Library

Last updated: 19th October 2011

Exeter Chess Club's library is sitting in a number of cardboard boxes in my attic. If you want to borrow any of them, please send a pigeon attached to a message in the usual way.

Status: MIA = Missing

Notation: A = Algebraic, D = Descriptive

Status

Notation

Category

Author

Title

Publisher

Date

MIA

A

Endgames

Averbakh, Y.

Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Averbakh, Y.

Comprehensive Chess Endings (vol. 2) Bishop Against Knight Endings, Rook Against Minor Piece Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Averbakh, Y. and I. Maizelis

Comprehensive Chess Endings (vol. 4) Pawn Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Averbakh, Y. and N. Kopayev

Comprehensive Chess Endings (vol. 5) Rook Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Averbakh, Y. and V. Checkover

Comprehensive Chess Endings (vol. 1) Bishop Endings, Knight Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Averbakh, Y. with V. Henkin and V. Checkhover

Comprehensive Chess Endings (vol. 3) Queen and Pawn Endings, Queen Against Rook Endings, Queen Against Minor Piece Endings

 

 

MIA

D

Endgames

Chernev, Irving

Practical Chess Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Fine, Reuben

Basic Chess Endings

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Mieses, J.

Manual of the End Game

 

 

 

D

Endgames

Sutherland, M.A. and H.M. Lommer

1234 Modern End Game Studies

 

 

 

A

Endings

Chernev, Irving

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

 

 

 

A

Endings

Onions, Tim and Regis, Dave

Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

 

 

 

D

General

Assiac

Adventure in Chess

 

 

 

A

General

Federation Internationale des Echecs

Laws of Chess 1980

 

 

 

A

General

Federation Internationale des Echecs

The Official Laws of Chess

 

 

 

A

General

Fox, Mike and Richard James

The Complete Chess Addict

 

 

 

D

General

Golombek, Harry, ed.

The Encyclopedia of Chess

 

 

 

D

General

Green, R.F.

Chess

 

 

 

 

General

Hurst, Sarah

Curse of Kirsan: adventures in the chess underworld

 

 

 

A

General

Kazic, Bozidar

The Chess Competitor's Handbook

 

 

MIA

A

General

Keene, Raymond

Chess Terminators: the rise fo the machines from Deep Blue to Hydra

 

 

 

A

General

Keene, Raymond with Nathan Divinsky and Jeff Sonas

Who Was the Strongest? Warriors of the Mind II

 

 

 

 

General

Knight, Norman and Will Guy

King, Queen and Knight: A chess anthology in prose and verse

 

 

 

A

General

Kurzdorfer, Peter

The Tao of Chess: 200 Principles to Transform your Game and your Life

 

 

 

D

General

Murray, H.J.R.

Short History of Chess

 

 

 

A

General

O'Connell, ed.

The Batsford Chess Yearbook

 

 

 

A

General

Regis, David and others

100-odd years of Exeter Chess Club

 

 

 

D

General

Reinfeld, Fred

The Human Side of Chess

 

 

 

D

General

Reinfeld, Fred

The Treasury of Chess Lore

 

 

 

D

General

Richards, D.J.

Soviet Chess

 

 

 

D

General

Sunnucks, Anne

The Encyclopaedia of Chess

 

 

 

D

General

Thomas, A.R.B.

Chess for the Love of It

 

 

 

D

General

Tiller, Terence, ed.

Chess Treasury of the Air

 

 

 

A

General

Vol.12

The Chess Player

 

 

 

A

General

Walker, J.N.

Test Your Chess: Piece Power

 

 

 

D

General

Whyld, Ken

Guinness Chess: The Records

 

 

 

D

General

Wood, B.H., ed.

History of Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Abrahams, Gerald

Chess (Teach Yourself)

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Abrahams, Gerald

The Chess Mind

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Alexander, C.H.O'D.

Alexander on Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Bott, Raymond and Stanley Morrison

The Chess Apprentice

 

 

2

D

Instruction

Capablanca, J.R.

Chess Fundamentals

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Chernev, Irving

Logical Chess: Move by Move

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Cordingly, E.G.R.

The Next Move Is…

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Cunningham, E.E.

Chess Traps and Stratagems

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Euwe, M.

The Development of Chess Style

 

 

MIA

D

Instruction

Fischer, Bobby with Stuart Margulies and Donn Mosenfelder

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Golombek, H.

The Game of Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Hollings, F.

The Beginner's Book of Chess

 

 

 

A

Instruction

James, Richard

Move One! A Chess Course for Beginners

 

 

MIA

D

Instruction

Kotov, Alexander

Think Like a Grandmaster

 

 

MIA

D

Instruction

Pritchard, D. Brine

The Right Way to Play Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Reinfeld, Fred

Chess in a nutshell…

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Reinfeld, Fred

Improving Your Chess: The Nine Bad Moves and how to avoid them

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Reshevsky, Samuel

How Chess Games are won

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Tarrasch, Siegbert

The Game of Chess

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Thomas, A.R.B.

Chess Techniques

 

 

 

A

Instruction

Walker, J.N.

First Steps in Chess

 

 

MIA

A

Instruction

Webb, Simon

Chess for Tigers

 

 

 

D

Instruction

Wenman, P.

One Hundred Chess Gems

 

 

 

A

Instructional

Davis, Steve and David Norwood

Grandmaster Meets Chess Amateur

 

 

 

D

Instructional

Euwe, Max and Walter Meiden

chess master v chess amateur: How to benefit from your opponent's mistakes

 

 

 

D

Instructional

Lasker, Edward

Chess: The Complete Self-Tutor

 

 

 

D

Instructional

Love, John and Hodgkins, John

Further Chess Ideas

 

 

 

A

Instructional

Onions, Tim and Regis, Dave

Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame

 

 

 

D

Instructional

Reinfeld, Fred

Chess by Yourself

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 15 (Summer 1989)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 21 (Autumn 1993)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 22 (Winter 1993/1994)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 23 (Autumn 1994)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 24 (Spring 1995)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 26 (Autumn 1996)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 27 (Summer 1997)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 28 (Spring 1998)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 29 (Autumn 1998)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 30 (Spring 1999)

 

 

 

A

Magazines

Kingpin

Volume 31 (Autumn 1999)

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Abrahams, Gerald

Technique in Chess

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Euwe, M and H. Kramer

The Middle Game: Book 2: Dynamic and Subjective Features

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Euwe, M.

Judgment and Planning in Chess

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Keres, Paul and Alexander Kotov

The Art of the Middle Game

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Lasker, Edward

Modern Chess Strategy

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Lisitsyn, G.M and B. Cafferty

The Strategy of Chess

 

 

2

AD

Middlegame strategy

Nimowitsch, Aron

My System: A Chess Treatise

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Pachman, Ludek

Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy

 

 

 

D

Middlegame strategy

Vukovic, Vladimir

The Chess Sacrifice

 

 

 

A

Multimedia

Corel

Chess (CD-ROM)

 

 

 

A

Multimedia

Davies, Nigel

Foxy Openings: Sicilicide (video)

 

 

 

A

Multimedia

Martin, Andrew

Foxy Openings: The King's Gambit (video)

 

 

MIA

A

Multimedia

Ward, Chris

Foxy Openings: Anti-Sicilian Systems (video)

 

 

 

A

Openings

Arkell, Susan

Trends in the Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik, vol. 2

 

 

 

D

Openings

Barden, Leonard

The Ruy Lopez: Winning chess with 1 P-K4

 

 

 

D

Openings

Barden, Leonard with William Hartston and Raymond Keene

The King's Indian Defence

 

 

 

A

Openings

Burgess, Graham

The King's Indian for the Attacking Player

 

 

 

A

Openings

Chandler, Murray

The complete c3 Sicilian

 

 

MIA

A

Openings

Davies, Nigel

The Chess Player's Battle Manual

 

 

A

Openings

de Firmian, N (ed.)

Batsford's Modern Chess Openings (15th Edition)

 

 

 

D

Openings

Harding, T.D.

Counter Gambits

 

 

 

D

Openings

Harding, Tim

The Classical French

 

 

 

D

Openings

Hartston, William

The Grünfeld Defence

 

 

 

D

Openings

Horowitz, I.A.

Chess Openings: Theory and Practice

 

 

 

A

Openings

Kasparov, Gary and Raymond Keene

Batsford Chess Openings 2

 

 

 

D

Openings

Keene, R.D.

Flank Openings

 

 

MIA

D

Openings

Keene, Raymond and David Levy

An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

 

 

 

A

Openings

Keene, Raymond and Shaun Taulbut

French Defence: Tarrasch Variation

 

 

 

A

Openings

Keene, Raymond with James Plaskett and Jon Tisdall

The English Defence

 

 

 

A

Openings

Leach, Colin

Bishop's Opening

 

 

 

A

Openings

Levy, D.N.L.

1 b4 Sokolsky Opening

 

 

 

D

Openings

Marovic, Drazen and Bruno Parma

An Opening Repertoire for Black

 

 

 

D

Openings

Marovic, Susic

King Fianchetto Defences

 

 

MIA

 

Openings

Martin, Andrew

The Modern Defence

 

 

 

A

Openings

Matanovic, A. (editor)

Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings Volume A

 

 

 

A

Openings

Matanovic, A. (editor)

Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings Volume B

 

 

 

A

Openings

Matanovic, A. (editor)

Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings Volume C

 

 

 

A

Openings

Matanovic, A. (editor)

Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings Volume D

 

 

 

A

Openings

Matanovic, A. (editor)

Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings Volume E

 

 

 

D

Openings

Neishtadt, Ya.

Queen's Gambit Accepted

 

 

 

A

Openings

Nunn, John

The Benoni for the Tournament Player

 

 

 

A

Openings

Nunn, John

The Complete Pirc

 

 

 

A

Openings

Nunn, John

The Pirc for the Tournament Player

 

 

 

A

Openings

Nunn, John with Graham Burgess, John Emms and Joe Gallagher

Nunn's Chess Openings

 

 

 

A

Openings

Onions, Tim and Regis, Dave

Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

 

 

 

D

Openings

Pachman, Ludek

Open Games

 

 

 

D

Openings

Pachman, Ludek

Semi-Open Games

 

 

 

D

Openings

Pachman, Ludek

The Opening Game in Chess

 

 

 

D

Openings

Pritchard, David

First Moves: How to Start a Chess Game

 

 

 

D

Openings

Reinfeld, Fred

Chess: how to play the white pieces

 

 

 

A

Openings

Schiller, Eric

Fianchetto Against the West Indians

 

 

A

Openings

Seirawan, Yasser

Winning Chess Openings

 

 

 

D

Openings

Silman, Jeremy

Accelerated Dragon

 

 

 

D

Openings

Silman, Jeremy

Nimzo-Indian for Black

 

 

 

A

Openings

Soltis, Andrew

Winning with the English Defense

 

 

 

D

Openings

Soltis, Andrew and Ken Smith

How to Play the Sicilian Defense Against All White Possibilities

 

 

 

D

Openings

Suetin, A.S.

Modern Chess Opening Theory

 

 

 

A

Openings

Suetin, Alexei

The Complete Spanish

 

 

 

A

Openings

Wall, Bill

Grob's Attack

 

 

 

A

Openings

Ward, Chris and Bob Wade

Developments in the Sicilian: Dragon 1984-1988

 

 

 

A

Openings

Watson, John L.

Play the FRENCH

 

 

 

D

Openings

Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene

How to Play the Chess Openings

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Adams, Michael

Development of a Grandmaster

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Alekhine, Alexander

My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Alexander, C.H.O'D.

Alekhine's Best Games of Chess 1938-1945

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Alexander, C.H.O'D.

Fischer v. Spasskey, Reykjavik 1972

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Botvinnik, M.M.

Achieving the Aim

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Botvinnik, Mikhail

One Hundred Selected Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Bronstein, D. and G. Smolyan

Chess in the Eighties

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Clarke, P.H.

Mikhail Tal's Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Clarke, P.H.

Petrosian's Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Clarke, P.H. and W.J. Welch

Spassky versus Fischer

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

du Mont, J.

200 Miniature Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Euwe, M.

From My Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Euwe, Max

Bobby Fischer and his Predecessors in the World Chess Championship

 

 

MIA

D

Players and collections

Evans, Larry and Ken Smith

Fischer-Spassky Move by Move

 

 

MIA

D

Players and collections

Fischer, Bobby

My 60 Memorable Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Foldeak, Arpad

Chess Olympiads

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Gligoric, Svetozar

Fischer v Spassky: The Chess Match of the Century

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Golombek, H.

Capablanca's 100 Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Golombek, H.

Fifty Great Games of Modern Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Golombek, H.

Reti's Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Golombek, Harry

4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959: Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Golombek, Harry

Fischer v Spassky

 

 

2

A

Players and collections

James, Jeremy and Leonard Barden

The Master Game

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Kasparov, Gary and Bob Wade

Fighting Chess: Games and Career

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Keene, Ray

World Chess Championship: Kramnik vs Leko

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Keene, Raymond

Aron Nimzowitsch: A Reappraisal

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Keene, Raymond

Tony Miles: England's Chess Gladiator

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Levy, David

How Fischer Plays Chess

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Olafsson, Fridrik

Vid skakbordid I aldarfjordung: 50 valdar soknarskakir (Icelandic)

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Regis, David, ed.

International Chess Congress, London 1922

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Reinfeld, Fred

Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Reinfeld, Fred and Reuben Fine

Lasker's Greatest Chess Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Sergeant, Philip

Morphy's Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Smyslov, V.V.

My Best Games of Chess 1935-1957

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Steinitz, William and Chrles Devide, ed.

Selected Chess Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Tartakower, S. and J. du Mont

500 Master Games of Chess: Book 1

 

 

 

A

Players and collections

Timman, Jan

Botvinnik's Secret Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Watts, W.H., ed.

The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1922

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Welch, John and Margaret Clark, eds.

The Barnstaple Open 1972

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Wenman, P

One Hundred Chess Games

 

 

 

D

Players and collections

Yates, F.D.

101 of My Best Games of Chess

 

 

 

D

Problems

Barden, Leonard

Leonard Barden's Chess Puzzle Book

 

 

 

D

Problems

Barnes, B.P.

Pick of the Best Chess Problems

 

 

 

A

Problems

Basman, Michael

Find the Mate!

 

 

 

D

Problems

Howard, Kenneth

Chess Problem Gems by Eight Eminent American Composers

 

 

MIA

D

Problems

Koltanowski, G.

En Passant: Chess Games and Studies

 

 

 

D

Problems

Rice, John

An ABC of Chess Problems

 

 

 

D

Problems

Scriven, B.

100 Chess Problems for the Novice and the Master

 

 

 

A

Problems

The Problemist

Volume 20, no. 2 (March 2005)

 

 

 

D

Problems

Troitsky

Chess Studies

 

 

 

D

Strategy

Stean, Michael

Simple Chess

 

 

 

D

Strategy

Suetin, Alexei

Plan Like A Grandmaster

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Abrahams, Gerald

Test Your Chess

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Alexander, C.H.O'D.

Chess Positions

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Golz, Werner and Paul Keres

Chess Combination as a Fine Art

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Hooper, David and Bernard Cafferty

Play for Mate

 

 

 

A

Tactics

Keene, Raymond

The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

 

 

MIA

D

Tactics

Levy, David

Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Neishtadt, Yakov

Your Move!

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Pachman, Ludek

Attack and Defence in Modern Chess Tactics

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Pachman, Ludek

Modern Chess Tactics

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Spielmann, Rudolf

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

 

 

 

D

Tactics

Vukovic, Vladimir

The Art of Attack in Chess

 

 

 

A

Tactics

Walker, John

Chess: Attacking the King

 

 

 

Chess Quotes

On advanced ideas:
"After giving a student the basic mating patterns and strategies you must begin giving them advanced concepts. At first these ideas will not make sense, many players will have a vague idea of what you are talking about but nothing more. Even a fragmented understanding of these concepts will prove useful though, and eventually they will improve as these lessons are assimilated by repetition and example."
— Jeremy SILMAN, The Amateur's Mind, 1995

 cf.:

"We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development. ... (The "spiral curriculum") ... Is it not possible ... to introduce them to some of the major ... ideas earlier, in a spirit perhaps less exact and more intuitive?"