GCCC Chess Book Library

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In 2022 the Redlands Chess Club donated their chess library of 165 books to the Gold Coast Chess Club.  Studying the chess of the masters is a valuable tool to assist all players learn and grow with their chess.  Our library has been catalogued below into categories of interest such as tactics, repertoires, strategy, etc.  If you are a GCCC member you may borrow from our library!!
Books are borrowed via email request to goldcoastchess@gmail.com

Have some chess books that you are not using? Donations accepted to grow and share our library with other members looking to learn and improve. 

 

GCCC Chess Library - Lending Rules


1- One must be a paid member to borrow books.
2- Members can borrow up to 3 books at once.
3- Books can be borrowed for 3 months.

4- Books can be renewed once before returning. A member can have a book for 6 months in a row before returning.

Accurate list of books available below for borrowing.
5-If a book is loaned a member can reserve the book and will have access to it when it is returned.

6- Books lost or not returned must be replaced by members at cost to them.
If a replacement is not available then a book of the same category/theme is to be found to replace the missing book.
Eg. If one loses a Black Repertoire book and can't find the replacement online then they must buy a similar Black Repertoire book.

Books are borrowed via email request to goldcoastchess@gmail.com

GCCC Library
CATEGORY
Num.
Author
Year
Text
Condition
Borrowed By
Loan Date
Comment
Beginner
7
Purdy,CJS
1950
Guide to Good Chess
VG
Beginner
4
Burgess,Graham
2000
The Mammoth Book of Chess
VG
Beginner
6
Purdy,CJS
1950
Guide to Good Chess
VG
Beginner
8
Reinfeld,Fred
1955
Improving Your Chess (with pocket chessboard) 1958 printing
G
Beginner
1
King,Daniel
2000
Chess:From first moves to checkmate
M
Beginner
9
Reinfeld,Fred
1955
Improving Your Chess 1965 printing
G
Beginner
5
Abrahams,Gerald
1953
The Teach Yourself Books: Chess
G
Beginner
10
Barden,Leonard
1967
The Guardian Chess Book
G
Beginner
12
Gillam,A.J.
1993
Your First Chess Games
M
Beginner
11
Horowitz,IA and Reinfeld,F
1953
First Book of Chess
P
Beginner
3
Keene,Raymond
2003
Complete Book of Beginning Chess
G
Beginner
2
Wolff,Patrick
1997
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
VG
Beginner
13
Norwood,D
1992
Better Chess
G
Beginner
14
Pritchard,Elaine
1976
The Young Chess Player
P
Beginner
15
Pritchard,D.Brine
1950
The Right Way to Play Chess
P
Beginner
16
Green,R.F.
1941
Chess
G
Beginner
17
Chernev,I & Harkness, K
1957
An Invitation to Chess
G
Beginner
18
Alexander,CHO'D & Beach,TJ
1963
Learn Chess: A new way for all Vol.II Winning Methods
G
Beginner
19
Evans,Larry
1959
Chess in Ten Easy Lessons 1975 ed.
VG
Beginner
20
Saitek
1990
Kasparov Trainer: Easy Steps to Winning Chess
VG
Beginner
21
Purdy, CJS & Koshnitsky,G
1962
Chess Made Easy
P
39 page small booklet
Beginner
22
Reshevsky,Samuel
1973
Reshevsky Teaches Chess
P
Beginner
23
Abrahams,Gerald
1966
The Pan Book of Chess
G
Beginner
24
Roberts,Richard
1962
The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Chess 1973 ed
G
Beginner
25
Roberts,Richard
1962
The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Chess 1971 ed
P
Beginner
26
Langfield,Paul
1968
Chess Move by Move 3rd ed 1971
G
Beginner
27
Langfield,Paul
1968
Chess Move by Move 3rd ed 1971
G
Beginner
28
Langfield,Paul
1968
Chess Move by Move 6th ed 1973
G
Beginner
29
Wicker,Kevin
1977
How to Play Chess 1988 ed.
M
Beginner
30
Jigsaw
1971
Chess:How it started, what it is, how you play it.
VG
For a toddler
Beginner
153
Orban,IL
1950
Schach fur Anfanger (Chess for Beginners)
G
German Text
Beginner
154
Padulli,G.
1928
Gli Scacchi (The Chess) 1967 ed
G
Italian Text
Black Rep
103
Nunn,J
1990
The Classical King's Indian
M
Black Rep
104
Gligoric,S. & Uhlmann, W
1975
The French Defence
VG
LFitzgerald
29/08/2022
Black Rep
105
Hartston,W
1969
The Benoni
VG
LFitzgerald
29/08/2022
Black Rep
106
Basman,M
1983
Play the St. George
VG
Black Rep
107
Bloodgood, C
1998
Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6!?
M
Black Rep
108
Stean,M
1976
Sicilian: Najdorf
VG
Black Rep
109
Botterill,GS & Keene,R
1973
The Pirc Defence
VG
Black Rep
110
Pachman,L.
1962
Indian Systems
G
Black Rep
111
Benko,Pal
1974
The Benko Gambit
VG
Black Rep
112
Hartston,W.
1971
The Grunfeld Defence
VG
Black Rep
113
Levy,D
1981
The King's Indian:A Quantitative Analysis of the Opening
VG
Black Rep
114
Euwe,M
1965
La Defensa Francesa (The French)
VG
Spanish Text
Black Rep
115
Euwe,M
1966
La Defensa Caro-Kann (The Caro-Kann)
VG
Spanish Text
Black Rep
116
Euwe,M
1968
Defensa Siciliana (Sicilian Defence)
VG
Spanish Text
Collections
48
Botvinnik,MM
1949
One Hundred Selected Games 1960 ed
G
Games from 1926-1946
Collections
49
Sergeant,PW & Watts,WH
1922
Pillsbury's Chess Career 2nd Ed 1966 ed
G
Collections
50
Reti,R & Golombek,H
1954
Reti's Best Games of Chess 1974 ed
G
Collections
51
Foldeak,Arpad
1966
Chess Olympiads
G
1st 1927 London to 16th 1964 Tel-Aviv
Collections
52
Horowitz,Al
1943
The Golden Treasury of Chess 1962 ed
G
1500s to 1960 - 575 Great Games
Collections
53
Keene,Raymond
1978
Karpov-Korchnoi 1978:The Inside Story of the Match
VG
Collections
54
Assiac
1961
The Delights of Chess 2nd Revised Edition 1974 ed
VG
Includes 34 problems, extensive stories
Collections
55
Reshevsky,Samuel
1948
Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess 1960 ed
VG
Games from 1920-1946
Collections
56
Steinitz & Devide
1901
William Steinitz Selected Chess Games
VG
Games 1862-1898
Collections
57
Hatjun,J
1961
Selected Games of Mikhail Tal
G
Games 1956-1960
Collections
58
Coles, CN
1948
Battles Royal of the Chessboard 1995 ed
M
Games 1835-1946
Collections
59
1992
Chess Informant 54 II-V 1992
Collections
60
Pein,M
1989
Nigel Short's Chess Skills:A Step by Step Guide to Winning Play
VG
Mixture Opening, Strategy and Game Collection
Collections
61
Cook,P
2016
Ballarat Begonia Chess Tournament 50 Years 1967-2016
VG
Historical with Some selected games
Collections
62
Harding,TD
1979
The Games of the World Correspondence Chess Championships I-X 1987 ed
VG
Collections
63
Alekhine,A
1927
My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923 1965 ed
VG
Collections
64
Alekhine,A
1939
My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937: Two Volumes Bound as One1985 ed
VG
Msmith
20/08/2022
Collections
65
Chandler,M Editor
1981
Tournament Chess Vol.1
G
1600 games from 19 international GM tournaments
Collections
66
Pandolfini,B
1997
Kasparov and Deep Blue
VG
Detailed Annotation of all 6 games with backstory
Collections
67
Abrahams,G
1977
Brilliance in Chess
VG
Collections
68
Reinfeld,F & Fine, R
1934
A.Alekhine vs. E.D.Bogoljubow World Chess Championship 1934 1967 ed
G
Collections
69
Horowitz,IA
1962
Solitaire Chess 1973 ed
G
62 selected games with a guess the move format
Collections
70
Kmoch,H
1941
Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces:100 Selected Games 1960 ed
G
Collections
71
Depasquale,Chris
1995
My 60 Memorable Columns
VG
1990-1995 Columns in The Age Melbourne
Collections
72
Egan,Bill
2012
The Doeberl Cup:50 Years of Australian Chess History
M
Endgame
144
Averbakh,Y.
1976
Bishop v. Knight Endings
VG
Endgame
145
Staunton,Howard
1847
The Chess-Player's Handbook 1994 ed
G
Endgame
146
Keres,P.
1973
Practical Chess Endings
VG
Endgame
147
Chernev,I.
1961
Practical Chess Endings 1969 ed
VG
Includes shield for hiding solutions
Endgame
148
Horowitz,IA
1957
How to Win in the Chess Endings
VG
Endgame
149
Levenfish,G & Smyslov, V.
1971
Rook Endings
VG
Endgame
150
Euwe,M. & Hooper, D.
1959
A Guide to Chess Endings 1976 ed
M
Endgame
151
Portisch,L. & Sarkozy,B.
1981
Six Hundred Endings
M
Endgame
152
Cheron,Andre
1952
Nouveau Traite Complet D'Echecs: La Fin De Partie (The New Complete Treaty of Chess: The Endgame)
P
French Text: Missing covers Complete Endgame Manua,l 786 pages
On Chess
155
Chua,C.
1998
Australian Chess at the Top
VG
MSmith
20/08/2022
On Chess
156
Edge,FM
1859
The Exploits & Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy the Chess Champion1973 ed
VG
On Chess
157
Alexander,CHO'D
1973
A Book of Chess
G
On Chess
158
Lasker,Edward
1949
The Adventure of Chess 1959 ed
G
On Chess
159
Brace,ER
1977
An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess
P
On Chess
160
FIDE
1978
Official Rules of Chess 2nd Ed
VG
Openings
86
Sokolsky,AP
1966
The Modern Openings in Theory and Practice 1972 ed
Openings
73
Horowitz,IA
1964
Chess Openings:Theory and Practice
P
2660 variations analysed and 439 illustrative games
Openings
74
Staunton,Howard
1847
The Chess-Player's Handbook 1994 ed
VG
Openings
75
Suetin,AS
1965
Modern Chess Opening Theory
M
Openings
76
Fine,Reubin
1948
The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings 1955 ed
VG
Openings
77
Staunton,H et al.
1910
The American Chess Player's Hand Book 1928 ed
P
Openings
78
Pachman,L
1956
Moderne Schachtheorie
G
German Text
Openings
79
Winter,William
1936
Chess for Match Players 1951 ed
G
Openings
80
Horowitz,IA
1951
How to Win in the Chess Openings 1973 ed
P
Openings
81
Young, Edward
1960
The Complete Chess Player
G
Openings
82
Evans,L,Gligoric,S Hort,V, Keres,P, Larsen, B.,Petrosian, T. & Portisch,L.
1974
How to Open a Chess Game
G
Openings
83
Horowitz,IA
1953
Modern Ideas in the Chess Openings 1967 ed
VG
205 Diagrams
Openings
84
Griffiths,P.
1982
Better Chess for Club Players
VG
Openings
85
Griffith,RC & Golombek,H
1949
A Pocket Guide to the Chess Openings 1958 ed
VG
Periodical
161
Nov-00
Australian Chess Forum No. 10 Vol 9
Periodical
162
Aug-11
Chessbase Magazine No. 143
Periodical
163
Feb-89
Chess in Australia No. 1 Vol. 24
Problems
42
Howard,Kenneth
1961
How to Solve Chess Problems
G
112 Problems with explanations
Problems
43
Barnes,BP
1983
Pick of the Best Chess Problems
G
200 Problems
Problems
44
White,Alain
1913
Sam Loyd and his Chess Problems 1962 reprint
G
744 Problems
Problems
45
Sutherland,MA & Lommer, HM
1938
1234 Modern End-Game Studies 1968 reprint
VG
1234 Endgame Studies
Problems
46
Howard,Kenneth
1951
The Enjoyment of Chess Problems 1961 reprint
G
200 Problems
Problems
47
Howard,Kenneth
1967
Spectacular Chess Problems:200 Gems by American Composers
G
200 Problems
Strategy
127
Euwe,M. & Meiden, W.
1963
Chess Master vs Chess Amateur 1971 ed
G
MSmith
20/08/2022
Strategy
128
Cozens,WH
1968
Lessons in Chess Strategy
VG
Strategy
129
Reinfeld,F
1961
How to Play Better Chess
VG
Strategy
130
Reti,R.
1943
Modern Ideas in Chess 1960 ed
VG
Strategy
131
Reinfeld,F
1959
Chess Secrets Revealed 1970 ed
G
Strategy
132
Reinfeld,F
1959
Chess Secrets Revealed 1973 ed
G
Strategy
133
Barden,L.
1980
Play Better Chess
G
Strategy
134
Nimzovich,A.
1936
Chess Praxis:21st Century Edition
VG
Strategy
135
Chernev,I
1957
Logical Chess: Move by Move
G
Strategy
136
Abrahams,G.
1961
Technique in Chess 1973 ed
VG
Strategy
137
Lasker,E
1947
Lasker's Manual of Chess 1960 ed
G
Strategy
138
Evans,Larry
1970
Chess Catechism
G
Strategy
139
Abrahams,G.
1951
The Chess Mind
G
Strategy
140
Nimzovich,A.
1929
My System:A Chess Treatise 1974 ed
VG
Strategy
141
Euwe,M. & Kramer,H
1964
The Middle Game Book 1 - Static Features 1973 ed.
VG
Strategy
142
Euwe,M. & Kramer,H
1964
The Middle Game Book 2 - Dynamic and Subjective Features 1973 ed.
VG
Strategy
143
Euwe,M. & Kramer,H
1964
The Middle Game Book 2 - Dynamic and Subjective Features 1972 ed.
VG
Strategy
117
Znosko-Borovsky, E.
1959
How Not To Play Chess 1961 ed
VG
Strategy
118
Reinfeld,F
1954
Attack & Counterattack in Chess 1986 ed
P
Strategy
119
Reinfeld,F
1961
Chess Mastery by Question and Answer
P
Strategy
120
Reinfeld,F
An Expert's Guide to Chess Strategy
P
Chapter 1 missing. Starts on pg 21
Strategy
121
Nimzovich,A.
1936
Chess Praxis:The Praxis of My System 1962 ed
VG
Strategy
122
Reinfeld,F
1955
Strategy of Offense and Defense 1961 ed
G
Republished two original texts. 1-How to Win When You're Ahead. 2-How to Fight Back
Strategy
123
Nimzovich,A.
1929
My System: A Chess Treatise 1968 ed
VG
Strategy
124
Capablanca,JR
1966
Last Lectures 1972 ed
VG
Strategy
125
Abrahams,G.
1961
Technique in Chess
VG
Strategy
126
Capablanca,JR
1921
Chess Fundamentals 1973 ed
VG
Tactics
31
Pandolfini,Bruce
1993
Beginning Chess
M
over 300 elementary problems for new players
Tactics
32
Reinfeld,Fred
1947
How to Force Checkmate
P
300 Mates in 1, 2 and 3
Tactics
33
Reinfeld,Fred
1955
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
G
Tactics
34
Reinfeld,Fred
1945
Win at Chess (formerly titled Chess Quiz)
G
300 combinations from master games
Tactics
35
Znosko-Borovsky,Eugene
1959
The Art of Chess Combination
G
200 combinations - classic
Tactics
36
Renaud,G & Kahn,V
1953
The Art of Checkmate
G
80 Quizes and Examples of 28 Common Mates
Tactics
37
Alexander,CHO'D
1973
The Penguin Book of Chess Positions
P
Tactics By Theme and Quizes
Tactics
38
Gillam,AJ
1978
Simple Chess Tactics 1990 ed
G
438 Tactics by Theme
Tactics
39
Horowitz,Al
1961
Chess Self-Teacher:Eight Lessons with Quizzes and Reviews
G
Tactics
40
Chernev,I & Reinfeld,F.
1949
Winning Chess:How to Perfect Your Attacking Play 1972 ed.
P
332 Tactics and illustrative games
Tactics
41
Fischer,Bobby
1966
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess 5th Ed 1972
P
147 beginner tactics by theme
White Rep
87
Pachman,L.
1963
Queen's Gambit and other Close Games
G
White Rep
88
Wall,B.
1989
The Orangutan - 1.b4
VG
White Rep
89
Thimann,RG
1974
King's Gambit
VG
White Rep
90
Thimann,RG
1974
King's Gambit
VG
White Rep
91
Pachman,L.
1964
Queen's Gambit
P
White Rep
92
Levy,DNL
1977
1 b4 Sokolsky Opening
P
White Rep
93
Euwe,M
1964
La Apertura Espanola (The Spanish Opening) Vol II
VG
Spanish Text
White Rep
94
Reinfeld,Fred
How to Play the Queen Pawn Openings and othe Close Games
VG
White Rep
95
Keene,RD
1979
Flank Openings 1988 ed
White Rep
96
Smith,Ken Ed.
1973
English-Bremer System
G
White Rep
97
Barden,L.
1963
The Ruy Lopez:Winning Chess With 1P-K4 1971 ed
G
LFitzgerald
29/08/2022
White Rep
98
Euwe,M
1969
Gambito De Dama Vol III (Queen's Gambit)
VG
Spanish Text
White Rep
99
Sokolsky,AP
1969
Aperturas Cerradas Vol III (Closed Openings)
VG
Spanish Text
White Rep
100
Sokolsky,AP
1967
Aperturas Abiertas (Open Games) Vol I
VG
Spanish Text
White Rep
101
Euwe,M
1968
La Apertura Espanola (The Spanish Opening) Vol I
VG
Spanish Text
White Rep
102
Pachman,L.
1967
Aperturas Abiertas (Open Games)
VG
Spanish Text

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Redlands Chess Club 2022 - 165 books!