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