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5719. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: ALEKHINE (A.): Chess Duels 1921-1924. 127 games annotated by Alexander Alekhine. Researched by Vlastimil Fiala, translated and edited by Ken Neat. Volume 2.

Moravian Chess 2021. New hardback. 312 pp. "This publication is a continuation of the project to publish all the available games annotated by the Fourth world chess champion Alexander Alekhine. These are not only his own games but also games by other players for which he contributed notes in various publications. Covered here are several international tournaments in Europe from 1921-1923, as well as exhibition games in Britain and North America from 1923 and early 1924. An additional chapter gives a few early game annotations which were not included in the first volume." (A.) £32.00


4922. 1984-1985 Karpov - Kasparov. KASPAROV (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 2 Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-1985 including the 1st and 2nd Matches.

Everyman 2008. Large red hardback, VG, d/w (creased at top). 424pp., 76 annotated games, and Kasparov's accounts of the first two matches. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." £24.00


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


3870. ALBIN / MARCO: Urcan (O.G.): Chess Fathering a Nation. Adolf Albin (1848-1920) and Georg Marco (1863-1923).

Moravian Chess, 2004. Hardback, F. 218pp., biography and playing record of each, 124 & 123 annotated games. Two Romanian-born players who spent many of their years in Vienna, and were leading players in the 1890's and 1900's. (A.) £32.00


3959. ALBIN. O.G.Urcan: Adolf Albin in America. A European Chess Master's Sojourn, 1893-1895. Foreword by Neil Brennen.

McFarland, US 2008. New hardback. 278pp., Part I is a detailed account, with illustrations, of Albin's time in America. Part 2 contains 130 annotated games, with sources, his opening innovations, playing record, bibliography, and indexes. (A.) Romanian-born Albin had his best results during this short period in America. £37.00


5008. ALEKHINE (A.): Auf dem Wege zur Weltmeisterschaft (1923-1927).

De Gruyter, Berlin 1955. 2nd Edn. p/b, VG. Portrait, 227pp. 100 annotated games. Includes his visit to USA 1923/4, blindfold games, tournaments from 1925-27, and match with Capablanca. £10.00


5316. ALEKHINE (A.): Chess Duels 1893-1920. 260 games annotated by Alexander Alekhine. Researched by Vlastimil Fiala, translated and edited by Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2017. New hardback. 452 pp. "In the years before he left Russia he developed his skill by annotating numerous games, not just his own, for newspapers, magazines and tournament books. Here, for the first time, this complete set of annotations is published, making it an invaluable addition to chess development and history." Translator's notes and indexes of sources, Alekhine's opponents (139 games), other games, and openings complete the work. (A.) £32.00


4017. ALEKHINE (A.): Deux Cents Parties d'Echecs (1908-1927).

BCM Classic Reprint No.13. 1973/79. Reprint of original 1936 French edition. 2 volumes, p/b's, slight damage on one rear cover o/w G. 488pp in all. 200 annotated games. Scarce title. £25.00


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

Bell 1973. Repr. VG, with a red d/w (slight wear on top edge). 267pp. 100 annotated games. Regarded as one of the best chess books ever written, for the brilliant games and annotations. With a bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. £12.00


4138. ALEKHINE. A.Kotov: Shakhmatnoe nasledie A.A.Alekhine.

Moscow 1954-58. 2 volumes. 2nd Edn of Vol.1, 1st of Vol.2. Original pale blue cloth. VG. Biography and 374 annotated games. £30.00


5641. ALEKHINE. A.Kotov: Shakhmatnoe nasledie A.A.Alekhine.

Moscow 1982. 2nd Edn. 2 volumes, cream cloth, VG. Biography and 374 annotated games. £24.00


3403. ALEKHINE. Donaldson, Minev & Seirawan: Alekhine in the Americas.

ICE (1992). Large format p/b. G. 47pp. Over 140 games from his simultaneous exhibitions, blindfold displays etc., during his tours of the Americas, some annotated by Alekhine and others. (A.) £10.00


70. ALEKHINE. Kotov (A.): Alexander Alekhine.

Batsford 1975. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 218pp. Biography and 75 annotated games. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. £14.00


4175. ANDERSON. J.Donaldson: The Life and Games of Frank Ross Anderson (1928-1980).

Moravian Chess, 2009. New hardback. 361pp. Biography, career record, photos, 523 games, many briefly annotated. Anderson was a strong Canadian IM and twice Canadian champion. (A.) £30.00


5637. ANDERSSEN. Robert Johnson: Adolf Anderssen. Combinative Chess Genius. An Autobiography with 80 Annotated Games.

Self-published, Australia, 2020. Large heavy hardback (22 x 30cm), pictorial covers. 353pp., 36 fine large photos (3 in colour of Anderssen's grave), comprises ten chapters with biography and 80 annotated games using contemporary annotations where possible, appendix with Steinitz's Obituary of Anderssen, bibliography and indexes. Printed on high quality paper with large type and diagrams. The author has "endeavoured to present the fullest, most accurate possible account of Anderssen's life in English." A superb book. Signed and dated by the author on the endpaper. £65.00


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


4720. ARKELL (K.): Arkell's Odyssey. The Autobiography of a Chess Grandmaster.

Keverel Chess Books, 2012. p/b, VG. 123pp.,photos, 70 annotated games interspersed with autobiography of one of Britain's busiest Grandmasters . (A.) £16.00


3383. BELAVENYETS & RYUMIN. A.Woodger: Sergey Belavenyets and Nikolai Ryumin.

Chess Player, 2001. 1st. p/b. F. 96pp. Brief biographies and 35 annotated games of each player, based mainly on Russian works. (A.) £10.00


862. BERNSTEIN (Ossip). Tartakower (Dr.S.G.): Moderne Schachstrategie.

Breslau, 1930. 1st Edn. Original printed wrappers, spine torn with some loss o/w G. Portrait of Bernstein, 139pp. 50 annotated games, 2 miniatures, 8 problems. LN 1536. Most of the games are from 1905 to 1914, his best years, during which he played in nine international tournaments, the best result being =1st with Rubinstein at Ostend 1907. With bookplate of Prof.Albert Becker. £38.00


3865. BISGUIER (A.) & N.Berry: The Art of Bisguier. Selected Games 1961-2003.

Russell Ent, USA 2008. New p/b. 272pp., brief biography, photos, 100 annotated games each with an anecdote and comment on the opponent. (A.) £15.00


5140. 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.

Moravian Chess reprint of 1899 edition. Hardback, pictorial glazed boards, F. 331pp. 407 games. £24.00


1408. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Mr.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.

Longmans, Green 1899. 1st Edn. Large octavo, original cloth, spine lightly sunned and frayed at top otherwise a good tight copy. Portrait, pp ix, 331, adverts. 407 games with brief notes, 28 problems, index of games. With 2 bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Golombek Collection, and pencil signature of Golombek. £70.00


5069. BLACKBURNE: Tim Harding: Joseph Henry Blackburne. A Chess Biography.

McFarland, US 2015. Large hardback. 582pp., many photos, appendices with tournament and match record, interviews, compositions, blindfold exhibitions, notes, bibliography, indices. (A.) "This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored." (Publisher's note.) £60.00


5665. BOGOLJUBOV. Dr.S.Petrovic: Efim Dmitrijevic Bogoljubov (1889-1952).

Zagreb 1977. p/b, covers creased, worn, inside G. 72pp., biography, photos, 100 games, some annotated (in Serbo-Croat). German notation. £7.00


1685. BOGOLJUBOW. A.Brinckmann: Grossmeister Bogoljubow.

De Gruyter, 1953. 1st Edn. p/b, paper a bit yellowed o/w VG. 107pp. 64 games, most annotated, playing record. £16.00


2568. BOTVINNIK: Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.23. Dr.Michail Botwinnik.

Wildhagen, Hamburg 1959. Red cloth, VG. 400 games with a diagram every 5 moves. With the booklet of notes. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. £25.00


4353. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games. Vol.1 1925-1941. Vol.2 1942-1956. Vol.3 1957-1970. Analytical & Critical Works. Trans & Ed: Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2000. An authorised translation of "Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti." (Moscow 1984.) 3 volumes, hardbacks, VG. pp 392,496,464, photos, playing record, autobiography, 381 annotated games, plus some training games. (A.) £90.00


4288. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Complete Games (1924-1970) and Selected Writings (Parts 1-3.) Translated & Edited by Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2010-15. 3 volumes, New hardbacks, pictorial glazed boards. 396, 368, 380pp. Numerous games, many annotated. Includes Botvinnik's memories of various players, thoughts on various topics, chess cybernetics, composition, analyses, creative problems, FIDE matters, at the chess summit. Translated from Botvinnik's fourth volume of his Russian work, which contained his collected writings. (A.) Together with the companion 3 volume "Best Games" this forms a complete collection. £90.00


825. BOTVINNIK (M.): Half a Century of Chess.

Pergamon, 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, G. 278pp. 90 annotated games from 1925 to 1966. Includes his impressions of the chess and human aspects of his opponents, as well as typical episodes from tournament life. (A.) With a label of the ECF, Pollard collection. £20.00


257. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Botwinnik Victor. Keur van Zijn Beste Partijen 1936-1948. De Vertaling is van G.C.A.Oskam.

Lochem 1949. 1st Dutch Edn. VG. 96pp. 49 annotated games. £12.00


256. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Keur van Mijn Beste Partijen (1926-1936) Vertaling uit het Russisch van G.C.A.Oskam.

Lochem 1947. 1st Dutch Edn. Paper yellowed o/w VG. 120pp. 60 annotated games. £12.00


50. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): One Hundred Selected Games.

Macgibbon & Kee 1951. 1st English Edn. Maroon cloth, VG. 272pp., including biography and his article on the Russian and Soviet school of chess. 100 annotated games. With a bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £16.00


449. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): One Hundred Selected Games.

Dover 1960. p/b, small crease on front cover o/w VG. 272pp. Biographical material, 100 annotated games, 6 studies. £10.00


2783. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Polveka v shakhmatakh. (Games collection.)

Moscow, 1978. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 272pp, illus, 83 annotated games from 1925-1970, 10 studies. £12.00


5136. BOTVINNIK (M.M.) Ed: V.D.Baturinsky: Shakhmatnoye tvorchestvo Botvinnika. (Biography & Games Collection.) Vol.3 only.

Moscow, 1968. VG, d/w (slightly torn.) pp 560, photos, biographical material, 200 annotated games from 1957-66. £14.00


5747. BOTVINNIK. Andrew Soltis: Mikhail Botvinnik. The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion.

McFarland, USA 2014. Large hardback, dark blue cloth, VG. 274pp., photos, biography, many annotated games, notes on sources, bibliography, indexes. (A.) £40.00


1440. BOTVINNIK. Reinfeld (F.): Botvinnik the Invincible.

McKay, US 1946. 1st Edn. G. 220pp., 10 page biography, 62 annotated games with an introduction to each one. With a bookplate of the ECF collection.. £15.00


4860. BRONSTEIN (D.): (200 Open Games) in Russian.

Moscow 1970. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, VG. 248pp. SIGNED BY BRONSTEIN on title-page, dated 7.12.74. The Inscription above the signature is partly crossed through. £50.00


78. BRONSTEIN (D.): 200 Open Games.

Batsford 1974. 1st English Edn., VG,d/w. 240pp. All games opening 1.P-K4,P-K4, each with an introduction. With a bookplate of the ECF, Dunleavy collection. £12.00


1745. BRONSTEIN. D.Bronstein & T.Furstenberg: The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Cadogan 1996. Repr.with corrections. Large p/b, VG. 304pp., photos. Includes 220 games (50 annotated), much autobiographical material, playing record. (A.) "Instructive and entertaining." £16.00


2438. BRONSTEIN. Vainstein (B.S.): David Bronstein - Chess Improviser.

Pergamon Press, 1983. 1st English Edn. Hardback, VG. 194pp. "The author describe's Bronstein's meteoric rise to the chess heights, with the help of 28 remarkable annotated games. Then Bronstein himself annotates all the games from his dramatic 1951 match with Botvinnik." A scarce work. (A.) £28.00


3510. BURN. R.Forster: Amos Burn. A Chess Biography. Foreword by Victor Korchnoi.

McFarland, US 2014. Repr. In 2 volumes, large soft back. F. 972pp., illustrations, biography, playing record, bibliography, various indexes, 901 annotated games. A monumental work, one of the largest books of chess biography. £45.00


2112. BURN. R.N.Coles: Amos Burn, the Quiet Chessmaster.

Chess Notes, Brighton 1983. Large size, card covers,VG. 82pp., biography, 62 annotated games. Very scarce due to small print run. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. £30.00


2355. CAPABLANCA (J.) I.Chernev: Capablanca's Best Chess Endings.

Dover 1982. Repr. p/b. VG. 288pp. 60 complete annotated games and 60 endings. (A.) £10.00


66. CAPABLANCA. Hooper (D.) & D.Brandreth.: The Unknown Capablanca.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 201pp. 203 games, some annotated. Only a few of the games had previously been published. Includes many games from Capablanca's youth, plus simultaneous, exhibition and casual games, and his match with Juan Corzo which gained him the title of Cuban Champion at the age of twelve. £12.00


1273. CAPABLANCA. Dr.F.C.Gorschen.: Capablancas Verlustpartien.

Rattmann, Hamburg 1976. 2nd enlarged edn. p/b, G. 155pp. A collection of Capablanca's lost games (36), nearly lost games (38), and 10 lost simultaneous games, all annotated. £10.00


2908. 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 2011. (Reprint of 1989 hardback). p/b, VG. 349pp., plates showing 26 rare photos. Definitive compilation of archival materials. £22.00


3452. CAPABLANCA. V.Fiala: Capablanca in the United Kingdom (1911-1920.)

Moravian Chess 2006. New hardback. 379pp. Documents Capablanca's four visits to the UK during this period in great detail, including unknown data and games. He played numerous simultaneous displays and also the Hastings Victory Congress in 1919. 123 games, many annotated. (A.) £27.00


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


2233. CHIGORIN (M.) M.Yudovich: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1985. 1st. VG. 208pp., biography, photos, 59 annotated games. £9.00


1263. CHIGORIN (M.I.) Vasiukov, Narkevich, Nikitin: Mikhail Chigorin (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1972. 1st. G, d/w. 312pp. 63 annotated games. £14.00


419. CHIGORIN. Bogoljubov (E.): Mikhail Chigorin. Selected Games. Ed: C.Leach.

Batsford/Caissa 1987. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 128pp. 240 games with languageless notes from various sources. (A.) "First English publication of Chigorin's games." With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. £12.00


3019. COLLE. F.Reinfeld: Colle's Chess Masterpieces.

Dover 1984. (Reprint of 1936 work.) p/b, VG. 92pp. 51 annotated games. £10.00


1465. DE VERE. O.Hindle & B.Jones: "The English Morphy"? The Life and Games of Cecil De Vere, First British Chess Champion.

Keverel, 2001. p/b. F. 130pp. 101 games, biography, illustrations. (A.) £13.00


804. DENKER (A.S.): If You Must Play Chess.

McKay, Phila.1947. 1st Edn. G. 190pp. 55 annotated games. With a bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £14.00


5252. DONNER. E-J Straat: J.H.Donner grootmeester.

New In Chess, 1993. p/b. VG. 96pp., photos, playing record, biography, many games with languageless notes. £12.00


2521. DURAS (O.) F.J.Prokop: Duras Vitezi. (Biography in Czech.)

V Praze, 1944. 1st Edn. p/b. Fine copy, page edges partly unopened. Portrait, 147pp., biography, 142 games, 73 studies. LN 3061. £28.00


3734. DURAS. J.Kalendovsky: The Complete Games of Oldrich Duras.

Chess Player 1997. p/b. F. 180pp., playing record, biography, 539 games, some with brief notes. (A.) The first book on Duras in English and containing all his located games at time of publication. £17.00


5139. DURAS. V.Fiala: Oldrich Duras. Master of Chess Combination. Vol.1 On the Road to Chess Mastership (1882-1905).

Moravian Chess 2014. New hardback, pictorial glazed boards. 582pp., 189 games, many annotated, 26 problems and studies, crosstables, statistics, biographical material. (A.) A new and extensively researched work on the world class Czech player. £34.00


3902. FINE. A.Woodger: Reuben Fine. A Comprehensive Record of an American Chess Career, 1929-1951.

McFarland, US 2018. Repr. Large p/b. F. 392pp., photos, playing record, 882 games, many annotated. (A.) £35.00


872. FISCHER (B.): Fischer's Chess Games. With an Introduction by R.Keene.

OUP 1980. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 166pp. The most complete collection at time of publication, the games with Informator style notes. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £10.00


605. FISCHER (R.): Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess. With a Foreword by H.Golombek.

Museum Press, London 1959. 1st UK Edn. Green cloth, G, (without the jacket). 97pp. Fischer's first book with 35 games, 14 annotated by him and a brief account of his career to May 1958. Slight yellowing to some page edges. A scarce and sought after book. With a label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. £70.00


5642. FISCHER. Levy (D.): How Fischer Plays Chess.

Collins, 1975. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG, d/w.160pp., photos, 65 annotated games. Pencil ticks against games. With bookplate of the ECF, Dunleavy collection. £14.00


79. FISCHER. Levy (D.): How Fischer Plays Chess.

Fontana/Collins, 1975. p/b. Paper very yellow as usual o/w G. 160pp., photos, 65 annotated games. £6.00


4127. FISCHER. A.Soltis: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered.

Batsford 2003. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 287pp., author's essay on Fischer, 100 annotated games, each with introduction. (A.) A fresh and in-depth look at Fischer's best games by one of his contemporaries. £14.00


4219. FISCHER. F.Brady: Profile of a Prodigy. The Life and Games of Bobby Fischer.

McKay, NY 1971. Repr. p/b. VG. 250pp. 100 page biography and 75 annotated games. The first of Brady's biographies on Fischer. £8.00


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


834. FISCHER. Hays (Lou): Bobby Fischer. Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion.

Hays, Texas, repr. 1995. Large p/b, VG. 288pp. 1043 games, some with brief notes, full playing record and indexes. (A.) £15.00


5695. FISCHER. Karsten Muller: Bobby Fischer. The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion. Foreword by Larry Evans. Opening Survey by Andy Soltis.

Russell Enterprises, USA 2009. 1st Edn. Large p/b, slight corner crease o/w VG. 408pp., photos, 735 games, most with brief annotations, lengthy introduction, crosstables, comment about each event, playing record, opening and player indexes. £20.00


451. FISCHER. Wade & O'Connell: The Games of Robert J. Fischer.

Batsford 1989. Revised repr. p/b. VG. 462pp., photos, tournament & match record, biography, over 700 games, some annotated. (Also: 1972 1st Edn. Hardback, spine faded, some photos stuck together due to previous damp o/w G. 448pp. £8.00 ) £13.00


5640. FISCHER. Wade & O'Connell: The Games of Robert J. Fischer.

Batsford 1972. 1st Edn. Hardback, spine faded, some photos stuck together due to previous damp o/w G. 448pp., photos, tournament & match record, biography, over 700 games, some annotated. £8.00


1275. FISCHER. Y.Kraushaar: Bobby Fischer heute.

Usus 1977. 1st. p/b. VG. 118pp., games, interview, photos (not seen before), astrological chart! Some light pencil notes. £12.00


2062. FLOHR. V.D.Baturinsky: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1985. 1st Edn. Attractive brown imitation leather. VG. 256pp., photos, 116 games, many annotated. £14.00


156. FOLTYS. Podgorny (J.): Jan Foltys. Mezinarodni Sachovy Mistr Zivotni Dilo.

Prague 1956. 1st Edn. Original cloth, covers a little marked o/w G. pp 280,(4), portrait, crosstables. A large collection of games, most annotated, from 1926 to 1951. A scarce work. £30.00


539. FOREEST. Prins (L.): Een Hulde aan Jhr.Dr.Dirk van Foreest.

Lochem: De Tijdstroom (1945.) 1st Edn. Original cloth, spine lettering faded o/w G. 71pp., portrait. Contains tributes to van Foreest, games and problem compositions by this earliest Dutch chess master (1862-c.1946.) £25.00


280. GELLER (Y.P.): The Application of Chess Theory. Trans: K.Neat.

Pergamon Press 1984. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 262pp. 100 annotated games of Geller, with emphasis on opening plans and their development in the middlegame. (A.) With small bookplate of ECF, Rumsey collection. £15.00


5710. GERZADOWICZ (S.): Journal of a Chess Master.

Thinkers' Press, US 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 291pp. Over 60 games of this US correspondence chess master, annotated in an entertaining style. His games usually start with 1.g3 or 1...g6. Limited to 1500 copies. (A.) With bookplate of ECF, Rumsey collection. £14.00


420. GLIGORIC. Edited by C.Leach: Svetozar Gligoric Collected Games.

Caissa 1988. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 201pp. 371 games with languageless notes from 1939 to 1986.. (A.) "Largest collection of Gligoric's games." With a bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. £14.00


991. GLIGORIC. Levy (D.): Svetozar Gligoric's Chess Career 1945-1970.

Collins, 1972. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 192pp. 63 annotated games. With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £12.00


1024. GUFELD (E.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1985. p/b. G. 192pp. 106 games. £8.00


940. HOORN (P.F.van) Hoorn (Th.van) & Th.M.E.Liket: Gedenkboek P.F.van Hoorn.

Amsterdam, n.d.(1938) 1st Edn. Original dark grey cloth, VG. Portrait, 91pp. LN 3077. Includes biography and 24 annotated games of P.F.van Hoorn, and various tributes to van Hoorn who died in 1937. Scarce work. £20.00


1026. HUBNER (R.) van Fondern & P.Kleine: 60 Seiner Schonsten Partien.

Beyer, 1982. 2nd Enlarged Edn. Small p/b, previous owner note to foot of title-page o/w VG. 176pp. 64 games with brief notes and commentary before most games. £10.00


609. ILYIN-GENEVSKY (A.): Notes of a Soviet Master. Trans: B.Cafferty. Ed: D.Brandreth.

Caissa Editions, 1986. Blue hardback, VG. 54pp. First English translation of his memoirs first published in Russian in 1929, plus an additional selection of 50 games (2 with notes.) (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £18.00


1909. JANOWSKY. Voronkov & Plisetsky: David Janowski. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1987. Attractive brown imitation leather. VG. 416pp., photos, 175 annotated games. Paper slightly yellowed. The first book about Janowski. £18.00


1894. KAMSKY. N.Heymann: Fuhrende Schachmeister der Gegenwart Gata Kamsky.

Europa Rochade, 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 80pp., photos, 90 games with occasional notes. £9.00


3751. KARPOV (A.): A zavtra snova v boj ("And tomorrow once again into Battle" - Biography in Russian, no games.)

Moscow, 1982. 1st. p/b. VG. 240pp., photos. £7.00


607. KARPOV (A.): Chess at the Top 1979-84. Trans: K.Neat.

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. p/b, very faint crease to lower corner o/w G. 194pp. 49 games annotated by Karpov himself from his most successful period. (A.) £10.00


452. KARPOV (A.): Wie ich Kampfe und Siege.

Schachverlag Rudi Schmaus 1978. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 50 annotated games from 1970 to 1977. Signed on title-page by Karpov. £25.00


2930. KARPOV (A.) A.Kotov: Uralskij samocvet. (Biography, no games.)

Moscow, 1980. 2nd Edn. VG,d/w. 271pp, many photos not seen in English books. £8.00


5577. KARPOV (Anatoly): (Book of photographs with Russian text.)

1984. Large square hardback (23 x 23cm) VG. c.120 pages all with black and white photos nearly all of Karpov from the period 1975 to 1984, including his times away from the chessboard. Text in Russian. £14.00


71. KARPOV. Levy (D.): Karpov's Collected Games.

Hale 1975. 1st Edn. G, no d/w. 303pp., photos, brief biography, playing record, 543 games, some annotated by Karpov. £8.00


1884. KARPOV. A.Roshal: Devyataya vertikal. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1978. 1st. VG. 303pp., many photos not seen in English works, small selection of games annotated by Karpov. £8.00


2603. KARPOV. Adams (J.): K is for Karpov!

(Privately published, 1974.) Large p/b, spiral bound, VG. 69pp. Brief biography, tournament record, 158 games, a few annotated. Includes his simultaneous games against the London Central YMCA chess club in 1972, with some photos. (A.) £11.00


3709. KARPOV. E.Mednis: How Karpov Wins.

Dover 1994. 2nd Enlarged Edn. p/b, front corner creased o/w G. 383pp., biography from 1971, statistics, 100 annotated games from 1971-81. Avoiding long variations Mednis explains simply Karpov's tactics, strategy and psychological approach. £12.00


1222. KARPOV. Markland (P.R.): The Best of Karpov.

OUP 1975. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. Paper slightly yellowed as often found. 272pp., biography, 75 annotated games. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £9.00


329. KARPOV. O'Connell (K.J.) & J.Adams.: The Games of Anatoly Karpov.

Batsford 1974. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 352pp. 347 games, most annotated. £12.00


4054. KARPOV. O'Connell (K.J.) D.Levy & J.Adams.: The Complete Games of World Champion Anatoly Karpov.

Batsford 1976. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 373pp., photos, playing record, 569 games, some annotated, including 81 by Karpov himself. Greatly enlarged from the 1974 book which had descriptive notation. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF. £12.00


2230. KASPARIAN (G.M.): Sbornik etyudov i partii.

Erevan, 1987. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, spine has gone and is backed with white paper. 352pp. Includes 400 studies and 124 games of Kasparian. £10.00


332. KASPAROV (G.): Child of Change. The Autobiography. With Donald Trelford.

Hutchinson 1987. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (slightly creased). 3 pages with a few words underlined in red ink. 243pp., photos, a few games. £7.00


1123. KASPAROV (G.): My Games.

Batsford 1983. 1st Edn. p/b, a little wear to spine, small writing on endpaper o/w VG. 163pp. 372 games, 10 annotated in-depth. The first English collection of Kasparov's games. (A.) £11.00


3492. KASPAROV. E.Brondum: Garri Kasparov - The Chess Prodigy from Baku.

Copenhagen, 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 67pp., illus., biography, 65 games, some annotated. (A.) I believe the first book about Kasparov. £12.00


5542. KASPAROV: Igor Stohl: Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games. Vol.1.

Gambit 2005. Large hardback, VG,d/w. 320pp., 74 games, annotated in depth. Includes lengthy introduction, player and opening index. (A.) A highly regarded work. £20.00


4067. KASPAROV: Karolyi & Aplin: Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998.

Batsford, 2006. p/b. VG. 315pp. The period 1993-1998 represents one of the richest phases in his career. 60 games annotated in depth. Earlier games are analyzed with computer assistance for the first time - sometimes revealing blemishes in existing analysis - showing the richness of thought and the supreme versatility of the player many consider to be the greatest of all time. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. £14.00


4068. KASPAROV: Karolyi & Aplin: Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1999-2005.

Batsford, 2007. p/b. VG. 336pp. The period 1999–2005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. 77 games accompanied by in-depth annotation and analysis. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Wade collection. £14.00


4685. KAUFMANN (A.) O.G.Urcan & P.M.Braunwarth: Arthur Kaufmann. A Chess Biography, 1872-1938.

McFarland, US 2012. New p/b (17.5 x 25cm). 266pp., photos and copies of documents, lengthy biography, 71 annotated games, various appendix, sources & bibliography, indices. Kaufmann was an early 20th century Romanian-born player of Grandmaster strength and resident of Vienna from the mid-1880's. (A.) £34.00


4894. KEMENY. J.S.Hilbert: Emil Kemeny. A Life in Chess.

McFarland, US 2013. 1st Edn. Large p/b. 341pp., biography, photos, many annotated games, match and tournament record. (A.) A Hungarian chess player who appeared on the American chess scene in 1890, and became one of the country's finest players through to 1906, after which he returned to Hungary. £39.00


333. KERES. Reinfeld (F.): Keres' Best Games of Chess 1931-1940.

Bell 1946. Repr. VG. 224pp. 77 annotated games. £12.00


423. KERES. Varnusz (E.): Paul Keres' Best Games. Vol.2: Open and Semi-Open Games.

Pergamon 1990. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, light stain on top edge, G. Photos, 278pp. 240 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


511. KHALIFMAN (A.) G.Nesis: Khalifman Life & Games. Translated & Edited by K.Neat.

Everyman, 2000. 1st. Large p/b. VG. 208pp., biography of the 1999 FIDE champion, 97 games annotated by Nesis, his trainer for 17 years. £14.00


5370. KOLTANOWSKI (G.): Adventures of a Chess Master. Ed: M.Finkelstein.

McKay, NY 1955. 1st Edn. Original red boards, corners rubbed o/w G. Small stain on several pages. 194pp. Numerous games with brief notes from his many blindfold exhibition tours around the world. Includes a short history of blindfold chess, and of breaking the world blindfold record of 34 boards simultaneously in 1937. Signed by Koltanowski on front endpaper. £35.00


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

Falcon, USA 1972. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 147pp., photos, many games, reminiscences, playing record. With small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. £15.00


3813. KONIG. J.Donaldson: Imre Konig.

Chess Player, 2005. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 159pp., biography, photos, playing record, 294 games, some annotated, his writings. First collection of Konig's games and articles. (A.) Now out of print. £15.00


199. KORCHNOI (V.): Chess is My Life. Autobiography and Games. Trans: Ken Neat.

Batsford 1978. 1st p/b Edn. VG. 177pp. Substantial autobiography plus 75 games, just a few annotated. (A.) SIGNED BY KORCHNOI on title-page dated 1996. £30.00


1031. KORCHNOI. Edited by Levy & O'Connell: Korchnoi's Chess Games.

OUP 1979. 1st. p/b, faint waterstain to lower corner throughout o/w G . 291pp. Almost 1700 games with Informator style notes. £10.00


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


5755. LARSEN (Bent): Bent Larsen's Best Games. Fighting Chess with the Great Dane.

New in Chess, 2014. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 350pp., photos, crosstables, biography, 124 annotated games. Larsen was one of the most successful tournament players, particularly in the 1960s and early 70s. (A.) £24.00


3556. LARSEN. E.Brondum: Bent Larsen - The Fighter.

Dansk Skakforlag, 1978. 1st Edn. VG. 171pp., biography in English, 75 annotated games up to 1977, most not included in Larsen's own "Best Games" book which went to 1969. (A.) £20.00


3451. LASA (von der): Edited by V.Fiala & S.Sierpowski: Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and His Chess Collection. International Conference of Chess Historians. Organised by Kornik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sept.16-18, 2002.

Moravian Chess, Kornik 2003. Hardback, VG. 286pp. Comprises a series of lectures by various historians, mainly in English and German, including biography of v.der Lasa and 176 of his games. (A.) £28.00


1126. LASKER (Emanuel.): Weltgeschichte des Schachs. No.11.

Hamburg 1958. Red cloth, spine faded o/w G. 569 games with a diagram every 5 moves, plus booklet of notes. £25.00


49. LASKER, EM. Hannak (Dr.J.): Emanuel Lasker. The Life of a Chess Master. Foreword by Albert Einstein. Translated by H.Fraenkel.

A.Deutsch 1959. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 320pp. 100 games with light notes, crosstables, and full biography. £22.00


146. LASKER. Reinfeld (F.) & R.Fine: Dr.Lasker's Chess Career. Part 1,1889-1914.(All Published.)

Printing Craft 1935. 1st Edn. Spine faded as usual o/w VG. Frontispiece, 165pp. 75 annotated games. With bookplate of the ECF collection. £25.00


2913. LASKER. J.Gilchrist: Emanuel Lasker, Chess Champion. Vols.1 (2nd Edn.) & Vol.2 (Reprint.)

Chess Player No.55 & 71. 1967-68. 2 volumes, large format p/b's. G. Typescript, pp (112) & (86), playing record, 503 games. £20.00


739. LASKER. Whyld (K.): The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker.

Chess Player, Nottingham, 1998. 1st Edn thus. VG. 229pp. Almost 1400 games. (A.) Presumably combining and enlarging Whyld's previous works on Lasker. £20.00


4118. LASKER: PERIODICAL: Lasker and his Contemporaries. No.2.

Thinkers' Press, Iowa, 1979. Large format p/b. VG. pp 38-75, illustrated. Various articles on Lasker, some games, lecture, interview, Najdorf on Alekhine, Hannak on Schlechter. £10.00


3833. LEONARD. J.S.Hilbert: The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A.Leonard, 1841-1862. Foreword by Edward Winter.

McFarland, US 2014. Repr., soft cover edition. 213pp., biography, illustrations, 92 annotated games. Leonard was a brilliant young player viewed as a possible successor to Paul Morphy, and who died in the American Civil War. Includes good coverage of American chess in the eary 1860's. (A.) £30.00


2614. LEVENFISH (G.Y.): Izbrannye party i vospominanya (Autobiography in Russian)

Moscow, 1967. 1st Edn. p/b, paper yellowed o/w G. 200pp. 79 annotated games. £8.00


1159. LILIENTHAL (A.): Tschisnj Shakhmat. (autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1969. p/b, small piece torn from front cover o/w G. 183pp. 60 annotated games. £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


5636. MACKENZIE. V.Fiala: George Henry Mackenzie: Third US Chess Champion 1870.

Moravian Chess, 2019. New p/b. 167pp. 56 annotated games. Detailed coverage of Mackenzie's tournaments and matches during the year 1870. (A.) Great Chess Players' Series No.1. £19.00


4235. MAROCZY. W.A.Foldeak: Geza Maroczy Leben und Lehren.

De Gruyter, Berlin 1971. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 104pp., biography and many annotated games. £10.00


5568. MARRIOTT. F.Zavatarelli: The Gloomy Fate and Romantic Chess of Arthur Towle Marriott.

Moravian Chess, 2019. New p/b. 159pp., biography, 156 games, most annotated from contemporary sources, indexes. Arthur Towle Marriott, 1859-1884, was a strong chess player from Nottingham. He played in a very exciting style often leaving his Queen en prise. (A.) £18.00


4247. MARSHALL. J.S.Hilbert: Young Marshall. The Early Chess Career of Frank James Marshall, with Collected Games 1893-1900.

Moravian Chess, 2002. 1st Edn. F. 282pp., photos, detailed biography, citing numerous original references, 173 games, some annotated or with introductions. (A.) £32.00


5653. MARSHALL. T.Hagemann: Frank James Marshall.

Kleine Schachbucherei Band 23, Hollfeld, 1987. Small p/b, VG. 88pp., biography, 44 games (not annotated), chapter of opening theory. £7.00


5209. MENCHIK (Vera) R.B.Tanner: Vera Menchik. A Biography of the First Women's World Chess Champion, with 350 Games.

McFarland, US 2016. New hardback (18 x 26cm). 316pp., illustrations, 354 games, some annotated, crosstables, biography, her writings, appendices, notes, bibliography and indices. (A.) £45.00


1081. MORPHY. Edge (F.M.): The Exploits and Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy the Chess Champion. With a New Introduction by David Lawson.

Dover 1973. (Reprint of 1859 1st Edn.) p/b. VG. 203pp. Biography without games. With a bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £10.00


1009. MORPHY. Lange (Dr.Max): The Chess Genius of Paul Morphy. Translated, with Additional Notes and Games by Ernst Falkbeer.

Facsimile reprint of 1860 edition, Hippocrene Books, 1974. p/b. G. 356pp. 148 games, much biographical material, new introduction by Frank Brady. With bookplate and label of the ECF, Golombek collection. £15.00


650. MUHRING. Henneberke (F.W.J.): Willem Jan Muhring een tijdsbeeld. Leven en Werken van een International Schaakmeester.

Vermande Schaakfonds, 1978. 1st Edn. Thick p/b, G. 376pp. Includes games, biography and writings of the Dutch IM. £14.00


3720. NAJDORF (M.) Lissowski, Mikhalchishin & Najdorf: Najdorf: Life and Games. Trans: J.Sugden.

Batsford 2005. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 256pp., foreword by daughter Liliana Najdorf, biography by Lissowski, over 130 games annotated by Miguel Najdorf, his contemporaries, or Mikhalchishin. (A.) £15.00


4267. NAJDORF (M.) T.Lissowski: Young Najdorf.

Chess Player 2010. New p/b. 151pp., photos, biography, playing record, 192 games, many annotated, from contemporary Polish sources. A detailed record of Najdorf's early career, from his earliest recorded game in 1928 to the end of 1939 when he was stranded in Argentina by the outbreak of World War 2. (A.) £16.00


908. NIMZOVICH (A.): The Praxis of My System. Illustrated by 109 Games from my Contests with many Illustrative Articles.

Dover 1962. Reprint of 1936 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 369pp. £9.00


4852. NIMZOWITSCH. Ed: R.Reinhardt: Aron Nimzowitsch 1928-1935. Annotated Games and Essays.

New In Chess 2013. New large p/b. 414pp. Includes numerous annotated games, many with annotations by Nimzowitsch himself, and many articles and essays that he wrote in that period. "The unauthorized sequel to 'My System' and 'Chess Praxis.'" (A.) £32.00


550. NIMZOWITSCH. Keene (R.): Aron Nimzowitsch 1886-1935: A Reappraisal.

Bell 1974. 1st Edn. Paper rather yellowed o/w VG,d/w. 334pp. Many annotated games. £10.00


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

McFarland,US 2012. Large hardback, blue cloth, remains of label on back cover o/w VG. 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


4109. NOTEBOOM. Dr.M.Euwe: Aan de Nagedachtenis van Daniel Noteboom Jr.

Amsterdam, 1932. 1st Edn. Original cream cloth boards, VG. Portrait, 123pp., biography, 30 annotated games. A very promising Dutch player who died of pneumonia when just 21. LN 3103. £24.00


5464. PAULSEN (Louis). Hans Renette: Louis Paulsen: A Chess Biography with 719 Games. Foreword by Michael Negele.

McFarland, USA 2019. Large hardback, dark maroon cloth. 441pp., many photos, 719 games, many annotated, appendices, bibliography, indexes. (A.) "Louis Paulsen (1833–1891) was one of the 19th century’s strongest chess players and a world record holder in blindfold chess. He maintained an unbeaten record in matches, created several opening systems and was an originator of the positional approach to the game. This extensive biography—the first in English—explores Paulsen’s life and career and includes 719 of his games, presented here with both contemporary and modern comments." £60.00


3346. PAULSEN. H.Paulussen: Louis Paulsen 1833-1891 und das Schachspiel in Lippe 1900-1981.

Detmold 1982. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 312pp., (in German) biography, photos, copies of documents, 72 games of Paulsen, some with brief notes, details of Paulsen's family, some games of his brother Wilfried, the remaining half of the book concerns chess in the Lippe area of Germany with many more games. Scarce book. £30.00


59. PETROSIAN. Clarke (P.H.): Petrosian's Best Games of Chess 1946-1963.

Bell 1964. 1st Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 208pp. 60 games. (Also: 1971 reprint, VG, with red jacket torn and faded on spine. £9.00 ) £9.00


143. PETROSIAN. O'Kelly de Galway (A.): Tigran Petrosian World Champion.

Pergamon 1975. Repr. p/b, G. 119pp. 30 annotated games. £10.00


1066. PETROSIAN. Vasiliev (V.L.): Tigran Petrosian. His Life and Games. Translated & Edited by M.Basman.

Batsford/RHM 1974. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 247pp., photos, 50 games annotated by Petrosian & Suetin. A sought-after work. £25.00


3297. PETROVS. A.Fride: Vladimirs Petrovs. A Chessplayer's Story from Greatness to the Gulags.

Caissa, US 2004. p/b. F. 191pp., illus., biography, playing record, all his 265 games that could be found, some with notes. Petrovs from Latvia was one of the leading player's in the 1930's, but became a victim of the Soviet oppression and perished in a gulag in 1943. (A.) £16.00


4289. PHILIDOR. S.Boffa: Francois Andre Danican Philidor. La Culture Echiqueenne en France et en Angleterre au XVIIIe Siecle.

Moravian Chess (2010). New h/b, pictorial green glazed boards. 260pp. Includes 90 games with brief notes, bibliography, over 150 pages of text on Philidor's life. (A.) £28.00


3971. PHILIDOR: Allen (George): The Life of Philidor. Musician and Chess-Player. With a Supplementary Essay on Philidor as Chess-Author and Chess-Player by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa.

NY & Philadelphia, Frederick Leypoldt 1865. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2001) New hardback. pp xii, 156. (No games.) £20.00


3188. PHILLIPS (A.): Chess: 60 Years on with Caissa and Friends.

Caissa Editions, US 2003. VG. p/b. 144pp., illus. 200 games with brief notes and comments, of which over 100 are Phillips' own games, the remainder of his British contemporaries such as Thomas, Alexander, Golombek, Penrose, Clarke, Barden etc. (A.) Inscribed by author on title-page - "For Brian with happy memories and best wishes. Alan, 20 III 04" £15.00


2827. PINDAR: Owen Hindle: The Mystery of Edward Pindar. Chess Nomad.

Ostrava, 2005. New p/b. 93pp., illustrations, 38 games, some annotated, including matches with Blackburne, much biographical material, on strong 19th century Russian-born player who spent much time in America, London and Manchester. "Presents facts, hitherto unknown to the chess world, that solve many of the mysteries of Edward Pindar's life." (A.) £10.00


3871. POLLOCK (W.H.K.): Rowland (Mrs.F.F.) Ed: Pollock Memories: A Collection of Chess Games, Problems &c....by the Late W.H.K.Pollock.

Mrs.F.Rowland, Dublin, 1899. (Moravian Chess facsimile reprint.) New hardback. pp (iv),159,iv. Includes biography, 145 games, endgames and problems. Pollock was a strong Irish player who also played in the US and Canada. £25.00


5291. POLLOCK. Urcan (O.G.) & Hilbert (J.S.): W.H.K.Pollock. A Chess Biography with 523 Games.

McFarland, US 2017. New large hardback. 500pp., many illustrations, biography, 523 games, many annotated, appendices, bibliography and indices. (A.) This biography analyzes in great detail Pollock’s chess play, as well as his career and life in England, Ireland and America. His American years unveil even more about the American chess landscape during the first half of 1890s, one of the most interesting periods in American chess history. £55.00


2758. POLUGAEVSKY (L.): Grandmaster Performance. Trans: K.Neat,

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 180pp. 64 of his best games, well annotated, plus related essays. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £15.00


345. POLUGAEVSKY (L.): Grandmaster Preparation. Trans: Ken Neat.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 240pp. (A.) "Describes his highly personal approach to chess based on meticulous practice." Many games deeply annotated, and a large section on the development of his favourite Sicilian defence variation. £15.00


2354. PORTISCH (L.) J.Hajtun: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1977. VG, d/w (worn on spine). 221pp. Numerous annotated games. £10.00


3122. PORTISCH (L.) J.Hajtun: Portisch nagymester. (Biography in Hungarian.)

Budapest, 1978. 1st Edn. VG. 352pp., good photos, 50 annotated gamesl, other material. £10.00


1017. PORTISCH. Varnusz (E.): Selected Games of Lajos Portisch.

Batsford 1979. 1st English Edn. Fine, d/w. 207pp. 90 annotated games. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. £15.00


3071. PURDY (C.J.S.) Hutchings (F.) & Harrison (K.): How Purdy Won. The Correspondence Chess Career of a World Champion.

Thinkers' Press, US 1998. 2nd Edn (improved.) VG. 176pp., including biographical details, 44 games annotated in depth by Purdy and two of his admirers, 9 other games. (A.) £12.00


5494. REINFELD: Alex Dunne: Fred Reinfeld. The Man who Taught America Chess, with 282 Games.

McFarland, US 2019. New tall p/b. 194pp., photos, 282 games, some annotated, biography, sections on his chess books and non-chess books, bibliography, indexes. (A.) Widely known as a prolific chess author, Reinfeld was at one time a very strong player ranking just below Fine and Reshevsky in the US. This is the first book on Reinfeld and "covers his remarkable contributions to the chess world, with many of his famous annotations preserved for the modern reader." £38.00


1592. RESHEVSKY (S.): How Chess Games are Won.

Pitman (1962). 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w (small paper loss on spine). 212pp. 60 of Reshevsky's best games, annotated, from 1951-60, arranged by themes with introductions. With bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. £14.00


1313. RESHEVSKY (S.): Reshevsky on Chess.

Chess Review/Pitman, 1948. 1st Edn. Covers a bit marked and shaken. 274pp., 2 plates, biography and 110 annotated games. £10.00


2181. RETI (R.) J.Kalendovsky: Sachovy Myslitel. (Czech biography.)

Prague 1989. 1st. VG, d/w. 365pp. Includes 200 annotated games, 56 studies, photos, full translation of "Die Neuen Ideen." £12.00


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

Bell 1954. 1st Edn. Spine slightly faded, 3 spots on front cover, o/w G. 173pp., biography, 70 annotated games, 15 endgame studies. £10.00


4174. RICHARDSON. J.S.Hilbert: Philip Richardson. The Stormy Petrel of Chess.

Moravian Chess, 2009. New hardback. 146pp. 193 games from 1859 to 1906, many annotated from various contemporary sources, 26 problems and endgames, biography. Richardson was considered one of the strongest players in the United States. (A.) £28.00


1896. RICHTER. Brinckmann (A.): Kurt Richters beste Partien.

De Gruyter, Berlin, 1961. 2nd Edn (enlarged). p/b, VG. 162pp. photos, 98 annotated games, 52 problems & positions. £16.00


1021. ROMANOVSKY (P.A.): Izbrannie Partii.

Moscow 1954. 1st Edn. Blue cloth, VG. 228pp., illus. 51 annotated games. A leading Soviet player between the wars. £16.00


2080. SANAKOEV (G.): World Champion at the Third Attempt.

Gambit, 1999. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 256pp. 59 annotated games of a Correspondence World Champion, including biographical details and general chess wisdom. £12.00


2744. SARAPU (O.): 'Mr Chess' The Ortvin Sarapu Story.

New Zealand , 1993. 1st. p/b. VG. 180pp., photos, autobiography, 68 annotated games. The remarkable career of New Zealand's best known chess player. (A.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. £20.00


4114. SCHALLOPP. A.J.Gillam: Emil Schallopp. Biography Translated by A.J.Swift.

Chess Player 2008. 1st Edn. F. p/b. 80pp. 108 annotated games from various contemporary sources. A leading German player from 1860's to 90's, with an uncompromising style of play. (A.) £9.00


3642. SCHLECHTER. Dr.S.Petrovic: Karl Schlechter.

Zagreb 1972. p/b. VG. 84pp., illus., 100 games, some annotated (in Serbo-Croat). £7.00


3178. SCHLECHTER. R.Spielmann: Partisamlingar. V. Karl Schlechter.

Stockholms Schackforbunds Bibliotek, 1924. 1st Edn. Original printed wrappers, yellowed on spine and back cover o/w G. Portrait, 178pp. in Swedish, 126 annotated games, 17 problems. LN 3127. £40.00


1895. SCHLECHTER. Verkhovsky: Karl Schlechter. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. 1st. Attractive blue imitation leather. VG. 240pp. 202 games, most annotated. £16.00


5280. SCHMIDT: A.J.Gillam: Paul Felix Schmidt.

2017. Paperback; 229 pages; 29 cross tables; career record; brief biography; many diagrams and a few illustrations; 254 games and positions from 1931-1971 – all that we could find; many with notes, many by Schmidt; he was one of the strongest players in the world in the early 1940s with a retro-grading over 2600. £20.00


5395. SEIRAWAN (Y.) T.Karolyi: Legendary Chess Careers: Yasser Seirawan.

Chess Evolution, Poland 2016. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 123pp., photos, good selection of annotated games, interspersed with a lengthy interview with Seirawan. (A.) £15.00


3214. SHIPLEY. J.S.Hilbert: Walter Penn Shipley. Philadelphia's Friend of Chess.

McFarland, US 2012. Repr. Large p/b. F. 442pp, photos, approx 250 games, most annotated, detailed biography of a leading US chess patron and organizer (1860-1942.) Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a talented player and friend of world champions and contenders. (A.) £30.00


1089. SHIROV (A.): Fire on Board. Shirov's Best Games.

Cadogan, 1997. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 239pp., biography, c.100 annotated games. (A.) £12.00


5721. SHORT & TIMMAN. Editor: A.Kulagin: The Way to Linares' Summit.

Olbrich, Wurzburg 1993. 1st Edn. Large heavy p/b, VG. 536pp., many photos at end, 2423 games in all. Includes Short's and Timman's games in the 1991 World Championship cycle 1991-93, these are annotated with informator style notes. Then there are 843 games of Short from 1973-92 and 1480 games of Timman from 1968-92, these are without any notes and arranged by ECO openings. Also 37 games with notes of Short versus Timman up to 1992. Published with assistance of Central Chess Club Moscow. (A.) £22.00


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


4556. SMYSLOV (V.): Smyslov's Best Games. Vol.1 1935-1957. Vol.2 1958-1995. Translated & Edited by Ken Neat.

Moravian, Czech Rep., 2003. 2 volumes, hardbacks, VG. pp 348,456. Includes 10 page section describing his career and approach to chess, full playing record with crosstables, 326 games annotated by Smyslov. (A.) £60.00


5659. SMYSLOV (V.): Wassili Smyslow. Meine 130 Schonsten Partien von 1938-1984.

Rudi Schmaus, Heidelberg 1988. p/b. VG. 251pp. 130 annotated games, playing record. £12.00


459. SMYSLOV (V.V.): Ausgewahlte Schachpartien.

Sportverlag Berlin 1954. 1st German Edn. VG. 195pp. 60 annotated games. £7.50


3544. SMYSLOV (V.V.): Izbrannye partii.

Moscow, 1952. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth. VG. 157pp., brief biography, 60 annotated games. Paper slightly yellowed as usual. LN 3360. Smyslov's first games collection. With bookplate of the ECF collection. £14.00


1265. SMYSLOV (V.V.): My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957.

Dover 1972. Reprint of 1958 English Edn. p/b, G. 154pp. 67 games. Paper partly yellowed. £9.00


260. SMYSLOV (V.V.): My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957. Translated & Edited by P.H.Clarke.

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (torn at top with slight loss). 154pp, biography, 67 games. With bookplate of the ECF, Rumsey collection. £14.00


559. SOKOLOV (Ivan): Sokolov's Best Games. With Game Introductions by John Nunn.

Cadogan 1997. 1st Edn. Large p/b, VG. 160pp., 50 annotated games. (A.) £12.00


909. SPASSKY. Cafferty (B.): Spassky's 100 Best Games.

Batsford 1972. 1st Edn. Inner hinges weak o/w G, d/w. 255pp., biography, 100 annotated games. £8.00


5639. SPASSKY. Cafferty (B.): Spassky's 100 Best Games.

Batsford 1973. 2nd Edn. G, d/w. 256pp., biography, 101 annotated games. £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


68. STAUNTON. Keene (R.) & R.Coles.: Howard Staunton. The English World Chess Champion.

BCM Quarterly 1975. 1st. p/b, VG. 181pp. 60 annotated games, biography, illustrations. £10.00


2179. STEIN. E.Gufeld & Y.Lazarev: Leonid Stein. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1980. 1st. VG, d/w. 240pp., photos, 60 annotated games, large biography. £12.00


69. STEIN. Keene (R.): Leonid Stein - Master of Attack.

Tui, 1988. p/b reprint with additions and corrections. VG. 159pp. Biography and many annotated games. Paper slightly yellowed. £10.00


2873. STEIN. Postma (S.H.): Leonid Stein. Biographische Skizze.

Smit Publ. Hengelo, 1985. 1st. p/b. G. 168pp. Playing record, 80 annotated games. £10.00


5511. STEIN. Y.M.Lazarev: Grossmeister Leonid Stein. (Biography in Russian.)

Kiev 1978. Small p/b, G. 79pp., biography, annotated games and positions. An inscription on title-page. £7.00


4001. STEINER (L.) W.A.Foldeak: Lajos Steiner.

Chess Masters Series No.5, Chess Player 1997. F. Paper covers with plastic protection, stapled. 68pp., biography, 83 games, most annotated. (A.) £7.50


460. STEINITZ. Ed: S.Pickard: The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz First World Chess Champion.

Pickard, US 1995. 1st Edn. p/b, back corner slightly creased o/w VG. 260pp. 1022 games, of which 227 annotated by Steinitz (mostly languageless, Informator style.) (A.) £12.00


5043. STEINITZ. Edited by C.Devide.: A Memorial to William Steinitz. Containing a Selection of his Games.

G.P.Putnam's, NY & London 1901. MORAVIAN CHESS REPRINT. Hardback, VG. Portrait, pp vii, 99, advert page. Biographical sketch, c.70 annotated games. £14.00


3207. STEINITZ. K.Landsberger: William Steinitz, Chess Champion. A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar. Games Selected & Annotated by GM Andy Soltis. Chess Consultant Ken Whyld.

McFarland, US 2006. Reprint of 1993 hardback. p/b. F. 487pp., photos, 15 annotated games, large detailed biography. (A.) £30.00


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


2352. SUETIN (A.): (Biography in Russian.)

Minsk 1969. Small hardback, VG. 285pp. 100 annotated games or part-games. Paper a bit yellowed. £10.00


2346. SULTAN KHAN. Coles (R.N.): Mir Sultan Khan.

BCM Quarterly No.10. 1965. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 92pp., biography, tournament record, 60 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


344. SZABO (L.): My Best Games of Chess.

Pergamon 1986. 1st English Edn. Large format hardback, slight yellowing of page edges o/w VG. 209pp., biography, playing record, 124 games, most annotated. (A.) With withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. £15.00


2430. TAL (M.): The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal.

Everyman 2007. Algebraic Edn. Reprint. Thick p/b, VG. 496pp., biography, 100 games annotated by Tal himself, including anecdotes. "Quite probably the greatest chess book ever written" - M.Chandler. £16.00


58. TAL. Clarke (P.H.): Mikhail Tal's Best Games of Chess.

Bell, 1961. 1st Edn. VG (no d/w). Portrait, 195pp. 50 games from the period 1951 to 1960. Pencil tick to start of each game. £12.00


342. TAL. Hajtun (J.): Selected Games of Mikhail Tal.

Pitman 1961. 1st Edn. VG. 145pp. 64 best games annotated by a Hungarian Master, photos. £10.00


5638. TAL. Hajtun (J.): Selected Games of Mikhail Tal.

Dover 1975. Repr. p/b, small crease to front cover o/w VG. 145pp. 64 best games annotated by a Hungarian Master, photos. £7.00


2100. TAL. J.Gallagher: The Magic of Mikhail Tal.

Everyman 2001. Repr. p/b, very light waterstain through lower edge o/w G. 224pp., biography, 34 annotated games from the period 1975-1992, plus a few earlier games. (A.) £9.00


4137. TAL. Koblenz (A.N.): Dorogami shakhmatnikh srazhenij.

Riga 1963. 1st Edn. VG. 200pp. Comprises of games and positions of Tal, who was trained by Koblenz prior to his world championship victory. £12.00


3893. TAL. L.Palau: El Extraordinario Ajedrez de Miguel Tal.

Editorial Sopena, Buenos Aires 1960. 1st Edn. Card covers, crudely repaired on spine with tape, old tape marks on cover edges. 135pp. 66 annotated games. £10.00


196. TAL. Liepnieks (A.): The Chess Psychologist World Champion Tal.

Ishi Press 2012. Reprint of 1961 edition with a new introduction by Sam Sloan. p/b, VG. Portrait, 172pp. 60 games with notes, short biography. £12.00


1277. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): Glanzpartien 1905-1930.

De Gruyter, Berlin 1956. 1st German edn. p/b, G. 227pp. 75 annotated games. £7.50


2367. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954. Translated & Edited by H.Golombek.

Dover 1985. (Reprint of the Bell 2 volume edn.) p/b. VG. 250, 197pp., 201 annotated games. £16.00


1441. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1931-1954. Translated and Edited by H.Golombek.

Bell, 1956. 1st Edn. VG, with a good classic Bell jacket. 197pp. 100 annotated games. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. £20.00


1624. THOMAS (A.R.B.): Chess for the Love of It.

Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1973. 1st. p/b. G. 82pp. Reminiscences of the author (many times West of England and Devon Champion), and a selection of his games. £9.00


1282. VIDMAR (M.): Goldene Schachzeiten Erinnerungen.

De Gruyter, Berlin 1981. 2nd Edn. p/b, VG. 259pp., photos, annotated games of Vidmar, memories of players and tournaments, and the chess scene in general. £15.00


1131. WEENINK. Euwe, Niemeyer, Rueb & Trotsenburg: H.G.M.Weenink.

Amsterdam (1932). 1st Edn. Original cloth, spine yellowed o/w G. Portrait, 290pp., errata page. c.400 problems and 57 games by this famous problem composer. LN 3138. £28.00


1454. YATES (F.D.): 101 of My Best Games of Chess. A Posthumous Work Arranged and Completed by W.Winter. Edited by W.H.Watts.

Printing-Craft 1934. 1st Edn. Spine lettering faded as usual o/w G. Portrait, 182pp. Includes biography, tournament record and appreciations by Em.Lasker, Marshall and others. A scarce book. With a withdrawn bookplate of the ECF collection. £40.00


4354. YATES (F.D.): 101 of My Best Games of Chess. A Posthumous Work Arranged and Completed by W.Winter. Edited by W.H.Watts.

Printing-Craft 1934. (Moravian Chess facsimile reprint.) Hardback, as new. Portrait on cover, 181pp. Includes biography, tournament record and appreciations by Em.Lasker, Marshall and others. The first edition is scarce and expensive. £25.00


3134. ZEMGALIS. J.Donaldson: Elmars Zemgalis. Grandmaster without the Title.

Pomeranian, US 2001. 1st Edn. p/b, slight creasing to front cover o/w G. 160pp. 190 games, some annotated, photos, results, biography of this Latvian player who had his best results while in Germany from 1946 to 1951. (A.) Scarce item. £18.00