C.J.S. Purdy's Fine Art of Chess Annotation - Vol. 3
251 Seiten, kartoniert, Thinkers' Press, 1. Auflage 2002
Aus der Reihe »C.S.J. Purdy Gold Chess Series«
Cecil John Seddon Purdy was a bona-fide original thinker, explorer, and discoverer, much like the late physicist Richard Feynman. Besides
writing about and playing chess, he thought about origins, its rules, and its best games by its best players-and sometimes he would disagree with the results of others. Genius does what it wants, and it often suffers as a result.
However, the rewards of his insightful genius are now bearing fruit and a whole new world has discovered the writings of this master teacher and player.
In 1953 Purdy became the First Correspondence Chess Champion Of The World-in a notoriously difficult sport-while residing in Australia! Concurrently he was also publishing his small, but powerful, chess magazine, aptly named, Chess World.
Volume 1 contained 100 annotated master-level, and above, games. Volume 2 offered 120 annotated master-level, and above, games along with 13 separate "how to improve" articles.
Volume 3, continuing in the same style contains 70 annotated games of CJS Purdy as well as an additional 30 annotated games of his tactically gifted son John, also an Australian Champion. In addition, 6 articles and a number of essays add to the flavor of learning, such as: The Road to 2000; Psychoanalyze Your f-Pawn; How to Plan; The Element of Chance in Chess; and How to See Combinations.
Besides the many diagrams, there is an index of openings, and information on the Purdy Library of Chess.
Dr. Ralph J. Tykodi, compiled the games and articles for all the recent Purdy projects. He and his wife Lois live in Massachusetts.
004 Explanation of Symbols
008 Part 1. 70 Over-the-Board Games of CJS Purdy
117 Part 2. 30 Games of John Purdy
159 Part 3.
159 Purdyisms (Observations, Philosophies, Sayings, Thoughts)
203 The Strategic Retreat
209 The Purdy Player
217 The Road to 2000 (How to Become an Expert)
223 Purdy Observations (The Nature of Chess)
228 Psychoanalyze Your f-Pawn
232 A Lesson on "Pawn Islands" and Blockade
234 Bishop Versus Knight
240 How to Plan
244 The Element of Chance in Chess
248 How to See Combinations
251 Index of Openings
252 The Purdy Library of Chess