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5464. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: 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


5494. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: 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


5461. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: TAL, PETROSIAN, SPASSKY AND KORCHNOI. By A.Soltis: Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi. A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games.

McFarland, USA 2019. Large hardback. 394pp. This book describes the intense rivalry—and collaboration—of the four players who created the golden era when USSR chess players dominated the world. More than 200 annotated games are included, along with personal details—many for the first time in English. (A.) £55.00


3854. 1972 FISCHER - SPASSKY: Edmonds (D.) & J.Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War. The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.

Faber 2004. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 302pp., illus. "Reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller." The authors had access to previously unreleased documents and numerous interviews with many of the central players. (No games.) (Also: p/b edition. VG. £8.00) £12.00


5194. 1986-1987 Kasparov - Karpov. KASPAROV (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 3 Kasparov vs Karpov 1986-1987. (The 3rd and 4th Matches.)

Everyman 2009. Large red hardback, VG,d/w. 432pp., 51 games annotated in depth, and Kasparov's accounts of those titanic matches. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." £28.00


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 player who spent many of their years in Vienna, and were leading players in the 1890's and 1900's. (A.) £28.00


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


976. ALEKHINE (A.): 107 Great Chess Battles. Ed & Trans: E.Winter.

Dover 1992. Corrected repr. p/b. G. 256pp. (A.) 107 games played and annotated by Alekhine between 1939 and 1945 and compiled from Spanish sources. £10.00


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.) £30.00


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


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

Bell 1927. 1st Edn. Original dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering, slight marking and bubbling on front cover, some foxing on title-page and page edge block. 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. £25.00


169. ALEKHINE (A.): My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937.

Bell 1939. 1st Edn. Slight wear on spine o/w G. Portrait, 285pp. 120 annotated games. £9.00


5479. ALEKHINE (A.): Na puty k vysshim shakhmatnym dostizheniyam.

Minsk, 1982. H/b, G. 189pp. 100 annotated games. Includes his visit to USA 1923/4, blindfold games, tournaments from 1925-27, and match with Capablanca. £7.00


737. ALEKHINE (A.): On the Road to the World Championship 1923-1927.

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 217pp. 100 annotated games, including the match with Capablanca. (A.) "First time this classic book has been available in English." £16.00


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. (Also: 2nd Edn. Moscow 1982. 2 vols, cream cloth, VG. 383,400pp. £24.00) £30.00


326. ALEKHINE. Alexander (C.H.O'D.): Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945.

Bell 1949. 1st Edn. G, d/w. 117pp. 42 annotated games. £8.00


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

Batsford 1975. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 218pp. Biography and 75 annotated games. £15.00


206. ANAND. Norwood (D.): Vishy Anand: Chess Super-Talent.

Batsford, 1995. 1st. p/b, VG. 144pp. Biography and 35 games. (A.) £7.00


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


564. BELAVENETS (Sergei.): (Selected Games of.) In Russian.

Moscow 1963. p/b, small tear on spine and corner, G. 159pp. Includes 30 annotated games of Belavenets who was joint Moscow champion in 1932,1937,1938. £9.00


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


5215. BIRD (H.E.) Hans Renette: H.E.Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 Games. Foreword by R.Forster.

McFarland, US 2016. Large hardback. 608pp., illustrations, indices, notes, bibliography. Almost 1,200 games are included, hundreds of them published here for the first time. Nearly 450 games—many of them thrilling all-out fights—are presented with a mix of contemporary and modern annotations. No chess player of the 19th century had a longer, more varied career than Henry Edward Bird (1829–1908). After pursuing a civil career for years his love for chess prevailed. He belonged to the top level of British players for decades but he really shone at Simpson’s Divan. Bird’s accessibility, fierce attacking style and contempt for draws made him a people’s favorite but his proud and touchy character led him into disputes with his colleagues. A very strong and widely known player, he fell into oblivion after his death. This comprehensive first biography of Bird provides a detailed account of his personal life and a deeply researched coverage of his feats at the chess board. (A.) £60.00


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


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


4766. BOLOGAN (V.): Victor Bologan Selected Games 1985-2004. Foreword by Garry Kasparov.

Russell Ent., USA 2007. p/b. F. 236pp., biography, photos, 52 annotated games. (A.) £14.00


970. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970. Trans: B.Cafferty.

Batsford, 1972. 1st English Edn. Spine faded o/w VG. 237pp. 111 annotated games. £10.00


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.) £80.00


5143. BOTVINNIK (M.): Botvinnik's Best Games. Vol.3 1957-1970. Analytical & Critical Works. Trans & Ed: Ken Neat.

Moravian Chess 2001 An authorised translation of "Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti." (Moscow 1986.) Hardback, glazed covers. pp 464, playing record, 130 annotated games, plus some training games. (A.) Top corner of spine bumped hence lower price: £15.00


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

Pergamon, 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, cover corner crease o/w 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.) £18.00


2784. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Analiticheskie i kriticheskie raboti. 1923-41, 1942-56, 1957-70. (Games collection.)

Moscow, 1984-86. 3 volumes. VG. pp 319, 399, 367, illus. A total of 380 annotated games from 1925-1970. £35.00


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


5273. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Izbrannye Partii (1926-1936).

Moscow / Leningrad 1938. 1st Edn. Small hardback (12 x 14.5cm), original brown cloth. G. 368pp., 60 annotated games. Opponents names have been translated in pencil. The paper is clean and white, and typeface and diagrams easy to read. I think this was Botvinnik's first published collection of games. LN 3276. £35.00


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


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


51. BOTVINNIK (M.M.): Selected Games 1967-1970.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. p/b. VG. 312pp. 40 games, plus articles, including his pioneering work in computer chess. (A.) £14.00


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


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 is partly crossed through. £50.00


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

Batsford 1974. 1st English Edn., VG,d/w (small label foot of spine). 240pp. All games opening 1.P-K4,P-K4, each with an introduction. £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, page edges yellowing o/w 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


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


64. CAPABLANCA. Golombek (H.): Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess. With a Memoir by J. du Mont.

Bell 1947. 1st Edn. Spine is missing, internally G. Portrait, 270pp., playing record, 100 annotated games. Presentation inscription on endpaper from Golombek to "my friend W.R.Morry" thanking him for his help. £12.00


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

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 201pp. 203 games. £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). New p/b. 349pp., plates showing 26 rare photos. Definitive compilation of archival materials. £22.00


5180. CAPABLANCA. Euwe & Prins: Het Schaakphenomeen Jose Raoul Capablanca y Graupera..

's-Gravenhage 1949. 1st Edn. VG. 381pp. 162 games, some annotated, endgames. Pencil ticks to games. LN 3050. £20.00


794. CAPABLANCA. Reinfeld (F.): The Immortal Games of Capablanca.

Horowitz & Harkness, NY, 1942. 1st US Edn. Slight spine edge wear o/w G. 239pp., portrait, biography, 112 annotated games. £12.00


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, small white number on spine, club stamp on endpaper, G. Portrait, 221pp., biography, 146 annotated games. A scarce work. £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


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.) £12.50


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

McKay, Phila.1947. 1st Edn. VG, with VG d/w. 190pp. 55 annotated games. £24.00


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. £30.00


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


4295. FINN (Julius) O.G.Urcan: Julius Finn: A Chess Master's Life in America, 1871-1931.

McFarland, US 2010. New hardback. 271pp., biography, illustrations, bibliography & various indexes, 99 games, some annotated, plus 58 supplementary games and positions. Finn came to New York from Russian Poland in 1887, aged 16. He became New York's champion chess master, and second only to Pillsbury as a blindfold chess entertainer. He was equally successful as a businessman. Provides a fascinating look at the New York chess scene around the 1900 period. (A.) £40.00


2061. FISCHER (R.J.): My 60 Memorable Games. Selected and Fully Annotated by Bobby Fischer. With Introductions to the Games by Larry Evans.

Faber & Faber, London 1970. Repr. Hardback, stains on spine and cover edge, foxing on fore-edge, internally good, with good dust jacket. 384pp. The hardback has become very collectable in recent years. £15.00


52. FISCHER. Brady (F.): Bobby Fischer.

Batsford 1974. 1st UK Revised Edn. VG. 435pp., including 90 annotated games, 268 page biography and photos. £12.00


105. FISCHER. Burger (R.E.): The Chess of Bobby Fischer.

McGraw-Hill, US 1979. 1st p/b Edn. G. 339pp. Numerous annotated games and part-games which illustrate Fischer's winning methods. £12.00


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

Fontana/Collins, 1975. p/b. Paper yellowed o/w VG.160pp., photos, 65 annotated games. (Also: Hardback, VG,d/w. Collins, 1975. 1st Edn. £14.00 ) £7.00


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


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


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


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


5493. GAPRINDASHVILI: T.Karolyi: Legendary Chess Careers: Nona Gaprindashvili.

Chess Evolution, Poland 2016. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 130pp., photos, good selection of annotated games, interspersed with a lengthy interview with Timman. (A.) £15.00


3627. GLIGORIC (S.): Igrayu protiv figur. (Games collection in Russian.)

Moscow 1983. 1st Edn. VG. 240pp., illus, playing record, 105 annotated games from 1939 to 1981. £9.00


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

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


4019. GUFELD (E.): My Life in Chess.

ICE, US 1994. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 305pp., photos,108 annotated games, a further 109 supplemental games, "written in his characteristic anecdotal style, full of wit and charm." (A.) A signed inscription of Gufeld on the title-page dated 1994. £24.00


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

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


3960. HODGES. J.S.Hilbert & P.P.Lahde: Albert Beauregard Hodges. The Man Chess Made.

McFarland , US 2008. New h/b. 542pp., part 1 is a detailed biography with illustrations, part 2 has 351 games, many annotated, playing record, problems, bibliography, indexes. (A.) Hodges was a famous American chess player of the late 19th and early 20th century who played an important role in transforming chess in America from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. Includes good coverage of American chess history from this period. £48.00


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


738. KARPOV (A.) & A.Roshal: Anatoly Karpov: Chess is My Life. Translated by Ken Neat.

Pergamon 1980. 1st English Edn. Large hardback. VG. Gift inscription on endpaper. 359pp., photos, many games, some annotated, much biographical material. £20.00


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


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. A few pen notes o/w G. 69pp. Brief biography, tournament record, 158 games, a few annotated. Includes some simultaneous games not found in other collections. (A.) £9.00


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

Batsford 1974. 1st Edn. G,d/w soiled. 352pp. 347 games, most annotated. £10.00


4184. KASHDAN. P.P.Lahde: Isaac Kashdan, American Chess Grandmaster. A Career Summary with 757 Games.

McFarland, US 2009. New hardback. 348pp., 64 page biography, photos, full playing record, 757 games, some annotated, some by Kashdan himself. (A.) £45.00


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

Erevan, 1987. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, VG. 352pp. Includes 400 studies and 124 games of Kasparian. £12.00


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


3490. KASPAROV (G.): The Test of Time. Translated by K.P.Neat.

Pergamon, 1986. Repr. Large p/b, VG. 214pp., photos, biography, many games analysed in depth. Quite scarce and sought-after. (A.) £20.00


4744. KASPAROV.: Gari Kasparov 1981-1984.

The Players Press, Los Angeles 1984. 2nd revised edn. p/b, G. 129pp. Super Grandmaster Series. Many games, some annotated by various players. (A.) £7.00


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


5188. KASPAROV: Igor Stohl: Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games. Vol.1 and 2.

Gambit 2005-06. 2 volumes large hardbacks, VG,d/ws. Vol.1 320pp., 74 games; Vol.2 351pp., games 75-129, annotated in depth. Includes lengthy introduction, career record, player and opening index. (A.) A highly regarded work. £45.00


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


81. KEENE (R.): Becoming a Grandmaster.

Batsford 1977. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 157pp., many annotated games. How Keene achieved the GM title, his thoughts on British chess, books and their influence etc. £10.00


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. £35.00


1210. KERES (P.): Sto Partii. (Games collection in Russian.)

Moscow 1966. 1st Edn. Original cloth-backed boards, VG, with d/w (frayed on spine). 384pp., biography, 100 annotated games. £18.00


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

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


1080. KERES. Reinfeld (F.): Keres' Best Games of Chess 1931-1948.

Dover 1960. (Reprint of 1949 2nd Edn.) p/b. VG. 250pp., preface by Keres, 90 games annotated by Reinfeld. £8.00


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. F. 208pp., biography of the 1999 FIDE champion, 97 games annotated by Nesis, his trainer for 17 years. £14.00


1071. KHOLMOV (R.D.): Ratmir Kholmov. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1982. 1st. p/b, a reading copy, spine torn with loss, split and loose. 144pp., photos, 63 annotated games. £4.00


5091. KOLISCH: F.Zavatarelli: Ignaz Kolisch. The Life and Chess Career.

McFarland, US 2015. Large hardback, blue cloth. 362pp., illustrations, 324 annotated games, bibliography, appendix and indexes. (A.) This book documents the life of the Hungarian chess champion (1837–1889) and successful financier, setting it in the cosmopolitan framework of mid–19th century Europe. A work deeply researched among sources in many languages, and the largest collection of his games. £55.00


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


3813. KONIG. J.Donaldson: Imre Konig.

Chess Player, 2005. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 159pp., biography, photos, playing record, 294 games, some annotated, his writings. First collection of Konig's games and articles. (A.) £12.50


5478. KORCHNOI: El Estilo Tenaz de Victor Kortchnoi.

Argentina, 1968. 1st Edn. p/b, front cover a bit loose, some wear. 175pp., index, 202 games with Spanish notation, some annotated by Korchnoi, and other GM's. £8.00


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

Batsford 1977. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 168pp. Substantial autobiography plus 72 games, a few annotated. (A.) £10.00


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

Philidor Press 1978. 1st Edn. G. 294pp. 60 games, most annotated by Korchnoi, plus 12 miniatures. £12.00


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


1883. KOTOV (A.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1962. 1st Edn. G. 272pp. 118 annotated games or part games. £12.00


3117. KOTOV (A.) F.M.Malkin: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. 1st Edn. Brown imitation leather. VG. 304pp., illus. 77 annotated games plus part games. £12.00


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

Dansk Skakforlag, 1978. 1st Edn. F. 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. New hardback. 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


696. LASKER (Edward.): Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters. 32 Drawings by Kenneth Stubbs.

Hollis & Carter, 1952. 1st UK Edn. Thick hardback, G, d/w (jacket slightly torn at top). 428pp. Numerous games and anecdotes of the author's meetings with masters, from 1900 to 1949. £18.00


5393. LASKER (Emanuel): Editors: R.Forster, M.Negele, R.Tischbierek: Emanuel Lasker. Volume 1. Struggle and Victories. World Chess Champion for 27 Years.

Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin 2018. New hardback, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering. pp xiv,450, numerous fine photos, many rarely seen, good selection of annotated games. Includes biography, ancestors, family and childhood, Lasker in Great Britain, The American Views, Lasker and Mathematics, his Endgame studies and problems, his battles with Tarrasch, "Dominator" of the chess world, illustration sources, bibliography, general index. (A.) A splendid book with essays by leading experts, about a unique figure, whose intellectual horizon and ambitions went far beyond the 64 squares. The first of three volumes. £50.00


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. £24.00


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


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.) £23.00


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

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


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

Moscow 1969. p/b. Front cover repair o/w G. 183pp. 60 annotated games. £8.00


3466. LILIENTHAL. V.Y.Dvorkovich: Andre Lilienthal. (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1989. p/b. G. 159pp. 67 annotated games. £10.00


5067. LIPSCHUTZ (Samuel): Stephen Davies: Samuel Lipschutz. A Life in Chess.

McFarland, US 2015. 1st Edn. New hardback. 399pp., 249 annotated games, illustrations. (A.) Samuel Lipschütz was born in Hungary in 1863 and emigrated to New York in 1880. He joined the Manhattan and New York chess clubs, and soon became champion of the latter. In 1892 he defeated Jackson Showalter to become American champion. This book gives an account of Lipschütz’s chess career, life and milieu and addresses questions surrounding his first name, his periods away from New York and misconceptions concerning the American championship. (Publisher notes.) £40.00


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.) £27.00


4547. MASON (James): Joost van Winsen: James Mason in America. The Early Chess Career 1867-1878.

McFarland, US 2011. New hardback. 373pp., illustrations, list of sources, indices, many annotated games from contemporary sources. A detailed biography including his matches with Mackenzie, Bird, victory in the 1876 Fourth American Congress, his efforts to establish an American Chess Association, details of his writings for which he was acclaimed, chess activity in New York and Brooklyn. (A.) £44.00


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


1494. MORPHY. P.W.Sergeant: Morphy Gleanings.

Printing Craft, 1932. 1st Edn. Spine faded as usual o/w VG. Frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, 114pp. Some 50 annotated games, and much interesting biographical material. Scarce. £42.00


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

Bell 1937. Repr. G with VG d/w. 352pp., portrait. "Brings together for the first time...a great quantity of material from all quarters." £18.00


2475. MUIR (Walter): My 75 Year Chess Career.

Pittsburgh, 1997. 1st Edn. p/b, tiny nick on spine o/w VG. 354pp. Autobiography of a famous American correspondence chess player, interpersed with his games, including world events, and interesting look at early correspondence chess in the US. £12.00


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, spine faded & discoloured o/w G. 369pp. £8.00


178. NIMZOWITSCH (A.): My System.

Bell, 1950. Repr. Spine faded o/w VG. 265pp. Includes 50 illustrative games, most by Nimzowitsch. A pioneering work full of practical advice. (Also: p/b, repr.1979. crease to spine and cover. £7.00) £8.00


1742. NIMZOWITSCH (A.): My System. 21st Century Edition. Ed: L.Hays.

Hays Publishing, USA 1991 p/b, some pages slightly corner creased o/w VG. 260pp. Includes 50 illustrative games, most by Nimzowitsch. (A.) £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.) £30.00


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

Bell 1974. 1st Edn. G,d/w. "Withdrawn" stamp on endpaper, paper rather yellowed. 334pp. Many annotated games. £10.00


4166. OJANEN. Hurme, Kanko, Norri, Saharinen: Kaarle Ojanen - elämä ja pelit.

Suomen Shakkikustannus Helsinki / Tallinna 2009. New hardback. 272pp., biography, photos, playing record, 92 annotated games. Ojanen's personal friend Robert Hübner has chosen five games to analyze. Includes a Summary in English of this 12-time Finnish Champion. A nicely produced book. £38.00


1316. PANOV (V.N.): (Autobiography in Russian.)

Moscow 1966. p/b. G. 175pp. 50 annotated games. £10.00


2238. PETROSIAN (T.) V.Vasiliev: (Biography in Russian.)

Erevan, 1969. 1st Edn. G. 319pp., portrait, biography and 40 annotated games. £7.00


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: G copy with d/w (some marking on jacket). £10.00 ) £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 (a little marked). 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.) £25.00


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. F. 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.) (Another copy: Inscribed by author on title-page. £18.00) £12.00


1269. PILLSBURY. A.Cherniaev: Harry Nelson Pillsbury. A Genius Ahead of His Time.

OM-Media, Russia 2006. p/b. G. 131pp., biography, playing record, photos, 50 annotated games. (A.) Presentation copy from the author. £16.00


3181. PILLSBURY. Sergeant (P.W.) & W.H.Watts.: Pillsbury's Chess Career.

Printing Craft 1937. 2nd Edn. Original blue cloth. G. Portrait, pp 226. 233 games with notes, extra 16pp of errata and nine additional games. Some pencil ticks. £22.00


621. PILLSBURY. Wenman (P.): Great American Chess Players, II. H.N.Pillsbury.

Mitre Press 1948. 1st Edn. G. 152pp. 100 games with brief notes. £10.00


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


4749. POLGARS. Susan Polgar with Paul Truong: Breaking Through: How the Polgar Sisters Changed the Game of Chess.

Everyman 2005. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 320pp., photos, many games, most annotated, biography. (A.) £14.00


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. £20.00


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


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

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Large hardback. 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. The hardback is scarce. £24.00


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

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


4002. PRZEPIORKA. T.Lissowski: Dawid Przepiorka. His Life and Work.

Chess Masters Series No.11 Chess Player 1999. F. Paper covers with plastic protection, stapled. 60pp., biography, 88 games, some annotated. (A.) Now out of print. £14.00


142. PUPOLS. Parr (L.): Viktors Pupols American Master.

Thinker's Press,US 1983. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 78pp., games, biography, photos. (A.) £9.00


1848. RAGOZIN (V.V.) Ed: M.Yudovich: (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow, 1984. p/b. G. 160pp, photos, 112 games, most annotated. £10.00


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. (Another copy: VG £15.00). £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. VG, d/w (worn on spine). 173pp., biography, 70 annotated games, 15 endgame studies. £15.00


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


5403. RICHTER: Alan McGowan: Kurt Richter. A Chess Biography with 499 Games.

McFarland, US, 2018. Large hardback. 368pp., many photos, crosstables, biography, 499 games, some annotated. Appendices of tournament and match results, openings, bibliography, indexes. The first work in English devoted to the life and games of the strong German chess master Kurt Richter (1900-1969). His imaginative and combinational style of play was appreciated by many. (A.) £65.00


1028. RIUMIN. Kan (I.A.): Shakhmatist Nikolai Riumin.

Moscow 1968. p/b. G. 120pp. Many games of Riumin from the 1930's. £10.00


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


1022. RUBINSTEIN. Wenz (H.): Akiba Rubinstein. Ein Leben fur das Schach.

Berlin 1966. 1st. p/b, stain to page edges near end o/w G. 110pp. 34 annotated games, tournament results. £7.00


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


3180. SANAKOYEV (G.K.): Der 3. Versuch. Mein Weg zum Fernschach-Weltmeister.

Schachverlag Kania, 1997. 1st German Edn. VG. 239pp. 59 annotated games of a Correspondence World Champion, including biographical details and general chess wisdom. £10.00


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


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

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


1260. SIMAGIN (V.P.) S.B.Voronkov: (Biography in Russian)

Moscow 1981. 1st. p/b. G. 176pp. photos, 95 games, most annotated. £8.00


341. SMYSLOV (V.): 125 Selected Games.

Pergamon 1983. 1st Edn. Large hardback, spine and part cover slightly faded o/w VG. 250pp., photos, brief biography, 125 annotated games. (A.) £16.00


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


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. LN 3360. Smyslov's first games collection. £14.00


3939. SPASSKY. A.Raetsky & M.Chetverik: Boris Spassky. Master of Initiative.

Everyman 2006. p/b. VG. 160pp., short biography, around 150 games, most of which contain a puzzle and tip for the reader to solve. (A.) £10.00


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. (Also: 2nd Edn., 1973. G,d/w. 256pp. 101 games. £10.00). £8.00


670. SPIELMANN (R.): The Art of Sacrifice in Chess. Translated from the German by J. Du Mont.

Bell, 1935. 1st English Edn. VG, with scarce d/w (a bit faded or rubbed on spine). 216pp. 37 of his own annotated games, being examples of various sacrificial themes. £25.00


3866. SPIELMANN. N.McDonald: Rudolf Spielmann; Master of Invention.

Everyman 2006. p/b. F. 144pp., brief biography, numerous annotated games, positions, and puzzles, all illustrating Spielmann's brilliant attacking play. (A.) £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


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. F. 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


1163. SUETIN (A.): (Biography in Russian.)

Moscow 1987. p/b. VG. 159pp. 100 annotated games or part-games. £8.00


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

Minsk 1969. VG, d/w. 285pp. 100 annotated games or part-games. £12.00


1887. SZABO (L.): Meine Besten Partien.

Verlag Harri Deutsch, 1990. 1st. p/b. F. 255pp. Biography, playing record, 105 annotated games. £15.00


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

Pergamon 1986. 1st English Edn. Large format hardback. VG. 209pp., biography, playing record, 124 games, most annotated. (A.) £16.00


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

Cadogan 1997. 1st Algebraic Edn., with corrections. 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


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

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


1580. TAL. B.Cafferty: Tal's 100 Best Games 1961-1973.

Batsford, 1975. 1st Edn. G, d/w (jacket slightly marked) 251pp., biography, interview, 100 annotated games. £12.00


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

Bell, 1961. 1st Edn. Spine a bit faded o/w G. Portrait, 195pp. 50 games from the period 1951 to 1960. (Another copy: VG,d/w (jacket a little yellowed on spine). £14.00) £8.00


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

Pitman 1961. 1st Edn. VG. 145pp. 64 best games annotated by a Hungarian Master, photos. (Also: Dover p/b 1975, VG. £7.00) £10.00


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


2427. TAL. Soltis (A.): Tal the Magnificent.

Chess Digest, US 1990. 1st. p/b. VG. 202pp. Biography and 30 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


2165. TAL. Thomas (H.): Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-59, 60-66, 67-73.

Batsford 1979-80. 3 vol set, p/b's. 1st Edn. Paper in first vol yellow as usual o/w G. 184,158, 188pp. (A.) £22.00


1119. TARRASCH (Dr.): Dreihundert Schachpartien.

Gouda, 1925. 3rd improved Edn. Original cloth-backed boards, rebacked retaining original backstrip, o/w G. pp xvi,538. 300 annotated games from 1862 to 1894. £20.00


72. TARRASCH. Reinfeld (F.): Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess.

Chatto & Windus 1947. 1st Edn. G,d/w (frayed on spine edges). 385pp., portrait, brief biography & playing record, 183 annotated games. One of the best collections of Tarrasch's games. £14.00


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

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


289. TARTAKOWER (S.G.): My Best Games of Chess 1905-1930. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell, 1953. 1st Edn. Spine rather faded o/w G. 250pp. 101 annotated games enlivened with personal comments on the history and leading figures of the chess world of the period. A sought-after work. £15.00


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


5212. UHLMANN (W.): Meine Besten Partien.

Chess Coach, Germany 2015. New p/b. 327pp., photos, 87 annotated games, with biography interspersed. German algebraic notation. £30.00


4199. WARBURTON (C.W.): My Chess Adventures. Edited by Timothy J.Bogan.

Runaway Press, Chicago 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. G. Portrait, pp xii,98,errata slip. (Note: the print is small.) Many annotated games from 1930's to 1970, and interesting reminiscences, by British correspondence player Charles Warburton. With presentation inscription from the author. £18.00


1588. WINAWER. T.Lissowski: Szymon Winawer.

The Chess Player, 2000. p/b. F. 76pp. 124 games with notes from various sources. (A.) £8.50


307. XIE JUN.: Chess Champion from China. The Life and Games of Xie Jun.

Gambit 1998. p/b. F. 223pp. 40 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


803. YANOFSKY (D.A): Chess the Hard Way!

Pitman 1953. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 149pp. Some 50 annotated games and biography. Scarce. £28.00


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. £20.00


2953. ZUKERTORT. C.W.Domanski & T.Lissowski: Der Grossmeister aus Lublin. Wahrheit und Legende uber Johannes Hermann Zukertort.

Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin 2005. Small hardback, VG. 287pp. A nicely produced work on Zukertort's life, including extracts and illustrations from old books, magazines and documents, and just a few selected games. £24.00