Chess Jargon Reference books

The Oxford Companion to Chess by David Hooper & Kenneth Whyld

This is a great reference book for looking up chess terms. Did you think that "Skittles" was the same as blitz chess in that a clock is used for example? (I did when I was reading Fischer's annotations in My 60 memorable games!) Your wrong! Skittles is "casual or friendly game or games played fast and without a clock". The book is also very strong on player biographies showing photos and key games.

Reviewer: Tryfon

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