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Originally published  1984
Editor  David Vincent Hooper
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Author  David Vincent Hooper
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The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series.

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The first edition of the book was published in 1984 by Oxford University Press. The second edition (1992) has over 2500 entries, including rules, terms, strategies, tactics, over 500 brief biographies of famous players, and entries on more than 700 named openings and opening variations. In the back of the book is a comprehensive index of opening variations and sub-variations, listing 1327 named variations.

The book also discusses chess from other countries (such as shogi), chess variants (such as three dimensional chess), and some forms of fairy chess.

Editions

  • First published in 1984 by Oxford University Press
  • Reissued in paperback (with corrections) in 1987 by Oxford University Press
  • Second edition published in 1992 by Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-866164-9
  • Paperback version of the second edition in 1996 ISBN 978-0-19-280049-7
  • References

    The Oxford Companion to Chess Wikipedia


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