BRITISH CHESS MAGAZINE.
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1943 288pp Published to wartime standards, with paper now yellowing. Stamps
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1969 380pp Maroon cloth boards VG £35.00
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CHESS LIFE: Magazine of the U.S. Chess
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British / English Chess Federation Yearbooks
Invaluable resources for chess historians & archivists.
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CHESS WORLD (Australia) 2 copies sent
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1959 Jan. Sent to Hayden as they’d used an article of his on Morphy. £2.50
1960 July Sent as it contained a review of his book “Cabbage Heads…” £2.50
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KINGPIN: Private Eye’s satiric approach
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F
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NEW IN CHESS: (a) bound volumes, bound in shiny black
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(b) unbound complete sets
NEW IN CHESS YEARBOOKS: All published
in the Netherlands with articles by a range of GMs on a variety of currently
popular openings featuring numerous games in AN. Text in English. Mostly
edited by Sosonko. All in fine condition. The contents include much
more than is indicated here, which is just a taster.
No. 1 1984 A 510pp HB DW VG+ £20.00
No. 2 1984 B 512pp HB DW F £20.00
No. 3 1985 510pp HB DW F £15.00
No. 4 1986 512pp HB DW F £15.00
No. 5 1986 512pp HB DW F £15.00
No. 6 1987 496pp HB DW some foxing on page edges o/w VG+ £12.00
No. 7 1988 240pp Articles on (a) Meran Variation; (b) Ruy Lopez – Anti-Marshall &
(c) Classical Sicilian 6.Be3 HB DW F
£10.00
No. 8 1988 240pp Articles on French Winawer 7.Qg4 0-0; Caro-Kann 4…Nd7 & Queen’s
Indian 7.Qc2 HB DW F
£10.00
No. 9 1988 240pp Articles on Reti Gambit 4…dc4; Grunfeld Prins 7…Na6 & Nimzo-Indian
4.Nf3 b6 5.Bg5. HB DW F
£10.00
No. 10 1988 240pp Articles on (a) Slav Gambit 5.e4; (b) Grunfeld Exchange 14.Rc1 &
(c) Sicilian Scheveningen. HB DW F
£10.00
No. 11 1989 240pp Articles on (a) Petroff Defence 6.Bd3 Bd6. (b) Queen’s Gambit 5.Qc2 &
(c) French Tarrasch 4…Qd5. HB F
£10.00
No. 12 1989 240pp Articles on (a) Bogo-Indian 4.Bd2 c5. HB F £10.00
No. 13 1989 240pp Articles on (a) KID 9.Nd2 a5; (b) Nimzo-Indian Def. 4.Qc2 HB F £10.00
No. 14 1989 240pp Articles on (a) KID 9.Nd2 c5; (b) Sicilian Alapin 2.c3 e5 &
(c) Dutch Stonewall with Bd6. HB F
£10.00
No. 15 1990 240pp Articles on Nimzo-Indian Def 4.Qc2 d5; (b) English Opening 5.Bd3 &
(c) KID 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Be3. HB F
£10.00
No. 16. 1990 240pp Articles on (a) French Defence 6.h4: (b) Ruy Lopez 11…Nf2; (c) Slav
Defence 5.a4; & (d) Bogoljubow Opening 1…Nc6, HB F
£10.00
No. 17. 1990 240pp Articles on (a) Slave Defence 13.Nd4: (b) French Defence 4…Ne4:
(c) Slav Defence 5…Bg4 & (d) Benoni Defence 7.Bf4 HB VG
£10.00
No. 18. 1990 240pp Articles on (a) Sicilian Defence 2…h6?!; (b) Ruy Lopez 9…Nd7; (c)
QGD 10.0-0-0; (d) Benoni Defence 7.Bf4 & (e) Leningrad Dutch 8b3
HB F
£10.00
No. 19. 1991 240pp Articles on (a) Sicilian Dragon 9.0-0-0; (b) French Defence 6…gf6;
(c) Petroff Defence 4.Nf7; (d) Ruy Lopez 3…Bb4; & (e) Vienna Variation
7.e5. HB F
£10.00
No. 20 1991 240pp Articles on (a) Pirc – Czech System; (b) French Advance 6a3; (c)
QGD Tartakower Variation 8.Bd3 & Vienna Variation 7.Bc4 HB F
£10.00
No. 21 1991 240pp Articles on Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bc4; (b) Slav Exchange Var. 8.Qb6;
(c) Grunfeld Exchange 8.Rb1 & (d) King’s Indian Four Pawns 6…Na6.
HB F
£10.00
No. 22 1991 240pp Articles on (a) Sicilian: Keres Attack; (b) French Tarrasch: 3…a6;
(c) Caro-Kann 5.Ng5 & Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack. HB F
£10.00
No. 23 1992 240pp Articles on (a) QGD: Anti-Tartakower; (b) Catalan Accepted 10.Bg5 &
(c) Grunfeld Fianchetto 9.d5 plus 33 database surveys. HB F
£10.00
No. 24 1992 240pp Articles on (a) French Tarrasch: 4…ed5; (b) Semi-Tarrasch: 5…cd4 &
(c) Dutch Leningrad 7…Nc6 plus 35 database surveys. HB F
£10.00
No. 25 1992 240pp Articles on (a) King’s Indian: Samisch 6…Nbd7; (b) Catalan 4…dc4 &
(c) French Def. Tarrasch 13…Ne4. HB F
£10.00
No. 26 1992 240pp Articles on (a) King’s Indian: Samisch 6…Nbd7; (b) Catalan 4…dc4 &
(c) French Tarrasch 13… Ne4. HB F
£10.00
No. 27 1993 240pp Articles on (a) Sicilian: 4…e5; (b) Slav: 3.Nf3 dc4 & (c) English:
4…e5 HB F
£10.00
No. 28 1993 240pp Articles on (a) Ruy Lopez: Romanishin Var; & (b) Modern Benoni:
8.Bd3 0-0 9.h3 HB F
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No. 29 1993 240pp Articles include (a) Sicilian Scheveningen; (b) Ruy Lopez Exchange; &
(c) Grunfeld Exchange. HB F
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No. 30 1993 240pp Articles include (a) Sicilian Poisoned Pawn: 8.Bf6; & (b) Slav
Meran Var. 6.Qc2. HB F
£10.00
No. 31 1994 240pp Articles include (a) Sicilian Najdorf: English Attack; (b) Sicilian:
Early Sacrifices & (c) King’s Indian: Fianchetto Var. HB F
£10.00
No. 32 1994 240pp Articles include (a) Two Knights: Lvov Variation & (b) Benoni:
8.Bd3 0-0 9.h3 SB F
£7.50
No. 33 1994 240pp Articles include (a) Sicilian 2.Ne2 & (b) Grunfeld: 7.Bb5 SB
F
£7.50
No. 34 1994 240pp Articles include (a) Ruy Lopez: Riga Variation & (b) King’s
Indian/Benoni: Four Pawns 9…Bg4. HB F
£7.50
No. 35 1995 240pp Articles include (a) Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack & (b) French
Tarrasch. SB F
£7.50
No. 36 1995 240pp Articles include (a) Catalan 7.Ne5 & (b) English Reversed Dragon
8.Rb1 SB F
£7.50
No. 37 1995 240pp Articles include (a) Ruy Lopez: Norwegian Variation; & (b) Sicilian
Verimirovic Attack. SB F
£7.50
No. 38 1995 240pp Articles include (a) King’s Indian 9.Ne1 with 13.a4 & (b) King’s
Gambit 2…Nc6. 3. Nf3 f5. SB F
£7.50
No. 39 1996 240pp Articles include (a) Benoni: Half Samisch & (b) Old Indian:
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6. SB F
£7.50
No. 40 1996 240pp Articles include (a) Sicilian: Pin Variation & (b) Ruy Lopez:
Anti-Marshall 8.a4 Rb8 SB F
£5.00
No. 41 1996 240pp Article on QGA SB F £5.00
No. 42 1997 240pp Articles include (a) French: Steinitz Var. 7…cd4 8.Nd4 Wb6 &
(b) Four Knights: Glak Variation 4.g3. SB F
£5.00
No. 43 1997 240pp Articles include (a) Four Knights: Glek Variation 4.g3 d5 &
(b) Grunfeld Indian: Fianchetto Variation 6…dc4 HB F
£5.00
No. 44 1996 240pp Articles include (a) Benoni Hybrid with Ne7 & QGA: Furman Variation
6.Qe2. HB F
£5.00
No. 45 1997 240pp Articles include (a) A Revolution on the Grunfeld: 5.Na4!?! &
Why Castle in the Dragon! SB F
£5.00
No. 46 1998 240pp Articles include (a) Timman’s novelty busted & (b) Meran &
Anti-Meran triptych. SB F
£5.00
No. 47 1998 240pp Articles include (a) King’s Indian 7…Na6 & (b) Sicilian 5…Bd7
F
£5.00
No. 48 1998 240pp Articles include (a) Petroff 7…Bd6 & (b) Sosonko’s Corner g2-g4! £5.00
No. 49 1998 240pp Articles include (a) A new way to tackle the Najdorf – the breathtaking
6Rg1 & (b) Four gambits by Marshall in the Ruy Lopez, Slav &
English. SB F
£5.00
No. 60 2001 240pp Articles include (a) Caro-Kann Advance & (b) QGA 3…c5 SB F £5.00
No. 61 2001 240pp Articles include (a) Ruy Lopez: Berlin Variation & (b) Caro-Kann
Classical. SB F
£5.00
No. 62 2002 240pp Articles include (a) Vienna Game – the romantic 5.Qf3; (b) Scotch
Opening – Scotch on the rocks? & (c) Caro-Kann Advance. SB F
£5.00
No. 64 2002 240pp Articles include (a) English Anto-Taimanov System & (b) Sacrificial
ideas in the QGD. SB F
£5.00
No. 65 2002 240pp Articles include (a) Leko saves the Sicilian Sveshnikov & (b)
The romantic Scandinavian revisited. SB F
£5.00
No. 68 2003 240pp Articles include (a) McShane on the Grunfeld Exchange; (b) Shirov
on the Botvinnik Semi-Slav & (c) Slav Def. 6.Nh4. SB F
£5.00
No. 69 2003 240pp Articles include (a) Svidler on the French Advance; (b) Sicilian
Rauzer Var. & (c) King’s Gambit Becker Variation. SB F
£5.00
No. 71 2004 240pp Articles include (a) Kramnik on the Sveshnikov; (b) Morozevich on
the Albin Counter-Gambit; & (c) Sicilian Taimanov. SB F
£5.00
No. 72 2004 240pp Articles include (a) Gelfand on the Tarrasch; (b) Topolov on the
Catalan; & (c) Ruy Lopez Exchange Var. SB F
£5.00
No. 73 2004 240pp Articles include (a) Caro-Kann Advance; (b) Carlsen on the Slav
6.Nh4 variation; & (c) Evans Gambit. SB F
£5.00
No. 74 2005 244pp Articles include (a) Trompowsky at the crossroads; (b) NImzo-Indian; &
(c) French Winawer. SB F
£5.00
No. 75 2005 251pp Articles include (a) Nimzo-Indian Classical; (b) Ruy Lopez Breyer
Var. & (c) Pirc: Shirov Gambit. SB F
£5.00
No. 76 2005 244pp Articles include (a) Ivanchuk on the Trompovsky; (b) French Advance
– Sveshnikov’s system; & (c) QGA Classical. SB F
£5.00
No. 77 2005 244pp Articles include (a) Elephant Gambit; (b) KID Bayonet Attack &
(c) Petroff: Nimzowitsch Variation. SB F
£5.00
No. 78 2006 244pp Articles include (a) French Tarrasch; (b) Kasparov on the Sicilian
Najdorf; & (c) QGA Classical. SB F
£5.00
No. 79 2006 244pp Articles include (a) Palliser on the Benoni Taimanov; (b) Slav Moscow
Variation; & (c) Caro-Kann Exchange. SB F
£5.00
No. 80 2006 244pp Articles include (a) Karjakin on the English Attack; (b) Nimzo-Indian
Classical & (c) Petroff Jaenisch Variation. SB F
£5.00
No. 81 2006 246pp Articles include (a) King’s Gambit Declined; (b) Catalan Accepted
F
£5.00
No. 83 2007 246pp Articles include (a) Karjakin on the Sicilian Sveshnikov; (b) French
Burn Variation; & (c) French Winawer. SB F
£5.00
No. 86 2008 247pp Articles include (a) Ruy Lopez – Marshall Attack; (b) Sicilian Kan;
F
£5.00
No. 87 2008 247pp Articles include (a) Sicilian Najdorf; (b) Ruy Lopez: Berlin Var. &
(c) Fischer’s Opening Legacy. SB F
£5.00
NEW IN CHESS magazines: probably the
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copy. All F
2003 Complete set of 8 VG £20.00
2007 816pp Complete set of 8 F £20.00
2008 850pp Complete set of 8 F £20.00
2009 776pp Complete set of 8 F £20.00
2010 864pp Complete set of 8 F £20.00
2011 848pp Complete set of 8 Changed to larger format F £20.00
NEW IN CHESS magazines: part sets.
2002 5 volumes: Missing Nos. 1, 2 & 3 F £7.50
2005 Nos. 2 – 8: Missing No. 1 F £12.00
2006 5 volumes: Missing Nos. 2, 3, & 4. F £7.50
2012 Nos. 1 – 7: Missing No. 8 F £12.00
OPEN FILE – magazine of the Combined Services
Chess Association
.
No. 6 2001 46pp A4 pages stapled. Inc. 2001 CSCC Championship £2.00
No. 7 37pp A4 pages stapled: Inc. 12th NATO Championships San Remo £2.00
No. 8 26pp A4 pages stapled on 13th NATO Championships at Brest
2002
£2.00
No. 9 2004 21pp A4 pages stapled, mostly of games analyses by Andrew Martin F £2.00
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F
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2008 33pp A4.
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Unbound part sets:
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2004 Volume 12 missing: 11 volumes £8.00
2005 4 volumes missing: 8 volumes £5.00
2006 5 volumes missing: 7 volumes £5.00
2007 Volume 9 missing: 11 volumes £8.00
SCHACH MAGAZIN 64: In 2008 changed
from fortnightly to monthly publication, and in 2010 added colour. Large
format. All VG.
Unbound complete sets.
2007 All 12 volumes £10.00
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2010 All 12 volumes now in full colour £10.00
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Unbound part sets:
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SCHWEIZERISCHE SCHACHZEITUNG: (Swiss Chess Newspaper)
Tri-lingual magazine in German, French & Italian. Small format with
b&w photographs. 12 issues per year of c. 48 pp.
Unbound
part sets
:
2002 Volumes 6; 8; 9; 10; 11-12: 5 volumes £4.00
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SHAKHMATNY BULLETIN: Published from
1955 – 1990. 12 monthly issues per annum each of 32 pp c. A4 in size.
“Best chess magazine in the World” – Fischer. “…remains a very useful
source for chess research & theoretical work” – T. D. Harding. (see
Chess Café article for his full appraisal).
Unbound volumes
in Cyrillic
. All VG+
1962 Jan & Dec. missing. 10 volumes £10.00
1963 Complete set 12 volumes £12.00
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1965 No. 2 missing 11 volumes £10.00
1966 Complete set 12 volumes £12.00
1967 Complete set 12 volumes £12.00
1968 Complete set 12 volumes £12.00
1969 Complete set 12 volumes £12.00
1970 Jan only. 1 volume £1.00
SPORT IN THE USSR – This issue is devoted to
chess in the Soviet Union
. In English
1977 32pp Good photographs, articles, cartoons etc £2.50

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