The Australian Cecil Purdy because the first World Correspondence Champion and this is his gripping tale of victory over all the odds.
How Purdy Won recounts the journey of the world’s first correspondence chess champion, Cecil Purdy. Included are the hardest games of Purdy’s life. Through 6 years of correspondence play, Purdy was constantly learning. Now, he is sharing the secrets he learned with you. Former World Champion Bobby Fischer raved about the chess writings of CJS Purdy. In Purdy’s lifelong writings, he came to concrete conclusions about chess, and how it should be learned, as a result of this deep reflection.
How Purdy Won was Cecil Purdy’s account of his road to victory in winning the 1st World Correspondence Chess Championships. A unique book since Cecil was the World Champion but was also an excellent writer explaining his ideas while playing in the grueling competition. An excellent book and modern day classic.
Highly recommended! Softback 176 pages. Dimensions 153 x 229 x 12mm, 270g.ISBN 0938650807