TOURNAMENTS

 

3.

Tournaments

 

 

1851

The Chess Tournament - London

Bohn 1852

 

377pp

A 1st edition of the world’s first congress, organised as chess’s contribution to the Great Exhibition of that year. All games plus some from provincial matches played after the main event, and much background information about the organisation. LN5179

This copy has been re-backed retaining original cloth and gilt chessboard design on front cover.   o/w G

 

 

£150.00

 

1851

The Chess Tournament - London

Batsford ‘86

 

377pp

A facsimile reprint of the 1852 original landmark. DW  VG+

£15.00

 

1883

London International Chess Tournament

BCM 1973

 

308pp

242 annotated games in a facsimile of the 1883  original. 1st Zukertort, 2nd Steinitz, 3rd Blackburne ahead of Chigorin, Winawer Bird et al.  Plus descriptions of the event.        PB                   VG+

 

£10.00

 

1886

London (1st Blackburne & 28 gms) & Nottingham (1st Burn ahead of Zukertort & Bird & 91 gms).

Gillam 2007

 

60pp

Plus contemporary reports.   No. 66 in Chess Player’s Rare Tournaments series in his inimitable format. Figurine AN  PB  F+

 

£9.00

 

1895/6

St. Petersburg by James Mason & W. H. K. Pollock. Hardinge Simpole

2004

 

64pp

36 annotated games. 1st Lasker 2nd Steinitz, 3rd Pillsbury 4th Tchigorin. New World Champion Lasker proves his pedigree. Facsimile edition of the 1896 original. PB  F+ 

 

£10.00

 

1894

Buffalo 1901 & 1894 Chess Tournaments   by James Hilbert

Caissa 1996

 

95pp

Notes from contemporary sources. At Buffalo 1901 Pillsbury won ahead of Delmar, Napier, Howell, Marshall, and Karpinski in a double-round event. At Buffalo 1894 Showalter edged Pillsbury out by half a point, followed by Albin and Farnsworth also in a double-round format. Both tournaments are previously unpublished. Also given are all the serious games contested between Pillsbury and Marshall and an article on blindfold play by Pillsbury. Good material on U.S. chess history of that era. 18 photos and drawings.

NB: This copy  bears the amusing chess-themed Ex Libris plate of

James J. Barrett of Buffalo, who was one of the world’s great chess bibliophiles. He died in 2005 and his vast collection was auctioned in Buffalo on 18th June that year.  AN

             Red cloth boards in the Caissa Editions usual style.   F

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£20.00

 

1899

London International Chess Tournament  

Hardinge

 

232pp

1st Lasker; 2nd Janowski; 3rd Pillsbury. 200 games annotated by Hoffer. Facsimile of the original.                                               PB  F

 

£12.00

 

1896

Budapest   by John C. Owen

Caissa 1994

 

205pp

84 games with notes by Maroczy, Charousek, & other contemporary masters. 1st= Chigorin & Charousek followed by Pillsbury, Schlechter/Janowsky, Winawer/Walbrodt, Tarrasch, Albin/Maroczy,  et al.  Includes the Chigorin-Charousek tie-break match. Photos & career records of the contestants. AN

                    Red cloth boards in the usual Caissa Editions style. F+                               

 

 

£20.00

 

1900

Paris 1900            ed. by Jimmy Adams.                                     2nd ed. 2000

Chess Player

 

176pp

166 annotated games. 1st Lasker; 2nd Pillsbury; 3rd= Maroczy & Marshall. Coincided with the World Exposition. SB.  Typescript. F

 

£12.00

 

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

 

1906

Ostende by Tony Gillam

Caissa 2005

 

445pp

363 games.  This complex and great tournament appeared a century after it occurred. Schlechter won by a small margin in a complicated series of qualifying sections. Lasker, Schlechter, Burn, et al contributed annotations. Also, photos of most of the players plus photos of the great “Kursall” on the Ostende boardwalk, plus a photo with the autographs of all the tournament contestants.  AN

             Red cloth boards in the Caissa Editions usual style.   F+

 

 

£35.00

 

1907

Karlsbad International Tournament          by Marco & Schlecter

Caissa

 

475pp

210 games with diagrams and superb notes in a style combining wit, depth, and accuracy. An English translation of this original famous tournament book in German by Marco and Schlechter. This edition has the advantage of enhancements such as the addition of 15 photos of many of the players along with corrections and additional analysis using the strong program, Rybka. The tournament was one of the strongest of the last century with only Lasker, Tarrasch and Burn, missing from the roster of the world's best players of that day.  The young Rubinstein won in fine style followed by Maroczy just one-half point behind  and by Leonhardt, Nimzovich/Schlechter, Vidmar, Duras/Teichmann, Salwe, Wolf, Dus-Chotimirski/Marshall, Spielmann, Tartakower, Berger/Mieses/Chigorin, Olland, E. Cohn, and Johner in that order. This was to be Chigorin's last tournament, though he still showed flashes of brilliance. AN                                                                                                                       

             Red cloth boards in the Caissa Editions usual style.   F+

 

 

 

 

 

 

£35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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       

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

 

1922

London 1922          by Maroczy with foreword by Soltis

Russell 2010

 

128pp

1st Capablanca 2nd Alekhine ahead of Rubinstein, Reti, Tartakower, Euwe et al.120 annotated games in figurine AN. Plus Capa vs Lasker  14 games from their World Championship match. PB F+   

 

£10.00

 

1922

Vienna  by Larry Evans  with foreword by John Donaldson

Russell 2011

 

144pp

102 annotated games with diagrams.  Evans’ first and last book. In 1948 he self-published it aged 16 using a copier and ringbinder. He was persuaded to revisit and update it, which he did, but died while it was at the printers.                                                         AN  PB  F

 

£12.00

 

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

 

1926

Chicago & Lake Hopatcong Chess Tournaments    by D. Brandreth

Caissa 2009

 

197pp

97 annotated games with diagrams.  A limited edition of 600 copies of which this is No. 412. Notes by Sherwood et al. Some otherwise unknown photos. X-tables and opening indices for each tournament. The scores for Chicago 1926 have hitherto been unavailable. Marshall ahead of Torre/ Maroczy at Chicago; at Lake Hopatcong 1926: Capablanca ahead of Kupchik, Maroczy, Marshall, Ed Lasker, double round robin. Red cloth boards.   F+

 

 

£28.00

 

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

London – British Empire Club Tournament

BCM 1983

 

93pp

1st= Nimzo & Tartakower ahead of Marshall, Reti, et al. 66 games in figurine AN with analysis, diagrams, photos & X-tables.  G+

 

£7.00

 

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

Ramsgate 1929 & the Tinsley Notebooks

Ch. Player ‘95

 

53pp

64 games mostly annotated from contemporary sources. 1st Capablanca; 2nd= Rubinstein & Menchik. No. 11 in Gillam’s Rare Tournaments series. Stapled with clear plastic covers. AN  F

 

£9.50

 

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

 

1929

Carlsbad International Chess Tournament  Unabridged republication of the 1981 English translation of the original (Leningrad 1930) translated by Jim Marfia.

Dover 2004

 

146pp

30 annotated games with diagrams, X-tables. AN  SB                 F

£9.00

 

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

 

1930

San Remo International Chess Tournament  by R. Sherwood

Caissa 2013

 

219pp

Alekhine's super performance with 14/15 against the world's best lacking only Capablanca and Em. Lasker. Notes by Sherwood, Alekhine, Maroczy, Nimzovich, Nimzowitsch, Bogoljubow, Yates, Vidmar…  As Euwe later wrote about Alekhine's games at San Remo in Meet the Masters:  "His wins in this tournament exhibited, one and all, the art of chess at its most perfect yet."  All games annotated and with diagrams.                 

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

 

 

 

£35

 

1932

Pasadena International Chess Tournament       Sherwood & Brandreth

Caissa 2011

 

118pp

An Alekhine victory, albeit a shaky one, ahead of Kashdan, Dake/ Reshevsky/ Steiner, Borochow, Bernstein/ Factor/ Fine/ Reinfeld, Araiza, Fink. All 54 of the known games out of the 66 played are given with notes. Good photos, especially of Alekhine. Also includes the fascinating story, unearthed by Bruce Monson, of LaVieve Hines, a very strong young female player who was probably the strongest American female chessplayer up to that time, though now forgotten today.     

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

 

 

 

 

£28.00

 

1932

London International Chess Tournament

Hardinge ‘03

 

76pp

66 annotated games. 1st Alekhine; 2nd Flohr ahead of Maroczy, Sultan Khan, Kashan et al. Facsimile of 1933 original.   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

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

Pitman

1st ed. 1938

 

 

Another copy with DW with small section cut out at bottom which does not affect titles and 2 portraits.   o/w   VG

£22.00

 

1938

A.V.R.O.                                                           BCM Classic Reprint No. 12

BCM

 

30pp

Excellent photos of the 8 players, plus the bare scores of all games and the contemporary reports from the BCM. PB  AN  VG

 

£8.00

 

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

 

1940

New York – US Championship       by J. Hilbert

Caissa 2002

 

209pp

A first-rate tournament book for a strong US Championship in which Reshevsky just edged out Fine by 1/2 point. Kashdan was 3rd followed by Pinkus, Simonson, Denker, Kupchik, Bernstein, Polland, Reinfeld, Shainswit, Adams, Seidman, Green, Hanauer, Woliston, and Littman. Notes to most of the 136+ games are from contemporary sources, and Fritz 7 checked many of the critical positions. Good photos along with some games from the qualifying sections, brief biographies of the players plus some of their games from other events.                                                                               

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

 

 

 

 

£35.00

 

 

 

1946

Prague                                                                      by    H. 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

 

1946/7

Hastings Congress  by H. Kmoch & L. Prins

Chess 1947

 

96pp

45 annotated games. 1st Alexander; 2nd Tartakower. 14 small portrait photos.  Small PB                                                             G+

 

£10.00

 

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. Insc. “J. A. Fuller”.o/w  G

£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-

 

£6.00

 

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 front endpaper excised                  o/w  VG

£10.00

 

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 – Maroczy Memorial Tournament        by H. Golombek

BCM

 

84pp

153 games with light analysis. 1st Keres; 2nd Geller; 3rd= Botvinnik, Smyslov & Stählberg. Biography. Typescript. PB  AN  VG

 

£10.00

 

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

The Chess Struggle In Practice - Lessons From The Famous Zurich Candidates Tournament 1953 by Bronstein. 1st UK ed.

Batsford 1980

 

527pp

Trans. Oscar Freedman; Ed. Burt Hochburg. Introduction by Max Euwe. DW  VG+

 

£20.00

 

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.

 

£12.00

 

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+

 

£12.00

 

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

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

 

£12.00

 

1958

Interzonal Tournament Portoroz  by Alan S. Russell

ISHI 2013

 

58pp

210 game scores plus round-by-round results. Typescript.   F

£10.00

 

1958

Botvinnik vs Smyslov – 3 World Championship Matches 1954 – 1957 & 1958                                                                                 by M. Botvinnik

NIC 2009

 

287pp

23 annotated games with diagrams & match records.  PB  AN  VG

£15.00

 

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

 

£10.00

 

 

 

Another copy with more wear to card covers.0/w basically intact. 

£8.00

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

1961

Botvinnik vs Tal – Return Match for the World Championship.

Ed. Olms

 

126pp

By Igor Botvinnik.  All games annotated with diagrams & match table.                  PB     figurine AN                                             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

 

1962

Curacao 1962 – The Battle of Minds the Shook the Chess World.

NIC 2005

 

215pp

A fresh look at the games of the legendary Candidates tournament.by Jan Timman. Annotated games with diagrams. X-tables & many photographs.  PB    figurine AN  F

 

£12.00

 

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

 

1963

The World Chess Championship 1963 – Botvinnik v Petrosian by Wade

Spearman ‘63

 

 

Another copy No DW  Long dedicatory insc. signed by “R. Wade”.

£12.00

 

1963

Leningrad – 31st USSR Championship   

BCM

 

95pp

196 games. 1st= Spassky, Cholmov & Stein. X-tables of all events from 1931 – 1963.  Typescript.   Figurine AN. PB  VG  

 

£10.00

 

1966

Second Piatigorsky Cup        Santa Monica  I. Kashdan ed.

Dover 1977

 

228pp

1st Spassky 2nd Fischer.  All 90 games annotated by the GMs involved.  14 photos of the players   SB  a little creased o/w VG

 

£9.50

 

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

 

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

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

The Fischer-Spassky Games – by Reshevsky

Edinburgh

 

128pp

All 21 games annotated with diagrams. 

£6.00

 

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

Both Sides of the Chessboard  by R. Byrne & Ivo Nei

Batsford ‘74

 

211pp

Authors were seconds to each combatant and use this to put the games and politics in perspective. 74pp on the Taimanov, Larsen & Petrosian matches before the Spassky final. Intro by Euwe.

     DW protected by clear plastic cover                                      VG+

 

 

£10.00

 

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

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

Chess Olympiad Nice 1974 – World Team Championship  Keene & Levy

Batsford 1975

 

                                     Another copy but no DW  o/w VG+

£8.00

 

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

 

1975

The Potter Memorial  by Ken Messere

Chess

 

110pp

78 annotated games with diagrams. 1st A. S. Hollis. Biographies of all players with photos. X-table. PB    Figurine AN   VG

 

£7.50

 

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

Karpov vs Korchnoi World Championship   by Bent Larsen

Unwin 1978

 

143pp

All 32 games annotated by the Dane.                          PB      G

£5.00

 

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

The Battle of Baguio City –Karpov – Korchnoi  by Hartston

Hutchinson

 

121pp

All 32 games plus the bizarre disputes over yoghurts, handshakes, cosmic rays & hypnotism etc.                                            PB  VG

 

£5.50

 

1981

Karpov v Korchnoi World Championship by Hartston

Fontana ‘81

 

124pp

All 18 games annotated with diagrams, plus contextual background. PB  paper starting to yellow  o/w G+

 

£6.00

 

1983

Kasparov – Korchnoi : The London Contest  by Keene & D. Lawson

Batsford ‘83

 

96pp

The semi-final of the candidates match to find a challenger for World Champion Karpov. All 11 games annotated with diagrams.

 

£6.00

 

1984

USSR Versus Rest of the World Challenge Match by Keene & Goodman

Batsford ‘84

 

44pp

40 gms, some annotated. Interview with Kasparov.

USSR won 21-19.               PB                      AN                         VG

 

£7.50

 

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

 

1986

World Chess Championship – London 1986 

 

 

 

Kasparov vs Karpov. Programme of the event with details of players, sponsors’ adverts, officials etc. Small booklet. PB  VG 

 

£1.75

 

1986

Kasparov vs Karpov  - London / Leningrad 1986                            1st ed.

Chequers ‘86

 

 

 

24 games of this delayed final recorded in 3 different formats; (a) moves only; (b) diagrams only (c) with annotations. Drawings, cartoons, photos etc.       PB    AN   paper starting to yellow o/w VG

 

£8.00

 

1986

The Centenary Match – Kasparov – Karpov III  by Keene & Goodman

Batsford 86

 

124pp

The London – Leningrad split World Championship match. PB  AN  paper starting to yellow, as is usual. o/w G

 

£6.00

 

1987

London-Leningrad World Championship Games       by Kasparov

Pergamon 1987

 

141pp    All 24 games annotated by Kasparov.  “Among the best analytical works ever published” (Timman in NIC)                 AN      PB          VG

 

£8.00

 

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  The Official Book of the Match:   by Keene

Batsford 1993

 

146pp

20 games with annotations aided by the players. Plus background material. Signed by Keene.                 PB        AN                    VG+ 

 

£10.00

 

1993

Kasparov v Short - World Chess Championship     by King & Trelford

Cadogan 1993

 

128pp

20 annotated games with diagrams.  PB  AN  G+

£4.75

 

1993

Das Ska-Mephisto-Turnier  Munchen 1993                     by Hartmut Metz

Ed. Olms ‚94

 

125pp

1st  Shirov ahead of Gelfand, Gurevitch, Adams et al.  65 annotated games with the rest, mostly draws, in raw score. Many photos.  In German.  HB with pictorial covers. AN

                             Some damp staining to top page edges o/w VG

 

£9.50

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2007

From London to Elista – The Inside Story of the World Championship Matches that Kramnik Won Against Kasparov, Leko & Topolov

                                                                                        by Bareev & Levitov

 

NIC 2007

 

400pp

44 annotated games in AN with many diagrams and photos. Much background material. ECF Book of the Year 2008.         PB  F

 

£15.00

 

2013

65th West of England Championship & Congress

Keverel 2013

 

32pp

22 annotated games with diagrams.  10 photos. Comb-bound. F

£4.00