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The Oxford companion to chess

Author: David Hooper; Ken Whyld
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, Bath, Avon, Great Britain : Printed . . . by The Bath Press Ltd. 1992. ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The first edition of The Oxford Companion to Chess, published in 1984, won an outstanding reputation for its accuracy and interest. Written by the same authors, this new edition retains the original groundplan but is around 20 per cent longer. All entries have been scrutinized, revised, and updated to take account of the most recent events and the latest research. There are hundreds of completely new entries  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hooper, David, 1915-
Oxford companion to chess.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)631713288
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hooper; Ken Whyld
ISBN: 0198661649 9780198661641
OCLC Number: 25508610
Notes: Includes "Index of named openings and variations" (pages [461]-480).
Description: 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld.
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This practical guide to all aspects of the game has been revised and updated to include over 160 new biographies (most of them of today's players), more names of openings, many more technical terms,  Read more...

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   schema:reviewBody ""The first edition of The Oxford Companion to Chess, published in 1984, won an outstanding reputation for its accuracy and interest. Written by the same authors, this new edition retains the original groundplan but is around 20 per cent longer. All entries have been scrutinized, revised, and updated to take account of the most recent events and the latest research. There are hundreds of completely new entries including over 160 new biographies (most of them of contemporary players), several hundred more names of openings, and many more technical terms. In addition, virtually all of the game scores and compositions are new to the book and there are more of them than before. The Companion is intended to provide an overview, with a historical coverage ranging from the earliest myths describing the game's invention right up to the semifinals of the 1993 World Championship cycle. It embraces all branches of the game, including over-the-board play, correspondence chess and other forms of telechess, problems, and major regional variations, such as Chinese and Japanese chess, as well as various unorthodox forms. Types of entry include biographies of all the major figures, named openings and their variations (linked to a tabulated index of openings by moves), laws, strategies, playing and problem terms, and a host of topics such as computers and chess, philately and chess, and the representation of the game in literature, art, theatre, and film. Alphabetical arrangement of the 2,600 entries and the network of linking cross-references ensure easy access to what J. R. Feagin, reviewing the first edition in Choice, called 'a veritable gold mine of historical, sociological and technical information on the most ancient of board games'."--BOOK JACKET." ;
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