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Siles 1998
360pp PB AN VG £10.00
Sokolsky, A Your First Move – Chess For Beginners Raduga ‘84
296pp HB AN VG £5.00
Soltis, A The Art of Defence In Chess Unwin 1980
262pp DW VG+ £10.00
Soltis, A Rethinking the Chess Pieces Batsford ‘04
223pp Examines the way in which the relative strength of pieces can change
during a game, and the factors involved. PB AN VG+
Soltis, A Studying Chess Made Easy Batsford ‘10
256pp Author explains his techniques for learning new materials. PB AN VG+ £9.50
Speelman, J Jon Speelman’s Chess Puzzle Book Gambit 2008
143pp 250+ themed diagrams. PB AN F £9.00
Spielmann, R The Art of Sacrifice In Chess 1st
216pp DW VG £15.00
Stean, M Simple Chess 1st ed. Faber 1978
116pp Highly regarded work. Ex-Lib AN paper yellowing o/w G- £2.50
Suetin, A Three Steps To Chess Mastery Pergamon ‘83
192pp PB AN VG- £8.00
Tal Tal’s Winning Chess Combinations with
V. Khenkin 1st UK ed.
Routledge 80
409pp Tal explains 200+ mating combinations… and who better to do it. DW with
protective clear cover. VG+
Tarrasch, The Game of Chess – A Textbook for Beginners &
More Experienced Players 1st ed.
McKay 1935
423pp Original blue cloth boards. Book plate G £5.00
Tarrasch, Another copy Chatto 1938
Bookplate G £4.50
Tartakower A Breviary of Chess G- Routledge 44
267pp £4.00
Taylor, T Pawn Sacrifice! – Winning at Chess the
Adventurous way.
Everyman 08
239pp The author examines 67 games involving sacs. PB AN VG+ £9.95
Taylor, T True Combat Chess – Winning Battles Over
The Board.
Everyman 09
208pp Examines 31 illustrative games. PB AN G+ £9.00
Teschner, R It’s Your Move with Tony Miles Batsford ‘76
139pp 345 testing positions plus solutions. PB G- £4.00
Thomas ARB Chess Techniques RKP 1975
173pp 300+ diagrams illustrate the theme. SB VG- £4.00
Timman, J Power Chess With Pieces Guide to the Bishop
Pair & Strong Knights.
NIC 2004
229pp 28 illustrative games annotated. PB AN VG+ £9.00
Volotikin, A Perfect Your Chess with V. Grabinsky Gambit 2007
159pp 369 positions where reader is asked a question or given a task. PB AN
Vukovic, V The Chess Sacrifice 1st English
ed. signed by the translator, P. H. Clarke
Bell 1968
219pp 100 annotated games. Classic Bell DW VG+ £18.00
Vukovic Another copy. not signed. Bell 1968
DW VG+ £12.00
Vukovic Another copy. DW some spotting on page
edges & endpapers o/w VG
Vukovic Another copy. Reprint Bell 1973
Pale blue DW VG+ £8.00
Vukovic, V The Art of the Attack In Chess. 1st
Pergamon 65
422pp 75 annotated illustrative games. PB G+ £8.00
Vukovic, V The Art of the Attack In Chess. Cadogan ‘98
352pp 1st algebraic edition of a classic.
Walker, J. N. Test Your Chess – Piece Power. Cadogan ‘95
151pp PB AN VG+ £6.75
Ward, C Starting Out: Chess Tactics & Checkmates. Everyman 06
172pp c. 450 illustrative diagrams etc. DW AN F- £9.75
Ward, C Chess Choice Challenge with John Emms Batsford ‘98
144pp Diagrams with multiple choice answers for the reader to choose from,
with subsequent analysis. PB AN VG+
Ward, C Chess Choice Challenge Vol. 3 Batsford ‘ 04
159pp Many tests. PB AN VG £6.50
Watson, J Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances
Since Nimzowitsch
Gambit 2007
272pp PB AN F £12.00
Webb, S Chess For Tigers Batsford ‘05
152pp Highly respected book. PB AN VG+ £7.50
Webb, S Chess For Tigers – 2nd edition. Pergamon 90
120pp PB AN F £7.50
Weteschnik, Understanding Chess Tactics Revised ed. Quality 2007
235pp 320+ illustrative diagrams PB AN VG £7.75
Williams, S How To Win At Chess Quickly! Everyman 10
192pp Nine themes illustrated with 50 games of u-25 moves. PB AN F £12.00
Wiseman Chess Deck – Chess basics the Easy Way Wiseman 09
179pp 1 diagram & teaching point per page, clearly set out. PB AN VG+ £6.00
Wolff, P The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Chess 2nd
Alpha 2002
367pp All good basic stuff… and much more. PB AN VG+ £8.00
Yusupov, A Beyond The Basics – 2 :: Build Up Your
Quality 2009
284pp The 2nd level of Yusupov’s training course, in which he uses
selected positions and advice, backed up by tests. SB AN F
Yusupov, A Beyond The Basics – 2 :: Chess Evolution Quality 2012
301pp The 2nd part of Yusupov’s 2nd level of chess training
which follows the same pattern as the previous book. SB AN F
Yusupov, A Mastery – 1 :: Build Up Your Chess Quality 2009
300pp The 1st part of Yusupov’s 3rd and final level
of chess training, which follows the same pattern as before. SB AN F
Yusupov, A Mastery – 2 :: Chess Evolution. Quality 2013
319pp The final section of his training manual. SB AN F £14.75
Zak, V Improve Your Chess Results Batsford ‘85
201pp 80 annotated games. Insc. PB AN G £4.00
How Not To Play Chess Dover 1961
119pp PB F £5.25
The Art of Chess Combination Dover 1959
212pp SB VG+ £7.00
The Middle Games In Chess 1st
reprint (1st ed. 10 months earlier)
Bell 1923
226pp Original blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering. VG £10.00
Another copy rewritten and updated
by the author
Bell 1955
222pp Classic Bell DW of the time. Bookplate. VG £8.00

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