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1 Alburt, Lev; Parr, Larry SECRETS OF THE RUSSIAN CHESS MASTERS: Volume Two - Beyond the Basics
New York W. W. Norton and Company 1997 0393041166 / 9780393041163 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
231 pp. Quarter-bound in purple on brown boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with diagrams. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Strategy and Planning; Tactics: The Soul of Chess; Chessercizes for Tighter Tactics; Advanced Tactical Devices; Advanced Tactical Chessercizes; Hard-Hitting Combinations; Sturdy King Pawn Openings; King Pawn Chess Movies; Subtle Queen Pawn Openings; Queen Pawn Chess Movies; Common Chess Endgame Themes; Practical Tournament Tips; and Once They Were Beginners Like You. 
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2 Andrews, Joseph D. (with George S. Coffin) (foreword by Randy Wheeler) WIN AT HEARTS
New York Dover Publications 1983 0486244067 / 9780486244068 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
102 pp. An original Dover publication. Trade paperback format. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Contents are: Preface by Joseph D. Andrews; Foreword by Randy Wheeler; Hearts: A Brief History by George S. Coffin; A Brief Overview; The Pass and Other Basics; Spade Suit Management; Planning Your Play; Defensive Play; Psychology in Hearts; Hearts Variations; and Final Hand: The Grand Squash; followed by appendices: One: Uncle Joe's Ten Winning Hearts Tips; Two: Glossary of Terms; Three: The Laws of Hearts; and Four: Hearts Tournaments by George S. Coffin. 
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3 Anonymous PUZZLES - Puzzles for Fun complete with Solutions
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing 1938 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 48mo 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. A miniature book with some edge and corner wear; no interior markings. 
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4 Anonymous THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF CONTRACT BRIDGE - The Official Book on the Official System
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
236 pp. Bound in brown suede; decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear on the corners with a bit of fading on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Credentials of Sponsors; Complete Advisory Council; Women's Division of Advisory Council; Introduction: First Rubber: Demonstrating the Necessity for a Bidding System; Second Rubber: Placing Bidding Systems Where They Belong; Third Rubber: Outline of Official System; Comparison of Official and Approach-Forcing Systems; Fourth Rubber: How to Play the Official and Approach-Forcing Systems at the Same Table; and The Official System: How to Learn It; followed by a series of seventeen detailed lessons; and The Laws of Contract Bridge; Glossary; and A Short Digest of the Official System. 
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5 Chernev, Irving PRACTICAL CHESS ENDINGS - A Basic Guide to Endgame Strategy for the Beginner and the More Advanced Chess Player
New York Dover Publications 1969 048622208X / 9780486222080 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
318 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: The Pawn; The Knight; The Bishop; The Rook; The Queen; and Variety of Pieces. 
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6 Chernev, Irving (preface by Bruce Pandolfini) (introduction by Adam Hart-Davis) 200 BRILLIANT ENDGAMES - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1989 0671672843 / 9780671672843 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
223 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; small indentations over the letter G in Endgames; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. 
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7 Cottingham, Clive THE GAME OF BILLIARDS - Pocket - Carom - Three Cushion
North Hollywood, California Wilshire Book Company 1976 0879803177 / 9780879803179 Ninth Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Ed Vebell; John H. Phister; 
165 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Ed Vebell and diagrams by John H. Phister. Fundamentals for learners; instructions for advanced players; techniques of professionals; and secrets of trick shots. The Chapters are: Part One: An Introduction to Billiards: A Most Genteel Cleanly and Ingenious Game; A Short History of the Game; Great Billiard Players. Part Two: Billiards for Beginners: Equipment; Billiard Terms; Types of Games and General Rules of Play: Carom Billiards: Straight Rail Billiards; Balk-line Billiards; Cushion Caroms; Three-cushion Caroms; Pocket Billiards: Rotation or Chicago; Fifteen Points; Eight Ball; Baseball Pocket Billiards; Golf Pocket Billiards; 14.1 Continuous; American Snooker; Bridges; English; Eighteen Practice Lessons for All Games of Billiards: Center Stroke; English; Hitting the Object Ball; Simple Caroms; Use of the Follow Ball; Target Spots on Rail; Use of the Draw Ball; Use of the Draw Shot; Use of the One-rail Bank When Object Balls Are Parallel; Use of the One-rail Bank When Object Balls Are Not Parallel; Pocketing the Object Ball; A Throw Shot; Angle for Pocketing Object Ball; Pocketing a Frozen Object Ball; A Kiss Shot When Two Object Balls Are Frozen; A Kiss Shot When Two Frozen Object Balls Are Not in Line with Pocket; Bank Shots without English; Bank Shots Using English. Part Three: Advanced Shots: Carom and Kiss Shots; Throw Shots: Various Distances of Throw; Contact Point and Point of Aim; Perfect Rolling; Imperfect Rolling; Follow Ball; The Draw Shot: The Use of the Draw Ball in Hitting the Target; Cue Ball Rebound; Object Ball Rebound; The Piquet; The Masse; Break Shots: Strategy Hints for Making High Runs in 14.1; Secret of the Key Ball; Examples of Break Shots in Pocket Billiards; Example of a Break Shot in Carom Billiards. Part Four: The Diamond System for Three-cushion Billiards: Introductory Remarks; Advanced English; Cue Ball at Each Corner of the Table; Cue Ball and Object Ball Numbers; Cue Ball Tracks; The Big Ball Principle; Shooting Through the Spot; Cue Ball Contact Points; Third Rail to First Rail; Sighting; and Determining the Cue Ball Number - Nine Problems. 
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8 Denker, Arnold S. (introduction by Fred Reinfeld) MY BEST CHESS GAMES 1929 - 1976
New York Dover Publications 1981 0486240355 / 9780486240350 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
208 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Illustrated with diagrams. 
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9 Edwards, Raymond (edited by P. H. Clarke) PRACTICAL CHESS PLAYING - Routledge Chess Handbooks (7) Seven
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1984 0710096534 / 9780710096531 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
(xiii) 133 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: At the Board: The Thinking Process; On Making Mistakes; The Time Factor; Summary: How to Use Your Thinking Time Better. The Opening: Obtaining the Advantage; A Playable Middle Game; Style; The Knowledge Problem; Tournament Position; Opening Repertoire; A Choice of Openings - A Practical Example; and Summary: Hot to Play the Openings Better. The Middle Game: Simple Positions; Complex Positions; Tactical Positions; Unbalanced Positions; Balanced Positions; Positional Positions; Summary: How to Play the Middle Game Better. The Endgame: Approach to the Endgame; Importance of the Endgame; Winning Simple Positions; Winning Theoretically Drawn Games; Types of Endgames; Summary: How to Play Better Endgames. Practical Matters: Before the Game; During the Game; Adjournment; Playing for a Win or a Draw; and Summary; followed by an index. 
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10 Euwe, Max; Hooper, David A GUIDE TO CHESS ENDINGS
New York Dover Publications 1976 0486233324 / 9780486233321 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 248 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; a small scuff mark on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Pawn Endings; Minor Piece Endings; Rook Endings; Queen Endings; and Index of Players. 
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11 Harbin, E. O. PHUNOLOGY - The Book of Good Times - A Collection of Tried and Proved Plans for Play, Fellowship and Profit
Nashville, Tennessee Cokesbury Press 1923 First Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
(ix) 454 pp. Burgundy cloth with a small black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black and orange on the front panel; lettered in black on the spine. Light edge and corner wear; previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper. The Chapters are: Part One - How to Conduct a Successful Social; Monthly Programs - January through December; Special Summer Program Suggestions. Part Two - Classified Plans for Various Sorts of Entertainments: Socials; Prize Socials; Games Arranged from A to Z; Assembly Stunts; Miscellaneous Stunts; Relays; Get-Acquainted Stunts and Games; City Union Socials; Banquets; Plays, Cantatas, Pageants, and Operettas; and Songs for all Occasions. 
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12 Hayes, James Juvenal HOW TO PLAY CHESS
Girard, Kansas Little Blue Book - Haldeman Julius Publications 1921 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 32mo 
64 pp. Little Blue Book 606. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. 
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13 Kaplan, Edgar DUPLICATE BRIDGE: How to Play How to Win
New York Bantam Books 1966 Second Printing Paperback Very Good- 
(vii) 148 pp. Light edge wear with some creasing on the corners and spine; store stamped. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Duplicate Bridge; Minors, Majors or Notrump; Third- and Fourth-Seat Opening Bids; Sacrifice Bidding; Trapping and Balancing; Battling Over Part Scores; Penalty Doubles; Team-of-Four Tactics; and Systems, Conventions and Treatments. 
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14 Lasker, Edward (corrected by David A. Mitchell) COMMON SENSE IN CHESS
New York Dover Publications 1965 0486214400 / 9780486214405 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
139 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. 
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15 Lasker, Emanuel (introduction by W. H. Watts) LASKER'S HOW TO PLAY CHESS
New York Gramercy Books 1975 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
107 pp. Circa 1975 - actually undated. Red boards lettered in black on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel. The Chapters are: The Rules of Chess; The Initial Postion; The Pieces; Notation System; The Moves of the Pieces; Exercises; The Object of the Game; Exercises; The End Game; The Start of the Game; Principle of Chess Strategy; Examples of the Play of Masters, with Explanatory Notes; and The Chess World. 
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16 O'Connel, Kevin J. (editor) BATSFORD'S FIDE CHESS YEARBOOK 1976/7
London B. T. Batsford 1977 0713406755 / 9780713406757 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
176 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Review of the Year; FIDE Events; Selected Games; International Events; Disasters of the Year; National Events; FIDE Title Regulations; FIDE International Rating List; Women's List; Obituaries; and Index of Events. 
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17 Pandolfini, Bruce CHESS TARGET PRACTICE - Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1994 0671795007 / 9780671795009 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
239 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Algebraic Notation; The Shortest Chess Game; Problems 1-192 (Arranged by Square.) Appendices: A. Review Test; B. Review Test Answers; C. Pandolfini's Short Chess Course; D. Tactical Glossary; E. Tactical Maneuvers; F. Primary Targets; G. Seconday Targets. 
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18 Pandolfini, Bruce CHESSERCIZES - New Winning Techniques For Players of All Levels - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1991 0671701843 / 9780671701840 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
207 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: Part One: Mating Nets; Mating Attacks l; Mating Attacks ll; Forks and Double Attacks; Pins, Pin Overloads, Unpins, and Piling On; Skewers and Discoveries; Overloads, Removing the Guards, and Deflections; Simplifications, Promotions, Shut Offs, Book Endings, and Technique. Part Two: Little Chessercizes; Little Answers; Glossary of Tactical Terms; and Index of Players. 
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19 Pandolfini, Bruce MORE CHESSERCIZES: CHECKMATE - 300 Winning Stratagems for Players of All Levels - Fireside Chess Library
New York Fireside Books - Simon and Schuster 1991 0671801851 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
202 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams. The Chapters are: A Word on Chess Notation; Mates in Two; Mates in Three; Mates in Four; Mates in Five; Mates in Six or More; and Answers. 
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20 Plaat, Charles C. BETTER YOUR BRIDGE
Toronto News Stand (Newsstand) Library 1946 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
(ix) 85 pp. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the front cover; discoloured on the back cover; an uncreased spine; ink mark on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Concentration; Conventions; Bidding; Quick Trick Valuation; Forcing Bids and Artificial Conventions; Doubling; The Play of the Hand; Simple Example of End Play - also Called Throw-in Play; Simple Example of Squeeze Play; Simple Example of Strip or Elimination Play; Defensive Play; and The Code of Etiquette. 
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