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  1. 30 Nov '10 02:05
    Not from me, I've no idea who it is.

    Emms - Starting Out: The Scotch Game - paperback, practically new
    Clarke - Mikhail Tal's Best Games of Chess - hardback, no jacket
    Evans - Chess Questions Answered - hardback, no jacket
    Kmoch - Pawn Power in Chess - paperback
    Clarke - 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures - hardback, no jacket
    Vukovic - The Chess Sacrifice - hardback, no jacket

    These are 5 excellent books. (The one of the Scotch I've not read).

    At the moment the bid is £8.99 + £7.50 postage but if you live
    in the Birminham area you can pick them up.

    At the time of this post the time left is 2 days and 13 hours.

    Clarke's book on Tal is brilliant - the best book on Tal.
    (worth the £8.99 alone)

    His Soviet Miniatures is also very good.

    The Chess Sacrifice by Vukovic is his following up to Attack in chess.

    Chess Questions contains some worthwhile stuff.

    And if you dont' have Pawn Power now is your chance.

    A mini library.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Six-Chess-Books-/180590953144?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item2a0c0f42b8

    The EBAY blurb reads

    Six Chess Books. All are in very good condition, clean and tight.

    Will be sent by Parcel Post, or can be picked up from Castle Vale, Birmingham B35.
  2. 30 Nov '10 08:26
    Caramba!

    (S)He will only ship to the UK!
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    30 Nov '10 13:23
    That Emms book would be good if he hadn't bothered devoting the first half of it to the snore knights variation.
  4. 30 Nov '10 13:42
    Is pawn power a particularly importnant book? I've seen it mentioned before, and as my pawn play is neanderthal I thought I should do a bit of study in that area.
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 Nov '10 14:23
    If you don't mind the terminology it is very worthwhile.
  6. 04 Dec '10 03:12
    Originally posted by witchfyndergeneral
    Is pawn power a particularly importnant book? I've seen it mentioned before, and as my pawn play is neanderthal I thought I should do a bit of study in that area.
    It's a bit advanced i think : better for players above 1700.

    At your level i would recommend simple chess, by michael stean.
    A real gem, and it's short ! 😉
    Explains positional play exceptionnaly clearly. (some nice stuff about pawn play too)

    A must read for players 1200-1800
  7. 04 Dec '10 03:16
    http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Chess-Algebraic-Michael-Stean/dp/0486424200
  8. 05 Dec '10 01:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shorbock
    http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Chess-Algebraic-Michael-Stean/dp/0486424200
    The first section of the Stean book is available at google books...

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Dc7WN9hrwPAC&lpg=PP1&dq=simple%20chess%20michael%20stean&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false