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The

~Alan Benson~

Chess Book Collection


Berkeley, CA

Rare Chess Books
~&~
Memorabilia Collection

For Sale!

~Section Six~

~Just click on one of the headings below~

Contents:

CHESS MEMORABILIA

Note: All of these new listings are for preview only...
Some will be priced and made directly for sale
on my chess websites. The rest will be put up
for sale on eBay. Lastly, some of it is for my
personal core chess library and the remainder
to be donated to California Chess History.



Programs, Brochures & Artifacts...

Cover of ~Duga~ for the Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

Color shot of "Duga"
- Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

Two small items from ~Duga~ for the Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

"Two smaller items from "Duga"
- Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

The Program Brochure for the Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

"The Program Brochure"
- Korchnoi vs. Spassky match 1977

The Postcards (front) featuring the two cars as gifts for Korchnoi and Spassky

"Postcards (front view) featuring the two
cars as gifts for Korchnoi and Spassky"

The Postcards (back) featuring the two cars as gifts for Korchnoi and Spassky

"Postcards (back view) featuring the two
cars as gifts for Korchnoi and Spassky"

American Magazine articles featuring -

Robert (Bobby) Fischer in the final Candidates Match vs. Tigran Petrosian in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1971)

~Robert J. Fischer~

Saturday Review (April 1963) featuring an article about Bobby Fischer

"Saturday Review (April 1963)"
"Bobby Fischer - Best in Chess?"
By Robert O'Brien

Saturday Review (April 1963) the article about Bobby Fischer (text & image)

"Saturday Review (April 1963)"
Bobby Fischer - Best in Chess?"
By Robert O'Brien

Readers Digest (1963) condensed version of the Saturday Review article about Bobby Fischer (text & image)

"Readers Digest (May 1963)"
"America's Wizard of Chess"
By Robert O'Brien
(condensed from "Saturday Review" above)

LIFE Magazine (November 1971) the Front Cover

"LIFE Magazine (Novemeber 1972)"
The Cover Story:
"The Deadly Gamesman"

LIFE Magazine (November 1971) the Cover Story ~Bobby Fischer is a ferocious winner~

"LIFE Magazine (Novemeber 1972)"
"Bobby Fischer is a ferocious winner"
By Brad Darrach

Time (July 1972) the Front Cover

"Time (July 31, 1972)"
Title of the Cover Story:
"The Big Chess Battle:
Knight-Errant v. King"

Spassky - Fischer

Time (July 1972) ~The Battle of the Brains~

"Time (July 31, 1972)"
"The Battle of the Brains"
Spassky - Fischer

Sports Illustrated (August 1972) Front Cover: ~Bobby's Chessboard Mastery~

"Sports Illustrated (August 1972)"
The Front Cover:
"Bobby's Chessboard Mastery"

Sports Illustrated (August 1972) Article: ~How To Cook A Russian Goose~

"Sports Illustrated (August 1972)"
"How To Cook A Russian Goose"
By Robert Cantwell

Sports Illustrated (August 1972) Color Photos

"Sports Illustrated (August 1972)"
Color Photos from the article:
"How To Cook A Russian Goose"
By Robert Cantwell

Newsweek (August 1972) the Front Cover

"Newsweek (August 1972)"
The Cover Story:
"Bobby's Next Move?"

Chess Life & Review (October 1972) The Front Cover

"Chess Life & Review (October 1972)"

People Weekly Magazine (March 1974) The Front Cover

"People Weekly Magazine (March 1974)"

People Weekly Magazine (March 1974) Bio - ~The Secret Life Of Bobby Fischer~

"People Weekly Magazine (March 11, 1974)"
Bio - "The Secret Life Of Bobby Fischer"
By Brad Darrach

Chess Memorabilia
(signed items of interest)

Postcard (front view) from Hastings and St. Leonards signed at the Nice Chess Olympics 1974

Postcard (front view) from Hastings & St. Leonards
that was signed at the Nice Chess Olympics 1974.

Postcard (back view detail) of selected participant signatures from the Nice Chess Olympics 1974

Postcard (back view detail) of the selected participant
signatures from the Nice Chess Olympics 1974. A gift
from my old chess friend GM James Tarjan. Finally,
I recall that Jim told me he didn't sign it. The players
signatures that I can now make out (top to bottom) are:
Michael Stean, William R. Hartson, Viktor Korchnoi,
unknown, unknown, unknown (also unknown on the far
right), G. Sigurjonsson, Vlastimil Hort, Anthony (Tony)
Miles, followed by two more unknowns... Note: A
correction was made for autograph listing #3 (Viktor
Korchnoi). Thxs goes to Lawrence for his eagle eye!

~Return to Contents~

The Chess Book Collection:

(Sections 1 - 5 & 7 below)

"Magazines - Tournaments - Matches
Players Games & Game Collections"

"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"

"New Lone Pine Original Scoresheets"

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"ChessDryad homepage"
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