A Romp Through a Chess 'Companion'

A Romp Through a Chess 'Companion'

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Through the years, many of us have found David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld's, The Oxford Companion to Chess (1984; 2nd ed., 1992) to be an indispensable reference volume for a wide range of chess information.

Edward Winter, 'Chess Notes' 8298.

Whether you have a specific question to research or an answer to be found; or, if you are just wanting to browse through its pages, this Chess 'Companion' does not fail to provide accurate and authoritative information on 'all things chess.'

Obviously a book like this--as with chess 'encyclopedias' are limited in what information they can provide. The second edition has omitted some biographical entries and added a significant number of new pieces. Many entries have been revised and the authors have benefited from the help of others.

Reference works like this one provide a continuity between 'chess past' and 'chess present'--as well as in some ways anticipating 'chess future.' For now, we can benefit and enjoy this treasury of chess information and wisdom.  We will appreciate this 'Companion' of which Edward Winter said after the first edition appeared: 'It is a master-piece representing a landmark in the literature of our game' (British Chess Magazine).

This Crossword draws from this wonderful Chess 'Companion' (2nd ed.). While it is too much to think one can be a 'master' of a book like this (!), I hope the Clues will stimulate some interests and lead toward exploring some of the myriad dimensions of 'our game'! Enjoy!

I hope some interest have been sparked by this "Romp through a Chess 'Companion'"!

Answers to the Clues can be found by clicking on the View Solution button.

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