INSTRUCTIONAL

 

 

Aagaard, J

Grandmaster Preparation – Attack & Defence

Quality 2013

 

304pp

Aimed at ambitious players by a FIDE Senior Trainer. AN PB  F+

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation

Quality 2012

 

304pp

Aimed at ambitious players by a FIDE Senior Trainer. AN PB  F+

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Grandmaster Preparation – Positional Play

Quality 2012

 

312pp

Aimed at ambitious players by a FIDE Senior Trainer. AN PB  F+

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Grandmaster Preparation – Strategic Play

Quality 2013

 

304pp

Aimed at ambitious players by a FIDE Senior Trainer. AN PB  F+

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Attacking Manual – Volume 1  Basic Principles

Quality 2008

 

264pp

Deals with activating pieces, momentum, strong & weak points etc.                                                                                AN  PB  F

 

£14.00

 

Aagaard, J

Attacking Manual – Volume 2

Quality 2010

 

461pp

Covers all attacking technique, once it is up & running. ECF Book of the Year.                                                                      AN  PB   F

 

£14.00

 

Aagaard, J

Practical Chess Defence

Quality 2006

 

300pp

Gives practical advice on methods of defence using 200 challenging examples.  AN PB  F

 

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Excelling At Combinational Play – Learn to identify tactical Chances

Everyman ‘04

 

239pp

Training to acquire combinational vision. AN  PB  F

£10.00

 

Aagaard, J

Grandmaster Versus Amateur  with J. Shaw

Quality 2011

 

196pp

Points the amateur in the right direction to improvement

£10.00

 

Abrahams, G

Technique In Chess                                                                        1st ed.

Bell 1961

 

216pp

        Classic Bell DW in protective cover.                                 VG+

£8.00

 

Abrahams, J

Brilliance In Chess                                                                          1st ed.

Pitman 1977

 

143pp

In numerous games & 157 diagrams, the author looks at moments of brilliance, especially his own.  DW  VG

 

£6.00

 

Adorjan, A

Black Is Still OK!                                                                                 1st ed.

Batsford ‘04

 

224pp

How to be more ambitious with Black.  PB  AN  F- 

£8.00

 

Alburt, L

Test & Improve Your Chess

Cadogan ‘95

 

128pp   Practical methods of self-improvement explained, with exercises & tests etc.                                                                         PB            AN     VG 

 

£7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander C

Chess                                                                                                   3rd ed.

Pitman 1956

 

196pp

                                                                                            DW  VG

£5.50

 

Alexander C

Learn Chess: A New Way For All Vol. 2 Winning Methods  with T.Beach

Pergamon’63

 

212pp

                                                                                     Insc.  PB  G

£4.00

 

Alexander C

The Penguin Book of Chess Positions 

Penguin  ‘76

 

171pp

                                                  PB   Some light marginalia o/w G 

£2.00

 

Alexander (Charles)

Knight Moves – An Original Perspective Of the Knight’s Potential For Movement.

CEI 1999

 

82pp

AN  PB  F-

£7.50

 

Averbakh, Y

Chess Middlegames – Essential Knowledge                                  1st ed.

Cadogan ‘96

 

112pp

                                                               PB             AN       VG+

£7.50

 

Averbakh, Y

Chess Tactics For Advanced Players.               retailed in UK by Batsford

Berlin 1984

 

328pp

31 full games and many diagrammatic examples. DW AN  VG

£7.00

 

Avni, A

Practical Chess Psychology

Batsford ‘01

 

160pp

Looks at many aspects of the psychological dimension. PB AN VG

£7.50

 

Avni, A

Devious Chess – How To Bend The Rules And Win

Batsford ‘06

 

144pp

A professional psychologist applies his skills to the game.PB AN F

£7.50

 

Baker, C

Learn From Your Chess Mistakes

Batsford ‘02

 

144pp

                                                                                    PB  AN  VG+

£5.00

 

Baker, C

Simple Winning Chess

Everyman 99

 

144pp

“A complete self-improvement course”                          PB  AN  F-

£6.50

 

Barden, L

How Good Is Your Chess?

Dover 1976

 

112pp

“Rate your skill by participating in 35 master games”.      PB    G+

£6.00

 

Beim, V

Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster’s Kitchen -

Gambit 2002

 

128pp

Lessons in chess strategy & thinking methods              PB  AN  F-

£5.00

 

Blokh, M

Combinational Motifs

Moscow 2000

 

304pp

1206 positions grouped in themes. Minimal language in English, German & Russian.                                                       PB  AN  VG

 

£7.50

 

Bouwmeester

Winning Chess Combinations

Batsford ‘77

 

138pp

Guide to the most common types of combination.               PB  VG

£7.00

 

Bronstein, D

The Modern Chess Self-Tutor

Cadogan ‘96

 

148pp

Discusses how strong players decide on their moves.        PB AN F

£8.00

 

Bronstein, D

Chess In The Eighties                                                                  1st UK ed.

Pergamon ‘82

 

115pp

Discusses several themes inc. chess as an art form vs the need for a team win.  No games.                                                           F-

 

£9.00

 

Buckley, M

Practical Chess Analysis – A Systematic Method for Analyzing. 1st ed.

Thinkers ‘87

 

165pp

Full & part games with diagrams.                                  PB   AN 

£4.50

 

Burgess, G

The Mammoth Book Of Chess                                                           1st ed.

Robinson ‘97

 

537pp

Tactics & Strategy; 900 illustrations; games; tests etc  PB AN VG+

£9.00

 

Capablanca

Chess Fundamentals                                                                3rd reprint

Bell 1931

 

184pp

A classic work.                   Red cloth boards.  VG                 

£7.75

 

 

 

 

Capablanca

Chess Fundamentals

 

 

184pp

Another copy                     Insc. DW spine faded & foxed o/w G

£4.00

 

Capablanca

Chess Fundamentals                                                             18th printing

Bell

 

 

Another copy                                                             PB            VG

£4.00

 

Charusin, V

Tactician’s Handbook No. 1  Alekhine’s Block

Pickard 1997

 

95pp

 164 explanatory games                                                   PB  AN  F

£7.50

 

Charusin, V

Tactician’s Handbook No. 3 Mitrofanov’s Deflection   

Pickard 1998

 

93pp

206 illustrative games & positions.                                   PB  AN  F

£7.50

 

Charusin, V

Tactician’s Handbook No. 5  The Steeplechase

Pickard 1999

 

123pp

263 illustrative games & positions.                                   PB  AN  F

£7.50

 

Cheng, R

Practical Chess Exercises – 600 Lessons from Tactics To Strategy

USA 2007

 

212pp

                                                                                       PB   AN  F-

£9.75

 

Coles, R. N.

Chess – A Step-By-Step Book                                                         1st ed.

Museum ‘65

 

104pp

Introduction via history of the “modern” game                DW   VG-

£4.50

 

Crouch, C

Why We Lose At Chess

Everyman ‘10

 

187pp

60 exercises from real games.                                        PB   AN F-

£8.00

 

Crouch, C

Modern Chess: Move By Move

Everyman ‘09

 

415pp

30+ brilliant games annotated move by move.      PB      AN        F

£12.00

 

Crouch, C

Fighting Chess: Move By Move

Everyman ‘12

 

296pp

27 fully annotated games. Crouch’s last book.     PB       AN        F

£14.00

 

De la Maza

Rapid Chess Improvement – a study plan for adult players

Everyman ‘04

 

126pp

Study programme plus 42 exercises.                         PB  AN  VG+

£8.50

 

Donner, J. H.

The King – Chess Pieces                                1st unabridged English ed.

NIC 2006

 

391pp

A collection his columns & 42 games used therein. An acclaimed work.                                                                                 PB  AN  F

 

£14.00

 

Donner, J. H.

The King – Chess Pieces                                1st unabridged English ed.

NIC 2006

 

 

Another copy with creased back cover

£10.00

 

Dunnington,

Blunders and How To Avoid Them

Everyman ‘04

 

144pp

                                                                                        PB  AN  F-

£9.95

 

Dunnington

Starting Out: Defensive  Play

Everyman ‘05

 

151pp

                                                                                        PB  AN  F-

£9.95

 

Dvoretsky, M

Secrets Of Chess Training

Batsford ‘94

 

218pp

BCF Book of the Year 1991                                       PB    AN  VG+ 

£12.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

Secrets Of Chess Tactics

Batsford ‘95

 

275pp

                                                                                   PB    AN   VG

£10.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

Training For The Tournament Player

Batsford ‘93

 

189pp

                                                                                  PB  AN  VG+

£10.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

Technique For The Tournament Player             with A. Yusupov

Batsford ‘95

 

240pp

                                                                                     PB  AN  VG+

£12.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

Attack and Defence    with A Yusupov

Batsford ‘99

 

288pp

How creative thought develops in a chessplayer.       PB  AN  VG+

£10.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual

Russell 2008

 

419pp

A collection of his best essays on the theme.                  PB  AN  F

£12.00

 

Dvoretsky, M

School of Chess Excellence 1  Endgame Analysis                         2nd ed.

Ed. Olms ‘03

 

260pp

 1st title in a series of 4.                                                    PB   AN  F

£12.50

 

Emms, J

The Survival Guide To Competitive Chess

Everyman ‘07

 

160pp

  Guide to most aspects of tournament play                    PB   AN   F

£9.50

 

Emms, J

The Most Amazing Chess Moves Of All Time

Gambit 2000

 

192pp

200 puzzle positions arising out of historic games        PB AN VG+

£10.00

 

Estrin, Y

The World Champions Teach Chess  with I. Romanov               1st UK ed.

Black 1988

 

208pp

Top games from 13 OTB + 2 postal champions.    PB    AN     VG+

£10.00

 

Euwe, M

The Road To Chess Mastery  with W. Meiden                             1st UK ed.

Allen 1968

 

273pp

25 games annotated to demonstrate ways to improve.     DW  VG+

£10.00

 

Euwe, M

Chess Master & Grandmaster with W. Meiden                           1st UK ed.

Allen 1978

 

367pp

25 illustrative games between masters & GMs.        X-lib  DW  VG-

£9.00

 

Euwe, M

Chess Master v Chess Amateur with W. Meiden                         1st UK ed.

Allen 1973

 

315pp

Avoiding or making the most of amateurs’ errors. DW torn but in protective covers  o/w VG

 

£10.00

 

Euwe, M

The Middle Game – Book 1: Static Features      with H. Kramer

Bell  1972

 

292pp

                               Insc.  DW torn but in protective covers o/w VG

£10.00

 

Euwe, M

The Middle Game - Book 2: Dynamic & Subjective Features withKramer

Bell 1973

 

346pp

   DW in protective covers  VG+

£13.50

 

Euwe

 

Another copy             with Insc. & DW nibbled in covers o/w VG

£9.50

 

 

 

 

Euwe

 

Another copy                                   Insc.  1st ed. but no DW

£8.50

 

Euwe, M

The Development of Chess Style                                           1st UK ed.

Bell 1968

 

152pp

44 games from Greco to Spassky to illustrate their current style.  

                                                                          DW nibbled o/w VG

 

£10.00

 

Euwe, M

The Logical Approach To Chess       with M. Blaine & J. Rumble     1st ed.

Pitman 1958

 

217pp

  Insc. signed by the author Jack Rumble to a friend.    DW    VG

£12.00

 

Evans, L

New Ideas In Chess

Pitman 1960

 

196pp

                                       DW torn but in protective covers o/w VG

£8.00

 

Evans, L

The 10 Most Common Chess Mistakes and how to avoid them.

Cardoza ‘02

 

256pp

                                                                                       PB  AN  F-

£8.50

 

Fabrego, L

True Lies In Chess

Quality ‘07

 

164pp

Identifies the fundamentals of positions (the truth).   PB   AN   VG+

£10.00

 

Flesch, J

Planning In Chess

Batsford ‘83

 

82pp

                                                                                   PB    AN    G+

£4.50

 

Franco, Z

The Art Of Attacking Chess: 33 Inspirational & Instructive Masterpieces

Gambit 2008

 

255pp

                                                                                 SB      AN     F

£9.00

 

Franco, Z

Chess Self-Improvement – Assess & Improve Your Chess Strength

Gambit 2005

 

240pp

                                                                                 SB       AN      F

£10.00

 

Franco, Z

Winning Chess Explained: How chess games are won & lost in practice

Gambit 2006

 

191pp

                                                                                 SB       AN      F

£8.00

 

Hertan, C

Forcing Chess Moves - The key to better calculation                     3rd ed

NIC 2010

 

382pp

ChessCafe Book of the Year award.                      SB      AN      F+

£10.00

 

Heisman, D

The Guide To Chess Improvement – The Best of Novice Nook

Everyman ‘10

 

381pp

Novice Nook is the author’s column on ChessCafe.    PB    AN    F

£10.00

 

Heisman, D

The World’s Most Instructive Amateur Game Book                        1st ed.

USA 2012

 

328pp

30 games by average players, each with a lesson.       PB   AN    F

£10.00

 

Heisman, D

Looking For Trouble: Recognising & Meeting Threats in Chess  2nd ed.

Russell 2013

 

192pp

                                                                                      PB     AN   F

£10.00

 

Heisman, D

Elements of Positional Chess

CEI 1990

 

111pp

No games.                                                                            PB  VG

£4.50

 

Gallagher, J

101 Attacking Ideas In Chess:  Aggressive concepts from a GM’s arsenal

Gambit 2000

 

128pp

                                                                                PB      AN    VG

£8.50

 

Gallagher, J

365 Ways To Checkmate:

Gambit 2004

 

208pp

A series of diagrams each with a reader’s challenge.  SB  AN VG+

£8.00

 

Gaprindhavili

Critical Moments In Chess

Batsford ‘10

 

271pp

Identifying them in 250 games  PB  AN  Ex-Lib but a clean copy.

£8.50

 

Gelfer, I

Positional Chess Handbook

Dover 2001

 

212pp

Examples in ascending order of difficulty.                   SB  AN  VG+

£8.00

 

Gillam, A. J.

Simple Checkmates                                                                  1st cased ed.

Batsford  ‘91

 

128pp

433 diagrams with mates pending.                                     AN    G+

£4.50

 

Gillam, A. J.

Simple Chess Tactics                                                               1st cased ed.

Batsford  ‘90

 

128pp

438 diagrams with good moves waiting to be discovered. AN  VG

£5.00

 

Gligoric, S

Shall We Play Fischerandom Chess?                                              1st ed.

Batsford ‘02

 

144pp

Examines Fischer’s idea with 8 example games.          PB  AN  VG

£4.50

 

Goldman, W

New Ideas In Old Settings

Chess

 

77pp

                                                                                            SB   G+

£3.00

 

Golombek, H

The Game of Chess                                       3rd ed. updated and improved

Penguin ‘81

 

297pp

A complete introduction to the game.                                 PB  G+

£2.50

 

Golombek, H

Chess with H. Phillips                                                                           1st ed.

Witherby ‘59

 

434pp

                                                                        DW  clean copy VG+

£6.50

 

Golz & Keres

Chess Combination As A Fine Art

Crowood ‘89

 

255pp

Drawn on articles by Kurt Richter                                      PB  VG+

£8.25

 

Greif, M

200 Classic Chess Puzzles

Sterling  ‘93

 

143pp

Positions designed to help spotting quick mates.                    PB  F

£4.75

 

Griffiths, P

Better Chess For Club Players

EP 1982

 

117pp

18 games by club players analysed.                                     PB  G+

£4.75

 

Grivas, E

Chess College 3: Technique

Gambit 2006

 

111pp

Uses c.100 games to illustrate his points.              SB       AN       F

£7.50

 

Grooten, H

Chess Strategy for Club Players – The Road To Positional Advantage

NIC 2009

 

412pp

Choosing the right plan after the opening.

ChessCafe Book of the Year 2009                PB                 AN      F

 

£14.00

 

Grover, K.

Chess        with T. Wiswell.       1st UK ed. after having had 10 US editions. 

Redman 1951

 

109pp

                                                                                          DW  G+

£4.50

 

Gufeld, E

Chess Strategy  with N. Kalienchenko

Batsford  ‘03

 

272pp

Examines every stage of the game, and every diagram comes with questions to be answered.                              PB  AN  VG+

 

£9.50

 

Hansen, L. B.

How Chess Games Are Won & Lost

Gambit 2008

 

255pp

“In search of excellence in the five stages of a chess game”.

                                                                                   SB      AN   F-

 

£10.00

 

Harding T. D.

Better Chess For Average Players An improved republication of 1979 ed.

Dover 1996

 

237pp

                                                                                  SB    AN   F

£10.00

 

Harding T. D.

Why You Lose At Chess

Batsford ‘82

 

120pp

                                                                                       PB  AN  G+

£4.75

 

Harding T. D.

The New Chess Computer Book

Pergamon 87

 

312pp

                                                                                     PB  AN  VG+

£6.00

 

Hendriks, W

Move First, Think Later – Sense & Nonsense in Improving Your Chess

NIC 2012

 

254pp

ECF Book of the Year Award.                                       SB   AN   F

£14.00

 

Hertan, C

Forcing Chess Moves – The Key To Better Calculation.

NIC 2008

 

382pp

Many diagrams with exposition and tests.                    PB     AN  F

£10.00

 

Jacobs, B

Analyse To Win – Visualising Victory

Batsford ‘97

 

144pp

Develops ideas from Kotov’s “Think Like a GM”.     PB    AN   VG+

£6.75

 

Karneges, W

The Six Power Moves of Chess – The missing key to finding good moves from any position.

 

USA 2010

 

264pp        Very clearly laid out with lots of diagrams.            PB    AN     F

£10.00

 

Karpov & Gik

Chess Kaleidoscope                                                                           1st ed.

Pergamon 81

 

168pp

(a) World Championship games (b) Computers & (c) 8 of his gms annotated. Strong board covers in excellent condition.   AN        F-

 

£8.00

 

Kasparov

Kasparov Teaches Chess

Batsford 86

 

124pp

                                                     PB  AN  pages yellowing o/w  G

£4.25

 

Keene, R

How To Beat Your Chess Computer with Levy

Batsford  91

 

104pp

                                                         Strong board covers   AN  VG

£5.00

 

Keene, R

Discover Your Chess Strength                                                  1st US ed.

Holt 1992

 

144pp

Award yourself points while playing through 12 top games.

                                            PB  AN   Marginalia on 1 page o/w VG

 

£6.50

 

King, D

How To Win At Chess – 10 Golden Rules To Follow

Cadogan ‘95

 

127pp

                                                                                     SB  AN  VG+

£7.00

 

Kmoch, H

Pawn Power In Chess                                                               2nd printing

McKay 1964

 

304pp

182 diagrams & c. 160 full or part illustrative games.    G+

£8.00

 

Kopec, et al

Master Chess – A Course in 21 Lessons with Chandler, Davies & Mullen.

Pergamon 85

 

133pp

                                                                                      SB  AN  VG

£4.00

 

Kopec, et al

Master Chess – A Course in 21 Lessons with Chandler, Davies & Mullen.

Cadogan 94

 

133pp

                                                                                     SB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

Kotov, A

Think Like A Grandmaster                                                                1st ed.

Batsford  ‘71

 

200pp

One of the modern classics.                                              DW  VG

£8.00

 

Kotov, A

Another copy

Batsford ‘75

 

 

SB  VG 

£7.00

 

Kotov, A

Play Like A Grandmaster 

Batsford ‘84

 

221pp

Follow to his highly successful “Think Like…              PB   AN  VG-

£6.50

 

Kotov, A

Train Like A Grandmaster                                                                  1st ed.

Batsford ‘81

 

124pp

3rd in his series.                                                          SB  AN  VG 

£6.50

 

Kotov, A

Another copy                                                                  

Batsford ‘90

 

 

                                                                with green SB  cover.  VG

£7.50

 

Kotov, A

Chess Tactics                                                                                      1st ed.

Batsford ‘83

 

147pp

                                     PB  AN  paper starting to yellow o/w VG

£6.50

 

Kostyev, A

From Beginner To Expert In 40 Lessons

Batsford ‘86

 

147pp

                                     PB  AN   pages starting to yellow  o/w  VG 

£6.25

 

Krasenkow,

Finding Chess Jewels – Improve Your Imagine & Calculation

Everyman 13

 

222pp

227 themed exercises fully analysed.                             PB    AN  F

£12.00

 

Krogius, N

Psychology In Chess

RHM  1976

 

243pp

                                                    PB  pages edges spotting o/w G+

£4.75

 

Lamford, P

Improve Your Game – 100 Chess Puzzles

Deutsch ‘99

 

127pp

                                                                                    PB  AN  VG

£3.95

 

Lane, G

Improve Your Chess In 7 Days

Batsford  ‘07

 

204pp

                                                                                  PB  AN  VG+

£7.50

 

Lasker, Ed.

Chess For Fun & Chess For Blood

Dover  1962

 

224pp

                                                                                        SB   VG+

£4.75

 

Lasker, Ed.

Chess

Batsford ‘73

 

468pp

                                                                                               VG

£7.50

 

Lasker Ed.

Chess Strategy                                                                                    1st ed.

Bell 1915

 

282pp

  48 games.                                                                               G

£12.00

 

Lasker, Ed.

Chess Strategy

Dover 1959

 

282pp

Insc. “To Rowena” (Bruce)                                                SB    G

£7.50

 

Lasker, Em

Lasker’s Manual Of Chess

Dover 1960

 

349pp

44 games + 308 diagrams                                                SB     VG-

£5.50

 

LeMoir, D

How To Become A Deadly Chess Tactician – Bewilder & Defeat Your Opponents!

Gambit 2002

 

240pp

Themed examples with following tests.                      PB   AN  VG+

£9.50

 

LeMoir, D

How To Be Lucky In Chess – encourage your opponent to self-destruct

Gambit 2001

 

176pp

                                                                                PB     AN    VG+

£9.50

 

Levitt, J.

Secrets Of Spectacular Chess                                                    2nd ed.

Everyman 08

 

287pp

Covers games, studies & problems.                             PB   AN    F-

£9.50

 

Levy, D

Learn Chess From The World Champions                                       1st ed.

Pergamon 79

 

206pp

                                                                                                  VG+

£7.25

 

Levy, D

How Computers Play Chess   with M. Newborn

USA 1991

 

246pp

                                                                                     SB  AN  VG+

£7.50

 

Levy, D

The Chess Computer Handbook

Batsford 84

 

128pp

                                                                                       PB  AN  VG

£4.00

 

Lipnitsky, I

Questions of Modern Chess Theory – A Soviet Classic

Quality 2008

 

230pp

A lost masterpiece of Soviet literature from 1956.          PB   AN   F

£12.00

 

Littlewood, J

How To Play The Middle Games In Chess

Batsford ‘00

 

176pp

300+ instructive examples                                           PB  AN  VG+

£6.75

 

Littlewood, J

How To Play The Middle Games In Chess

Batsford ‘00

 

176pp

300+ instructive examples                                           PB  AN  VG+

£6.75

 

Livshitz, A

Test Your Chess IQ – Grandmaster Challenge                              2nd ed.

Cadogan ‘93

 

133pp

6 diagrams per page with solutions on rear.                   SB AN  VG

£9.00

 

Livshitz, A

Test Your Chess IQ – Book 1

Pergamon ‘88

 

124pp

6 diagrams per page with solutions on rear.                SB  AN  VG+

£8.35

 

Livshitz, A

Test Your Chess IQ – Book 2

Pergamon ‘89

 

124pp

6 diagrams per page with solutions on rear.                SB  AN  VG+

£8.35

 

Long, B

Eliminating Chess Blunders! Even the Best Make Them.

Thinkers  ‘13

 

99pp

Examination of the causes and 72 exercises.             PB  AN       F

£9.00

 

Love, J

Tactical Ideas In Chess

Bell 1981

 

150pp

Explanation of tactics plus 10 illustrative games.  Insc.  PB  AN VG

£4.25

 

McDonald, N.

Break The Rules! – A modern look at chess strategy

Everyman 12

 

160pp

Explanation plus 50 illustrative games.                            PB  AN  F

£10.00

 

McDonald, N.

The Giants Of Strategy - Learn from Kramnik, Karpov, Petrosian et al

Everyman 07

 

256pp

80 illustrative games.                                                     PB  AN  VG

£10.00

 

McDonald, N.

The Giants of Power Play – Learn from Topolov, Geller, Bronstein et al.

Everyman 09

 

240pp

88 illustrative games.                                                       PB  AN  F

£10.00

 

McDonald, N.

Mastering Checkmates

Batsford  03

 

160pp

Many examples and 120 exercises.                               PB  AN VG

£7.75

 

McDonald, N.

Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking   from the 1st move to the last.

Batsford 04

 

256pp

  30 thematic games.                                                      PB  AN   F

£6.50

 

Marin, M

Learn From The Legends – Chess Champions At Their Best

Quality 2004

 

312pp

65 illustrative game fragments plus 7 complete games.  SB  AN   F

£10.00

 

Matanovic ed

Anthology Of Chess Combinations 3                               Chess Informant

2005

 

575pp

Informator style languageless approach to 2,709 diagrams in thematic sections.                                                           DW  AN  F

 

£12.00

 

Matanovic ed

Anthology of Chess Combinations                                   Chess Informant

1995

 

423pp

Informator style languageless approach to 2,001 diagrams in thematic sections.                                                            DW  AN  F

 

£10.00

 

Matanovic ed

Encyclopaedia of Chess Middlegames – Combinations.                                   

Batsford ‘80

 

352pp

Informator style languageless approach to 1,817 diagrams in thematic sections.                                                         DW  AN  VG

 

£10.00

 

Mayer, S

Bishop V Knight: The Verdict

Batsford ‘97

 

224pp

Brings c. 170 games & part games to the debate.   PB  AN  VG+

£10.00

 

Mieses, J

Instructive Positions From Master Chess                                        1st ed.

Bell 1938

 

75pp

125 part games.                Green cloth boards spotted o/w     G

£3.50

 

Mirkovic, S

Chess School 3                                                                          Montenegro

   2008

 

181pp

Mostly endgames & combinations.                                 PB  AN  F

£9.50

 

Montgomerie

The Quiet Game                                                                               1st ed.

UK  1972

 

192pp

A pot-pourri of topics including 30 games.                        DW   VG-

£5.00

 

Mullen, I

Blunders & Brilliancies     with Moe Moss

Pergamon 90

 

128pp

Deals with a range of common themes.                        PB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

Muller, K

The Magic Of Chess Tactics – A Training Book For Advanced Players

Russell 2002

 

259pp

With D. Meyer.                                                                  PB  AN  F

£10.00

 

Negyesy

Combination in Chess  with J. Hegyi                                                  1st ed.

Corvina 1965

 

304pp

                                                                                           DW   VG

£8.00

 

Neiman, E

Invisible Chess Moves – Discover Your Blind Spots & Stop Overlooking Simple Wins.       with  Y. Afek.                                     2nd ed.

 

NIC 2012

 

240pp

ChessCafe Book of the Year.                                           PB  AN  F

£12.00

 

Nimzowitsch

My System – A Chess Treatise

Bell 1961

 

265pp

A all-time classic.                                                                        G+

£5.00

 

Nimzowitsch

Blockade

CEI 1980

 

91pp

Nimzo’s 1st published book, quickly overshadowed by My System, but not devalued thereby.                 PB  AN Cover spotting o/w G

 

£7.00

 

Nimzowitsch

Blockade                                                                                      4th reprint

CEI 1983

 

91pp

This was the 1st Eng translation. 21 annotated games  PB  AN VG

£7.50

 

Nunn

The King Hunt                 with W. Cozens

Batsford ‘96

 

160pp

55 famous annotated games involving king hunts.      PB    AN  VG

£7.75

 

O’Kelly

Assess Your Chess Fast

Batsford ‘76

 

228pp

13 lessons with 121 diagrams.               HB  Some spotting o/w G

£6.00

 

Pachman, L

Modern Chess Tactics

RKP  1979

 

220pp

Text is illustrated by 21 annotated games & 200+ extracts. PB  VG

£8.00

 

Pachman, L

The Middle-Game In Chess                                                  1st English ed.

RKP 1982

 

188pp

267 diagrams & 5 annotated games.          Insc.    AN    PB       VG 

£8.00

 

 

 

 

Pachman, L

Pachman’s Modern Chess Strategy

Pitman 1966

 

318pp

                                                                                                VG

£6.00

 

Pachman, L

Modern Chess Tactics – Pieces & Pawns In Action

RKP 1972

 

220pp

                                                          PB  with some creasing o/w G

£6.00

 

Pachman, L

Complete Chess Strategy – Pawn-Play & the Centre                      1st ed.

Batsford ‘76

 

184pp

  92 illustrative annotated games.                                         PB  G+

£10.00

 

Pachman, L

Complete Chess Strategy – Vol. 2 Principles of Pawn-Play & the Center                       

USA 1978

 

184pp

Pub. Cornerstone Library NY.   PB        pages yellowing o/w   G+

£7.50

 

Palliser, R

The Complete Chess Workout – Train Your Brain with 1,200 puzzles

Everyman 07

 

318pp

 Mostly from recent games.                                             PB  AN  F-

£9.50

 

Pandolfini, B

Russian Chess – Learn From The New Masters

Fireside  ‘87

 

210pp

Q & A technique with 101 diagrams.                             PB  AN  VG

£6.50

 

Pandolfini, B

The Chess Doctor – Surefire Cures for What Ails Your Game

Fireside ‘95

 

284pp

Doctor-like prognoses & cures for various errors. PB AN VG+

£7.50

 

Pandolfini, B

Chess Movie 1 – Quick Tricks

Russell 2010

 

208pp

64 games with a diagram & explanation for every move. PB AN F+

£7.00

 

Pandolfini, B

Chess Movie 2 – The Means and Ends

Russell 2011

 

200pp

 64 endgames with a diagram for every move.              PB  AN  F+

£17.00

 

Petrosian, T

Chess Logic. Translated into English by special permission of the author and issued in a limited edition of 250. 

 

Denmark ‘68

 

39pp

“Personal summary by the author of a dissertation contending for the degree of Master of Philosophical Science”.  SB  typescript 

 

£10.00

 

Pfleger

Chess: The Mechanics of the Mind  with G. Treppner

Crowood ‘88

 

156pp

                                                                                     SB    AN   F-

£5.00

 

Pongo, I

Tactical Targets in Chess Vol 1 - Getting A Decisive Material Advantage

Caissa ‘99

 

323pp

Combinations that aim to get decisive material advantage PB AN  F

£12.50

 

Pongo, I

Tactical Targets in Chess Vol. 2 – Mating Combinations

Caissa ‘99

 

274pp

1,845 diagrams                                                               PB   AN   F

£12.50

 

Pinter, J.

1,000 Combinations

Magyar 2008

 

309pp

Diagrams grouped thematically & languageless solutions.HB AN F

£10.00

 

Plaskett, J.

Playing To Win

Batsford ‘88

 

90pp

15 of his games with 80 diagrams. SB  AN  paper yellowing o/w G

£5.00

 

Povah, N

Chess Training                                                                                    1st ed.

Faber 1981

 

176pp

                                                                                    PB    AN   G+

£4.50

 

Ravikumar, V

Chess Tactics Quiz Book

Chennai  ‘08

 

179pp

                                                                                          PB  AN  F

£5.75

 

Reinfeld, F

The Secret of Tactical Chess – A Manual of Chess Victory

Collier 1973

 

229pp

                                                                                                     PB 

£4.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Chess For Amateurs – How To Improve Your Game

Pitman 1946

 

98pp

                                                                                                      G

£3.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Great Moments In Chess                                                             1st UK ed.

Pitman 1964

 

182pp

                                                                                HB    Insc.    G+

£5.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Chess In A Nutshell                                                                1st  UK ed.

London 1960

 

128pp

                                                                                   DW  Insc.  VG                                                                  

£5.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Chess Traps: Pitfalls & Swindles – how to set & avoid them.      1st ed.

Arco 1956

 

243pp

With Horowitz.                                                    DW  Insc. G+

£8.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Why You Lose At Chess                                                                     1st ed.

Arco 1957

 

237pp

                                                                                                   VG

£5.00

 

Reinfeld, F

Win At Chess – Improve Your Play With 300 Forceful Combinations

Dover 1958

 

120pp

                                                                                            SB    G

£2.75

 

Reinfeld, F

Complete Book Of Chess Stratagems

Dover 1972

 

188pp

                                                                                             SB   VG

£5.00

 

Reinfeld, F

How To Think Ahead In Chess  with Horowitz

Fireside ‘79

 

268pp

                                                                                              PB  VG

£7.50

 

Reinfeld, F

Chess Mastery By Question and Answer

Pitman 1944

 

176pp

                                                                   Insc. 1 page torn o/g G

£2.50

 

Reitstein, L

Test Your Chess!  240 Positions from South African Games.

1991

 

84pp

                                                                                      SB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

Renaud, G

The Art of Checkmate                 with Victor Kahn                              1st ed.

Bell 1955

 

208pp

                                       DW Some foxing on endpapers    o/w G           

£8.00

 

Renaud, G

The Art of Checkmate                 with Victor Kahn                               

Dover 1962

 

208pp

                                                                                              PB   F

£8.00

 

Reti, R

Modern Ideas In Chess                                                                      1st  ed.

Bell 1923

 

181pp

 “This pioneer work is a classic of chess literature” Whyld.

Original brown cloth boards with bright gilt titles.     Insc.  VG

 

£10.00

 

Rowson, J

Chess For Zebras – Thinking Differently About Black & White

Gambit 05

 

255pp

PB  AN  F

£12.00

 

Rudel, D

The Moment of Zuke – Critical Positions & Pivotal Decisions for Colle System Players.

Thinkers 09

 

254pp

7 lessons on common game-changing situations     PB  AN  F-

£9.00

 

Samarian, S

Das Systematische Schachtraining  (Systematic Chess Training)

Ed. Olms ‘92

 

152pp

         In Swiss German.                                                 PB    AN   F

£8.00

 

Samarian, S

Opening Tactics For Club Players

Hale 1980

 

170pp

                                  Ex-Lib. DW  front endpaper excised o/w G

£5.00

 

Schiller, E

7 Steps To Better Chess

Cardoza  ‘10

 

191pp

                                                                                        PB  AN  F+

£7.25

 

Schiller, E

World Champion Combinations                                                       1st ed.

Cardoza ‘98

 

260pp

84 annotated games from 14 world champions.     PB       AN     F-

£8.50

 

Seirawan, Y

Winning Chess Brilliancies

Microsoft ‘95

 

257pp

12 games 1972-91 explained move-by-move.             PB  AN  VG+

£12.00

 

Shamkovich

Tactical Chess Training 300 Brilliant Tactical Studies from 1985 - 95

Hays 1995

 

176pp

                                                                                     PB   AN    F

£8.00

 

Shashin, A

Best Play – A New Method For Discovering The Strongest Move

Mongoose ‘13

 

401pp

                                                                                     PB   AN    F

£12.00

 

Shaw, J

Quality Chess Puzzle Book

Quality 2010

 

352pp

735   21st century puzzles.                                            PB   AN    F

£15.00

 

Short, N

Nigel Short On Chess

Hamlyn 1993

 

127pp

                                                                                     SB  AN  VG

£6.00

 

Silman, J

The Complete Book Of Chess Strategy – GM Techniques From A-Z

Siles 1998

 

360pp

                                                                                     PB  AN   VG

£10.00

 

Smith, A

Pump Up Your Rating – Unlock Your Chess Potential

Quality 2013

 

375pp

ChessCafe Book of the Year                                        PB   AN    F

£14.00

 

Sokolsky, A

Your First Move – Chess For Beginners

Raduga   ‘84

 

296pp

                                                                                     HB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

Soltis, A

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets From Sacrifices to Endgames

Batsford ‘13

 

216pp

                                                                                     SB   AN   F

£12.00

 

Soltis, A

The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess

Batsford ‘08

 

304pp

Quotations examined with diagrams and analysis.      PB   AN   F

£12.00

 

Soltis, A

Studying Chess Made Easy

Batsford ‘10

 

256pp

Reveals key techniques.                                          PB     AN     F

£10.00

 

Speelman, J

Jon Speelman’s Chess Puzzle Book

Gambit 2008

 

143pp

250+ themed diagrams.                                           PB     AN     F

£9.00

 

Spielmann, R

The Art of Sacrifice In Chess                                                        1st ed.

McKay

 

216pp

                                                                                         DW   VG

£15.00

 

Stean, M

Simple Chess                                                                                   1st ed.

Faber 1978

 

116pp

 Highly regarded work.  Ex-Lib  AN  paper yellowing  o/w G-

£2.50

 

Suba, M

Positional Chess Sacrifices

Quality 2012

 

372pp

c. 150 games examined thoroughly.                            PB     AN    F

£10.00

 

Suetin, A

Three Steps To Chess Mastery

Pergamon ‘83

 

192pp

                                                                                   PB    AN  VG-

£8.00

 

Tal

Tal’s Winning Chess Combinations with   V. Khenkin                1st UK ed.

Routledge 80

 

409pp

Tal explains 200+ mating combinations… and who better to do it.  

                                                DW with protective clear cover. VG+

 

£16.00

 

Tarrasch,

The Game of Chess – A Textbook for Beginners & More Experienced Players                                                                                                1st ed.

McKay 1935

 

423pp

Original blue cloth boards.                   Book plate                     G 

£5.00

 

Tarrasch,

Another copy

Chatto 1938

 

 

                                                             Bookplate                      G

£4.50

 

Tartakower

A Breviary of Chess                                                                               G-                               

Routledge 44

 

267pp

                                                                           

£4.00

 

Taylor, T

Pawn Sacrifice! – Winning at Chess the Adventurous way.

Everyman 08

 

239pp

The author examines 67 games involving sacs.    PB    AN    VG+

£9.95

 

Taylor, T

True Combat Chess – Winning Battles Over The Board.

Everyman 09

 

208pp

Examines 31 illustrative games.                                PB    AN  VG+

£9.00

 

Teschner, R

It’s Your Move     with Tony Miles

Batsford  ‘76

 

139pp

345 testing positions plus solutions.                              PB          G-      

£4.00

 

Thomas ARB

Chess Techniques

RKP 1975

 

173pp

300+ diagrams illustrate the theme.                               SB       VG-

£4.00

 

Timman, J

On The Attack! The Art of Attacking Chess According to the Modern Masters

NIC  2006

 

235pp

33 attacking games plus 33 attacking fragments.      PB     AN    F-

£14.00

 

Timman, J

Power Chess With Pieces Guide to the Bishop Pair & Strong Knights.

NIC 2004

 

229pp

28 illustrative games annotated.                          PB        AN    VG+

£9.00

 

Tukmakov, V

Modern Chess Preparation – Getting Ready in the Information Age.

NIC 2012

 

286pp

91 annotated games illustrating the theme.              PB     AN     F-

£10.00

 

Volotikin, A

Perfect Your Chess  with V. Grabinsky

Gambit 2007

 

159pp

369 positions where reader is asked a question or given a task.  

                                                                                     PB   AN   F-

 

£10.00

 

 

 

 

 

Vukovic, V

The Chess Sacrifice  1st English ed. signed by the translator, Peter Clarke 

Bell 1968

 

219pp

100 annotated games.                Classic Bell DW                     VG+

£18.00

 

Vukovic

Another copy.     not signed.

Bell 1968

 

 

                                                                                    DW        VG+

£12.00

 

Vukovic

Another copy.     DW  some spotting on page edges & endpapers o/w    VG

£8.00

 

 

 

 

 

Vukovic

Another copy.                                                                                     Reprint

Bell 1973

 

 

                                                    Pale blue DW         VG+

£8.00

 

Vukovic, V

The Art of the Attack In Chess.                                                         1st ed.

Pergamon 65

 

422pp

75 annotated illustrative games.                                          PB   G+  

£8.00

 

Walker, J. N.

Test Your Chess – Piece Power.

Cadogan ‘95

 

151pp

                                                                                 PB    AN    VG+

£6.75

 

Ward, C

Starting Out: Chess Tactics & Checkmates.

Everyman 06