TOURNAMENTS

 

 

1885

Hereford                          Hereford Congress Centenary booklet.    Johnston

1985

 

26pp

1st Blackburne; 2nd Bird; 3rd Schallopp. X-table of Masters’ Section + 10 games with contemporary analysis and accounts.  PB       F-

 

£7.50

 

1886

London Feb. & Nottingham.                   Gillam                The Chess Player

2007

 

60pp

Blackburne 1st and Burn & Schallopp 1st= at Nottingham. X-tables.

91 gms with contemporary analysis & reports. PB     AN          F

 

£9.00

 

1890

Vienna - 1st Kolisch Tournament  Encyclopaedia of Tournament Chess

Goldman ‘83

 

151pp

1st Weiss. Thumbnail biographies of Kolisch & the winner. X-tables & 74 gms.                     PB                      AN                             F

 

£12.00

 

1895

Hastings - The Hastings Chess Tournament 1895 containing the Authorised Account of the 230 games with annotations by Pillsbury, Lasker, Tarrasch, Steinitz, Schiffers Teichmann, Bardeleben, Blackburne, Gunsberg, Tinsley, Mason and Albin.      H. F. Cheshire Ed.

 

1896

Chatto & Windus

1st ed.

 

 

370pp

Excellent portrait and biographies of all 22 players. One of the most complete tournament books ever published – “the cornerstone of chess libraries everywhere”.

This copy has been re-backed retaining original maroon cloth. Title page has a few smudges and one or two pp are frayed round the edges, but generally a tight copy.                                             G

 

 

£95.00

 

1895

Hastings 1895 Grand International Chess Congress

Pickard 1995

 

259pp

“Completely faithful to its original”. PB  AN   Item re. Pillsbury article pasted on to front endpaper                                   o/w   VG+

 

£12.00

 

1895/6

St. Petersburg.

Hardinge 2008

 

66pp

Digital reprint of the 1896 original by Mason & Pollock. 1st Lasker

                                                                                        PB       F+

 

£10.00

 

1896

Budapest

Caissa 1994

 

205pp

1st = Chigorin & Charousek. 3rd Pillsbury. 82 gms from the 1st great tournament in Hungary, with notes by Charousek, Maroczy et al. Edited with commentary by J. C. Owen.

   Red cloth boards in Caissa Editions’ usual style.   AN             F+.

 

£20.00

 

1896

Nuremberg

Caissa 1999

 

403pp

1st Lasker; 2nd Maroczy; 3rd= Tarrasch & Pillsbury. “The high water mark of 19th century chess”. 171 gms with notes by Tarrasch et al. Translated & edited by J. C. Owen.  

   Red cloth boards in Caissa Editions’ usual style.   AN             F+.

 

 

£25.00

 

1899/

1900

Vienna – 2nd Kolisch Memorial Tournament   Gillam ed.   Chess Player

2008

 

47pp

1st Maroczy. 66 annotated gms+ X-table         PB     AN           F+

£9.00

 

1900

London – Invitation Tournament of the City of London Chess Club 1973

Caissa Ed.

 

46pp

1st Teichmann.  A facsimile reprint limited to 700 copies, of which this is No. 396.  78 game scores + X-tables.                             F+

 

£22.00

 

1901

Buffalo 1901 & 1894 Tournaments  by J. S. Hilbert

Caissa 1996

 

95pp

Both tournaments remained obscure prior to this book, even though Pillsbury played in both. Several pictures. Red cloth boards in Caissa                                Editions’ usual style.   AN             F+.

 

£20.0

 

1901/04

Games From Monte Carlo Vol. 1           Wenman                             1st ed.

Leeds 1945

 

87pp

76 diagrams & 50 gms from the 1901 – 02 – 03 & 04 tournaments.

Small format.       Spine faded                                                  o/w G

 

£9.50

 

1905

Janowsky v Marshall – The Match & Return Match         Hoffer (ed.)

Leeds (s.a.)

 

 

49pp

Marshall won the 1st match in Paris in 1905. Janowsky wanted a re-match eventually played in 1908 at the home of sponsor M. Nardus which Marshall lost. Hoffer refines his analysis from earlier columns. This was the 1st of a planned series entitled “The Series of First Class Games”, though no further titles appear to have followed, possibly because both Hoffer and his colleague E. A. Mitchell died not long after publication. LN 5051. Small format.

   Scarce item.               Insc.                                                    VG.

 

 

£25.00

 

1906

Ostende     by Tony Gillam

Caissa 2005

 

445pp

363gms. 1st Schlecter; 2nd Maroczy; 3rd Rubinstein, but many other sections feature.   Red cloth boards in Caissa  Editions’ usual style.   

                                                                                    AN             F+.

 

£25.00

 

1913

Havana – The Book of the Havana International Masters’ Tournament

BCM 1976

 

84pp

1st Marshall; 2nd Capablanca. An updating of Capa’s 1913 original. Short biographies, X-table  etc. PB AN VG-

 

£12.00

 

1914

St. Petersburg – The Grand International Masters’ Chess Tournament.

1st UK ed.

Printing Craft 1914

 

 

75pp

1st Lasker; 2nd Capablanca; 3rd Alechin. One of the great tournaments. 75 gms drawn from a range of UK columns of the time. LN 5319. Inscs. Small neat pencil marginalia   o/w G+ 

 

£35.00

 

1914

St. Petersburg 1914 – International Masters’ Chess Tournament.

Caissa Ed. ‘93

 

267pp

A translation by Robert Makham from the German of Tarrasch’s excellent original and edited by Dale Brandreth.  Red cloth boards in Caissa  Editions’ usual pleasing style.           AN                     F+.

 

£22.00

 

1921/ ‘7

World’s Championship Matches, 1921 and 1927.

Dover 1977

 

 

81pp

Havana 1921 and Buenos Aires 1927 saw Capablanca first take the crown from Lasker and then lose it to Alekhine just 6 years later. This edition combines the original tournament books with a new 11 page introduction by Chernev.   SB   VG+

 

 

£9.00

 

 

 

 

 

1922

Book of the Hastings International Masters’ Tournament      1st ed. 1924

Printing Craft

 

68pp

1st Alekhine; 2nd Rubinstein. All 30 gms annotated by Alekhine after intro by G. A. Thomas. Good photo portraits.  LN 5344. Insc.     G+ 

 

£25.00

 

1922

Book of the Hastings International Masters’ Tournament       

Dover 1968

 

63pp

An unabridged republication of the above original.     SB          VG+

£8.00

 

1922

Book of the London International Congress. W. H. Watts ed. 1st ed. 1923

Printing Craft

 

137pp

1st Capablanca; 2nd Alekhine. 120 gms annotated by Maroczy.

   Red cloth partially split on back of spine                             o/w G+

 

£25

 

1922

Book of the London International Congress  

Dover 1968

 

126pp

An unabridged republication of the above original.       SB.        VG

£7.75

 

1923

Internationales Schachmeister-Turnier zu Mahrisch=Ostrau

BCM 1978

 

108pp

1st Lasker; 2nd Reti. 91annotated gms. Reprint of the original Kagan ed. by BCM in German.      AN       HB                                    VG+  

 

£15.00

 

1923-‘4

Hastings 1923/4 & Weston-super-Mare 1924                       Gillam ed.1995

Ch. Player

 

63pp

53 gms from the former and 48 from the latter, both won by Euwe. PB in plastic cover.                           AN                                       F

 

£9.00

 

1924

Book of the New York International Chess Tournament          Helms ed.

Dover ‘61

 

 

271pp

1st Lasker 2nd Capablanca 3rd Alekhine. Reprint of 1925 original with new photos added. 110 gms annotated by Alekhine.  Handsome ex libris plate.   SB                                                   VG+

 

£12.00

 

1925

Moscow      A 1991 re-publication of the 1927 original (LN5384). Limited

                     edition of which this is No. 817 

Leningrad

 

 

129pp

2 volumes in one. The world’s 1st state-sponsored tournament.

1st Bogoljubow; 2nd Lasker; 3rd Capablanca. 210 gms; diagrams,

X-tables & photos. In Cyrillic.   Original dark blue covers.       VG+

 

£40.00

 

1925

Baden Baden  Translated & edited by Jimmy Adams.                        1st ed.

Caissa 1991

 

382pp

1st Alekhine; 2nd Rubinstein; 3rd Samisch. 210 games.  

Red cloth boards in Caissa  Editions’ usual style.   AN             F+.

 

£30.00

 

1925

Baden Baden  Translated & edited by Jimmy Adams.                        1st ed.

Caissa 1991

 

 

Another copy, signed “David Bronstein  13.11.1991 - London”. VG+

£45.00

 

1927

Games Played in the World’s Championship Match between Capablanca (Holder) & Alekhin (Challenger)    (Buenos Aires)

Printing Craft

1st ed. 1928

 

45pp

The Cuban’s only title defence. All 34 gms annotated by Yates & Winter.                                                                           Insc.   VG

 

£25.00

 

1927

Games Played in the World’s Championship Match between Capablanca (Holder) & Alekhin (Challenger)    (Buenos Aires)

Printing Craft

2nd ed. 1928

 

 

45pp

The 1st ed. sold out within 12 weeks so the opportunity was taken to make a few revisions and reprint.  Insc. Cover rubbed and front inside cover split from endpaper                                         o/w   G

 

£20.00

 

1927

New York – a quadruple all-play-all between Capablanca, Alekhine, Nimzovich, Spielmann, Marshall, Maroczy & Vidmar.

Ch. Digest

1972

 

78pp

A reprint of Spence’s 1954 original. All 60 gms lightly annotated by Alekhine (simplified by Spence).         PB                                  VG

 

£12.50

 

1929

Games Played in the World’s Championship Match between Alekhin & Bogoljubow .

Printing Craft 1st ed. 1930

 

 

48pp

Played at 6 different venues starting with Wiesbaden. All 25 gms annotated by Yates & Winter. Insc. Front inside cover parting from endpaper                                                                              o/w VG-

 

£15.00

 

1930

Scarborough International Tournament                                Golombek ed.

BCM (1962)

 

 

50pp

1st Colle; 2nd Maroczy; 3rd Rubinstein. 66 gms No analysis but round-by-round summaries + X-tables. PB. typescript. Ex-Libris plate of Leonard Reitstein.                                                         VG

 

£15.00

 

1931

Bled                      Translated from the 1934 Russian ed. by Jimmy Adams

Caissa 1987

 

259pp

1st Alekhine; 2nd Bogoljubow; 3rd Nimzowitsch. 182 games.

 Red cloth boards in Caissa Editions’ usual pleasing style. AN   F+.

 

£20.00

 

 

 

 

 

1932

London International Chess Tournament                              1st ed. (1932)

Hollings

 

 

76pp

1st Alekhine; 2nd Flohr. 66 gms from the Master section annotated by Alekhine + 2 other gms. X-tables of all 3 sections. LN5461. Original blue cloth boards.                                                         VG

 

£35.00

 

1932

London International Chess Tournament   

Hardinge 2003

 

76pp     Modern facsimile of the above.         PB                                      F+

£10.00

 

 

 

1933

Folkestone …1933 International Team Tournament.                        1st ed.

Leeds 1933

 

152pp

The 5th Olympiad -1st USA. 142 gms annotated by Kashdan & a range of other masters. Group photo of winning team. Insc. VG

 

£30.00

 

1934

Games Played in the Return Match for the World’s Championship between Alekhin and Bogoljubow

Printing Craft 1st ed. 1935

 

72pp

26 games annotated by Lasker, after intro by Watts.   LN 5094 Spine a little frayed top & bottom     o/w                                       G+

 

£25.00

 

1934

A. Alekhine vs E. D. Bogoljubow World’s Chess Championship 1934  Edited by Reinfeld & Fine.

McKay

1st ed.1934

 

 

56pp

Similar in size and scale to the UK version, though much higher production values. Original royal blue cloth with bright gilt lettering. Small neat Insc.                                                                     o/w   F

 

£27.00

 

1934

A. Alekhine vs E. D. Bogoljubow World’s Chess Championship 1934  Edited by Reinfeld & Fine.

Dover 1967

 

56pp

An unabridged & unaltered republication of the original. SB   VG+

£9.50

 

1934

A. Alekhine vs E. D. Bogoljubow World’s Chess Championship 1934  Edited by Reinfeld & Fine.

Dover 1967

 

 

                                     Another copy                                       VG

£7.00

 

1936

Nottingham International Chess Tournament

Dover  1962

 

291pp   Unabridged and corrected republication of the 1937 original.

             1st= Capablanca & Botvinnik.         PB       Insc.                        G+

 

£8.50

 

 

 

1937

The World’s Chess Championship 1937 – Official Account of the Games.                                                                                Golombek ed.

Pitman

1st ed. 1938

 

203pp

Alekhine sobers up and retakes the title, lost 2 years earlier to Euwe. Although this is Alekhine’s book, all 25 gms are annotated by both players + 5 exhibition gms. Foreword by Sir G. A. Thomas.  Much more detail provided than in earlier championships. LN 5118. Ex-Lib. Re-backed retaining original yellow cloth.     o/w           G

 

 

£22.00

 

1937

Stockholm 1937 – The Lost Olympiad                            W. H. Cozens

BCM 1985

 

 

222pp

1st USA; 2nd Hungary. Almost a half century after the event this first book on it appeared. c.200 games, many annotated, most appearing for the first time.                                     AN      PB      F

 

£10.00

 

1938

AVRO               by Robert Sherwood & Dale Brandreth 

Caissa 2010

 

204pp

1st = Keres & Fine; 3rd Botvinnik. Capa last but 1 of the 8 players. Fully indexed with good photos.  Errata slip. Red cloth boards in Caissa Editions’ usual pleasing style.                      AN             F+.

 

£25.00

 

‘38 &‘39

Plymouth & Bournemouth                                                     Gillam 2007

Ch. Player

 

74pp

G. Thomas & Alekhine 1st= at Plymouth and Euwe 1st at Bournemouth. War declared during latter so what should the Dutch players do?                                                               PB     AN        F

 

£10.00

 

1941

Championship Chess – Match for the Absolute Championship of the USSR – Leningrad – Moscow 1941                                 Botvinnik

MacGibbon 1st UK ed. ‘59

 

186pp

With armies marching on Leningrad the USSR championship took place there. The winner was Botvinnik, whose brother was later killed in the battle for the city.  6 players played each other 4 times.  60 gms annotated by Botvinnik.             DW nibbled         o/w   VG

 

£15.00

 

1941

Another copy

 

 

                        DW torn but with cellophane covering                         o/w VG

£15.00

 

 

 

1946

Prague                                                                                   Golombek

Chess (‘51)

 

115pp

1st Najdorf. Pachman, Gligoric & Kottnauer also played.  91 annotated gms. AN Not in LN or Betts. Small neat Insc.

                                                  Slight foxing to endpapers o/w VG

 

£40.00

 

1946

Groningen International Chess Tournament.                           Wood ed.

Chess 1949

 

164pp

1st Botvinnik; 2nd Euwe; 3rd Smyslov. 190 gms annotated by Euwe with commentaries by Kmoch.    Insc.                                 o/w VG+

 

£35.00

 

1946

Nottingham         British Championship & Congress              Wood ed. et al

Chess 1946

 

156pp

1st Combe - the biggest upset in the history of the event. 

66 Championship gms annotated by Konig & 80 other gms. Photos.

Tables of all sections. AN. Ex Libris plate                          o/w  VG

 

£12.50

 

1946

Book of the “Sunday Chronicle” Chess Tournament

Chess (‘46)

 

106pp

Section A: 1st Steiner; Section B: 1st Euwe.  132 game scores.

LN 5687. Many photos & evocative cartoons of competitors playing in hats, coats & scarves in bitter January weather.

Article on ‘Boy’ Pomar.   AN                                                         VG  

 

£12.00

 

1946

The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match by    Klein & Winter

Pitman 1947

 

119pp

Small format. Photos & notes on all players. All 24  games annotated + 80 diagrams.                                         DW.         VG+ 

 

£20.00

 

1948

The World Chess Championship 1948                       by Golombek   1st ed.

Bell 1949

 

227pp

The 1st championship to be decided by a tournament as opposed to a match. Botvinnik won ahead of Smyslov, Reshevsky, Keres & Euwe. 50 annotated gms & biographies of contestants. DW  VG

 

£12.00

 

1948

The World Chess Championship 1948                       by Golombek   1st ed.

Bell 1949

 

 

Another copy  some foxing to endpapers            o/w                 VG-

£9.00

 

1948

The World Chess Championship 1948                       by Golombek   1st ed.

Bell 1949

 

 

Another copy; owned and signed by the noted problemist

Dr. M. E. M. Jago, notorious for treating his books as working documents, but  this is one of his better ones. Insc. Foxing   o/w G-

 

£7.00

 

1948/9

The Book of the International Chess Tournament held at the Manhattan Chess Club New York 1948-49.

Pinkus (1950)

 

130pp

1st Fine; 2nd Najdorf. 45 gms annotated by Kmoch who also did analysis & commentary.              LN 5765                               VG+

£32.00

 

1948/9

Hastings Chess Tournament 1948-49           Golombek & Morry

En Passant ‘49

 

32pp

1st Rossolimo; 2nd Konig. 50 gms.   PB   LN 5764 

Bookplate of Leonard Reitstein of S.A.   Some foxing o/w        G+

 

£15.00

 

1951

The World Chess Championship 1951           by Winter & Wade       1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51

 

133pp

Botvinnik vs Bronstein.  24 annotated gms.                              VG

£12.50

 

1951

The World Chess Championship 1951           by Winter & Wade       1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51

 

 

Another copy with bookplate “Awarded to A. R. B. Thomas (Liverpool) – Winner of the Board 1 prize in the British Team Championship 1953 – 4 season”.

 

£12.50

 

1951

The World Chess Championship 1951           by Winter & Wade       1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51

 

 

Another copy with front endpaper excised                  o/w  VG

£10.00

 

1951

Staunton Centenary Tournament                                       Golombek

BCM (1951)

 

64pp

1st Gligoric; Took place at 3 Midland venues and included the 1st World Junior Championship – 1st Ivkov. Larsen 4th=. 

132 gms, some annotated. 2pp article on Staunton by Diggle.

LN 5822   Group photo.     PB.                Marginalia on 3pp o/w G+

 

 

£20.00

 

1951

The World Chess Championship 1951 - Botvinnik v Bronstein.     1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51

 

133pp

24 gms analysed by authors Winter & Wade who was present throughout and gave eye witness reports. 4 photos. Slight foxing on DW and endpapers   o/w  VG

 

£14.00

 

1951

The World Chess Championship 1951 - Botvinnik v Bronstein.     1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51

 

133p    Another copy missing  DW                                                             G+

£10.00

1952

Budapest 1965 – Maroczy Memorial Tournament                Golombek

BCM 1952

 

84pp

1st Keres; 2nd Geller; 3rd= Botvinnik & Smyslov. 153 gms mostly lightly annotated. Short biography of Maroczy. PB  AN  Insc. VG  

 

£12.00

 

1952

Hollywood International Tournament                            H. Ralston ed.

1st ed. 1952

 

62pp

1st Gligoric; 2nd Pomar. 45 gms some with light analysis. 9 good photos. Typescript.  LN 5853    PB  VG

 

£12.00

 

1953

Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953  by Bronstein. Translation of the corrected 2nd Russian (1960) ed. by Jim Marfia.

Dover 1979

 

349pp

1st Smyslov; 2nd= Bronstein, Keres & Reshevsky. 210 gms annotated by Bronstein. A classic work signed by Bronstein himself!                                                                               SB    VG

 

£25.00

 

1953

Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953  by Bronstein. Translation of the corrected 2nd Russian (1960) ed. by Jim Marfia.

Dover 1979

 

 

Another copy      VG+

£15.00

 

1953

Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953  by Bronstein. Translation of the corrected 2nd Russian (1960) ed. by Jim Marfia.

Dover 1979

 

 

Another copy. Covers with creases  o/w    G

£11.00

 

1953

Zurich 1953 by Najdorf

Russell 2005

 

392pp    1st English ed. of Najdorf’s Spanish original. Intro by Averbakh (last   

               surviving participant) and foreword by Soltis.    PB    AN             F

 

£15.00

 

 

 

1953

World Championship Candidates’ Tournament   (Zurich)        B. H. Wood

Chess 1954

 

329pp

Smyslov emerged as Botvinnik’s challenger ahead of 14 great names. 210 annotated gms. 44 photos. Originally published as supplements to Chess, here bound in blue cloth boards. Light foxing to endpapers                                                            o/w VG.

 

£14.00

 

1954

World Chess Championship 1954  (Moscow)   by Golombek   1st ed. 1954

McGibbon

 

166pp

All 24 gms between Botvinnik & Smyslov annotated by the author after consultation with the players, who provided foreword & postscript.                                                                           DW  VG+

 

£14.50

 

1954

World Chess Championship 1954  (Moscow)   by Golombek   1st ed. 1954

McGibbon

 

 

Another copy with bookplate “Awarded to A. R. B. Thomas (Liverpool C.C.) Winner of the Board 1 Prize in the British Team Championship 1954-4 season“.                                                 VG

 

£12.50

 

1955

22nd U.S.S.R. Chess Championship (Moscow)       by Golombek

BCM

 

80pp

1st= Geller & Smyslov. 197 gms including play-off which Geller won.                                                                                AN  PB  VG

 

£12.00

 

1955

The Book of the Johannesburg International Chess Tournament by Heidenfeld & Dreyer

1955

 

44pp

1st Heidenfeld; 3rd Euwe. 1st of its kind ever held in S.A. 28 gms annotated by the authors. Group & other photos. Unusual. PB   VG

 

£20.00

 

1956/7

Hastings Congress                                         Kmoch & Prins

Chess 1947

 

96pp

1st Alexander; 2nd Tartakower.   45 annotated gms.  Plus section on previous yrs & winners.    LN 5702.   PB.    Insc. “BHW” o/w   VG

£14.00

 

1957

World Chess Championship 1957    (Moscow)      by Golombek      1st  ed.            

McGibbon

 

144pp

Exact repeat of the 1954 final: same venue, players, author, publisher, book format and result.                                          VG

 

£12.00

 

1958

Meduconski Sahouski Turnir Portoroz 1958  (FIDE Interzonal - Yugoslav)

 

 

160pp

1st Tal; 2nd Gligoric. The series of daily bulletins used at the event & later bound into PB book form. Numerous gms, diagrams, X-tables, photos & amusing caricatures of the players.                           G+

 

£25.00

 

1959

4th Candidates’ Tournament    (Yugoslavia)      by Golombek

BCM

 

118pp

1st Tal; 2nd Keres; 3rd Petrosian. 112 annotated gms.      PB  VG

£10.00

 

1959

York Chess Congress & British Championship 1959 

Chess

 

63pp

1st Penrose after 3-way play-off. All game scores + several photos.

                                                                                              SB   VG

 

£9.00

 

1959

VIth World Student Chess Championship – Budapest  Sajtar (in English)

Prague

 

 

66pp

Teams of 4. 1st Bulgaria; 2nd USSR; 3rd Hungary. England led by Penrose & Clarke. Round-by-round summaries + annotated gms. Photos, diagrams & X-tables.                   PB               AN         VG

 

£20.00

 

1960

Sarajevo International Chess Tournament. 1960  Official Bulletin

Sarajevo

 

23pp

1st= Pachman & Puc. Larsen & Pirc also played. 66 gms. Loose errata slip included. Some marginalia.                    PB      AN     G

 

£5.00

 

1960

Tal – Botvinnik 1960 Match for the World Championship  by Tal

Interstate 1970

 

 

187pp

Tal’s own story of his victory over the Champion, trans. by H. Russell. All gms annotated & background insights. SB spine rubbed o/w                                                                                    G

 

£12.00

 

1960

VIIth Championnat Du Monde Universitaire D’Echecs  Sajtar (in French)

Prague

 

68pp

Played in Leningrad (led by Spassky). 1st USA (led by Lombardy); 2nd USSR. Same book formula as previous year.  PB  AN           VG

 

£17.00

 

1960

Tal-Botrvinnik World Championship Match  by Tal

USA 1970

 

188pp    All 20 games from the match, won by Tal, plus 53 supplementary

              ones.                                                                                    PB   VG

 

£10.00

 

 

 

1962

VIIIth World Student Team Chess Championship      Sajtar (in English)

Prague

 

70pp

Played in Helsinki. 1st USSR (Stein, Gufeld etc.) . 2nd USA. (Lombardy, Sherwin etc.) Same book formula.        PB    AN    VG

 

£20.00

 

1962

VIIIth World Student Team Chess Championship      Sajtar (in English)

Prague

 

 

Another copy with cover rubbed.

£15.00

 

1963

1st Piatigorsky Cup Los Angeles 1963                               Kashdan ed.

Dover 1980

 

204pp

1st= Keres & Petrosian. 56 annotated gms. Unabridged republication of the 1965 original.                                       SB  VG

 

£12.00

 

1963

The World Chess Championship 1963 – Botvinnik v Petrosian by Wade

Spearman ‘63

 

218pp

The age of Botvinnik finally ends. 22 gms annotated by Bob Wade, plus background.  5 good photos.                                   DW  VG+

£17.00

 

1966

9th  Sarajevski Sahovski Turni

Sarajevo

 

39pp

1st Tal; 2nd Ciric. 120 gms & X-table in typescript.         PB AN  VG

£7.25

 

1967

10th Sarajevski Sahovski Turni

Sarajevo

 

37pp

1st= Stein & Ivkov.  120 gms & X-table in typescript     PB  AN  VG

£7.25

 

1968

11th Sarajevski Sahovski Turni

Sarajevo

 

39pp

1st= Ciric & Lein.  120 gms & X-table in typescript.       PB.   AN  VG

£7.25

 

1968/9

Second Annual Goldwater-Marshall Invitation Masters Tournament

Chess 1969

 

16pp

1st Mednis; 2nd Soltis. 15 gms annotated by the players. PB VG

£4.00

 

1969

World Chess Championship Moscow 1969      (Spassky – Petrosian)

London 1969

 

33pp

All gms annotated by Kotov, based on articles appearing in the UK publication Soviet Weekly. 15 press photos.                  PB  VG 

 

£9.50

 

1970

Siegen Chess Olympiad                                               by Keene & Levy

Chess 1970

 

249pp

1st USSR (Spassky-Petrosian-Korchnoi & Smyslov!); 2nd Hungary; 3rd Yugoslavia. 125 annotated gms with diagrams & good photos throughout.  Good “extras” plus the “Penrose incident”.   VG

 

£10.00

 

1971

Berlin 1971 &  Fischer vs Petrosian (Buenos Aires)    by Gillam & Levy

Ch. Player ‘71

 

36pp

235 gms with language-less analysis. Good photos.  PB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

1972

The Barnstaple Open                                                      Welch & Clarke ed.

Hexagon 1972

 

75pp

67 gms. 1st = Bellin & Argyris.   G

£6.00

 

1972

Skopje 1972 20th Chess Olympiad inc. 5th Womens’           by Matanovic

Belgrade 1972

 

214pp

300 gms.  1st USSR; 2nd Hungary: 3rd Yugoslavia (repeat of 1970). All intros in English but games are presented in the new Informant-style language-less analysis. Many charts, photos etc. with multi-lingual titles.                                                                 AN.  DW.  VG

 

£12.00

 

1972

Fischer Versus Spassky – The Inside Story          by Golombek       1st ed.

Barrie 1973

 

138pp

All gms annotated with much background material by Golombek, a man on the inside. Intro by Arthur Koestler. DW. Paper yellowed as is common                                                                             o/w VG.

 

£7.25

 

 

1972

Fischer Versus Spassky – The Inside Story          by Golombek       1st ed.

Times

 

 

Another copy – the PB version                                                     G+

£4.00

 

1972

Fischer v. Spassky Reykjavik 1972          by C. H. O’D Alexander

Penguin 1972

 

144pp

All gms annotated. Background material + Photos & evocative drawings by Foreman. High quality from a top publisher.

Large format.                                                                      PB     VG

 

£9.00

 

1972

Bobby Fischer’s Conquest of the World Chess Championship  by Fine

Bell

 

294pp

92pp lead-up to the match before Section 2 examines the games. DW.  Front endpaper excised                                                  o/w G

 

£9.50

 

1972

The Sporting Scene: White Knights of Reykjavik by G. Steiner  1st UK ed

Faber 1973

 

67pp

No gms, this is an erudite examination of the psychological issues surrounding the match.                                                       DW  VG+

 

£12.00

 

1972

Fischer Versus Spassky Reykjavic   by Peter Clarke & W. Welch

Hexagon 1972

 

69pp

Every man and his dog had a book out on this match, but this is one of the lesser-known ones as it was produced at a local level. Background and all gms annotated by Clarke.                      PB  G+

 

£7.50

 

1973

The European Team Championship Bath 1973    Keene et al           1st ed.

Batsford 1974

 

199pp

8 teams of 8 competed. 1st USSR (losing only 2 of their 56 gms); 2nd Yugoslavia; 3rd Hungary; All 224 gms annotated.  DW Insc. VG

 

£9.75

 

1974

42nd USSR Championship 1974

 

 

56pp

1st= Tal & Beliavsky  119 gms in Informator style analysis. PB    G

£4.00

 

1974

Chess Olympiad Nice 1974 – World Team Championship  Keene & Levy

Batsford 1975

 

200pp

1st USSR; 2nd Yugoslavia; 3rd USA (minus Fischer). 112 annotated gms. Contributions from Purdy & Anderton. All charts & X-tables.                                                                                                                                                                                          DW  VG+

 

£12.00

 

1974

Karpov – Korchnoi 1974                                 by Hartston & Keene  1st ed.

OUP 1974

 

94pp

The final candidates’ match to find a challenger to Fischer. All 24 gms annotated plus background material.                 PB   AN  VG

 

£4.50

 

1975-‘7

The Master Game                                                              James & Barden

BBC 1979

 

141pp

The record of 3 televised tournaments in which the “thinking aloud” process was used so effectively. Winners were:- ’75 &’76 Hartston; ’77 Karpov.                                                              PB   AN  VG+

 

£8.00

 

1975-‘7

The Master Game                                                              James & Barden

BBC 1979

 

 

Another copy.  With some browning around page edges o/w G

£4.50

 

1978

Korchnoi vs Spassky: Chess Crisis  (Belgrade)   by  Keene             1st ed.

Allen 1978

 

125pp

The final Candidates match for the right to play the default champion Karpov. Korchnoi lost 4 consecutive gms yet still won, after much rancour. Insights by Keene who was the winner’s second.                                                                                PB  VG

 

£7.50

 

1978

Chess Scandals – The 1978 World Championship  Tal & Edmondson  1st

Pergamon ‘81

 

234pp

Edmondson tells the story of the Karpov – Korchnoi match that came to be known as the Battle of Baguio City, while Tal’s analysis of the 32 gms is translated from “64”. Much insight into the endless strife from the author who was a member of the Jury.     AN   VG+

 

£15.00

 

1978

Tilburg 1978                                            Wade & Thomas ed.

Chess

 

24pp

1st Portisch: 2nd Timman; 66 gms in Informator style annotations by Tony Miles.                                                                    PB AN VG

 

£2.25

 

1978

Niksic 1978                                                Wade & Thomas ed.

Chess

 

24pp

1st = Gulko & Timman: 66 gms in Informator style annotation by Shaun Taulbut.     PB    AN                                                        VG+ 

 

£2.25

 

1978

1st Grand Open Correspondence Chess Tournament   Gillman & Hawkes

 

 

60pp

1st Hebden; 2nd Footner: 80 annotated gms.                       PB  VG

£5.50

 

’79 - 81

The Master Game Book 2  by James & Hartston

BBC 1981

 

157pp

Includes Series 4 (winner Larsen), 5 (winner Schmid) & 6 (winner Short). 41 annotated games.                                         AN  PB  VG  

 

£8.00

 

1981

The Battle of Britain – the ‘Acorn’ Candidates Semi-Final matches. Souvenir edition of the big match.

Chess Express

 

40pp

Large format. Tony Miles et al report on the most important post war event in the UK at that time. Kasparov v Korchnoi & Smyslov v Ribli. Miles’ slightly sardonic take on the event. All gms annotated + candid photos.     PB                                                               VG+ 

 

 

£10.00

 

1984

USSR Versus Rest of the World - London                                by   Schiller

Chess Player

 

44pp

40 gms, some annotated. Interview with Kasparov.

USSR won 21-19.               PB                      AN                         VG

 

£5.00

 

1984

Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament

 

 

32pp

Programme to the event with photos, short biogs & specimen gm of each player.                                                       PB       AN        VG

 

£2.00

 

1985/6

61st Hastings International Chess Congress

 

 

36pp

Programme to the event including blank X-tale for all sections, with the GM table completed by hand.                                                VG

 

£2.50

 

1985

1st Anglo-Pacific Invitational Chess Championship (correspondence)

Caissa  2003

 

182pp

1st Chapman (NZ).  135 gms mostly annotated.            PB   AN    F

£7.50

 

1985

Garry Kasparov – New World Chess Champion  by Kasparov

Pergamon 1986

 

117pp   All 24 annotated games from his match vs Karpov, plus moves of 

              the 48 games in the 1984-85 encounter.           AN     PB          VG+

 

£8.00

 

 

 

1987

London-Leningrad World Championship Games       by Kasparov

Pergamon 1987

 

141pp    All 24 games annotated by Kasparov.                   AN      HB          F

£10.00

 

1987

Showdown in Seville  Kasparov–Karpov IV   Keene, Goodman & Spanier

Batsford 1987

 

126pp

126pp. Kasparov won the final game to draw the match & retain his title.                                                                         PB      AN         F 

 

£7.50

 

1988

Pilkington Glass World Championship Quarter Final –

Short vs Speelman. Official Souvenir Programme.

 

 

22pp

The complete introduction.  Large format (A4) .    PB  VG+

£2.50

 

1990

Kasparov v Karpov 1990      by Kasparov, Geller, & Lein.

Pergamon  ‘91

 

151pp

All 24 games annotated at length.                            PB    AN    VG+

£5.00

 

1992

Bobby Fischer – The $5,000,000 Comeback  Davies, Pein & Levitt

Cadogan 1992

 

131pp

30 annotated gms plus the circumstances surrounding the match. 

                                                                                  PB      AN      F

 

£9.00

 

1993

Introduction to The Times World Championship 1993          Keene

Batsford 1993

 

74pp

Small booklet leading up to the Kasparov-Short Final  PB    AN    F

 

 

1993

Kasparov – Short 1993 Official Book of the Match     Keene

Batsford 1993

 

146pp

The first PCA world title. 20 gms annotated by Keen on the basis of his conversations with the players, with much background insight.

Signed “Ray Keene”. PB  AN F   Above booklet comes free with it.

 

£10.00

 

1993

Short v Kasparov: The Hijack of the World Chess Championship.

                                                                                                     by Hartston

Hodder 1993

 

200pp

20 annotated gms from the title match plus 21 gms from the Karpov - Timman FIDE match hastily arranged as a “spoiler”. Kasparov won 12½ - 7½, & Karpov won 12½ - 8½.     PB    AN  VG

 

£10.00

 

1995

Kasparov vs Anand – World Chess Championship                       King

Cadogan 1995

 

128pp

All 18 gms annotated. Kasparov won 10½-7½. PB AN    Insc.  VG+

£7.50

 

1995

5th Smith & Williamson Young Masters

 

 

28pp

1st Parker. X-tables of the 10 sections plus 80 gms some annotated.                                                                  PB     AN     F

 

£4.00

 

1995

A View From the Top: Kasparov-Anand PCA Match – New York 1995

                                                                                              by Hall & Cartier.

Hayes 1996

 

123pp

18 gms annotated by Shamkovich & Palatnik. PB   AN     F

£7.50

 

1996

Man v Machine: Kasparov v Deep Blue                          Keene & Jacobs

BB 1996

 

112pp

Historical background to man v computers, and full analysis of the 6 gms which Kasparov won 4-2.                               PB        AN     F

 

£7.50

 

1996

Australia At The Yerevan Chess Olympiad                I. Rogers   1st reprint

ACE 1997

 

172pp

Details the 1996 Olympiad from the perspective of the Australian team. 128 gms some annotated, round-by-round stats, X-tables.  

                                                                                         PB   AN   F

 

£7.50

 

 

1997

The 1997 Doeberl Cup                                                        Dunn & Press

ACE 1st  1997

 

72pp

Australia’s most popular congress. 1st GM Ian Rogers.     PB  AN  F

£5.00

 

1997

A New Era or How Garry Kasparov Changed the World of Chess featuring the Kasparov – Deep Blue 1997 Rematch. Khodarkovsky & Shamkovich.

New York 1997

 

293pp

Kasparov loses the re-match. Everything about the lead up, the games, the computer team etc.                          PB              AN  VG

 

£6.50

 

1997

Kasparov v Deeper Blue – The Ultimate Man v Machine Challenge  King

Batsford 1997

 

112pp

The UK coverage by Danny King with exclusive Kasparov interview.                                                                      PB      AN    F

 

£5.00

 

2004

World Chess Championship Kramnik vs Leko         Keene & Regis (ed.)

Hardinge

 

158pp

Kramnik wins final game to tie match and retain his title. All gms annotated.                                                                    PB       AN   F

 

£7.50

 

2005

San Luis 2005 (Argentina)                                              by Gershon & Nor

Quality Ch. ‘07

 

442pp

8-player double round tournament to determine the world championship. 1st Topolov by a distance from Anand & Svidler. Judit Polgar 1st woman to compete at this level. Colour photos on most pages. Set new standards for tournament books. PB   AN   F

 

 

£15.00

 

2007/8

Reggio Emilia 2007/8                                          Marin & Garrett   1st UK ed.

Quality Ch. ‘09

 

288pp

1st Zoltan Almasi. Book celebrates 50 yrs of a famous Italian tournament.  45 gms annotated by the players.            PB   AN   F+

 

£12.00

 

Soltis A

The Great Chess Tournaments & Their Stories                        1st US  ed. 

Chilton ‘75

 

257pp

“A glittering re-enactment of 10 of the most dramatic tournaments in chess history – from London 1851 to San Antonio 1972, with anecdotes & games analyses of all the great players”. DW  VG

 

£14.00