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Cecil Purdy vs Allen Lewis Miller
C. C. L. A. (1947), Australia
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1-0



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  Richard Taylor: This is quite an amazing game by Purdy. He annotates it in his book (posthumously so to speak) called 'How Purdy Won' 1983.

Before move 30. he says of move 27. ... Kd7?! that 27. ... Rb8 gave Black chances to win (Purdy himself admits he had gone wrong with 15. Bxh6? and analyses 15. a4 which he gives 2 !! and it sets some real problems for Black, although I haven't looked with a computer)

But when Black played 27. ... Kd7 (instead of the more complex 27. ... Rb8) he says (after some analysis):

"It is understandable that Black did not want to risk unnecessary complications, and thought to take the sting out of White's K-side action in advance. This, however, gave me a diabolical idea."

Then he gives a diagram before move 30. So I studied it the other day and eventually came up with the move Purdy played (and some of the relevant varitations). So it might be worth others doing that as a kind of test.

The analysis for moves 15 and 27 are quite extensive and there is some commentary after move 30 which is a great move and plan.

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