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The

~Alan Benson~

Chess Book Collection


Berkeley, CA

Rare Chess Books
~&~
Memorabilia Collection

For Sale!

~The Main Contents~

~Just click on one of the headings below~

The Basic Chess Info:


(on this homepage)

The Main Chess Book Collection:

~Just click on one of the URL links below~

Section One:

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

Section Two:

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

Section Three:

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

Section Four:

"Bensonian (Chess) Books
// Contact Payment & Shipping Info"

Section Five:

New Listings ~Section Five~ // Rare Chess Books (OOP) // Preview in all Categories

"Bensonian Books // New Chess
Books Listings (Rare OOP)"

Section Six:

New Listings ~Section Six~ // Chess Memorabilia

"Bensonian Books // New Listings
Chess Memorabilia"

Section Seven:

New Listings ~Section Seven~ // WCC & GM Lone Pine Original Scoresheets!

"Bensonian Books // New Listings
Lone Pine Original Scoresheets"

Chess Books, More Chess Books and Even More Chess Books!  ~lol~

Contact Info:

Alan Benson
2420 Atherton Street, #4
Berkeley, CA 94704-2132
Telephone : (510) 843-0661

Hours to contact me via telephone:

Monday - Sunday

9 AM to 12 Noon
1 PM to 5 PM
7 PM to 11 PM
(GMT - 08:00 PST)

Note: If trying to reach me by telephone I
apologize if the line is busy... As, I'm still
working on the new Tripod website with
HTML code, scans and multiple website
pages. Not to mention getting ads up on
eBay. So, e-mail is still the fastest way
to reach me. If needed just contact me
first that way to setup direct telephone
hookup... Thanks!

Don't forget to view the companion page to
this "Bensonian" chess book website at:

~Bensonian (Chess) Books~
"Contact, Payment & Shipping Info"

It has just about everything youíll need to
know when ordering chess books from me!

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The e-mail info for Al & Marspolaris below (one in the same)

E-Mail (primary): albenson@netzero.net

E-Mail (secondary): marspolaris@netzero.net

(Please also see the e-mail information
& the URL links at the bottom of page).

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Website Updates:

My Chess Book Homepage was last updated on June 16th, 2004

This webpage includes all of the
current updates to June 16th, Ď04.

This is just a chessboard! :-)

My Chess Book websites are always under construction!  :-)

I'm still working on getting this website fully up and running.
I now have all of the multiple weblinks and images operating
through all of the entries. I'll be striving to get the final lay-
out adjustment including the remainder of the entire set of
book image scans linked up and working smoothly together
very shortly. This website will now be updated in a timely
matter and the chess books marked either: **SOLD** or
**PENDING//SOLD** will be be kept up-to-date within
twenty-four hours (Note: the Pending/Sold entry is always
located just under the listing or to the right side of entry).

Iíll now be in the process of adding all of the meticulous
details and promoting my chess books & memorabilia for
sale on eBay. There will be much more added to this chess
book website. I'm just now completing for final steps in cat-
aloging, grading, pricing, and digital scan work (always a lot
of work!). If you have any questions or concerns please do
not *hesitate* to ask Ė all inquiries will be answered ASAP
(please also see the updated note just below)... Thanks!

Special Notes: For the past few months (since December '03)
Iíve been concentrating solely on another massive project.
This was setting up "The Hollywood Collection" on eBay.
To those of you that have waited so *patiently* (I've just
been unable to keep up while the above project was being
created & constructed) my sincerest apologies & thanks in
advance. More new text and digital scans to follow shortly!

The Sun shines on those listed directly below... :-)

Book Pricing/Grading: Kerry Lawless
Digital Image Scans: Mark Shelton
Digital black & white: Kerry Lawless
Russian Chess Books: Richard Shorman

(RS did all of the title/author translations)

The ~ChessDryad~ Home Page

Want to learn more about:
"California Chess History" ?
Then "ChessDryad" is the place !

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Abbreviations Used:

Type of Book:

hb = hardback
pb = paperback
pam = pamphlet
pap = paper
c = cover

Book/Dust Jacket:

fc = front cover
bc = back cover
dj = dust jacket
f/f = fine/ (book) &
f/f = /fine (dust jacket)

Condition:

g = good
vg = very good
nf = near fine
f = fine

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The Chess Book Collection:

(Sections 1 - 7 below)

Section One:

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

Section Two:

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

Section Three:

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

Section Four:

"Contact, Payment & Shipping Info"

Section Five:

"New Listings // Rare Chess Books (OOP)"

Section Six:

"New Listings // Chess Memorabilia"

Section Seven:

"New Listings // LP Original Scoresheets"

The ~ChessDryad~ Home Page

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

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

~Al Benson~

Send an e-mail directly to: ~Marspolaris~

~Marspolaris~

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The bookplate used for the personal chess library of J. PH. Schroder

The ~Chess Graphics~ Home Page

A special thanks to "Chess Graphics!"

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