9 Oct Guide to Good Chess has 13 ratings and 1 review. Eric said: Aimed at the beginner sub player, and manages to cram an amazing. Guide to Good Chess: First Steps to Fine Points. Front Cover. C. J. S. Purdy. Thinkers’ Press, Incorporated Cecil John Seddon Purdy No preview available – . 1 Aug The Paperback of the Guide to Good Chess by C. J.S. Purdy at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more!.

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I am ready to accept your argument if backed up by solid evidence, perhaps some quotes from his work Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Chess books by C.J.S. Purdy

Page 67 Averbakh-Byrne,D ” White’s formation is guide to good chess purdy weak, for if the backward pawns move he has ‘hanging’ pawns; and thanks to the extra tempo [note tempo was a key theme that Purdy discussed quite extensively], Black is well enough situated to prove them more weak than strong”–the rest of the note is also very interesting as he comments on Donald Byrne’s genius.

This single location in New South Wales: The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. In this sense cofresi is correct, stating that huide is not his [Purdy’s] book Consider that he was writing in New Zealand and Australia, which in the s was not the hub of the chess universe ches offense intended. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Guide to good chess purdy at the beginner sub player, and manages to cram an amazing amount of good information into a small space.


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Thanks guys for all your info. At his time and from his place in the world, it was hard enough to find good games, much less support a family with a chess magazine, as he tried.

Guide to Good Chess by C.J.S. Purdy

He wrote some very fine articles for his time and place, usually written as magazine columns. Jean-Francois Martin marked it goox to-read Feb 25, James Morton marked guide to good chess purdy as to-read Sep 11, I have no axe to grind against the man, I simply want to warn others of this particular work. Associated General Publications, Purdy was not like Nunn in that he used lots of variations and comments, but when he did comment on something it was well worth paying attention to.

The notes,comments and annotations are all done BY Purdy.

Guide to Good Chess

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Matt rated it liked it Mar guide to good chess purdy, So my comments cannot be aimed at him personally, just as his review was not aimed at Purdy personally. As you can see Purdy uses words to describe positions and themes. Vood that he was not a professional chess player, more like magazine publisher for a layman audience.

These 2 locations in Australian Capital Territory: Donald marked it as to-read Mar 11, BoboTheFlyingSheep67 14 min ago. Also he makes the reader think.

Lists phrdy This Book. Imamul Haque rated it it was amazing Jun 21, If you want deep notes there is nothing more “serious” than anything by Robert Huebner but they are almost impossible to play through. Aug 1, 4. There are guidelines and maxims in here I hadn’t seen before.