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Sat Aug 19 2006 1:19AM | edited: 8:45:28 | MsgID: 4975594


I present my review of the following book:

The Oxford Companion to Chess
By David Hooper, Kenneth Whyld, Publisher:Oxford University Press

this book has helped me immensely over the yrs. you can honestly read it solely for entertainment. it contains definitions of chess terminology, historical player bio's, game history,brief info on openings, anecdotal tidbits(yes i said tidbits)....too many things to list...a sort of encyclopedia. it can be useful for any level of player as it will add to your chess knowledge. beginners, please don't take this as to suggest that it will improve your playing ability but know that knowledge will help you improve your ability in the long run. i must also add that it could be hard to acquire, it's not exactly "new". possibly even new versions out there, i'm sure tenacious types can find it.
Best wishes