Shopping Cart
In your cart are 0 items
Deutsch English
Search by manufacturers
Search by keyword:
* All prices incl. Tax
and plus Postage
Home New Products My Account Shoppingcart Checkout
Schach Grandmasters Lab DVD Serie
What's New?
Chess-Sets (43)
Chessboards (64)
Chesspieces (85)
DVDs->... (408)
Gift Certificates (5)
Reise-Schach-Sets (35)
Chessbooks->... (2108)
Crown (1)
E-Books (64)
Edition Marco (1)
Edition Olms->... (88)
powerHouse Books (1)
riva verlag (1)
Siles Press (1)
UL Press (1)
Everyman (308)
Gambit Publications->... (231)
Rattmann Verlag (8)
J. Beyer Verlag (101)
Quality Chess (181)
Kania Verlag (24)
New in Chess->... (323)
Russel Chessbooks (88)
Joerg Hickl (1)
Chess Basics (2)
Used Books->... (266)
Labate Chess (1)
Russian Chess House (12)
Kingpin Publishers (2)
Kaissiber (3)
Exzelsior Verlag (5)
Wiley Publishing (1)
Chess Informant (62)
Tirion Sport (5)
Mongoose Press (24)
Chess Stars (40)
KVDC (4)
Batsford (18)
CIRC (7)
McFarland (28)
Caissa Hungary (16)
Jussupow (9)
Moravian Chess (9)
Atlas (1)
The Chess Press (1)
Thinkers' Press (19)
BeoSing (3)
Cardoza Publishing (2)
Van Wijgerden (3)
Youth Chess Publ. (3)
Caissa Editions (4)
Dover Publications (1)
Hephaestus Books (1)
Edition Jung (4)
Chess Evolution (44)
Scribner (1)
Echo Publications (1)
De Bezige Bij (2)
Skyhorse Publishing (1)
Convekta (1)
JugendSchachVerlag (1)
Charles C. Thomas (1)
William Lombardy (1)
Ishi Press (11)
Lulu (6)
LCCP (2)
Marchant (1)
Verlag ChessCoach (12)
Brackeler Schachlehrgang (5)
Edizioni Del Faro (1)
Metropolitan Chess (3)
ChessCafe (1)
Thinkers Publishing (22)
Quinto (2)
Nieuwe Druk (1)
The Chess Player (3)
Bloomsbury (1)
John Murray (1)
Schachtherapeut (3)
Warum Schach Verlag (1)
Chess Clocks (22)
Chess Software (245)
Chesscomputer (114)
Specials (1)
Accessoires (15)
DVD Downloads (81)
DGT-Bretter+Figuren (61)
Backgammon (23)
Go - Go Bang
More Boardgames (3)
Chessbase->... (434)
Chess-Magazines (2)
Tourney-Software (2)
Luxury (1)
Poker->... (1)
Karten-Spiele (5)
Shogi (4)
PC Security
Second Hand Schach (25)
Chesstrainer (2)
DGT Smart Board
Schachgeflüster Topschach
Komplettes Repertoire gegen 1.c4
My Search For Chess Perfection 34.95EUR
incl. Tax
plus Postage

My Search For Chess Perfection New Title Edition
by C.J.S. Purdy, John Hammond,
Robert Jamieson

Publisher: Thinkers' Press, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-1-888710-42-X
Pages: 418
Language: English

My Search For Chess Perfection; a remarkable treatise on everything about your becoming a stronger, more effective chess player, authored by one of the best chess writers ever- C.J.S. Purdy.

The lasting mark this Australian left with chess players, through articles like the ones in this book, contain some of the most thoughtful, useful, and entertaining examples ever to come from a chess master's "pen" for intermediate-level players. He also had no problem in disagreeing with established "authorities".

CJS Purdy spent much of his life "searching for perfection"' concerning his favorite game. In 1953 he attained a form of that perfection when he became the world's first correspondence chess champion. Besides being a profound thinker he was also an excellent teacher. Purdy died in 1979 though his
teachings have succeeded in outliving him.


Acknowledgements ...4
Foreword ...5
Biographical Details ...9
Tournament and Match Record ...10
The Publisher's Comments ...12
1 C.J.S. Purdy - His Life ...13
2 C.J.S. Purdy - His Writings ...43
3 C.J.S. Purdy - His Games ...313
Purdy's Games ...314
The 'Search' Index ...393
Index of Openings ...414
Index of Articles ...415
Colophon ...416
The Purdy Library of Chess ...417

Bobby Fischer:

"The greatest chess teacher of all time belongs on every chess bookshelf"

Rainer Schnelle:
"This is for me the first book on chess I have encountered that
really puts first things first and explains a systematic method for thinking about any chess position. Even though the author makes very interesting remarks about strategical points he never
forgets to remind you about the tactical problems on the board
and a systematic way of taking care of these. For me definitely
the most helpful book on chess that I've ever read."

Frederic Woodbridge:
"If this book were Juliet, I'd be it's Romeo. There aren't enough superlatives I could lavish on Purdy's writing. There were
so many "AHA!" moments when reading that my wife thought
I was having an epileptic fit! Purdy's prose is superior yet
completely comprehensible. The reader immediately sees his
point. Beg, borrow or steal this book, it IS that good.

Paul Kane, The Compulsive Reader:
" Purdy was a prolific writer, and his writing was of such a consistently high qualify; tihat the selection of instructional
articles for inclusion in,the book must have presented quite a problem. At any rate, we get a generous sampling of the good man's Wares. These articles are at the book's heart and cover a wide range of topics: the endgame, planning and positional play, the center, the use of pawn sacrifices for the initiative, piece-play, advice on how to reduce oversights and avoid traps, and much else besides."

An Amazon Reader:
"CJS Purdy is a chess student's best friend! He is a teacher who understands his students, and brings them along, gently, yet with some push, to a greater understanding of the game. This book should be in every player's library. Thinker's Press is to be
commended for their reprints of Purdy's works (just about anything Thinker's Press puts out is worth purchasing!), and I hope that more of this great writer's material will be gathered, updated, and set in AN (with lots of diagrams!) for Purdy fans everywhere!"

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 14 December, 2010.
Related Products
Related Categories
PicoChess - Chesscomputer for DGT-Sets
Alter Preis:99.95EUR
Neuer Preis: 79.95EUR*
My Search For Chess Perfection
My Search For Chess Perfection
The Chess Gospel According to John
The Chess Gospel According to John
Lasker & His Contemporaries #6
Lasker & His Contemporaries #6
Lasker the Ultimate Streetfighter
Lasker the Ultimate Streetfighter
Zuke 'Em Expanded Edition
Zuke 'Em Expanded Edition
Wir versenden mit DHL
DGT Bretter und Figuren
DGT Pi 60 neue Engines
Bobby Fischer - Die Analyse - von GM Niclas Huschenbeth
Monday 18 October, 2021   -   45202317 requests since Monday 07 April, 2008
Copyright © 2021 topschach