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The

~Alan Benson~

Chess Book Collection


Berkeley, CA

Rare Chess Books
~&~
Memorabilia Collection

For Sale!

~Section Two~

~Just click on one of the headings below~

Contents:

OPENINGS

100 partija Ben-Oni // Price $5
(pb - vg w/slight browning - Zagreb 1970)
100 partija Caro-Kanna // Price $5
(pb - g w/liquid stain on bc - Zagreb 1969)
100 partija Damina Gambita // Price $6
(pb - nf - Zagreb 1970)
100 partija Engleske // Price $5
(pb - vg - Zagreb 1969)
100 partija Francuske // Price $6
(pb - f - Zagreb 1972)
100 partija Holandske I Grunfeldovke // Price $4
(pb - vg w/browning - Zagreb 1971)
100 partija Kraljeva Gambita // Price $5
(pb - vg w/slight browning - Zagreb 1970)
100 partija Kraljeve Gambita II Izdanje // Price $6
(pb - vg - Zagreb 1972 - V. Petek)
100 partija Kraljeva Indijka Obrana // Price $5
(pb - fair w/cover creases - Zagreb 1969 - V. Petek)
100 partija Kraljeve Indijke // Price $5
(pb - nf w/slight browning - Zagreb 1972)
100 partija Nimcoviceve Indijke // Price $4
(pb - g w/browning & bumped corner - Zagreb 1970)
100 partija Spanjolke // Price $4
(pb - fair w/small nick out of fc - Zagreb 1967)
1. P-QN4 // Price $5
(pb - f - 1972 - A. Soltis)
6... Nc6 Samisch Variation KID // Price $5
(pb - vg w/browning - J. Watson)

A Complete Defense to 1 P-K4 // Price $10
(pb - vg - 1st pb edition 1969 - W. Hooper)
A Course in Openings // Price $15
(hb - poor w/cracked hinge -1st Russian Edition - Forward
by M. Botvinnik - Moscow 1958 - Panov/Estrin)
A Course in Openings // Price $15
(hb - fair w/browning cover - 5th Russian
Edition - Moscow 1973 - Panov/Estrin)
A Course in Openings // Price $15
(hb - fair w/bumped top right corner - 6th Russian
Edition - Moscow 1980 - Panov/Estrin)
A Guide to Chess Openings // Price $20
(hb - f/g - L. Barden)
Albins Motgambit Gambit-Serie VIII // Price $3
(pb - poor w/taped spine & 1.5 inch liquid stain through
bottom of pamphlet - Uppsala 1970 - Sthig Jonasson)
Alekhine's Defense // Price $20
(hb - f/f - W. Eales)
Averbakh System Pirc/KID // Price $3
(pb - vg w/browning - (1979) - M. Thomas)

Baroque Chess Openings // Price $15
(hb - vg w/small stains on the bottom of fc
& small cloth buckle on bc (Gambit Boston
First Printing 1972, 116p) - R. Wincor)
Batsford Chess Openings // Price $8
(pb - poor - 1st Edition - G. Kasparov)
Benoni Counter-Gambit // Price $2
(pb - nf w/slight browning on top bc
- Chess Player 1972 - M. Crane/D. Zechiel)
Bishop's Opening // Price $6
(pb - vg w/browning - (1973) - T.D. Harding)

Caro-Kann Defense // Price $4
(pb - vg w/slight browning - M. Webb)
Catalan // Price $3
(pb - g w/browning - K. Smith)
Combinations & Traps in the Opening // Price $10
(p b- fair w/rubbed spine - Russian - Moscow
1965 - Vainstein)
Cook's Chess Synopsis Fourth Edition // Price $35
(hb - fair - Simpkin Marshall & Co. 1888 - W. Cook )
Cook's Synopsis of Chess Openings // Price $35
(hb - poor - Robert Clarke & Co. 1884 - water
damaged on back cover - the interesting feature
is a knight tour diagram stamped in gold on front
cover - J.W. Miller)

Deutsche Bucherei Die Spanische Partie // Price $3
(pb - poor w/liquid stain through
top of pamplet - V. Nenarokow)
Die Eroffnung 1. b2-b4 // Price $10
(pb - vg w/slight browning - German
- (1964) - A.P. Sokolsky)
Double King's Pawn // Price $12
(hb - g w/less than a dozen small
ink dots on cover - A. Soltis)
Dutch Defense // Price $5
(pb - vg w/slight browning - K. Smith)

English-Bremer System // Price $4
(pb - g - K. Smith)
Evans Gambit & Hungarian Defense // Price $5
(pb - vg - w/slight browning - 1973 - L. Evans)

Falkbeers Motgambit Gambit-Serie III // Price $10
(pb - fair w/bc crease - Uppsala 1966 - A. Hildebrand)
Flank Openings // Price $10
(pb - g - R. Keene)
Four Knights Game & Belgrade Gambit // Price $5
(pb - g w/slightly buckled cover - 1972 - L. Evans)
French Defense // Price $5
(pb - vg w/slight tear bc - K. Smith)
French Defense I // Price $3
(pb - fair w/stains fc - (1972) - M.H. Horton)
French Poisoned Pawn // Price $15
(pb - g - S. Zeuthen)
From the Opening to the Middlegame // Price $10
(pb - fair w/bumped spine & corners/top
bc - Russian - Moscow 1978 - Ilya Kan)

Gruenfeld (A study by leading correspondence players) // Price $15
(pb - g - German - K. Richardson)

How to Play the Chess Openings // Price $8
(hb - fair w/stains on fc - Hollings London 1946
(Fourth Edition revised w/16p supplement)
- Znosko-Borovsky)

"How to play The Sicilian Defense" // - D. Levy & K. O’Connell

How to play The Sicilian Defense // Price $20
(hb - nf/nf - D. Levy/K. O'Connell)

La Defense du Fianchetto de la Dame // Price $15
(pb - g w/fc/bc browning - Intro by A. Alekhine
- French - Monaco 1949 - V. Kahn)
Let's Play the Center Counter Game // Price $3
(pb - f - J. Hall)

Max Lange // Price $3
(pb - g w/browning - K. Smith)

~The Ludek Pachman Opening Series~
"Modern Chess Theory"

MCT Indian Systems // Price $25
(hb - fair - L. Pachman)
MCT Open Games // Price $30
(hb - g - L. Pachman)
MCT Queen's Gambit and Other Close Games // Price $30
(hb - fair - L. Pachman)
MCT Semi-Open Games // Price $25
(hb - fair - L. Pachman)

Note: Also see Pachman's "Semi-Open Chess"
listed below (although has a different binding
than this matched black volume set listed here).

Meet C.A.R.L., The Center Attack in the Ruy Lopez // Price $4
(pb - nf w/slight browning - R.P. Runke)

"Modern Chess Openings (6th Edition)" // - R. Fine

Modern Chess Openings (6th Edition) // Price $25
(hb - good - David McKay Company 1939
- First Edition - Griffith/White - completely
revised - R. Fine)
Modern Chess Openings (9th) // Price $22
(hb - fair/g – First Edition - W. Korn/J. Collins)
Modern Chess Openings (10th) // Price $30
(hb - fair/vg – First Edition - W.Korn - Revised by L. Evans)
Modern Chess Openings 11th Edition // Price $20
(hb - f – First Edition - W. Korn)
Modern Opening Chess Strategy // Price $25
(hb - g/g - First Edition - H. Golombek)
Morra-Smith Gambit // Price $8
(pb - g w/browning - German 1972
- Sthig Jonasson)

New Ideas in the Accelerated Dragon // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - R.G. Wade/F. Baumbach)
Nimzo-Indian Defense // Price $5
(pb - g w/browning - K. Smith)
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad System // Price $10
(pb - vg w/browning - MacDonald-Ross)

Philidor's Defense // Price $4
(pb - vg - 1974 - L.M. Pickett)
Pirc-Robatsch Defense The Austrian Attack - Volume 2 // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - G.S. Botterill)
Pitfalls on the Chess Board // Price $10
(hb -vg/poor - E.A. Greig)

"Practical Chess Openings" // - R. Fine

Practical Chess Openings // Price $35
(hb - nf/nf - First Edition - David
McKay Company 1948 - R. Fine)
Practical Chess Openings // Price $20
(hb - fair - David McKay Company
- Reprinted 1959 - R. Fine)

Queen's Gambit Accepted // Price $15
(pb - fair w/title written on cover and
slight browning - Russian - Moscow
1965 - Y. Neishadt)
Queen's Gambit Accepted // Price $5
(pb - vg w/stain on bc and slight
tear on fc - 1972 - Y. Neishtadt)
Queen's Gambit Declined // Price $20
(hb - f/vg - S. Samarian)
Queen's Gambit Declined // Price $18
(hb - g w/bottom boards slightly rubbed
- Russian - Moscow 1967 - Y. Neishtadt)
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tchigorin Defense // Price $3
(pb - nf w/slight browning - A. Soltis)
Queen's Indian Defense // Price $5
(pb - poor w/browning - Voronkov)

Relfson-Gambiten Gambit-Serie V // Price $10
(pb - fair - Uppsala 1968 - Sthig Jonasson)
Ruy Lopez // Price $4
(pb - vg w/browning - K. Smith)

Sacrifices in the Sicilian // Price $20
(hb - nf/nf - D. Levy)
Scotch Game // Price $5
(pb - vg w/slight browning
- 1972 - L. Evans)
Semi-Open Chess // Price $25
(hb - vg w/small stain fc – this the
Red cloth edition- L. Pachman)
Sicilian Defense II Lines with c3 // Price $4
(pb - g - (1977) - M. Fuller/L.M. Pickett)
Sicilian Defence: 1 Scheveningen Variation // Price $3
(pb - fair w/browning - A.S. Nikitin)
Sicilian Defense Accelerated Fianchetto // Price $4
(pb - g w/two small ink lines on fc &
small tear on fc - 1971 - K. Smith)
Sicilian Defense Najdorf // Price $8
(pb - g w/slightly rubbed spine - Russian
- Moscow 1970 - Matsukevich)
Sicilian Defense Dragon // Price $8
(pb - fair w/rubbed spine - Russian
- Moscow 1970 - Gufeld/Lazrev)
Sicilian Defense Dragon // Price $6
(pb - poor w/torn spine - Russian
- Moscow 1970 - Gufeld/Lazrev)
Sicilian Defense Paulsen System // Price $8
(pb - fair w/rubbed joint - Russian
- Moscow 1969 - O.L. Moiseev)
Sicilian Defense Scheveningen & Sozin Attack // Price $6
(pb - poor w/creased fc/bc & penciled in
analysis - Russian - Moscow 1969 - A.S. Nikitin)
Sicilian Defense Scheveningen & Sozin Attack // Price $8
(pb - fair - Russian - Moscow 1969 - A.S. Nikitin)
Sicilian-Accelerated Dragons // Price $20
(hb - nf/nf - D. Levy)
Sicilian: Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted // Price $7
(pb - g w/browning - 1972 - K. Smith)
Sicilian: Theory of the Smith-Morra Gambit in Games 1846 Thru 1967 // Price $8
(pb - f - 1974 - K. Smith)
Sicilian: Theory of the Smith-Morra Gambit in Games 1968 Thru 1973 // Price $7
(pb - vg w/browning - 1974 - K. Smith)

To be moved to EBAY ?
Son of Sorrow Modern Benoni // Price $35
(hb - fair w/creased fc - S. Zeuthen)

Spanish 5. d4 // Price $4
(pb - nf - (1967) - M. Thomas)

To be moved to EBAY
The Benko Gambit // Price $20
(hb - f/f - P. Benko)

The Benoni // Price $10
(hb - g (foxing inside cover)/g
(liquid stain) - W.R. Hartston)
The Breyer Defence 1969 // Price $2
(pam - fair w/browning
- L.S. Blackstock/R.G. Wade)
The Classical Tarrasch Defence, Q.G.D. // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - S. Samarian)
The Closed Ruy Lopez // Price $18
(hb - vg/vg - R.G. Wade)
The Closed Sicilian // Price $5
(pb - f - 1974 - K. Smith)
The English Opening // Price $5
(pb - fair - w/browning - B.A, Shatskes)
The Exchange Variation of the Gruenfeld // Price $2
(pam - nf - W.R. Hartston)
The French Defense Main Line Winawer // Price $15
(hb - fair/fair - J. Moles)
The French Defense Tarrasch Variation // Price $6
(pb - vg w/slight browning - J. Winters)
The Goring Gambit // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - D. Levy)
The Grunfeld Defence // Price $15
(hb - g/fair - W.R. Hartston)
The Hyper-Accelerated Fianchetto // Price $2
(pam - good w/browning - R. Keene)

"The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings" // - R. Fine

The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings // Price $25
(hb - fair/fair - David McKay Company
1943 - First Edition - R. Fine)
The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings // Price $22.50
(hb - vg w/1.5 inch clipped end - David McKay
Company 1949 - Second Edition - R. Fine)
The King's Indian Defense // Price $18
(hb - fair/fair - L. Barden)
The Leningrad Dutch // Price $18
(hb - g/g - T.D. Harding)
The Marshall Attack // Price $18
(hb - g/g - R.G. Wade)
The Modern Defense // Price $20
(hb - nf/nf - R. Keene)
The Modern Rauser Variation // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - W.R. Hartston)
The Najdorf Sicilian (Poisoned Pawn Variation) // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - T.D. Harding)

"The Najdorf Variation (of the Sicilian Defense)" // RHM Press 1976

The Najdorf Variation (of the Sicilian Defense) // Price $30
(hb - g (small tear on spine)/g - Geller, Gligoric, Kavalek,
and Spassky w/forward written by Miguel Najdorf)
***ON HOLD PENDING***

The Najdorf Variation 6. B-KN5 // Price $3
(pb - vg w/browning - Z. Kaikamoz)
The Nimzovich Defense // Price $8
(pb - vg w/browning - Chessco
1973 - H. Myers)
The Opening in Chess (Theory in Practice) // Price $15
(hb - poor w/cracked gutter - Russian
- Minsk 1955 - A.P. Sokolsky)
Theoretical Articles on the Latest in the Nimzo-Indian // Price $3
(pb - fair w/browning - A. Gipslis)
Theory of the English-Bremen System // Price $2
(pb - fair w/browning - B.A. Schatskes)
The Pirc 1975 // Price $3
(pb - nf w/slight browning - K. Smith)
The Pirc Defense // Price $15
(hb - fair/fair - G.S. Botterill/R. Keene)
The Pirc Defense // Price $10
(pb - g - H. Russell translator
- 1971 - G. Fridshtein)
The Queen's Indian Defense // Price $15
(pb - g w/browning - (Pitman 1947) - I. Konig)
The Reti // Price $3
(pb - vg w/slight browning - K. Smith)
The Rice Gambit (Fifth Edition) // Price $15
(pb - nf w/separating binding - w/photo-
copied addendum - Dr. Lasker)
The Rubinstein Variation of the Nimzo-Indian, w/ 8... QN-Q2 // Price $2
(pam - good w/browning - A. Gipslis)
The Ruy Lopez // Price $8
(pb - poor w/damaged
inner pages - L. Barden)

"The Sicilian Defense - Book 1" // - S. Gligoric & V. Sokolov

The Sicilian Defense - Book One // Price $20
(hb - fair - S. Gligoric/V. Sokolov)
The Sicilian Dragon // Price $15
(hb -g/g - (1972) - D. Levy)
The Sicilian Dragon // Price $10
(hb - fair - (1976) - D. Levy)
The Sicilian Flank Game // Price $18
(hb - g/nf - A. O'Kelly de Galway)
The Sicilain Sozin // Price $20
(hb - f/vg - T.D. Harding)
The Siesta Variation // Price $3
(pb - vg - D. Levy)
The Theory of Chess Openings: Open Games Vol. 2 // Price $15
(hb - poor w/rubbed, bumped, & browning cover & water damaged
cover and pages - Russian - Estonia Gov Pub House 1952 - P. Keres)
The Two Knights Defense // Price $8
(pb - g w/bumped top corner - Russian
- Moscow 1970 - Y. Estrin)
The Velimirovic Attack - Sozin Sicilian // Price $2
(pam - g w/browning - T.D. Harding)
The Veresov System // Price $2
(pb - vg w/browning - H. Russell)
***PENDING//SOLD***
The Von Hennig-Schara Gambit and other alternatives
in the Tarrasch Defence Q.G.D. // Price $2

(pam - g w/browning - S. Samarian)
Three Knights' Game // Price $5
(pb - f - 1971 - L. Evans)
Two Knights Defense // Price $18
(hb - fair – Chess Sutton Coldfield – B.H. Wood
(no published date listed pre-1980?) - Y. Estrin)

Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense // Price $10
(pb - nf - R. Keene)

Volga-Gambit // Price $8
(pb - g w/slight browning - Swedish
1971 - J. Berglund/H. Amkvist)

"Wing Gambit Benoni" // - S. Zeuthen

Wing Gambit Benoni // Price $25
(hb - g - S. Zeuthen)

Yugoslav Attack 1969 // Price $2
(pam - fair w/browning - R. Keene)

Zweispringerspiel im Nachzuge // Price $10
(pb - vg - German 1966 - Y. Estrin/T. Petrosjan)

~The "Bis" Opening Series~

Caro-Kann bis Sizilianisch // Price $10
(hb - g/g - German1968 - I. Boleslawski)
Damen-gambit bis Hollandisch // Price $10
(hb - g/g - German 1970 - M. Taimanow)
Dreispringerspiel bis Konigsgambit // Price $10
(hb - g/fair - German 1968 - P. Keres)
Konigs-Indisch bis Grunfeld-Verteidigung // Price $10
(hb - g (w/crease inside cover)/g
- German 1969 - I. Boleslawski)
Konigs-Indisch bis Grunfeld-Verteidigung // Price $10
(hb - g/g - German 1971 - I. Boleslawski)
Nimzowitsch-Indisch bis Katalanisch // Price $10
(hb - g/fair - German 1970 - M. Taimanow)
Sizilianisch Drachenvariante bis Paulsen-System // Price $10
(hb - g (w/3 stains on bc & bumped top
fc)/g - German 1971 - I. Boleslawski)
Skandinavisch bis Sizilianisch // Price $10
(hb - g/fair - German 1971 - I. Boleslawski)
Slawisch bis Reti-Eroffnung // Price $10
(hb - g/fair - German 1971 - M. Taimanow)
Spanisch bis Franzosisch // Price $10
(hb - fair/fair (w/tear) - German 1969
- P. Keres)

"Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen"
~Opening Series~
- Dr. Max Euwe

Teil I-II Damengambit // Price $8
(pb - poor w/taped spine & bumped
corner - German 1957 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil III Damengambit // Price $12
(pb - fair w/bumped upper right
corner - German 1966 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil III Damengambit // Price $8
(pb - poor w/taped spine & bumped
corner - German 1966 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil IV-V Indisch // Price $5
(pb - poor w/taped spine, separated cover,
& cover creases - German 1952 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil VI-VII Indische Spezialitaten // Price $10
(pb - poor w/taped spine & fc
stain - German 1965 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil VIII Franzosisch // Price $8
(pb - poor w/taped spine, creased bc,
& fc stain - German 1960 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil IX Sizilianisch // Price $15
(pb - vg - German 1961 - Dr. Euwe)
Teil X Spanisch // Price $15
(pb - g - German 1962 - Dr. Euwe)

The "Rolf Schwarz" ~Green Book~ Opening Series

Aljechin-und Nimzowitsch-Verteidigung // Price $14
(hb - vg w/slight browning - German 1969 - R. Schwarz)
Caro-Kann // Price $16
(hb - g w/2 nicks in spine
- German 1966 - R. Schwarz)
Damengambit I // Price $15
(hb - vg w/browning bc
- German 1965 - R. Schwarz)
Das klassische Damengambit II // Price $20
(hb - nf - German 1971 - R. Schwarz)
Das klassische Damengambit III // Price $20
(hb - nf - German 1972 - R. Schwarz)
Die Bird - Eroffnung // Price $16
(hb - nf - German 1960 - R. Schwarz)
Die Franzosische Verteidigung // Price $12
(hb - fair w/slight cover stains & browning
- German 1967 - R. Schwarz)
Die Sizilianische Verteidigung // Price $16
(hb - g w/2 small stains on fc & bumped
fc/bc - German 1966 - R. Schwarz)
Englisch-Bremer Partie // Price $8
(hb - fair w/fc stain & rubbed on top and
bottom of spine - German1963 - R. Schwarz)
Hollandisch // Price $15
(hb - vg w/bumped top corners
- German 1964 - R. Schwarz)
Nimzo-IndischeVerteidigung // Price $15
(hb - g w/stain on bc - German 1965 - R. Schwarz)
Nimzo-IndischeVerteidigung // Price $12
(pb - g - German 1965 - R. Schwarz)
Skandinavisch und Jugoslawisch // Price $16
(hb - vg w/slightly warped covers
- German 1969 - R. Schwarz)
Sizilianisch I // Price $16
(hb - g w/bumped fc - German
1975 - R. Schwarz)
Spanisch I // Price $15
(hb - g w/bumped corners fc/bc & small
stain fc - German 1981 - R. Schwarz)
Spanisch II // Price $20
(hb - nf - German 1970 - R. Schwarz)

~Return to Contents~

MIDDLE GAME & COMBINATIONS

Ataques Directos al Rey // Price $20
(pb - fair - 1st Spanish Edition - Madrid 1965
- Editor Ricardo Aguilera - I. Bondarevsky)
Attack on the King // Price $8
(pb - poor w/one inch of spine missing
from there - Russian - Moscow 1962
- I. Bondarevsky)

Chess Laboratory // Price $12
(pb - g w/slightly rubbed spine - 2nd Russian
Edition - Moscow 1978 - A. Suetin)
Chess Praxis (The Praxis Of My System) // Price $40
(h - poor w/torn spine seam - First
English Edition (Printing-Craft Ltd.
- London 1936) - A. Niemzowitsch)
Chess Strategy Exercises // Price $10
(pb - fair w/tear on spine - Russian
- Moscow 1983 - A. Koblents)
Combination in Chess // Price $15
(hb - fair - G. Negyesy/J. Hegyi)
Combinations in the Middle Game // Price $4
(pb - fair w/browning on top
fc and bc - I. Bondarevsky)

Defense // Price $8
(pb - fair - Russian - Moscow 1965 - V. Kan)

"How to Think Ahead in Chess" // - I.A. Horowitz & F. Reinfeld

How to Think Ahead in Chess // Price $15
(hb - g/g - I.A. Horowitz/F. Reinfeld)
How to Win in the Middle Game of Chess // Price $5
(pb - vg - I.A. Horowitz)

Middle Game Combinations // Price $10
(pb - fair w/rubbed spine - 2nd Russian
Edition - Moscow 1965 - I. Bondarevsky)
My System // Price $22
(hb - fair w/browning bc - 2nd Russian
Edition - A. Nimzovich)

New Ideas in Chess // Price $15
(hb - vg/vg - (1958) - L. Evans)

Pawn Power in Chess // Price $25
(hb - g/g - First Edition - H. Kmoch)

Sacrifice in Chess // Price $10
(pb - fair w/browning on spine,
top fc/bc - L. Shamkovich)

The Art of Chess Combination // Price $15
(hb - poor w/torn binding - First
Edition - Znosko-Borovsky)
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess // Price $25
(hb - g/poor - First Printing - R. Spielmann)

"The Art of the Checkmate" // - G. Renaud & V. Kahn

The Art of the Checkmate // $25
(hb - g/g - Simon and Schuster 1953 - First Printing
- translation by W.J. Taylor - G. Renaud/V. Kahn)
The Center // Price $8
(pb - fair - Russian - Moscow
1965 - B. Persits)
The Development of Chess Style // Price $35
(hb - f/f - Dr. Euwe)
The Game of Chess // Price $25
(hb - fair/fair - (1940) - S. Tarrasch)
The Game of Chess // Price $30
(hb - vg - (1940) - S. Tarrasch)
The Middle Game Combinations // Price $6
(pb - poor w/creased bc & torn fc & liquid stain on
endpages - Russian - Moscow 1963 - Romanovsky)
The Middle Game in Chess // Price $10
(hb - g - Znosko-Borovsky)
The Penguin Book of Chess Positions // Price $3
(pb - fair w/browning spine and top bc - C.H. O'D Alexander)
The Road to Chess Mastery // Price $8
(pb - fair w/rubbed top/bottom spine & creased
bc - Russian - Moscow 1980 - A. Suetin)
The Road to Chess Mastery // Price $8
(pb - fair w/rubbed top/bottom spine & creased
fc/bc - Russian - Moscow 1980 - A. Suetin)

Winning Chess Combinations // Price $20
(hb - f/g - H. Bouwmeester)
With the Grandmasters // Price $8
(pb - fair w/bumped top edge - Russian
- Moscow 1976 - Hort/Yansa)
With the Grandmasters // Price $10
(pb - g w/slightly bumped top/bottom
right corners - Russian - Moscow 1976
- Hort/Yansa)

~Return to Contents~

END GAMES // PROBLEMS

150 Selected Modern Endgame Studies // Price $100
(hb - poor w/torn cloth on joint - Russian - scarce
5000 copies - Moscow 1925 - V.N. Platov)

To be moved to EBAY
An ABC of Chess Problems // Price $25
(hb - nf/nf - J. Rice)

A Guide to Chess Endings // Price $28
(hb - vg/vg - Dr. Euwe/D. Hooper)
A Guide to Fairy Chess // Price $6
(pb - g - A. Dickins)
Andradiana // Price $30
(hb - nf - Chess (Sutton Coldfield 1981)
- Forward by C.H. O'D Alexander - also
includes the authors favorite quotes on
Problem Art - B.J. da C. Andrade)

"Basic Chess Endings" // - R. Fine

Basic Chess Endings // Price $25
(hb - nf/nf - (Second Edition 1960)
- some printing of 1st page - R. Fine)

Chess Composition in the Donbass // Price $15
(hb - vg - Ukrain 1969 - Russian - N.P. Zelepukin)
Chess Endgame Studies Domination Theme Vols. 1 & 2 // Price $40
(hb - fair - Russian -Vol. 1 - Yerevan 1972 - G,M. Kasparian)
(hb - fair - Russian - Vol. 2 - Yerevan 1974 - G.M. Kasparian)
Chess Endings: Pawn Endings; Bishop Endings; Knight Endings // Price $15
(hb - fair - Moscow 1956 - Y. Averbakh)
Chess Handbook of 360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games // Price $20
(hb - nf - A. Troitsky) ***SOLD***
Chess School (Soviet) // Price $15
(hb - fair w/bumped & browning cover
- Russian - Moscow 1976 - Y. Averbakh
& M. Yudovich)

Das Endspiel (band 1-8) // Price $40
(hb - g w/2 small stains on fc & slightly
bumped corners - Beautifully bound in
red cloth with 8 German booklets in 1
- Hamburg 1957-1960 - Dr. Euwe)
Development of Endgame Study Ideas // Price $20
(hb - poor w/bumped top right corner
- Russian - Yerevan 1979 - G.M. Kasparian)
Die Endspiellehre // Price $20
(hb - g w/stain on bc & ink mark on fc
Beautifully bound in red cloth - German
- Hamburg 1962 - Dr. Euwe)

To be moved to EBAY
Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies // Price $22
(hb - g (w/buckled corner on fc)/g - G.M. Kasparyan)
***SOLD***

Eindspelen en Problemen // Price $30
(hb - poor (w/cracked hinge, torn w/brown-
ing and liquid stain on endpages, some
liquid damaged appears on bottom of
leaves)/poor w/missing pieces - 1938
- Dutch - intro by Dr. Euwe - C.L. Kok)
Encyclopeadia of Chess Endings (Rook) // Price $25
(hb - f/f - 1985 Informator)
Encyclopeadia of Chess Endings ( Rook & Minor Piece) // Price $22
(hb - vg/fair - 1986 Informator)

Fide Album 1945-1955 // Price $20
(pb - poor w/liquid damage
& bc stains - I.N. Petrovic)
Fide Album I (1956-1958) // Price $10
(pb - poor w/water damage - I.N. Petrovic)
Fide Album I (1956-1958) // Price $25
(p - fair - I.N. Petrovic)
Fide Album II (1959-1961) // Price $15
(hb - poor w/liquid damage - I.N. Petrovic)
FIDE Album III (1962-1964) // Price $20
(hb - poor w/liquid stains on cover - I.N. Petrovic)
Finales de Ajedrez // Price $14
(pb - fair w/browning fc/bc & bumped/
rubbed corners - Spanish - Madrid 1964
- Editor Ricardo Aguilera - G. Lafora)
Finales de Ajedrez // Price $14
(pb - fair w/7 pinholes through bc,
rolled spine & bumped with rubbed
corners/spine - Spanish - Madrid
1964 - Editor Ricardo Aguilera
- G. Lafora)

Gallery of Chess Endgame Studies // Price $15
(hb - fair - Russian - Moscow 1963 - Bondaranko)

How to Play Chess Endings // $20
(hb - f (w/small stain on bottom
edge)/fair - Znosko-Borovsky)
How to Play The Endgame in Chess // Price $10
(hb - f (w/browning fc)/f - L. Barden)

"How To Solve Chess Problems" // - K.S. Howard

How to Solve Chess Problems // Price $25
(hb - nf/nf - First Edition - K.S. Howard)

Imagination in the Endgame // Price $3
(pb - vg w/fc browning - R. Brieger)

Joseph Goldschmidt Chess Problems // Price $10
(pb - fair - E. Fasher)

Knight Endings // Price $25
(hb - f/g - the translater Mary
Lasher signed
- Y. Averbakh)
Koncowa Gra Szachowa (krole & piony) // Price $25
(h - fair w/browning fc & spotted bc - (endings w/pawns
- 316p) - Polish 1954 - Z. Szulce)
Koncowa Gra Szachowa (zakonczenia figurowo-pionowe) // Price $60
(hb - fair - (endings w/pieces and pawns
- 947p) - Polish 1954 - S. Gawlikowski)

Moved to EBAY
Lehr-und Handbuch der Endspiele - Bands I-IV // Price $130
(hb - g to vg - (4 vol set in German 1960, 1964, 1969,
1970) - owner inscribed by IM John Grefe Band I
A. Cheron)

Mate in Three Moves // Price $15
(hb - fair/fair - B. Harley)

Notes on the Endgame // Price $3
(pb - vg w/browning bc - N. Krogius)
Nouveau Traite Complet D'Echecs // Price $25
(pb - poor w/bc creases & tears, rubbed spine
- French First Edition - 1952 - A. Cheron)
***PENDING//SOLD***

Positional Draw // Price $8
(pb - poor w/rubbed and torn
spine - Russian - Moscow 1962
- G.M. Kasparian)
Practical Chess Endings // Price $4
(pb - vg - I. Chernev) ***SOLD***

Queen Endings & Rook Against Minor Piece // Price $18
(hb - g w/1 bumped corner & slighted fading of letter-
ing on fc - Russian - Moscow 1962 - Y. Averbakh)

Moved to EBAY
Rook Endings // Price $25
(hb - g/g - G. Levenfish/V. Smyslov)
***ON HOLD PENDING***

Selected Endgames & Problems // Price $12
(pb - fair w/slightly bumped corners
- Russian - Moscow 1969 - V.A. Bron)
Strategy in the Chess Endgame // Price $2
(pb - g w/top browning - F. Reinfeld)

To be moved to EBAY
Test Tube Chess // Price $35
(hb - nf/nf - A.J. Roycroft)
***SOLD***

The Chess Endgame Study in Georgia // Price $28
(hb - fair w/slightly shaken signature - Russian
- Tbilisi 1975 - Gia Nadareishvili)
The Chess Endgame Study in Georgia // Price $18
(pb - fair - Russian - Tbilisi 1975 - Gia Nadareishvili)
The Enjoyment of Chess Problems // Price $20
(hb - vg - First Edition - K.S. Howard)
The Search for Beauty // Price $15
(pb - fair w/bc crease & small rub on
spine - scarce 5,000 copies - Russian
- Tbilisi 1986 - Gia Nadareishvili)

What You Need to Know About the Endgame // Price $6
(pb - fair w/rubbed joint & title translation in ink on title
page - 2nd Russian Ed. - Moscow 1965 - Y. Averbakh)

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