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Kenneth Whyld (6 March 1926 — 11 July 2003) was a British chess author and researcher, best known as the co-author (with David Hooper) of The Oxford Companion to Chess, the standard single-volume chess reference work in English.

Whyld was a strong amateur chess player, taking part in the British Chess Championship in 1956 and winning the county championship of Nottinghamshire. He subsequently made his living in information technology while writing books on chess and researching its history.

As well as The Oxford Companion to Chess, Whyld was the author of other reference works such as Chess: The Records (1986), an adjunct to the Guinness Book of Records and the comprehensive The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker (1998). He also researched more esoteric subjects, resulting in works such as Alekhine Nazi Articles (2002) on articles in favour of the Nazi Party supposedly written by world chess champion Alexander Alekhine, and the bibliographies Fake Automata in Chess (1994) and Chess Columns: A List (2002).

From 1978 until his death in 2003, Whyld wrote the "Quotes and Queries" column in the British Chess Magazine.

Shortly after Whyld's death, the Ken Whyld Association was established with the aim of compiling a comprehensive chess bibliography in database form and promoting chess history.

Whyld's library was later sold to the Musée Suisse du Jeu, located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland (as reported in number 152 of EG).
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Total Books: 6
Learn Chess In A Weekend
1999 - Learn Chess in a Weekend [#14 - Learn in a Weekend Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679422297
ISBN-10: 0679422293
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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Learn Chess in a Weekend
1997 - Learn Chess in a Weekend [Learn in a Weekend] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751302929
ISBN-10: 0751302929
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The Oxford Companion to Chess
1996 - The Oxford Companion to Chess (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192800497
ISBN-10: 0192800493
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Learn Chess in a Weekend
1993 - Learn Chess in a Weekend [Learn in a Weekend] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751300215
ISBN-10: 0751300217
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess The Records
Chess the Records (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780851124551
ISBN-10: 0851124550
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker
The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781901034028
ISBN-10: 190103402X
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