3849. -- TOURNAMENTS & MATCHES - REFERENCE BOOKS: ***** THIS SECTION UPDATED 28 OCT 2023 *****

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2942. Cafferty (B.) & M.Taimanov: The Soviet Championships.

Cadogan, 1998. VG, d/w. 224pp., photos. The 58 Soviet Championships from 1920 to 1991, each with crosstable, introduction and one or two of the best games annotated by Taimanov. (A.) "The definitive record." 18.00


5965. Gaige (Jeremy): Chess Tournaments. A Checklist. Vol.1 1849-1950.

Philadelphia, 1985. 1st Edn. p/b, waterstain to page edges, mainly very light, more noticeable to first few pages and front cover edge. 4 page introduction, 137pp., within each year tournaments are listed alphabetically by place name, and includes the dates if known, and name of first place winner(s). 10.00


16. Horowitz (A.): From Morphy to Fischer. A History of the World Chess Championship.

Batsford,1973. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w (top edge wear). 291pp., many games, some annotated, profiles of the world champions, interesting anecdotes. 10.00


4347. Jones (R.H.): 60 Years in the Same Room. A History of the Paignton Chess Congress.

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. p/b (17x24cm), VG. 157pp., 80 pictures (8 in colour), 27 charts and cross-tables, 60 games, some annotated by famous players or hitherto unpublished. A detailed story of the event itself from 1951 to the present day, sketches of ten personalities connected with the congress in some way, including Golombek, B.H.Wood, Rowena & Ron Bruce, Ritson Morry, Michael Adams & Keith Arkell, a chapter on the remarkable Singer family whose magnificent home became the venue of this annual event. (A.) 16.00


979. Kuiper (Dr.P.F.): Hundert Jahre Schachturniere 1851-1950.

Amsterdam, 1964. 1st Edn. G, in a worn and repaired d/w. Lots of red and blue pen notes and markings, plus cuttings. 307pp., many excellent photos. Includes tournament results, including cross-tables for important events, occasional games, list of masters with their career results. With a signed note of the author included. 30.00


716. Kuiper (Dr.P.F.): Hundert Jahre Schachzweikampfe 1851-1950.

W.Ten Have 1967. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. pp 144, excellent photos. A comprehensive record of matches played in each year, including games and references to literature. 20.00


3564. Moran (P.): The World Chess Championship: Steinitz to Alekhine.

Batsford, 1986. Revised English Edn. p/b, paper slightly yellow o/w VG. 204pp. Introductions and all games from the matches from 1886 to 1937, some annotated. (A.) 9.00


5772. Soltis (A.) & G.H.McCormick: The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1985.

McFarland, US 1986. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 296pp., photos, includes many annotated games, crosstables and summaries for most tournaments. (A.) With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 24.00


510. Soltis (A.) & G.H.McCormick: The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1996.

McFarland, US 2006. 2nd Edn. Hardback (18 x 26cm), VG. 233pp., photos, includes many annotated games, crosstables. (A.) 40.00


2983. Wade, Whiteley & Keene: The World Chess Championship Botvinnik to Kasparov.

Batsford, 1986. Revised Edn. p/b. G. 298pp. Introductions and all games from 1948 to 1985, some annotated. (A.) 10.00