The Search for Chess Perfection II - $59.95

by C. J. S. Purdy

"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. If you're in that D-A grouping, you will be delighted with Purdy's 'Search for Chess Perfection.' " International Master Jeremy Silman

Purdy's exposition is clear and orderly, offering numerous rules and carefully presented steps. Bruce Pandolfini, coach of Josh Waitzkin (Searching for Bobby Fischer) --Chess Life

Product Description
The greatest chess teacher of all time spent his years of writing and playing chess in Australia. His "Chess World", from which these chapters are taken, was considered by many, including Bobby Fischer, to be the best example of what a chess magazine should be. In addition to the 29 annotated games, there are 3 dozen plus chapters on many facets of chess explained in plain and entertaining English. In 1953 Purdy became the first to win the world's correspondence chess championship. His wife Anne Purdy provided his biography. A personal view of Purdy as a player was provided by J.N. Hanks. Included is a large section on combinations, two chapters of which were missing from the first two editions. A number of corrections have been made to the original and first revised editions.


Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Thinkers' Press, Inc.; 3rd rev edition (March 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888710330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888710335
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds