Winner of the British Chess Foundation Book of the Year Award 1993.
David Hooper has represented Great Britain in chess and is a former British Correspondence Chess Champion. His books include A Complete Defence of 1 P-K4, A Pocket Guide to Chess Endgames, and The Unknown Capablanca (with Dale Brandreth). Ken Whyld, a former international player, is a renowned
bibliophile and chess researcher. He is the former editor of The Chess Reader and the author of a number of books, including Chess: The Records.
Will please anyone caught up in what has been called both the game of kings and the 64-square madhouse.--The Washington Post Book World
The standard basic reference source and an essential guide to all aspects of chess.--Norman D. Stevens, American Reference Books Annual