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The

~Alan Benson~

Chess Book Collection


Berkeley, CA

Rare Chess Books
~&~
Memorabilia Collection

For Sale!

~Section One~

~Just click on one of the headings below~

Contents:

MAGAZINES

"British Chess Magazine" // Issue & Volume Sample

Doing just a bit of clean-up... :-) My run
of hardbound " British Chess Magazines"
was from 1932 to 1990's. This is what's left...

British CM 1967 // Price $30 (g)
British CM 1968 // Price $30 (g)

"British Chess Magazine" // 1964 Binder Sample

Click on Photo Samples to see interior shot.

British Chess Magazine 1964 // Price $25
(f - beautiful BCM red binder cover (no date
stamped on edging) all issues intact unbound
in binder case)

Chess in the USSR 1949 Annual // Price $40
(fair w/rubbed corners - Russian)

My run of hardbound " Chess Life
Annuals"
was from 1950's to 1960's...

Chess Life 1961 Annual // Price $40
(g w/stained cover) ***ON HOLD PENDING***

"Chess Review Annuals"

Click on Photo Samples to see interior shots.

My run of hardbound " Chess Review
Annuals"
was from 1940's to 1960's...

To be added soon the *short list* of my
International & American chess magazines:

  1. "Shakhmatny Bulletin" (late 50's to early 80's)
  2. "Shakhmatny vSSR" (as above)
  3. "Shakhmaty/Sach Riga" Tal's magazine (60's to late 70's)
  4. "64" (assorted issues early 70's to 80's)
  5. "Teorijski Bilten" Yugoslav (middle 60's to 70's)
  6. "Sahovski Glasnik" Yugoslav (70's)
  7. "Magyar Sakkelet" Hungarian (60's)
  8. "Fernschach" Germany (early 70's)
  9. "Chess Express/Schach Express" Switzerland (70's early issues)
  10. "BCM" (assorted issues) (UK)
  11. "Chess" (assorted issues) (UK)
  12. "American Chess Quarterly" (complete set) (USA)
  13. "Chess Review" (assorted issues) (USA)
  14. "Chess Life" (assorted issues) (USA)
  15. "Chess Life & Review" (assorted issues) (USA)

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TOURNAMENTS // MATCHES

1968 U. S. Championship (NY) // Price $8
(pb - f - USCF)
1968 U.S. Championship (NY) // Price $7
(pb - vg - USCF)

27th Chess Olympiad-Dubai '86 // Price $18
(pb - nf w/browning - M. Aaron) ***SOLD***
8 Astros del Ajedrez Mundial (A.V.R.O. 1938) // Price $30
(pb - fair (w/cover stain)/fair (w/tears at top/bottom)
- Spanish - Buenos Aires/Argentina 1944 - A. Ellerman)
IInd World Student Chess Championship (Lyons 1955) // Price $18
(pb - good w/crease on fc - J. Sajtar)
IIIrd World Student Chess Championship (Uppsala 1956) // Price $15
(pb - fair w/notes inside - J. Sajtar) ***SOLD***
XVII Olimpiada Mundial de Ajedrez // Price $20
(pb - fair w/bumped corners - 1st Spanish Edition
- Madrid 1967 - Editor Ricardo Aguilera - A. O'Kelly
de Galway)

Alekhine vs. Euwe Return Match 1937 // Price $5
(pb - good w/slight browning & bumped corner
fc) - translated by R. DeVault - M. Botvinnik)
***SOLD***

"Baden 1914 Chess Gambit Tournament" // - J. Schroeder

Baden 1914 Chess Gambit Tournament // Price $20
(pb - vg w/browning - James Schroeder signed
Note: Temp taken off chess book list book misplaced)
Botwinnik/Smyslov 1954 // Price $15
(pb - poor w/creases in fc/bc - German
- Berlin 1957 - M. Botvinnik)
***SOLD***
Botvinnik v. Smyslov 1954 // Price $20
(pb - fair w/bumped lower right corner
- Spanish 1954 - J. Bolbochan)
Botwinnik-Smyslow 1957 // Price $18
(pb - fair w/fc stain - German 1957
- H. Mohaupt/H. Machatscheck)

"Botvinnik – Smyslov // WCC Match 1958"

Botwinnik-Smyslow 1958 // Price $20
(pb - g - German 1962 - H. Machatscheck)

Bronstein-Boleslavsky (Moscow 1950) // Price $15
(pb - p w/signatures separated from binding
& browning - Spanish 1954 - L. Asterblum)
***SOLD***
Budapest 1926 // Price $12
(pb - g w/browning cover
- German 1976 - Lachaga)
Buenos Aires 1960 // Price $12
(pb - poor - the complete set of
tournament bulletins - Spanish)

Capablanca vs Lasker 1921 // Price $4
(pb - vg - w/browning edge fc - J. Schroeder)
***SOLD***
Chess Olympiad 1972 // Price $30
(hb – vg/vg - R. Keene/D. Levy)
***SOLD***

To be moved to EBAY
Chess Olympiad Skopje 72 // Price $25
(hb - g/g - (Chess Informant) - A. Matanovic)

To be moved to EBAY
Das New Yorker Schach Turnier 1927 // Price $55
(pb - g w/crease lower fc - German 1963 - A. Alekhine)

El Match del Siglo (Fischer-Spassky 1972) // Price $18
(pb - g w/browning cover - Spanish
- Barcelona 1972 - L. Pachman)

To be moved to EBAY
First Piatigorsky Cup // Los Angeles 1963 // Price $40
(hb - f/p - I. Kashdan). Note: New copy with
dj in poor condition (new scans up soon).

"Fischer/Spassky" // - R. Roberts

Fischer/Spassky // Price $20
(hb - f/f - (New York Times) R. Roberts)

To be moved to EBAY
Groningen 1946 (Het Staunton Werldschaaktournooi) // Price $60
(hb - fair w/slight cloth tear on hinge and a few penciled
notes throughout - Dutch 1947 - Dr. Euwe/H. Kmoch)

Hastings - 1934/35 // Price $10
(pb - g w/browning - James Schroeder signed)
Note: Temp taken off chess book list book misplaced)
Hastings Schaakcitadel 1946-1947 // Price $30
(hb - fair - Dutch - Koch & Knuttel 1947
Kmoch/ Prins)
Hastings 1978-1979 // Price $8
(pb - f - L. Christiansen)
Karpov-Korchnoi 1974 // Price $8
(pb - nf - W.R. Hartston) ***SOLD***
Kecskemet 1927 (Das erste internationales Schach-
meisterturnier in Kecskemet 1927) // Price $28

(hb - nf – Edition Olms Zurich 1983 reprint in German
w/addendum – Notes by A. Alekhine, H. Kmoch, G.
Marcozy, & A. Nimzowitsch - M. Bijl)

To be moved to EBAY
La Habana 1964 // Price $20
(pb - fair w/rolled spine - Spanish 1965
- Editorial Sopena Argentina S.A.)
***SOLD***

Les Six Candidats au Championnat du Monde des Echecs 1948 // Price $15
(pb - g w/small fc stain, slight browning & slight bumped
corner - French - Monaco 1948 - V. Kahn/G. Renaud)
***SOLD***

Mannheim 1914 // Price $17
(pb - fair w/foxed lower spine & browning
bc - German 1964 - owner inscribed by
IM John Grefe
(RAU) - W. Laterbach)
***SOLD***
Manoeuvres in Moscow KK II // Price $6
(pb - g w/browning - R. Keene)

Mar Del Plata 1962 // Price $20
(pb - fair w/browning cover - Spanish
1962 - Editorial Sopena Argentina S.A.)
***SOLD***

Palma de Mallorca 1970 // Price $8
(pb - poor w/taped spine and cover
browning - German 1971 - W. Kuhnle)
Petrossian-Spassky 1969 // Price $15
(pb - fair w/browning on spine - Russian
- 32p of pictures - w/notes by I. Boleslavsky
- Moscow 1970 - Bondarevsky)

San Remo 1930 // Price $5
(pb - g w/crease & browning
A. Alekhine) ***SOLD***

To be moved to EBAY
Siegen Chess Olympiad (1970) // Price $20
(hb - f - R. Keene/D. Levy) ***SOLD***

Steinitz vs Zukertort // Price $6
(pb - nf - J. Schroeder) ***SOLD***

The 1969 United States Chess Championship // Price $10
(pb - vg - (USCF) - M. Siegel)

The 1974 World Chess Olympiad // Price $3.50
(pb - g - R. Keene)
The Match of the Century (USSR vs Rest of World) // Price $20
(hb - vg w/slight browning - Russian - Moscow 1971 – M. Yudovich)
The World Chess Championship Korchnoi vs. Karpov // Price $15
(hb - f/f - R. Keene)
Three Matches by Anatoly Karpov // Price $12
(pb - poor w/rolled softcover & tear on spine
- 46p - Russian - Moscow 1975 - M. Botvinnik)
Title Chess (1972) // Price $25
(hb - f - B. Hochberg)
Tournament of Chess Hopes (youth) // Price $12
(pb - fair w/fc crease & small page tear - introductions
by Botvinnik, Petrosian, Smyslov, Spassky, Tal, Karpov
& Bronstein - Russian - Moscow 1973 - V. Khenkin)
Trophy Chess (1954-55) // Price $30
(hb - nf - L. Evans)

United States Championship 1963-64 (NY) // Price $25
(pb - good - English/German - Fischer wins 11-0! (32p
with commentary and pictures) - Swiss Chess Agency)

"USSR 1964 Zonal Tournament" // - Original Russian Bulletins

USSR 1964 Zonal Tournament // Price $30
(pap - vg - the complete set of loose
tournament bulletins - in Russian)

Wertheim Memorial Tournament New York 1951 // Price $12
(pb - g - J. Spence) ***SOLD***
World Championship Interzonals (1973) // Price $25
(hb - nf - w/dj - R.G. Wade) ***SOLD***
World Chess Championship 1951 // Price $20
(hb - g - W. Winter)
World Cup Chess // Price $20
(hb - f - 1988-89 - Jim McCormick
signed
- L. Kavalek) ***SOLD***

Weltschachturnier - Zürich 1959 // Price $30
(hb - poor w/loose photo pages (1 missing), fc, bc
& end page browning - German 1959 - R. Schroeter)

"Internationales Schachturnier - Zürich 1961" // - H. Grob

Internationales Schachturnier - Zürich 1961 // Price $20
(pb - fair w/browning and bumped bc
w/stains bc - German 1961 - H. Grob)

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PLAYERS GAMES

Agonia de un Genio A. Alekhine // Price $20
(pb - g w/slight browning on bc & slightly bumped
corners - 1st Spanish Ed - Madrid 1972 - P. Moran)

"Alekhine Best Games of Chess 1938 - 1945" // - C.H. Alexander

Alekhine Best Games of Chess 1938-1945 // Price $20
(hb - g/g - C.H. Alexander)
Alekhine Gran Ajedrez mis Mejores Analisis // Price $18
(pb - poor(w/browning)/poor(w/browning, creases
& tears) - Spanish - Madrid 1947 - Editor Ricardo
Aguilera - A. Alekhine)
Alekhine Gran Ajedrez mis Mejores Analisis // Price $15
(pb - fair w/browning fc/bc, fc stain & bumped top
- Spanish - Madrid 1958 - Editor Ricardo Aguilera
- A. Alekhine)
Anatoly Karpov's Games as World Champion 1975-77 // Price $10
(pb - nf w/ slight browning - K. O'Connell)
Aron Nimzowitsch A Reapraisal // Price $30
(hb - nf - R. Keene)

Bronstein el Genio del Ajedrez Moderno // Price $12
(pb - poor w/tattered top/bottom paper cover - Spanish
- Madrid 1957 - Editor Ricardo Aguilera - Roman Toran)
***SOLD***

Das Schacherbe Aljechins // Price $40
(hb - good w/small rubbed spot on fc
& slightly rubbed top/bottom – Volume
I of two - German - Berlin 1957 - A. Kotov)

How to Beat Bobby Fischer // Price $30
(hb - f/f - E. Mednis)

If You Must Play Chess (Arnold Denker) // $50
(hb - vg - First Edition - A. Denker)

Karpov's Collected Games // Price $8.50
(pb - g - D. Levy)
Korchnoi 125 Games // Price $10
(pb - fair w/ browning on fc/bc
- A. Kalnajs)

My 40 Years at the Chess Board // Price $18
(pb - poor w/ink smudges and several small
tears on fc - Russian - Moscow 1966 - Panov)
My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923 // Price $30
(hb - vg/vg - crease in dj - A. Alekhine)
My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937 // Price $32
(hb - vg/vg - A. Alekhine)

To be moved to EBAY
Paul Keres Ausgewahlte Partien 1931-1958 // Price $45
(hb - g (w/17 corner creased pages and removed book
plate inside fc. Also some foxing on front and back end-
papers)/fair - German 1964 - P. Keres) ***SOLD***

Profile Of A Prodigy (1973) // Price $25
(hb - f/f - Second Edition - F. Brady)

Reshevsky on Chess // Price $25
(hb - nf/nf - S. Reshevsky)
Reti's Best Games of Chess // Price $30
(hb - vg - H. Golombek)

Schachmeister Steinitz 1859-1873 // Price $60
(hb - g w/slightly bumped corners & slight browning
- German 1925 - presented to Dennis Fritzinger by
Eric Osbun - L. Bachmann)
Selected Games 1947-1966 // Price $25
(hb - nf - scarce, only 11,000 copies
in Russian - Minsk 1969 - A. Suetin)
***SOLD***
Selected Games & Memoirs // Price $18
(pb - fair w/rubbed lower spine - Russian
- Moscow 1967 - G. Levenfish) ***SOLD***

The Chess Art of Botvinnik Vol. 1 // Price $28
(hb - poor (w/residue from dj holder on lower
inside cover)/fair - Russian - Moscow 1965
- V.D. Baturinsky)

To be moved to EBAY
The Chess Psychologist World Champion Tal // Price $25
(hb - f/vg - A. Liepnieks) ***ON HOLD PENDING***

The Shining Light of the Urals (Karpov) // Price $15
(hb - vg - Russian - Moscow 1977 - A. Kotov)
The Unknown Alekhine 1905-1914 // Price $25
(hb - f - F. Reinfeld)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Alexander Alekhine) // Price $18
(hb - fair w/browning on cover & spine
- Russian - Moscow 1973 - A. Kotov)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (A Half a Century of Chess) // Price $20
(hb - g w/slight browning on cover/spine & browning
on endpaper - Russian - Moscow 1978 - M. Botvinnik)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (70 Selected Games of Capablanca) // Price $22
(hb - vg w/slight browning on spine - Russian - 3rd Revised Ed - Moscow 1970 - Panov)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Chigorin) // Price $22
(hb - fair w/browning on cover & spine - Russian - Moscow
1972 - E. Vasyukov/A. Narkevich/A. Nikitin)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Grandmaster Geller) // Price $20
(hb - g w/slight browning on cover & spine
- Russian - Moscow 1976 - Y.V. Damsky)
***SOLD***
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Selected Games 1969-1977) // Price $20
(hb - g w/browning on spine - Russian - Moscow 1978 - A. Karpov)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Grandmaster Portisch) // Price $18
(hb - fair w/bumped corners - Russian - Moscow 1977 - Joseph Khaitun)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Grandmaster Portisch) // Price $18
(hb - fair w/browning on cover & spine - Russian
- Moscow 1977 - Joseph Khaitun)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (In Search of Harmony) // Price $20
(hb - g w/slight browning on cover - Russian - Moscow 1979 - V. Smyslov)
***SOLD***
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Leinid Stein) // Price $22
(hb - vg w/browning spine - Forward by Karpov
- Russian - Moscow 1980 - E. Gufeld)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (Leinid Stein) // Price $25
(hb - vg (w/slight paper tear inside cover)/g - Forward
by A. Karpov - Russian - Moscow 1980 - E. Gufeld)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (1st World Champion Steinitz) // Price $22
(hb - g w/ browing spine & cover - Russian - Moscow 1971 - Neishadt)
The World's Greatest Chessplayers (In Fire of Attack - M. Tal) // Price $20
(hb - g w/slight spine/cover browning & creased
endpaper - Russian - Moscow 1978 - Damsky)

Timman's Selected Games // Price $20
(pb - nf - V. Ravikumar) ***SOLD***

Viktor Korchnoi's Best Games // Price $25
(hb - nf/nf - V. Korchnoi) ***SOLD***

"Weltgeschichte des Schachs" // The "Red Book" series...

Click on Photo Samples to see interior shots of insert.

Weltgeschichte 11 (Lasker) // Price $50
(hb - vg w/insert - inscribed to Alan Benson
from TD Chuck Savory at the Chickamangu
Commemoration Open - July 19-20, '63)
Weltgeschichte 14 (Capablanca) // Price $40
(hb - fair w/heavy hinge tear (will need tape or
to be handled very carefully - this was my first
Weltgeschichte "Red book") w/insert)
***SOLD***
Weltgeschichte 25 (Tal) // Price $50
(hb - g w/insert)
Weltgeschichte 26 (Petrosjan) // Price $60
(hb - vg w/insert)

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GAME COLLECTIONS

1960 Chess Annual // Price $25
(hb - poor w/bumped corners & cracked gutter
- Russian - Moscow 1962 - E. Bykova)
1961 Chess Annual // Price $30
(h - fair - Russian - Moscow 1963
- M.A. Beilin) ***SOLD***
1962 Chess Annual // Price $25
(hb - poor w/cracked gutter, rubbed fc/bc & bumped
corners - Russian - Moscow 1964 - M.A. Beilin)
1962 Chess Annual // Price $30
(hb - fair w/rubbed/bumped bottom corners
- Russian - Moscow 1964 - M.A. Beilin)
***SOLD***
500 Master Games of Chess // Price $35
(hb - g/g - S. Tartakower) ***SOLD***

Chess Duels // Price $12
(pb - vg - Russian - Minsk 1976
- A.Y. Roizman) ***SOLD***
Chess Duels // Price $10
(pb - g w/slightly rolled fc - Russian
- Minsk 1976 - A.Y. Roizman)
Chess for 1947-1949 // Price $35
(hb - poor w/browning & torn fc/bc
- Russian - scarce w/articles by all
the top Soviet GM's - Moscow 1951
- V.V. Ragosin)
Chess for 1951-1952 // Price $25
(hb - poor w/stained bc & water damaged
pages - Russian - Moscow 1953 - L.Y.
Abramov)
Chess for 1955 // Price $35
(hb - fair w/bumped corners - w/articles
by M. Taimanov, Bondarevsky & Estrin
- Russian - Moscow 1956 - M.A. Beilin)
Chess for 1956 // Price $25
(hb - poor w/fc stain & cracked gutter
- Russian - Moscow 1958 - V.A. Ulyanov)
Chess for 1958-1959 // Price $40
(hb - fair w/slightly cracked gutter & rubbed
board edges - Russian - Moscow 1960
- I.Z. Romanov/M.A. Beilin) ***SOLD***
Chess for 1958-1959 // Price $25
(hb - poor w/cracked gutter, rubbed/bumped
corners & foxing on endpages - Russian
- Moscow 1960 - I.Z. Romanov/M.A. Beilin)

"Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik" // - Imre Köing

Click on Photo Samples to see interior shots.

Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik // Price $20
(hb - vg - I. Köing)
Chess Olympiads // Price $22
(hb - g - Russian - Moscow
1974 - Y. Averbakh)

To be moved to EBAY
Chess Olympiads // Price $30
(hb - f/f - A. Foldeak)

Chess Strategy and Tactics // Price $14
(hb - g w/slightly bumped bottom
corners - 1946 - F. Reinfeld)
Crown Jewels of Chess // Price $15
(pb - g w/bumped top corner - Russian
- Moscow 1978 - Turov)

Dynamic Chess // Price $30
(hb - nf/nf - First Edition - R.N. Coles)

"Epic Battles of the Chessboard" // R.N. Coles

Epic Battles of the Chessboard // Price $20
(hb - f/f - David McKay Company, Inc. - New York
Revised Edition 1952 (green cover w/rook vs. knight
picture stamped fc) by F. Reinfeld & I.A. Horowitz
- R.N. Coles) ***SOLD***
Epic Battles of the Chessboard // Price $14
(hb - g w/dented bottom fc/bc – David McKay
Company, Inc. - New York - Revised Edition
1952 (red cover w/rook vs. knight picture
stamped fc) by F. Reinfeld & I.A. Horowitz
- R.N. Coles)

International Championship Chess // Price $15
(hb - f/f - B. Kazic)

Master Chess Play // Price $12
(hb - poor (w/taped spine)/g - P. Wenman)

"Pachman's Decisive Games" // - L. Pachman

Pachman's Decisive Games // Price $25
(hb - f/f - L. Pachman)

The Games of the World Correspondence Chess Championships I-VII // Price $30
(hb - vg/fair - T.D. Harding)
The Golden Dozen // Price $15
(hb - f/f - I. Chernev) ***SOLD***
The Golden Treasury of Chess // Price $10
(hb - vg (w/browning fc)/vg - 1969 - I.A. Horowitz)

"The King-Hunt in Chess" // - W.H. Cozens

The King-Hunt in Chess // Price $20
(hb - vg - Introduction by I. Chernev - W.H. Cozens)
The World Chess Championship // Price $15
(hb - vg/vg - S. Gligoric)
The World's A Chessboard // Price $25
(hb - vg - R. Fine)
The World's Great Chess Games // Price $25
(hb - g (w/small tear on spine)/g - R. Fine)

U.S. Championship Chess // Price $15
(hb - vg/vg - W. Lombardy)

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The Chess Book Collection:

(Sections 2 - 7 below)

"The Openings -- The Middle Game
Combinations - Endgames & Problems"

"Lone Pine Chess Tournament (CA) Score-
Sheets - Miscellaneous & Featured on eBay"

"Contact, Payment & Shipping Info"

"New Chess Book Listings (Rare OOP)"

"New Listings // Chess Memorabilia"

"New Listings // LP Original Scoresheets"

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