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|Mar-27-13|| ||JimNorCal: He gave much excellent practical advice. I don't have an exact quote, but he said something like: "If you can't find a move, then at least find a way to make your least valuable piece more active."|
|Mar-27-13|| ||IndigoViolet: Does he give any advice on figuring out what one's least valuable/most inactive piece might be?|
|Mar-27-13|| ||IndigoViolet: <Amazon sells some used exemplars of the book which summarizes his legacy but not US residents cannot haveaccess to it.>|
You can order second hand books from anywhere, but I'm staggered by the prices for a paperback that's only 15 years old: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...
|Mar-27-13|| ||TheFocus: Actually, you can get a lot of Purdy's books at http://isbndb.com/d/publisher/think....|
Bob Long has been reprinting Purdy's books. You may have to get on his mailing list though.
|Nov-21-13|| ||Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔
< "In endings with bishops of opposite color, material means NOTHING, position EVERYTHING." >
I like the use of CAPITALS.
|Oct-24-14|| ||ljfyffe: As the home nation of the first CC World Champion, C.J.S. Purdy, Australia will always have a special place in CC history. <lCCF Gold>|
|Feb-10-15|| ||Chessical: <CHESS CHAMPION>
Mr Cecil J. S Purdy, who won the NSW Chess Championship at the School of Arts Club last night is only 22 years of age.
He is a son of Dr. J. S. Purdy. Metropolitan Medical Officer of Health, and was born at Port Said. After several years in New Zealand he came to Sydney, and was 13 when he began chess. He received useful instruction from from Mr. L.S.Crakanthorp father of Mr. Spencer Crakanthorp, ex-champion of New South Wales and New Zealand, and present champion of Australia.
Only a year after Mr. Purdy learned the moves he was encouraged by the late A.E.N. Wallace, then Suite champion to enter for the State tourney of 1923. The youth finished halfway up the list. Mr. Wallace and Mr. Purdy drew in a game which lasted seven hours.
He returned to New Zealand, to win at Nelson The Dominion Championship of
1924 at the age of 17. He competed twice for the championship of Australia — Sydney 1926 and Perth 1928. Both events were won by Mr. Spencer Crakanthorp, and each time Mr. Purdy took third prize, with only one point behind the top.
His interstate telegraphic record is five wins, one draw, two losses. He has given exhibitions of simultaneous chess in Wellington, N.Z, Melbourne. Perth, and Sydney, taking on 12 opponents at once without ever losing a game.
He will compete in the next New Zealand Championship tourney,which starts Boxing Day at Wanganul.
Mr. Purdy has other activities besides chess. He is a tennis enthusiast, is editor of the 'Australian Chess Review' and is completing an arts course at Sydney University.
<Source: "Evening News" (Sydney, NSW) Friday 15th November 1929. Page 2.>
|Apr-08-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is as much a mystery as women> - Purdy.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Any material change in a position must come about by mate, a capture, or a Pawn – promotion> - Cecil Purdy|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Pawn endings are to chess what putting is to golf> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <I maintain that in every position that arises, we should deliberately search, among other things, for pieces which have no retreat. If we see one, we automatically look to see if it can be netted> - C.J.S. Purdy.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <Methodical thinking is of more use in chess than inspiration> - Cecil Purdey.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <If the student forces himself to examine all the moves that smite, however absurd they look at first glance, he is on his way to becoming a master of tactics> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-21-15|| ||TheFocus: <An open game can never be forced upon you, whether you are Black or White; a close game always can> - Cecil Purdy, Chess World.|
|May-21-15|| ||diceman: His wife was Purdy!|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess players may be divided into three classes: those who don’t know the principles, and are therefore very weak; those who know the principles and are less weak; and those who know how weak the principles are, and are strong> - C. J. S. Purdy.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <You will never avoid oversights by grim determination; what is needed is a trained eye> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is even more important to look around than to look ahead> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-28-15|| ||TheFocus: <Examine moves that smite! A good eye for smites is far more important than a knowledge of strategical principles> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-29-15|| ||TheFocus: <If the student forces himself to examine all moves that smite, however absurd they may look at first glance, he is on the way to becoming a master of tactics> - Cecil Purdy.|
|May-30-15|| ||TheFocus: <Methodical thinking is of more use in Chess than inspiration> - Cecil Purdy.|
|Nov-03-15|| ||offramp: Chess Note 9571, Purdy and Fischer, reveals that by the 1970s Cecil John Seddon Purdy had taken to wearing a brobdingnagian syrup which can be seen in all its glimmering, sentient glory in this picture: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/....|
The gigantic postiche had a rating of 2120.
|Mar-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, CJS Purdy.
One of chess's greatest writers.
|Oct-06-16|| ||Gottschalk: "In endings with bishops of opposite color, material means NOTHING, position EVERYTHING." Purdy|
This phrase contains a terrible logic
She reminds me of Hitler speaking to not back down
on the Russian front, despite the equipment failure.
This is of course a endgame concept. Someone who make this their motto in his life or in their chess games he should not be considered mad or stubborn.
Rather, it is an idiot who never will gain success as chessplayer.
|Oct-06-16|| ||JimNorCal: From 2013:
JimNorCal: ... he said something like: "If you can't find a move, then at least find a way to make your least valuable piece more active."
IndigoViolet: Does he give any advice on figuring out what one's least valuable/most inactive piece might be?
Yes. Purdy's books, imho, have enormous value for beginners because they are so practical and contain numerous concrete examples. One is left feeling that, while you may never rise to a level where you can take on the top players, you can certainly achieve a level where you need feel no shame for your play.
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