Rare Chess Books and Encyclopedias

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2013: July-Fischer my 60, June - Encyclopedia of Chess Endgames by Kalinichenko

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Bobby Fischer My 60 memorable games, 1st edition, 1st printing. Book and dust jacket in great for its age condition. Please see photos. Binding is tight, pages clean, dust jacket looks good with minimal wear (see corners). This is 40+ year old book, and there could be issues I missed. Photos are high resolution. Zoom in!

This is 100% 1st printing - both the book and and the dust jacket (the last tournament is 1968 Israel). Dust jacket is in special protective cover (removable)

$245

Bobby Fischer My 60 memorable games, 1st edition, 1st printing. Book and dust jacket in very good for its age condition. Please see photos. Binding is very good, pages clean, dust jacket looks good, has some scuffs, couple of holes/tears and some other wear. This is 40+ year old book, and there could be issues I missed. Photos are high resolution. Zoom in!

This is 100% 1st printing - both the book and and the dust jacket (the last tournament is 1968 Israel). Dust jacket is in special protective cover (removable)

$175

Bobby Fischer My 60 memorable games, 1st edition, 1st printing. Book and dust jacket in great for its condition. Please see photos. Binding is tight, pages clean, dust jacket looks good with minimal wear. This is 40+ year old book, and there could be issues I missed. Photos are high resolution. Zoom in!

The book is 1st printing (see pics), but it appears that at some point publisher had to print additional dust jackets. Hence, this DJ has tournament results from 1971 matches.

$190

 I am a proud owner of one of the 225 copies of A Few Old Friends An Astonishing Overview of DeLucia's Chess Collection by David DeLucia. (2nd Ed) You can read some wonderful comments by a few selected owners / reviewers. Click here and here. This is truly an exceptional edition and a constant topic of conversations among my guests. You can order a copy from me for $350 + $25 s/h. First come first serve.

$375

 

Encyclopedia of Middlegames Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$95

Encyclopedia of Middlegames Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$145

Encyclopedia of Chess Endings, Volume 1, Pawn Ending  Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$195

 

Encyclopedia of Chess Endings, Volume 2, Rook Ending (Part 1- R vs. R) Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$195

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Encyclopedia of Chess Endings, Volume 2, Rook Ending (Part 1- R vs. R) Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$175

Encyclopedia of Chess Endings, Volume 2, Rook Ending (Part 2- R vs. Pieces) Aleksandar Matanovic [Hardcover]

$135

Kalinichenko - Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (a huge book - 2.5+ lbs, Russian and some English) Not available since 2011!

Intended Audience Players 1300 - 2400 703 pages hardcover. New book, may have some minimal imperfections. Please see Photos.

 

Names in Russian and English. TEXT and comments written on chess Figurine Algebraic Notations. A textbook aimed at studying the most complicated and multi-sided chess game area, that is Endings. Without deeply studying them a chessplayer is unlikely to play tournaments successfully. Unlike reference books written on the Ending, the encyclopedia you see is scanty enough in material but nevertheless features: * All the basic chess ending types (pawn, rook, queen, bishop and knight piece, multi-piece) revealing typical ideas, tactical and strategic methods. Multi-piece endings are of major interest since their being scarcely inspected in chess literature * Over 3000 ending examples taken out of the world's best chessplayer games * All the World Champions' studies, for correct understanding of most endings gets impossible without mastering them * Vast material for teaching chess in groups as well as individually.

$115.95

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Shrink wrapped!

 

A Matsukevitch - Encyclopedia of Errors in Openings (a huge book - 3+ lbs, English) Not available since 2008!

Intended Audience Players 1300 - 2400

This extremely helpful book should be used to learn typical opening mistakes & tactical ideas. Highlights of this books are 4000 (!) games - all less than 13 moves. Every game has a diagram - so no chess board needed when studying. Also, it is often amusing to see the same game having 10-15 pairs of players listed. Huge book - over 3lb. My favorite - 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe 4.Nxe4 Nbd7 5.Qe2 !?! Ngf6 6.Nd6#. I myself, won quite a few games like this on ICC. You will like this book! See my review.

$185.95

1 copy found - still shrink wrapped.

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Also available - Chess Informants - most of the issues going back to #1. Latter issues have bonus CDs. New In Chess yearbooks - many issues available; Russian Chess Encyclopedic Dictionary (edited by Karpov, FIS, 1990) oversized book with short articles/photos etc... of all chess personalities.

 

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