The Search for Chess Perfection II One of the Best Chess Teachers Ever by C.J.S. Purdy
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Publisher: Thinkers' Press, 2006 Edition: Paperback large ISBN 13: 9781888710304 ISBN: 1-888710-30-6 Pages: 390 Language: English
A remarkable treatise on everything about you becoming a stronger, more effective chess player, authored by one of the best writers ever - CJS Purdy.
The lasting mark this Australian left with all chess players, through articles like the ones in this book, contain some of the most thoughtful, useful, and entertaining examples ever to come from a chess master's penn for average players - and he wasn't afraid to disagreeing with the established chess authorities either!
Contents: C.J.S. Purdy - His life (31 pages of biography by Anne Purdy) C.J.S. Purdy - The Writer (268 pages with Purdy articles on all aspect of the game) C.J.S. Purdy - The Player & His Games (79 pages)
Bobby Fischer said about 'The Search for Chess Perfection II' that no chess library should be without this book.
Cecil John Seldon Purdy spent much of his life "searching for perfection" concerning his favorite game. In 1953 he attained a form of perfection when he became the world's first correspondence chess champion.
Besides being a profound thinker he was also an excellent teacher. Purdy died in 1979.
Jeremy Silman: "This book offers more key advice and instructional punch than a dozen other books sitting on a bookstore's shelf. Purdy's ability to communicate with the average player (a rare skill!) puts him at the forefront of chess teachers."
Don Aldrich, ChessToday: "I seriously undertook this method several years ago, and at age 50 ran my rating from 2000 to 2250 with some very good results."