ENDINGS

 

Alburt

Just The Facts! Winning Endgame Knowledge In One Vol. with Krogius

CIRC 2000

 

408pp

11 clearly set out chapters.    AN   PB spine sunned o/w VG

£8.50

 

Averbakh

Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge

Pergamon 1982

 

137pp    146 diagrams.  Long considered an excellent concise book. VG+

£9.00

 

Averbakh

Bishop Endings                                                                         1st UK ed.

Batsford 1977

 

167pp

370 diagrams treating sole B; opposite & same colour Bs.

                                                                                         DW   VG

 

£12.00

 

Averbakh

Bishop v Knight Endings                                                          1st UK ed.

Batsford 1977

 

165pp

165 diagrams  DW  Ex Lib with front endpaper excised o/w G-

£8.25

 

Averbakh

Knight Endings             with Chekhover                                     1st UK ed.

Batsford 1077

 

133pp

267 diagrams                        DW                                          VG+

£12.00

 

Averbakh

Pawn Endings  with Maizelis                                                      1st UK ed.

Batsford 1974

 

318pp

920 diagrams                           DW                                           VG

£12.00

 

Averbakh

Rook v Minor Piece Endings   DW                                            1st UK ed.

Batsford 1978

 

162pp    312 diagrams                DW                                                      VG

£12.00

 

Averbakh

Rook v Minor Piece Endings   DW                                            1st UK ed.

Batsford 1978

 

162pp

312 diagrams  DW some damp marks on back pp o/w G

£7.00

 

Averbakh

Queen v Rook/Minor Piece Endings with Chekover & Henkin 1st UK ed.

Batsford 1978

 

174pp

323 diagrams   Ex Lib.  DW                                              G  

£8.00

 

 

The following series of 5 titles is a development of the earlier successful and popular Batsford series, incorporating subsequent developments in the art. The later titles have become increasingly rare to a point where a number of experts were of the opinion that Vol. 5 was a “phantom book”, i.e. planned but never actually completed or published. But here it is – a rare collector’s piece. All large format HB with attractive pictorial covers.

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol 1: Bishop Endings & Knight Endings.    with Chekhover                                               1st UK ed. 1983

 

Pergamon

 

213pp

                                         553 diagrams     AN      PB         VG+

£17.00

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol. 2: Bishop v Knight Endings & Rook v Minor Piece Endings.                                           1st UK ed. 1985

Pergamon

 

249pp

621 diagrams           AN           HB                                     VG+

£20.00

 

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol. 3:  Queen & Pawn Endings: Queen Against Rook Endings & Queen Against Minor Piece Endings.                      With Henkin & Chekhover                       1st UK ed.

 

Pergamon 1986

 

309pp

734 diagrams             AN       PB                                          VG+ 

£20.00

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol. 4: Pawn Endings.       1st UK ed.

Pergamon 1987

 

296pp

766 diagrams           AN            HB                                        VG+

£25.00

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol. 5: Rook Endings.      1st UK ed.

With Kopayev.   Rarest of the set.

Pergamon 1987

 

326pp

808 diagrams          AN             HB                                         VG+

£50.00

 

Averbakh

Comprehensive Chess Endings Vol. 5 Rook Endings

Pergamon 1987

 

                          As the HB edition but                               PB             VG+

£40.00

 

 

 

Barden

How To Play The Endgame in Chess                             1st US Ed. 1975

Bobbs

 

128pp

203 diagrams  DW   VG+

£7.00

 

Barden

How To Play The Endgame in Chess 

 

 

 

Another copy                         DW   Insc.                                VG+

£6.25

 

Beliavsky

Winning Endgame Technique   with Mikhalchishin

Batsford 2001

 

192

Many examples with diagrams                            PB     AN        F

£9.00

 

Benko, P

Chess Endgame Lessons

Benko  1990

 

254pp

Large format. A compilation of 25 years’ worth of his columns in Chess Life, plus 30 full illustrative games, all exactly as they appeared in the magazine. Appears to be private project, therefore unusual & scarce.              PB             AN               VG+

 

 

£15.00

 

Botvinnik

On the Endgame

Ch. Enterprises ‘85

 

81pp

Author examines 25 examples from his own games.   PB   AN  F

£6.75

 

 

The following set of books represented the culmination of many year’s work, aiming to present all known information about the basic endgame, together with the best related studies. This is a matching set in red bound cloth with gilt titling. From the library of the late R. A. Slade, former champion of the West of England and several counties.  All in identical condition, in German.                                                                                                                                

                                    

We are hoping to keep the set together for a price of £50.00

   

Chéron

Lehr-Und Handbuch der Endspiele: Band I Turm-Endspiele

Berlin 1960

 

354pp

(Endings involving rooks) 559 diagrams.      AN     Insc.        VG+

 

 

Chéron

Lehr-Und Handbuch der Endspiele: Band II 

Berlin 1964

 

468pp

(a) Elementary mates (b) Pawn Endings (c) Knight & Bishop Endings. 905 diagrams                            AN          Insc.       VG+

 

 

Chéron

Lehr-Und Handbuch der Endspiele: Band III

Berlin 1958

 

343pp

Endings involving queens (b) promotions. 578 diagrams.              Insc.                                                                           AN VG+

 

 

Chéron

Lehr-Und Handbuch der Endspiele: Band Iv

Berlin 1970

 

328pp

240 diagrams.  Insc.                                    AN                      VG+

 

 

Chernev

Capablanca’s Best Chess Endings

OUP 1978

 

288pp       60 endings starting from diagrammed positions.   HB   AN  F

£10.00

 

 

 

Chernev

Practical Chess Endings 

Faber 1961

 

318pp    Water stains to top of early pages.  DW                              G-

£6.00

 

 

 

Chernev

Chessboard Magic! A Collection of 160 Brilliant Chess Endings

Dover 1960

 

162pp

Each example fits neatly onto a page with its diagram.    PB     G

£4.50

 

Dvoretsky

School of Chess Excellence -1: Endgame Analysis

Olms 2003

 

260pp     292 diagrams taken from actual games are the starting point for

                   the author’s lessons.                   PB                     AN            F

 

£12.50

 

 

 

Emms

The Survival Guide to Rook Endings

Everyman 1999

 

160pp    Sections: Basic endings; R+P endings & double Rs.  PB   AN    F 

£9.00

 

Euwe

A Guide To Chess Endings  with D. Hooper  

Dover 1976

 

248pp    An unabridged republication of the McKay 1960 original. PB  F

£8.00

 

 

 

Fine

Basic Chess Endings

McKay 1969

 

573pp

8 chapters from K+P to Q endings. DW Clean copy.              VG

£10.00

 

Flear

Practical Endgame Play – Beyond The Basics

Everyman 2007

 

544pp

20 sections with 650 examples from recent master play.  PB  VG

£12.00

 

Hansen

Secrets Of Chess Endgame Strategy

Gambit  2006

 

223pp            PB                            AN                                                    F

£12.00

 

 

 

Hooper

Practical Chess Endgames

Routledge 1973

 

143pp

Entry level work explaining the basic principles.    SB            G+

£3.75

 

Hooper

A Pocket Guide To Chess Endgames

Bell 1970

 

197pp

800 positions from simple mates to rook endings. SB           VG+

£7.50

 

Horowitz

How To Win In The Chess Endings                                         1st UK ed.

Kaye 1957

 

234pp

171 diagrams      DW                                                            VG+

£8.50

 

Informator

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings – 1 Pawn Endings

1982

 

383 pp   Mostly languageless but multilingual where necessary. AN  DW  Slight foxing around pages edges                                                   o/w VG

 

£10.00

 

Informator

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings – Rook Endings Vol. 1

1985

 

422pp   Mostly languageless but multilingual where necessary. AN  DW  Slight foxing around pages edges                                                  o/w VG+

 

£10.00

 

Informator

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings – Rook Endings Vol. 2

1986

 

426pp   Mostly languageless but multilingual where necessary. AN  DW  Slight foxing around pages edges                                                 o/w VG+

 

£10.00

 

Informator

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings – Queen Endings

1989

 

446pp   Mostly languageless but multilingual where necessary. AN  DW 

                                                                                                            VG+

 

£10.00

 

Informator

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings – Minor Piece Endings

1993

 

563pp   Mostly languageless but multilingual where necessary. AN  DW   

                                                                                                            VG+

 

£10.00

 

Kalinichenko

Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings

Moscow 2004

 

702pp    2,991 attributed positions with solutions in languageless figurine notation. Cyrillic introduction but with loose leaf index in English.

                                                                              HB large format.        F-

 

£12.00

 

Kalinichenko

Encyclopaedia of Chess Combinations.

Moscow 2004

 

829pp    4,267 attributed positions with solutions in languageless figurine notation. Cyrillic headings also in English. HB in large format                  F

 

£12.00

 

Karolyi

Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov     (with Aplin)

NIC 2007

 

358pp

His 105 best endgames inc. all each game’s moves. PB AN VG+

£12.00

 

 

 

 

Keres

Practical Chess Endings.                       1st UK ed.

Batsford 1974

 

262pp

Pages 191 – 206 (dealing with Bishop endings) missing due to binding error.                                                              DW  o/w G+

 

£5.00

 

Korchnoi

Practical Rook Endings

Olms 1999

 

98pp

95 diagrams from his games demonstrating his ideas.  PB   VG+

£10.00

 

Kosten

Winning Endgames

Crowood 1987

 

119pp

SB   AN  VG

£7.00

 

Levenfish

Rook Endings    with Smyslov                                               1st UK ed.

Batsford 1971

 

224pp

DW chipped   Insc.                                                                     VG

£8.00

 

Lutz

Endgame Secrets: How To Plan in the Endgame                1st ed.

Batsford 1999

 

175pp

                                                                               PB      AN   VG+

£7.75

 

McDonald

Concise Chess Endings

Everyman 2002

 

288pp

PB AN Literally pocket-sized full of “essential Knowledge          F+

£6.00

 

Mednis

From the Middlegame into the Endgame

Pergamon 1987

 

220pp

Explains when & how to best get to the endgame PB AN VG

£6.25

 

Mednis

Practical Endgame Lessons                  1st UK ed.

Batsford 1979

 

332pp

PB  VG+

£9.50

 

Mednis

Practical Rook Endings

CEI  1995 (1st )

 

71pp  The very essence of endgame play is condensed into this guide. VG-

£5.25

 

Mednis

Practical Rook Endings

CEI  1995

 

71pp                                                                                                        F

£6.75

 

Mednis

Practical Bishop Endings

CEI  1990

 

134pp       Investigates this most delicate of endings    PB        AN        F

£6.75

 

Mednis

The King In The Endgame

CEI  1997

 

104pp    Correctly used the K can be as good as a minor piece PB  AN  F+

£6.75

 

 

 

Mednis

Practical Knight Endings 

CEI 1993

 

188pp   105 diagrammed positions showing proper handling  PB AN  F

£9.00

 

 

 

Mednis

Rate Your Endgame         with C. Crouch

Cadogan 92

 

239pp

PB AN  some foxing to endpapers  o/w G+

£5.75

 

Mieses

Manual of the End-Game

Bell 1947

 

70pp       DW      small format             G+

£5.00

 

Muller

Secrets of Pawn Endings with Lamprecht & foreword by Nunn

Everyman 2000

 

288pp        A thorough examination of pawn-only endings.      PB    AN   F+

£12.00

 

 

 

Muller

Fundamental Chess Endings  with F. Lamprecht

Gambit  2001

 

416pp    ECF Book of the Year 2002                                         PB  AN    F+

£15.00

 

 

 

Nunn

Tactical Chess Endings                               1st ed.

Unwin 1981

 

204pp

Positions categorised according to main ideas (mate, promotion etc.  AN   DW                                             Ex Lib. o/w              VG-

 

£8.00

 

Nunn

Tactical Chess Endings

Batsford  1982

 

208pp

1st PB edition. of the 1981 original.                                          VG+

£8.00

 

Nunn

Secrets of Rook Endings

Gambit 1999

 

352pp

PB   AN      A little spotting on page edges                      o/w   VG+

£10.00

 

Nunn

Secrets of Rook Endings                                                                  1st ed,

Batsford ‘92

 

320pp

The original version before he started his own company. PB. AN

A very little spotting on pages edges.  o/w VG

 

£10.00

 

Nunn

Tactical Chess Endings

Unwin 1981

 

204pp      A Master covers whole range of different endings DW  AN     F+

£8.00

 

 

 

Pinter

1,000 Queen Endings

Magyar 2007

 

386pp

Diagrams come 1st followed by languageless analysis. AN       F+

£10.00

 

Pinter

1,000 Minor Piece Endings

Magyar 2007

 

550pp   Diagrams come 1st followed by languageless analysis. AN        F+

£10.00

 

 

 

Portisch

Six Hundred Endings    with Sarkozy

Pergamon 1981

 

198pp

One tape stain on contents page o/w                                        VG

£12.50

 

Rabinowitsj

Paard-en Lopereindspelen  ( knight & bishop endgames)  1st ed.

Holland  1948

 

114pp

117 diagrams.      LN 2261                                                       VG+

£25.00

 

Shereshevsky

Endgame Strategy

Cadogan 1996

 

218pp                        PB                   AN                                                  VG

£10.00

 

 

 

Silman

Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master

Siles 2007

 

530pp   Regular lessons & tests plus diagrams, bullet points etc. PB AN F+

£18.00

 

Smyslov

Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso

Everyman 2003

 

176 pp    Smyslov explains 150 examples from his own games. PB  AN  F+

£9.25

 

Soltis

Grandmaster Secrets: Endings. Everything you need to know.

Thinkers  2003

 

214pp   New snazzy-looking edition with diagrams, cartoons etc. PB  AN  F

£10.00

 

 

 

Speelman

Batsford Chess Endings  with Tisdall & Wade

Batsford 1993

 

448pp

Large format designed for ease of reference.   PB    AN          VG+

£12.50

 

Speelman

Endgame Preparation

Batsford 1986

 

177pp

                                                                                   PB    AN  VG

£7.50

 

Speelman

Analysing The Endgame                                              2nd edition revised

Batsford 1988

 

172pp    Pages starting to yellow                                             PB    AN   G+

£8.00

 

 

 

Troitzky

360 Brilliant & Instructive Endgames

Dover 1968

 

192pp

A republication of the 1961 original.                                SB     VG+

£7.00

 

de la Villa

100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons for Every Player.

NIC  2008

 

248pp                 PB                  AN                                                              F

£15.00

 

 

 

Ward

Starting Out: Rook Endgames

Everyman 2004

 

128pp     69 examples  & 20 exercises      PB       AN                                 F 

£10.00

 

 

 

Wenman

100 Remarkable Endings

Leeds 1944

 

52pp     Not much actual endgame technique – just sudden endings.  PB G

£5.00

 

Whitaker

365 Selected Endings  with Hartleb

Heidelberg 1960

 

 

Bi-lingual German/English. 2 diagrams per page with solutions in final section.      PB                                                                    VG-

 

£7.50

 

Whitworth

Mattison’s Chess Endgame Studies  intro by Hildebrand

BCM 1987

 

79pp

60 studies by the Latvian                                         PB   AN         F

£8.00

 

ZnoskoBorovsky

How To Play Chess Endings

Hollings  1946

 

262pp

DW                                                                                              VG

£6.00