INSTRUCTIONAL

 

 

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Instructional

 

 

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

 

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/Palatnik

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

NY 2000

 

335pp

Teaching points from 80 games. Clearly set out for easy access, using Russia’s once-secret training methods.   PB    AN       VG+

 

£9.75

 

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

 

Ault, L. H.

The Chess Tutor – Elements of Combinations

Jenkins ‘75

 

329pp

DW  Ex-Lib  Pages browning o/w G-

£4.50

 

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 G

£7.50

 

Avni, A

Devious Chess – How To Bend The Rules And Win

Batsford ‘06

 

144pp

Professional psychologist applies his skills to the game.PB AN  F

£7.50

 

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

 

Bellin, R

Test Your Positional Play with Ponzetto

Batsford ‘85

 

192pp

Explanation, then 30 tests with detailed explanations. Some v. small pencil marginalia.   PB   AN  Paper yellowing o/w G+

 

£6.75

 

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; gms; tests etc  PB  AN  VG+

£9.00

 

Burgess, G

Instructive Chess Puzzles 

Gambit 2011

 

160pp

 Improve Your Chess with 300 carefully selected puzzles.

                                                                                       PB  AN  F

 

£5.75

 

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

 

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

 

Cordingly, E.

The Next Move Is …. Studies in Chess Combinations

Bell 1944

 

88pp

250 diagram examples with solutions. Wartime standards VG- 

£6.00

 

Damsky, I

Chess Brilliancy

Everyman 02

 

224pp

Examples taken from 250 games by the masters.    PB  AN  VG+

 

 

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

 

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

 

Dunnington

Gambit Play – Sacrificing in the Opening

Everyman 03

 

128pp

33 annotated games illustrating the theme.

                                         PB   AN   1 short margin note o/w VG+

 

£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

 

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/ Kramer

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

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

 

Fabrego, L

True Lies In Chess

Quality ‘07

 

164pp

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

£10.00

 

Fine, R

The Middle Game In Chess                                                              1st ed.

Hollis 1953

 

442pp

14 chapters with many examples & diagrams.  DW chipped  VG 

£10.00

 

Fischer, R. J.

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess                                                  1st UK ed.

Gower ‘72

 

334pp

An early example of “programmed learning”, popular at the time. Pages are intentially not sequential.                         DW        VG+

 

£15.00

 

Flear, G

Tactimania – Find The Winning Combination                  

Quality 2011

 

263pp

13 themed & graded sections from positions limited to

  Mr. & Mrs. Flear’s own games.                          SB      AN      F+

 

£12.00

 

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

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

Gambit 2006

 

191pp

                                                                              SB       AN      F

£8.00

 

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

 

Geller, Y

The Application of Chess Theory                                                 reprint

Cadogan ‘94

 

263pp

100 annotated games showing the practical benefits of a sound understanding of opening strategy. PB  AN Brown stain to top corner of page edges but not visible internally                   o/w  G

 

£9.00

 

Giddins, S

101 Chess Questions Answered

Gambit 2008

 

127pp

The author poses common questions and responds with games or positions to illustrate the answer.                   PB           AN     F

 

£7.75

 

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

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

 

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

 

Gulko, B

Lessons With A Grandmaster   with Dr. J. R. Sneed                Everyman

2011

 

298pp

Conversation between GM Gulko and student Sneed, with questions asked and answered using many diagrams. PB AN  F

 

£11.75

 

Gulko, B

Lessons With A Grandmaster II   with Dr. J. R. Sneed             Everyman

2012

 

301pp

Taking the coaching a stage further in the same way. PB  AN  F  

£11.75

 

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.

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

 

Healy, J

Coffee House Chess Tactics – An astonishing trip into the world of competitive chess.

NIC 2010

 

135pp

Having been rescued by chess from a life of crime, as related in his autobiography, he now draws on his games         PB  AN  F

£10.00

 

Karpov & Gik

Chess Kaleidoscope                                                       1st ed. 1981

Pergamon

 

168pp

Covers a variety of topics plus 15 of his games annotated in detail. Typescript with diagrams. HB  AN  F

 

£9.00

 

Kasparov

Kasparov Teaches Chess

Batsford 86

 

124pp

                                                     PB  AN  pages yellowing o/w  G

£4.25

 

Karneges, W

The Six Power Moves of Chess – The Missing Key To Finding Good Moves From Any Position!

Lingo 2009

 

264pp

                                                                                  PB  AN  VG+

£10.00

 

Keene, R

Winning Moves

Batsford ‘91

 

111pp

240 positions from actual games where the reader is challenged to find the killing move, with solutions.               PB       AN     G+ 

 

£6.00

 

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

 

Keene, R

Winning Moves 2

Batsford  ‘96

 

96pp

250+ diagrams from real games and a self-marking system.

                                                                        PB     AN       G+

 

£5.00

 

Keene, R (ed.)

Learn From The Grandmasters

Batsford ‘75

 

120pp

10 GMs contribute & annotate 2 of their outstanding games. inc. Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Browne Timman et al.           PB      VG

 

£7.50

 

Keene & Levy

How To Beat Your Chess Computer

Batsford ‘91

 

104pp

Levy represented mankind against computer programmers in the 70s & 80s.  HB  AN  paper yellowing o/w VG

 

£5.00

 

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

 

Kmoch, H

Pawn Power In Chess                                                              

USA 1990

 

272pp

                                                                         PB  AN   VG

£9.25

 

Kongsted, C

Beat The Grandmasters – Can You Rise To The Challenge?

Gambit 2005

 

176pp

351 positions from real GM games in which you must find the winning move. Solutions with self-rating system to check progress.                                                                     PB  AN  VG

 

£9.50

 

Korn, W

The Brilliant Touch in Chess

Dover 1966

 

240 fascinating positions commented on by the author. SB  VG-

£7.00

 

Kopec, D

Winning The Won Game – Lessons From The Albert Brilliancy Prizes with L. Ftacnik.

Batsford ‘04

 

208pp

64 games annotated to exemplify their theme. SB AN VG+

£6.75

 

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

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

 

Krogius, N

Psychology In Chess

RHM  1976

 

243pp

                                                  PB  pages edges spotting o/w G+

£4.75

 

Kurzdorfer, P

The Tao Book of Chess -  200 Principles to Transform Your Game & Your Life.

Adams 2004

 

242pp

A guide to chess and to the game of life.                  PB  AN  VG

£4.50

 

Lamford, P

Improve Your Game – 100 Chess Puzzles

Deutsch ‘99

 

127pp

                                                                                    PB  AN  VG

£3.95

 

Lane, G

Find the Winning Move

Batsford 04

 

176pp

400+ diagrammed positions in 16 chapters.  PB  AN  VG+

£8.00

 

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 Eduard

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 Chess Primer                                                                    1st ed.

London 1934

 

110pp

LN 1598                                            DW spilt  o/w G     VG-

£12.00

 

Lasker, Em

Lasker’s Manual Of Chess

Dover 1960

 

349pp

Republication of the original 1932 2nd ed. 

£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

 

Linder, I

Faszinierendes Schach  (Fascinating Chess)  1st German ed. of Russian 1981 original

Berlin 1986

 

285pp

                                                           AN          DW              VG+ 

£5.00

 

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

 

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 2nd ed.

Pergamon ‘88

 

124pp

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

£8.25

 

Love, J

Tactical Ideas In Chess

Bell 1981

 

150pp

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

£4.25

 

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 + 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

 

Mieses, J

Instructive Positions From Master Chess                                      1st ed.

Bell 1938

 

75pp

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

£3.50

 

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

 

Neishstadt, Y

Improve Your Chess Tactics – 700 Practical Lessons & Exercises

NIC 2012

 

382pp

Pt. 1 is a course on tactical themes: Pt. 2 has many tests based on these.                                                                PB     AN     F

 

£12.75

 

Neishstadt, Y

Your Move!

Batsford ‘90

 

145pp

344 exercises based on diagrams.  PB  AN  G

£6.50

 

Nimzowitsch

My System – A Chess Treatise

Bell 1961

 

265pp

An 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

1st Eng translation. 21 annotated games.    PB     AN      VG

£7.50

 

Norwood, D

Usborne Book of Better Chess Pt. 1 – Improving Your Game

Usborne ‘92

 

128pp

Includes Pt. 2 – Chess Puzzles. Multi-coloured with countless diagrams & pictures.  SB  AN  VG+

 

£4.50

 

Norwood, D

Usborne Guide To Advanced Chess

Usborne ‘90

 

64pp

 Multi-coloured with countless photos & diagrams   SB  AN  VG+

£4.00

 

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  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

 

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

 

Pandolfini, B

Pandolfini’s Ultimate Guide To Chess

Fireside ‘03

 

383pp

Written as a dialogue between teacher & student, covering basic to advanced strategies. 354 diagrams                       PB  AN  G+

 

£650

 

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 aiming to get decisive material advantagePB 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

 

Plaskett, J.

Playing To Win

Batsford ‘88

 

90pp

15  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

 

Pritchett, C

Chess Secrets – Giants of Innovation                               1st ed. 2011

Everyman

 

288pp

Teaching points drawn for 35 games by Steinitz, Lasker, Botvinnik, Korchnoi & Ivanchuk.                                      PB AN  F

 

£12.00

 

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

 

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

World Champion Combinations                                                      1st ed.

Cardoza ‘98

 

260pp

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

£8.50

 

Schiller, E

7 Steps To Better Chess – A Guide To Immediately Making You A Better Player

Cardoza 2010

 

191pp

Includes 54 “Game Lessons” with diagrams & analysis. PB AN  F

£7.50

 

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

Learn Chess With Nigel Short

Paul  1993

 

196pp

                                                                                   SB  AN  VG

£4.00

 

Silman, J

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

Siles 1998

 

360pp

                                                                                   PB  AN   VG

£10.00

 

Sokolsky, A

Your First Move – Chess For Beginners

Raduga   ‘84

 

296pp

                                                                                    HB  AN  VG

£5.00

 

Soltis, A

The Art of Defence In Chess

Unwin 1980

 

262pp

                                                                                 DW         VG+

£10.00

 

Soltis, A

Rethinking the Chess Pieces

Batsford ‘04

 

223pp

Examines the way in which the relative strength of pieces can change during a game, and the factors involved. PB  AN  VG+

 

£9.75

 

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

 

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  G+

£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

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

NIC 2004

 

229pp

28 illustrative games annotated.                       PB        AN    VG+

£9.00

 

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, P. H. 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

 

172pp

c. 450 illustrative diagrams etc.                             DW    AN       F-

£9.75

 

Ward, C

Chess Choice Challenge Vol. 3

Batsford ‘ 04

 

159pp

Many tests.                                                                 PB  AN  VG

£6.50

 

Watson, J

Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances Since Nimzowitsch

Gambit 2007

 

272pp

                                                                           PB        AN       F

£12.00

 

Webb, S

Chess For Tigers

Batsford  ‘05

 

152pp

Highly respected book.                                        PB    AN     VG+

£7.50

 

Webb, S

Chess For Tigers – 2nd edition.

Pergamon 90

 

120pp

                                                                           PB    AN        F

£7.50

 

Weteschnik,

Understanding Chess Tactics                                                Revised ed.

Quality 2007

 

235pp

320+ illustrative diagrams                                           PB  AN  VG

      £7.75

 

Williams, S

How To Win At Chess Quickly!

Everyman 10

 

192pp

Nine themes illustrated with 50 games of u-25 moves.  PB AN  F

£12.00

 

Wiseman

Chess Deck – Chess basics the Easy Way

Wiseman 09

 

179pp

1 diagram & teaching point per page, clearly set out. PB AN VG+

£6.00

 

Wolff, P

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Chess                                          2nd ed.

Alpha 2002

 

367pp

All good basic stuff… and much more.                  PB     AN  VG+

£8.00

 

Yusupov, A

Beyond The Basics – 2 :: Build Up Your Chess

Quality 2009

 

284pp

The 2nd level of Yusupov’s training course, in which he uses selected positions and advice, backed up by tests. SB AN  F

 

£14.75

 

Yusupov, A

Beyond The Basics – 2 :: Chess Evolution

Quality 2012

 

301pp

The 2nd part of Yusupov’s 2nd level of chess training which follows the same pattern as the previous book. SB  AN  F

 

£14.75

 

Yusupov, A

Mastery – 1 :: Build Up Your Chess

Quality 2009

 

300pp

The 1st part of Yusupov’s 3rd and final level of chess training, which follows the same pattern as before.  SB  AN  F

 

£14.75

 

Yusupov, A

Mastery – 2 :: Chess Evolution.

Quality 2013

 

319pp

The final section of his training manual.  SB  AN  F

£14.75

 

Zak, V

Improve Your Chess Results

Batsford ‘85

 

201pp

80 annotated games.                                      Insc.       PB  AN  G

£4.00

 

ZnoskoBorovsky

How Not To Play Chess

Dover 1961

 

119pp

                                                                                      PB          F

£5.25

 

ZnoskoBorovsky

The Art of Chess Combination

Dover 1959

 

212pp

                                                                                     SB      VG+

£7.00

 

ZnoskoBorovsky

The Middle Games In Chess             1st reprint (1st ed. 10 months earlier)

Bell 1923

 

226pp

 Original blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering.        VG

£10.00

 

ZnoskoBorovsky

Another copy                                        rewritten and updated by the author

Bell 1955

 

222pp

                              Classic Bell DW of the time.  Bookplate.    VG

£8.00