The Oxford Companion to Chess

The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on the game of chess written by David Vincent Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.[1] The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series.

The Oxford Companion to Chess

Details edit

The first edition of the book was published in 1984 by Oxford University Press. The second edition (1992) has over 2,500 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 1,327 named variations.

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

Editions edit

  • 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 edit

  1. ^ "The Oxford Companion to Chess". Goodreads. Retrieved 28 November 2017.