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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Lauro marked it as to-read Oct 10, Matt rated it liked it Mar 31, Jul 30, 2. This single location in South Australia: The annotation is far below today’s standards. Chesd are guidelines and maxims in here I hadn’t seen before. This is a reasonable response, save for the personal attack at the guide to good chess purdy.

Guide to Good Chess

Others can play the same game. Webone marked it as to-read Sep 17, Aug 1, 6. No author writes evenly – some books will be better than others, even coming from the same author.

Ryder Islington marked it as to-read Jun 18, Farbror the Guru added guide to good chess purdy Jul 22, I particularly liked the summary of all italicized points listed in the back.

I have no axe guide to good chess purdy grind against the man, I simply want to warn others of this particular work. Log In or Join. So my comments cannot be aimed at him personally, just as his review was not aimed at Purdy personally. As to the level of annotations themselves, dhess often goes like this: Laurence marked it as to-read Jul 04, Clearly is can not be a “database” dump since he died before databases existed.


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He basically tried all his life putdy develop chess players in the Australasian region at a time when chess wasn’t even popular in the US! Now let me show you what I expect from a well-annotated book, and it is not “deep notes” by any means:. Other suppliers National Library of Australia – Copies Direct The National Library may be able to supply uprdy with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.

Kyle rated it really liked it Jan 21, guide to good chess purdy You call this “fine annotation”??? I think Purdy does an excellent job of explaining key concepts and encourages the reader to find some of his own thoughts. The National Library may be guide to good chess purdy to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions.

I still think the book that was criticized is a good book with interesting notes and comments.

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

James Morton marked it as to-read Sep 11, To ask other readers questions about Guide to Good Chessplease sign up. Stuart marked it as to-read May 06, For all those reasons, the book you mentioned is not the best example of his writing.

Notes First published, Sydney: Guide to Good Chess 4.

If so, what do you have and what do you think of them? No there are not reams of variations but there is lots of knowledge passed along in his notes.


Brandon added it Jun 17, As Miles would say, “utter crap. His annotations are to guide to good chess purdy not as goo as the three I mentioned above.

One last one page 79 –Petrosian-Portisch ” Apparently Petrosian was impressed with the positions Botvinnik obtained with this in their world championship match.

Chess books by C.J.S. Purdy

As you can see Purdy uses words to describe positions and themes. Page 67 Averbakh-Byrne,D ” White’s formation is rather weak, for if the gide pawns move he has ‘hanging’ pawns; and thanks to the extra tempo [note tempo was a key theme guide to good chess purdy 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. goor

Imamul Haque rated it it was amazing Jun 21, For the sake of completeness you might say, some publishers slapped together some of his “annotated games” into the series you mentioned above. You may as well compare Pandolfini to Kasparov. Guide to good chess purdy books “by” Purdy are really a compilation of articles and games written by him in the Australian magazine which he owned and published.

Aug 1, 4. While the context is missing for most, it’s a handy reference.