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The

~Alan Benson~

Chess Book Collection


Berkeley, CA

Rare Chess Books
~&~
Memorabilia Collection

For Sale!

~Section Seven~

~Just click on one of the headings below~

Contents:

LONE PINE CHESS TOURNAMENT
1976 & 1978 ORIGINAL SCORE SHEETS

These are complete sets (one from
each player) of signed scoresheets.
Quite suitable for framing!

Lone Pine original scoresheets
to be featured up on eBay...

Panno vs. Petrosian // Lone Pine '76 / Round #7 / Board #1

Panno-Petrosian (Draw)
Both scores signed by both players.

Panno vs. Petrosian // Lone Pine '76 / Round #7 / Board #1

Panno-Petrosian (Draw)
Detail of the players signatures.

The scoresheets sold at auction on eBay.

Shamkovich vs. Smyslov // Lone Pine '76 / Round #5 / Board #2

Shamkovich-Smyslov (0-1)
Both scores signed by both players.

Shamkovich vs. Smyslov // Lone Pine '76 / Round #5 / Board #2

Shamkovich-Smyslov (0-1)
Detail of the players signatures.

Click to view my ~special GM story~
"Bensonian Books // GM Vasily
Smyslov // Story Selections"

Note: This above set will also feature the
"Sealed Move Envelope" hand drawn by
Ex-World Chess Champion Vasily Smyslov!

Sealed Move Envelope - hand drawn by Ex-WCC Vasily Smyslov!

The Sealed Move Envelope!

The scoresheets and SME sold at auction on eBay.

Grefe vs. Najdorf // Lone Pine '76 / Round #5 / Board #5

Grefe-Najdorf (1-0)
Each score signed once by each player.

Grefe vs. Najdorf // Position after 25... Qb4?

This is a truly fantastic chess game!
Miguel just played 25... Q (b6) to b4.
What move did Grefe now play to give
even the legendary Najdorf a bolt from
the beautiful blue skies of Lone Pine CA?

Christiansen vs. Smyslov // Lone Pine '76 / Round #7 / Board #2

Christiansen-Smyslov (Draw)
Both scores signed by both players.

Click to view my ~special GM story~
"Bensonian Books // GM Vasily
Smyslov // Story Selections"

Petrosian vs. Polugaevsky // Lone Pine '78 / Round #8 / Board #1

Petrosian-Polugaevsky (Draw)
Both scores signed by both players.
This is a real hard fought encounter
(from Lone Pine 1978).

Petrosian vs. Polugaevsky // Lone Pine '78 / Round #8 / Board #1

Petrosian-Polugaevsky (Draw)
Detail of the players signatures.

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A few odds & ends connected with the famous
Louis D. Statham Chess Tournaments (in all its
many forms) collected over the years...

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.

The First Lone Pine Chess Tournament Book produced in 1972...

The very first Lone Pine Chess Tournament
Book produced as a labor of love in 1972...

The signatures of the chess fans that made the '72 LP chess tourney book possible...

The signatures of the chess fans that made the
1972 Lone Pine Chess Tournament Book possible.
They are listed from top to bottom respectively...
Note: This book was Privately Printed -- Wayne R.
Smith was the graphic artist & all of the others made
valuable contributions to completion (collecting the
game scores, transcribing all the scoresheets, etc.)...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Book for 1975

The Lone Pine Tournament Book produced
in 1975 (one of three color covers produced).

The ~Owens Valley Progress-Citizen~ a newspaper publication featuring the Lone Pine Chess Tournament with twenty-three Grandmasters participating!

The "Owens Valley Progress-Citizen" a newspaper publication
(April 17, '75) featuring the Lone Pine Chess Tournament with
twenty-three Grandmasters participating!

~Grandmaster Chess~ the book of the Louis D. Statham Chess Tournament 1975 (front cover view)

"Grandmaster Chess"
- The Book of the Louis D, Statham Lone
Pine Masters-Plus Tournament, 1975.

~Grandmaster Chess~ the book of the Louis D. Statham Chess Tournament 1975 (back cover credits)

"Grandmaster Chess" - The Book of the Louis D, Statham
Lone Pine Masters-Plus Tournament, 1975 (back cover credits).
Produced by GM Isaac Kashdan and the Staff of the California
Chess Reporter (Jude Acres, Alan Benson, Robert (Bob) Burger,
Dennis Fritzinger & Guthrie (Mac) McClain).

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1976...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1976.

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1977...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1977.

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1978...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1978.

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1979...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1979.

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1980...

The Lone Pine Chess Tournament Bulletins for 1980.

Note: The year 1980 was the last that I was involved
with either working as the Bulletin Editor or helping
to arrange for a Graphic Artist (Mimi McIntosh) to
supply the front cover artwork which she did for the
years 1979 & 1980. The famous "Lone Pine Louis D.
Statham Chess Tournaments"
ran from 1971 to 1981...

The Best of Lone Pine - The Louis D. Statham Chess Tournaments 1971 - 1980...

"The Best of Lone Pine - The Louis D. Statham
Chess Tournaments 1971 - 1980"
by IM John Grefe
and National Master Dennis Waterman // Forward
by GM Florian Gheorghiu...

Personal signed dedication to my copy (book above) from my old friend IM John Grefe...

Personal signed dedication to my library copy of
"The Best of Lone Pine" by IM John Grefe.

~Return to Contents~

The Chess Book Collection:

(Sections 1 - 6 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 Chess Memorabilia"

Return to the Main Chess Index page

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(Main Index Homepage)

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"ChessDryad homepage"
(former listings of my chess books)

Send an e-mail directly to: ~Al Benson~

~Al Benson~

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The bookplate used for the personal chess library of Dr. Max Euwe