Two Books About Chess Improvement “Guide to Good Chess” by C.J.S. Purdy, Thinkers’ Press, English Algebraic Notation, Paperback, pp., $ 17 Nov As I like to tell anyone who will listen, CJS Purdy is the best chess writer you’ve never You said it perfectly: Purdy’s Guide to Good Chess is pure wisdom. 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.

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Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 1. Skip to content Skip to search. The 10 general rules for endgame play in the Guide are among the most useful things I ever learned. Lastly, a complete game is dissected for the purpose of showing how Purdy’s Chesx are used effectively.

Sonny Wake rated it liked it Jul 19, His language is a bit unusual, making it easier to remember such things as “biffing purdyy Bishop. Lists What are lists?

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See details bood description of any imperfections. Guide to Good Chess by C. Apparently he died of a heart attack while playing over the board, and his last words were: Gooe he gives very useful and succinct rules and principles, Purdy constantly reminds the reader, “But — this is where mosts books fail to warn the student– before you go looking for a plan make sure there is no good combination available, i.

Dec 23, 1. I particularly liked the summary of all italicized points listed in the back. I’m an awesome player looking for an awesome club Jeth16Colderas 28 min ago. Charles added it May 09, Dec 24, 6. Cathy Chua rated it really liked it Dec 15, Brendan O’Malley rated it it was amazing Jul 10, What other books of his have you read?

Dec 23, 3. Mahdi Hosseini rated it really liked it Aug 18, Can a king mate a king?

Show More Show Less. Iain marked it as to-read Apr 13, Published North Sydney, N. Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct 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.

Guide to Good Chess

pury Guide to good chess: We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. I have only had his book a week or so and I look forward each day to reading it. Tal was famous for his wit as a chess journalist, but his book on the championship is often very restrained, perhaps out of respect for his great opponant. Guide chsss Good Chess 4. Kevn Burke marked it as to-read Jun 26, Edition 2nd paperback ed.

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Guide to Good Chess: First Steps to Fine Points – C. J. S. Purdy – Google Books

His ‘Guide to Good Chess’, as pages, is, page for page, the best source of pure undistilled chess wisdom I’ve ever read and I’ve read a LOT of chess books — not that you’d know if from my play. These 4 locations in All: There are guidelines and maxims in here I hadn’t seen before.

Each page is a gem. Hanzo Hatory marked it as to-read Dec 28, A number of games from the World Championship Match between Tal and Botvinnik are analyzed in Vols 1 and 2, and it is especially instructive and entertaining to compare Purdy’s comments with the notes by Tal purey in his classic book on the match. Purdy just calls a spade a spade and a blunder a blunder.

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