The Oxford Companion to Chess

The Oxford Companion to Chess

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The Oxford Companion to Chess is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the game from the earliest myths describing the game's invention right up to recent World Championship competitions. For the second edition, all entries have been scrutinized, revised, and updated, maintaining the book's reputation for authority and accuracy. * Over 2,500 entries covering named openings, laws, and strategies * Biographies of all the major figures * Embraces all branches of the game, including correspondence chess and other forms of telechess, and regional variations such as Chinese and Japanese chess, as well as various unorthodox forms * A host of topics such as computers and chess, philately and chess, and the representation of the game in literature, art, theatre, and film This book is intended for will appeal to chess players of all levels, from the professional to general readers who wish to know more to aid their enjoyment of the game.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 40mm | 780.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed of 2 Revised ed
  • halftones, 530 chess diagrams, bibliography
  • 0192800493
  • 9780192800497

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"Will please anyone caught up in what has been called both the game of kings and the 64-square madhouse."--The Washington Post Book World"The standard basic reference source and an essential guide to all aspects of chess."--Norman D. Stevens, American Reference Books Annualshow more

About David Hooper

David Hooper has represented Great Britain in chess and is a former British Correspondence Chess Champion. His books include A Complete Defence of 1 P-K4, A Pocket Guide to Chess Endgames, and The Unknown Capablanca (with Dale Brandreth). Ken Whyld, a former international player, is a renowned bibliophile and chess researcher. He is the former editor of The Chess Reader and the author of a number of books, including Chess: The Records.show more

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