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  Player Grade Books written

1

Short, Nigel D

263

The Games of Nigel Short

Chess Basics 

2

Adams, Michael

262

Chess in the Fast Lane

3

Hodgson, Julian M

253

Quick Chess Knockouts

Chess Travellers Quiz Book

4

Sadler, Matthew D

252

Queen's Gambit Declined

Semi-Slav

Tips for Young Players

5

Speelman, Jon S

252

Endgame Preparation

Jon Speelman's Best Games

Analysing the Endgame

Batsford Chess Endings

From Beginner to Expert in 40 Lessons

The Modern Defence

Garry Kasparov's Fighting Chess 

6

Nunn, John DM

250

101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures

The Complete Najdorf

The Complete Najdorf: Modern Lines

Judgement and Planning in Chess

The Mammoth Book of Chess

The Mammoth Book of Greatest Chess Games

Nunn's Chess Openings

Paul Keres: the Quest for Perfection

The Ultimate Pirc

Secrets of Practical Chess

Beating the Sicilian 3

Chess: the Complete Self-tutor

Complete Pirc

The Development of Chess Style

John Nunn's Best Games

John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

The King-hunt

The Main Line King's Indian

The Marshall Attack

New Classical King's Indian

New Ideas in the Pirc Defence

Secrets of Grandmaster Chess

Secrets of Minor-piece Endings

Secrets of Pawnless Endings

Secrets of Rook Endings

Secrets of Spectacular Chess

7

Lalic, Bogdan

249

The Budapest Gambit

The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

New Moves in the French Winawer

New Moves in the Grunfeld Exchange

New Moves in the Queen's Gambit Accepted

Queen's Gambit Declined

Queen's Indian Defence
Trends in the Catalan

Trends in the Classical and Stonewall Dutch

Trends in the Closed Spanish

Trends in the Dragon
 
Trends in the English... E5
 
Trends in the QGD without Tartakower and Anti-Tartakower
 
Trends in the Semi-Slav/ Meran
 
Trends in the Sicilian Najdorf
 
Trends in the Siclian Kalashnikov
 
Trends in the Tartakower and Anti-Tartakower

Trends in the Siclian Kalashnikov

8

Miles, Anthony J

248

9

Emms, John M

247

Easy Guide to the Nimzo-Indian

The French Tarrasch

The Mammoth Book of Greatest Chess Games

Easy Guide to Ruy Lopez

Chess Choice Challenge

Scandinavian

Trends in the Scheveningen

Trends in the Sicilian Paulsen Vol 2

10

Conquest, Stuart C

246

11

Hebden, Mark L

246

12

Sashikiran, Krishnan

243

13

Wells, Peter K

242

The Scotch Game

The Complete Richter-Rauzer

The Complete Semi-Slav

Think Like a Chess Master: Piece Power

14

Plaskett, H James

237

The 2 F4 Sicilian

The Sicilian Taimanov

15

Parker, Jonathan F

236

16

Arkell, Keith C

235

17

Ward, Chris G

235

The Queen's Gambit Accepted

Chess Choice Challenge

Children's Book of Chess

Endgame Play

On the Trail of Paul Morphy

Think Like a Chess Master: Opening Play

Trends in the Modern Benoni Vol 3

Winning with the Dragon

Winning with the Dragon 2

18

Turner, Matthew J

233

19

Chandler, Murray G

232

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

The Complete C3 Sicilian

The Giuoco Piano

The Official Chess Yearbook: 1996

20

Hunt, Harriet V

232

21

Summerscale, Aaron 

232

A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire

22

Gormally, Daniel W

231

23

Webster, Andrew

231

24

Kelly, Brian R

230

25

McDonald, Neil

230

The King's Gambit

Dutch Leningrad

Mastering the French

Modern Chess Miniatures

The Modern Defence

Positional Sacrifices

Practical Endgame Play

The Sveshnikov Sicilian

Think Like a Chess Master: Planning

Trends in Alekhine

Trends in the Scheveningen

26

Martin, Andrew D

228

The Benko Gambit

27

Pedersen, Steffen

228

Beating the Indian Defences

The Gambit Guide to the Benko Gambit

The Gambit Guide to the Bogo-Indian

The Dutch for the Attacking Player

Easy Guide to the Bishop B5 Sicilian

The Queen's Gambit for the Attacking Player

28

Ledger, Andrew J

227

29

Rowson, Jonathan W

227

Understanding the Grunfeld

30

Berry, Stephen H

226

31

Mah, Karl CC

226

32

Ferguson, Mark

226

33

Levitt, Jonathan P

226

Bobby Fischer: $5,000,000 Comeback

Genius in Chess

Secrets of Spectacular Chess

34

Cherniaev, Alexander

225

35

McNab, Colin A

225

The Ultimate Pirc

The Fianchetto King's Indian

36

Crouch, Colin S

224

Queen's Gambit Declined

Rate Your Endgame

Attacking Technique

How to Defend in Chess

37

Dearing, Edward J

224

38

Pert, Nicholas

222

39

Sowray, Peter J

221

40

Wall, Tim P

221

Larsen's Opening

41

Webb, Richard M

221

42

Dunnington, Angus J

220

The Chigorin Queen's Gambit

Easy Guide to the Reti Opening

The Ultimate King's Indian Attack

101 Winning Chess Strategies

Winning with the Catalan

43

Kinsman, Andrew PH

219

The French Winawer

The Spanish Exchange

44

Littlewood, Paul E

218

45

Bates, Richard A

218

46

Knott, Simon JB

218

47

Rossiter, Philip J

217

48

Ansell, Simon T

217

49

Williams, Simon K

217

50

Cobb, James E

216

51

Houska, Miroslav

216

52

Richardson, John R

216

53

Chandler, Cliff R

215

54

Cooper, Lawrence

215

55

Baker, Chris W

214

Simple Winning Chess

Startling Chess Opening Reportoire

56

Corkett, Anthony R

214

57

Wall, Gavin

214

58

Dunworth, Chris N

213

59

Vigus, James E

213

60

Watson, Ian R

213

61

Lee, Graham D

212

62

Devereaux, Maxim L

212

63

Hunt, Adam C

212

64

Moskovic, David M

212

65

Norris, A

212

66

Walker, David J

212

67

Mordue, A Tyson

211

68

Cobb, Charles A

211

69

Lyell, Mark

211

70

Povah, Nigel E

211

Chess Training

71

Buckley, Graeme N

210

Easy Guide to the Queen's Gambit Accepted

72

Pert, Richard

210

73

Lalic, Susan K

209

Trends in the Bird's Opening

Trends in the Blumenfeld

Trends in the Bogo-Indian

Trends in the Caro Kann: 4... Nd7

Trends in the Colle

Trends in the French Classical

Trends in the French Tarrasch

Trends in the Italian

Trends in the King's Indian Attack

Trends in the Nimzo-Indian Defence

Trends in the Scandinavian Vol 2

Trends in the Smith-Morra Gambit Vol 2

Trends in the Wade Defence Vol 2

Your Chess Questions Answered

74

Rudd, Jack

209

75

Allicock, Rawle A

209

76

Harari, Z

209

77

Tozer, Richard JD

209

78

Buckley, Simon T

208

79

Dishman, Stephen

208

80

McFarland, Robert S

208

81

Swanson, Stephen

208

82

Lewis, Andrew P

207

83

Rose, Matthew

207

84

Macklin, P

206

85

Beaumont, Chris R

206

86

Duncan, Chris R

206

87

Eames, Robert S

206

88

Tebb, David J

206

89

Twyble, Michael S

206

90

Dyce, Andrew

205

91

Kennaugh, Charles W

205

92

Hanley, Craig A

205

93

Georghiou, Paul T

205

94

Hanreck, Alan E

204

95

Rutherford, Luke E

204

96

Townsend, M Paul

204

97

Greet, Andrew N

204

98

Hague, Ben

204

99

Haslinger, Stewart G

204

100

Lund, D Brett

204

101

Thompson, Ian D

204

102

Graham, David B

203

103

Littlewood, John E

203

Chess Coaching

Chess Tactics

104

Ledger, Dave J

203

105

Simons, Martin J

203

106

Wade, Robert G

203

Chess Tactics - Puzzles for Beginners

107

Zeidler, Sven P

203

108

Conlon, Joseph P

202

109

Hadzimonolis, Antonios

202

110

Hammond, Andrew JC

202

111

Jakubovics, Nick S

202

112

Naylor, John

202

113

Rayner, Francis

202

114

Harley, Andrew D

201

115

Knox, Vic W

201

116

Oswald, Graeme E

201

117

Anderton, David W

201

118

Farndon, David A

201

119

Smith, Andrew P

201

120

Kenworthy, Gary

200

121

Kwiatkowski, Feliks J

200

122

Sands, David A

200

123

Sheldon, Ruth

200

124

Wastney, Scott

200

Other notable British players who for some reason or another are not on the above list

 

GM Raymond Keene Learn from the Grandmasters
World Champion Combinations
Aron Nimzowitsch: a Reappraisal
Batsford Chess Openings 2
Battle of the Titans
British Empire Club Chess Tournament, London, 1927
Chess for Absolute Beginners
Chess Tactics
A Complete Defence for Black
Duels of the Mind
Elementary Chess Openings
Gary Kasparov's Best Games
Heroes of Chess
How to Beat Gary Kasparov
How to Beat Your Chess Computer
How to Play Chess
How to Play the Opening in Chess
Introduction to Chess Strategy
Kasparov on the King's Indian
Kasparov V Short: the First Challenge
Keene on Chess
An Opening Repertoire for White
The "Times" Winning Chess
The "Times" Winning Moves 2
World Chess Championship: Kasparov Vs Anand
GM David Norwood Steve Davis Plays Chess
Advanced Chess
The "Daily Telegraph" Chess Puzzles
The Modern Benoni
Trends in King's Indian Attack
Vishy Anand
Winning with the Modern
GM Daniel King Choose the Right Move
English Defence
Kasparov V Deeper Blue
Closed Sicilian
The English Defence
How Good Is Your Chess?
How to Win at Chess
Winning with the Najdorf
World Chess Championship 1995
World Chess Championship, 1993
GM Glenn Flear Grandmaster Chess
New Ideas in the Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Open Spanish
IM Michael Basman Activators: Chess
Batsford Chess Course
Chess Openings
New St George
IM Graham Burgess 101 Chess Opening Surprises
Beating the Indian Defences
The Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
The Mammoth Book of Chess
The Mammoth Book of Greatest Chess Games
The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time
Chess Highlights of the 20th Century
The King's Indian for the Attacking Player
The Main Line King's Indian
New Classical King's Indian
New Ideas in the Alekhine Defence
The Queen's Gambit for the Attacking Player
Think Like a Chess Master: Gambits
Winning with the Smith-Morra Gambit
John Littlewood Chess Coaching
Practical Chess Endings

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