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Purdy fills you in on the details, explains the whys, and makes it easier for you to improve—to be a very good player without large amounts of memorization. Even the elementary principles which begin this book have points not seen in other works of this type. His language is a bit unusual, making it easier to remember such things as "biffing the Bishop." He covers all three phases of a game: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. Lastly, a complete game is dissected for the purpose of showing how Purdy's Rules are used effectively. The best beginner's book on chess you will ever read.
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International Master C.J.S. Purdy was born in Australia and was the world's first Correspondence Chess Champion, and author of many chess periodicals from the 1930s to the 1970s. Ex-chess champion Bobby Fischer called Purdy the best teacher on chess.
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Book Description Thinkers Pr Inc / Chessco, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111888710047