi 1977.

Velp, 1977. Large format p/b, comb binding, VG. 76pp., 88 games. 1 Nemet 2 Luberti. £12.00


5813. 1977 NIJMEGEN. G.Gijssen & W.Viering: Rabobank Rabo-Nijmegen Toernooi 1977.

Nijmegen 1977. Large format p/b, comb binding, G. 62pp printed single-sided. 28 games with notes, round by round commentary. Invitation group: 1-2 Enklaar, Sosonko 3 Timman. £12.00


4406. 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


3981. 1982 MOSCOW. Botvinnik & others: Grossmeisterturnier und Schachfestival.

Rudi Schmaus, 1983. p/b. G. 101pp., photos, 91 games, some annotated. 1-2 Vaganian, Tal 3-4 Knaak, Geller. £10.00


5806. 1983 GJOVIK: 75th Jubilee Tournament Gjovik 1983 Norway.

GM Editions 1983. p/b, VG. 8pp. 45 games. 1-3 Nunn, Adorjan, Browne. (A.) £5.00


4228. 1983 NIKSIC. Ed: R.Wade: .

GM Editions, 1983. p/b. G. 32pp., 105 games, a few annotated. 1 Kasparov 2 Larsen 3-4 Portish, Spassky. (A.) £6.00


5799. 1983 TALLINN. J.Randviir: Rahvusvaheline Paul Kerese malestusturniir Tallin 83.

Tallinn "Eesti Raamat", 1985. p/b, wear with loss at top of spine o/w G. 135pp., in Estonian, photos, 120 games, some annotated. 1-2 Tal, Vaganian. £10.00


5800. 1985 TALLINN. J.Randviir: Rahvusvaheline Paul Kerese malestusturniir Tallin 85.

Tallinn "Eesti Raamat", 1987. p/b, VG. 168pp., in Estonian, photos, 105 games, some annotated. Includes crosstables of previous Tallinn tournaments. 1 Dolmatov 2 Kuzmin (Tal =3-6th). £14.00


4572. 1988 BRUSSELS: S.W.I.F.T. World Cup Chess Tournament 1988.

Interchess BV, Alkmaar 1988. p/b. VG. 144pp., good photos, sketches, round-by-round summaries, interviews including Botvinnik, Speelman, Salov, Seirawan, Karpov, 140 games, some annotated. 1 Karpov 2 Salov. (A.) £14.00


3639. 1990 PRAGUE. V.Jansa & B.Modr: Mezinarodni Sachovy Turnaj Velmistru Praha 90.

Kangaroo Chess, Praha 1990. p/b. VG. 64pp., illus, 15 annotated games, interviews, in Czech. 1 Timman 2 Short. £9.00


5815. 1995 KASPAROV - ANAND. D.Kohlmeyer: Duell in den Wolken. Schach - WM Kasparow - Anand New York.

Verlag Bock & Kubler, Berlin 1995. Large hardback, VG, d/w. 104pp., many photos, some coloured, various articles, interviews with Kasparov and Anand, 18 annotated games, plus a few others. Kasparov won 10.5 - 7.5 A high-quality production on glossy paper. £14.00


5805. 1996 AMSTERDAM. M. bij de Weg: Nederlands Schaakkampioenschap 1996.

Van Spijk, Venlo, Antwerp 1996. p/b, crease to front cover o/w VG. 63pp., photos, 70 games, some annotated, round by round commentary. 1-2 Timman, Sokolov. Timman won the 4 game play-off. £8.00


5814. 1996 KARPOV - KAMSKY. D.Kohlmeyer: Duell in der Steppe. Schach - WM Karpov - Kamsky Elista '96.

Verlag Bock & Kubler, Berlin 1996. Large hardback, VG, d/w. 96pp, photos, a few coloured, various articles, interview with Karpov, 18 games, lightly annotated, plus four from previous meetings. Karpov won 10.5 - 7.5 A high-quality production on glossy paper. £14.00


5705. 1996 VIENNA. D.Kohlmeyer: Schachelite in Wien. Das Bank Austria Schachfestival 1996.

Verlag Bock & Kubler, Berlin 1996. Large hardback, Fine, d/w. 112pp, photos, a few coloured, various articles, interview with Karpov, 45 games, some annotated, plus some from other events. 1-3 Karpov, Gelfand, Topalov. (A.) A high-quality production on glossy paper. £16.00


3382. ALEKHINE (A.): My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923.

Bell 1927. 1st Edn. Original dark green cloth, some wear to corners and cover edges, foxing to first and last pages o/w G. Portrait, 267pp. 100 annotated games. Scarce first edition of this classic work regarded as one of the best chess books ever written, for the brilliant games and annotations. With a bookplate of the ECF collection, and another older bookplate. £25.00


1281. ANDERSSON. V.Ravikumar: Ulf Andersson's Decisive Games.

Madras (1986). 1st. p/b. VG. 80pp. 82 games, 32 annotated. Included is a loose 4 page biography of Andersson by Jan Berglund, 1985. (A.) A scarce item. With a small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. £18.00


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


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


506. Bird (H.E.): Chess Masterpieces: Comprising a Collection of 150 Choice Games.

Dean & Son, 1875. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, lower cover is detached, corner cut from title-page. Additional title-page, (iv),140pp. Over 150 games from 1851 to 1874, index of players and openings. LN 3166. One of the scarcer of Bird's works. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection with his pencil signature above. £60.00


2348. 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 two bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Golombek collection. £15.00


415. BOLESLAVSKY (I.): Selected Games. Edited & Translated by J.Adams.

Caissa 1988. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w (jacket slightly stained on top edge). 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.) £20.00


5744. CAPABLANCA. E.Winter: Capablanca. A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations and Other Rare Archival Materials on the Cuban Genius José Raúl Capablanca, 1888-1942.

McFarland, US 1989. 1st Edition. Hardback, black cloth, VG. 349pp., plates showing 26 rare photos. Definitive compilation of archival materials. This hardback edition is quite scarce now. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. £40.00


1038. CARLS. Richter (K.): Carl Carls und die "Bremer Partie." 60 Jahre Schach-Erinnerungen.

Berlin 1957. 1st Edn. p/b, some staining on front cover o/w G. 113pp. 2 photos, biography, 53 annotated games of the German player renowed for his devotion to the English opening. Scarce. £15.00


327. CHAROUSEK. Sergeant (P.W.): Charousek's Games of Chess.

Bell 1919. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, some tiny nicks to joints o/w G. Portrait, 221pp., biography, 146 annotated games. A scarce work. With bookplate and signature of Sir Richard Clarke, KCB, OBE. Clarke was a high-ranking civil servant and also devised the BCF grading system. £28.00


155. EUWE. Kmoch (H.): Euwe Slaagt.

W.L.Salm, Amsterdam, 1937. 1st Edn. Original green cloth, gilt, G. (viii),206pp. 144 annotated games. LN 3062. £18.00


5808. FISCHER. Jan Timman: The Unstoppable American. Bobby Fischer's Road to Reykjavik. His Sensational Run to the 1972 World Chess Championship Match.

New in Chess, 2021. p/b, VG. 254pp., photos, 63 annotated games. Timman chronicles the full story of Fischer's sensational run during 1970-71 and takes a fresh look at the games. Annotated in Timman's lucid style with a mix of colourful background information and sharp, crystal-clear explanations. (A.) £22.00


4612. GEDULT. A.Freidl: Das Gedult Buch. David Gedult und seine Partien.

M.Gluth, Kelkheim 1985. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 96pp., many annotated games from 1960s and 70s, mostly miniatures with gambits, especially the Blackmar-Diemer, also his own opening 1.f3. £14.00


2433. 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.) £12.00


3610. Hoyle. Ed: Prof.Hoffmann: The Modern Hoyle or, How to Play Whist, Euchre, Chess, Cribbage, Dominoes, Draughts, Backgammon, Nap, Poker, and Bezique. New & Revised Edition. With Additional Sections by Professor Hoffmann.

F.Warne, London & New York, 1887. Small octavo, original grey pictorial boards printed in red & black, VG. 202pp., adverts. Chess section is 40 pages. LN 3520. £25.00


2982. KARPOV (A.): Anatoly Karpov's Best Games.

Batsford 1996. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 175pp. 43 annotated games, the majority from 1984-94. (A.) £10.00


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


4731. KASPAROV: T.Karolyi & N.Aplin: Kasparov: How his Predecessors Misled him about Chess.

Batsford 2009. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 271pp. Over 130 annotated games won by the champions of yesteryear but lost by Kasparov. "His big mistake - he copied their ideas too closely!" Around half the games are Kasparov's, and the other half of previous world champions. (A.) £14.00


2347. KOLTANOWSKI (G.): With the Chess Masters.

Falcon, USA 1972. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 147pp., photos, many games, reminiscences, playing record. With two bookplates of the BCF/ECF, Golombek collection. £15.00


874. KORCHNOI (V.): Viktor Korchnoi's Best Games.

Philidor Press 1978. 1st Edn. VG. 294pp. 60 games, most annotated by Korchnoi, plus 12 miniatures. With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Golombek collection. £12.00


875. LARSEN (B.): Larsen's Selected Games of Chess 1948-69.

Bell 1970. 1st Edn. VG, red d/w (torn at top edge with slight loss). 181pp. 50 annotated games. A sought-after title. With a bookplate of Sir Richard Clarke, KCB, OBE. Clarke was a high-ranking civil servant and also devised the BCF grading system. £18.00


1376. Longman (F.W.): Chess Openings.

Longmans, Green, 1874. 2nd Edn., revised and corrected. Original mauve cloth, faded on spine o/w G. pp xv, 64. LN 1808. There is a bookplate of Washington Jackson, Town Thorns. Jackson was an American merchant who moved to England in 1861 and Town Thorns is the mansion built for him, situated between Rugby and Coventry. The bookplate includes a dire Latin warning to book thieves. £35.00


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


1360. MORPHY. Lawson (David): Paul Morphy. The Pride and Sorrow of Chess.

McKay, New York 1976. 1st Edn. Large thick hardback, G (no d/w.) 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. With a bookplate of the ECF, Diggle collection. £75.00


140. MORPHY. Sergeant (P.W.): Morphy's Games of Chess. Being a Selection of 300 of his Games with Annotations and Biographical Introduction.

Bell 1921. Reprint. Original green cloth, good copy. 352pp., portrait (foxing to edges).Pencil ticks to some games. "Brings together for the first time...a great quantity of material from all quarters." With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF Golombek collection, with his pencil signature. £20.00


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


457. RETI. Golombek (H.): Reti's Best Games of Chess.

Dover 1974. Repr. p/b, VG. 173pp. 70 annotated games. With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF Golombek collection. £10.00


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


5627. 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


5628. RUBINSTEIN. J.Donaldson & N.Minev: The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Vol.2: The Later Years.

Russell Ent., USA 2011. Greatly Enlarged 2nd Edn. p/b. VG. 440pp., photos, biography, crosstables, 583 games, some annotated, several indexes. Covers the period 1921-1961. (A.) £30.00


4121. Schuyer (E.H.) & E.J.Dijkstra: The Art of Chess. 15 Centuries Inspired by the Game of Chess.

11-17 June 1988 Galerie Verenigde Spaarbank, Amsterdam. Stichting Max Euwe-Centrum, 1988. Square p/b. VG. 60pp. 24 exhibits of modern art pictures and chess pieces, with description of each, and introductory essay by Schuyer. Text in Dutch. £14.00


1523. Sergeant (P.W.): A Century of British Chess.

Hutchinson, (1934). 1st Edn. Original red cloth, spine faded, foxing on page block edge o/w VG. Plates, pp 384. An invaluable reference work covering British chess from 1830 to 1934, with appendix of tournament tables and match results. (No games given.) With a label of the ECF, Pollard collection. £65.00


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


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