I've just received a bunch of old Batsford chess books from a friend who wishes to sell them. Some of the titles include:-
Sicilian c3 by Chandler (1981) Test your Positional Chess by Bellin/Ponizetto (1985) Endgame Preparation by Speelman (1981) Sicilian: ..e6 abd d6 systems by Kasparov/Nikitin (1983) Spanish Chigorin by Bikhovsky (1983) Ruy Lopez Breyer System by Blackstock (1976) French Defence Tarrasch by Taulbut (1980) Showdown in Seville by Keene, Goodman (1987) Sicilian ...e5 by Harding /Markland Sicilian Defence Najdorf by Nunn and M Stean (1982) Caro Kann Classical Bf5 by Kasparov and Shakarov (1984)
and a dozen Chess Informants between 1979 - 1986. All going.
One should not think that old opening books are useless and outdated. They often give the player a good grasp of what has been played, what has worked and is superseded. Many great opening ideas stem from…