Long-time member John Engle was kind enough to donate his chess books to the club so that we could all improve various aspects of our play. Waterville Chess Club members may borrow the books as long as they need to (bearing in mind that titles need to be shared by all members): just speak up at a regular weekly meeting or send an email to reserve a specific title. Here is a partial list to give you an idea what is available. We will expand the list as time permits.
|Available||How to Play the Nimzo-Indian Defence||Raymond Keene and Shaun Taulbut||Algebraic|
|Available||White Opening System - Combining Stonewall Attack, Colle System, Torre Attack||Andrew Soltis||Algebraic|
|Available||Beating the French Defense with the Advance Variation||GM Andrew Soltis||Algebraic|
|Available||The French Advance||Tony Kosten||Algebraic|
|Available||Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess||Josh Waitzkin||Algebraic|
|Available||The Trompowsky Attack||GM Andrew Soltis||Algebraic|
|Available||The Game of Chess||Edward Lasker||Descriptive|
|Available||Art of Attack in Chess||Vladimir Vuković||Algebraic|
|Available||The Scotch||George Botterill and Tim Harding||Descriptive|
|Available||The ABCs of Chess||Bruce Pandolfini||Algebraic|
|Available||My Best Chess Games 1929-1976||Arnold S. Denker||Descriptive|
|Available||Modern Chess Openings, Eleventh Edition||Walter Korn||Descriptive|
|Available||Chess Openings: Theory and Practice||I.A. Horowitz||Descriptive|
|Available||The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess||Irving Chernev||Descriptive|
|Available||The Chess Toolbox||Thomas Willemze||Algebraic|
|There are many more titles available (which will be added over time); feel free to contribute to the library yourself. We recently had a generous donation from an anonymous donor (and I have added a couple more of my own books); while I do enjoy dusting them off every once in a while, they could be put to better use while we are all cooped up at home. A chess book makes a wonderful companion in the colder weather.|
|Anna||The Art of the Middle Game||Paul Keres and Alexander Kotov||Descriptive|
|Anna||The Sicilian! An Overview||Senior Postal Master Jon Edwards||Algebraic|
|Ray||Chess Tactics||Paul Littlewood||Algebraic|
|Don||Gambit Opening Repertoire for Black||Eric Schiller||Algebraic|
|Don||From My Games: 1920-1937||Dr. M. Euwe, translated by F. Reinfeld||Descriptive|
|Josh||The Complete c3 Sicilian
The Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defence is a devastating weapon in the hands of a well-prepared player. Black's "Dragon" bishop puts enormous pressure on White's center and is often instrumental in delivering the deathblow to White's king.
|Josh||Winning with the Dragon
The e3 system has always been viewed as a difficult one for Black to meet, but recent years have witnessed a wholesale change in its image. No longer is it a try for a slight edge; now it has captured the imaginations of attacking players such as John Nunn and Judit Polgar.
Here are some of the titles available; I will be adding them to the library as time permits. If you are looking for a particular title, just let me know.