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|Mar-03-10|| ||whiteshark: <One should not allow oneself to be cramped for the sake of avoiding a very small theoretical disadvantage. |
<A small advantage in development will usually compensate for such slight troubles.
<Play a game of mobility and do not be scared by small theoretical weaknesses of whose actual significance you are not fully aware.>
-- Cecil J. Purdy
|Mar-27-10|| ||wordfunph: Australian Master CJS Purdy...one of my favorite chess book authors, Happy Birthday CJS!|
|Feb-18-11|| ||Benzol: <GrahamClayton> <Benzol,
Those 46 games included 2 Australian correspondence chess championships and the inaugral ICCF World Championship. Has any other player, either OTB or CC, achieved so much success with so few games?>|
Offhand I can't think of any. Maybe some player's run to the world title. I'm thinking of Capablanca and Fischer. And Botvinnik's win in the 1948 tournament. Do these qualify?
|Feb-23-11|| ||rapidcitychess: < In endings with bishops of opposite color, <<material means NOTHING, <position EVERYTHING. >>>>|
2+ pawns is often the material necessary for a win.
|Mar-27-11|| ||Benzol: Happy Birthday.
|Jun-27-11|| ||GrahamClayton: I was always intrigued why Purdy was born in Egypt, and I have found the reason why. His father, Dr JS Purdy, was the English representative on the International Quarantine Board in for the Suez Canal. The family moved to Hobart, and then to Sydney, where he remained for the rest of his life.|
|Aug-17-11|| ||Antiochus: [Event "Unknown"]
[White "Pundy,J "]
[Black "Karklins,A "]
1. e4 e5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Be2 Be7 5. c3 d5 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Qc2 a5 8. h3 b6 9. Nf1 Qd7 10. g4 Ba6 11. Ng3 Rfd8 12. Nf5 Bf8 13. Bg5 Qe6 14. h4 Rd7 15. h5 Nd8 16. Rg1 Nb7 17. N3h4 dxe4 18. dxe4 Bxe2 19. Qxe2 Nc5 20. Bxf6 Qxf6 21. g5 Qc6 22. g6 Nd3+ 23. Kf1 Nf4 24. gxf7+ Kh8 25. Ng6+ Qxg6 26. hxg6 Nxe2 27. Kxe2 Rad8 28. Rh1 Rd2+ 29. Kf3 h6 30. Rh2 Rxb2 31. Rg1 Rxa2 32. Rhg2 Rdd2 33. Kg4 a4 34. Kh4 a3 35. Nxh6 Be7+ 36. Kh5 Rd6 37. Rh2 Rf6 38. Nf5 1-0
|Sep-13-11|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
<" 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.
|Sep-27-11|| ||64rutor: Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers reports that Purdy's last words were "I have to seal a move", and that Purdy "wasn't even winning in the final position — Cecil wouldn't have mistaken a drawn position for a winning position."
|Oct-08-11|| ||brankat: Once a chess player, always a chess player!
To the end.
|Dec-16-11|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "n endings with bishops of opposite color, material means NOTHING, position EVERYTHING." >
|Mar-27-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Purdy.|
|Sep-24-12|| ||Chris1971: Perhaps the greatest teacher the game has ever known.......|
|Mar-27-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <His dying message to his brother: "I have a win, but it will take time!>|
Well, on the downside, he died, but on the upside, positionally speaking, he was Seddon Purdy at the time.
|Mar-27-13|| ||Shams: <Abdel> That's not half bad.|
|Mar-27-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <That's not half bad.>|
True. It's all bad. :-D
|Mar-27-13|| ||Jausch46: It is a pity that his best instructional chess books have no new editions. Amazon sells some used exemplars of the book which summarizes his legacy but not US residents cannot haveaccess to it. Can anybody help me to get second hand books from him? I would buy them.|
|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.|
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