The major work on Australian CJS Purdy, who won the first ever World Correspondence Championship, originally titled “CJS Purdy, His Life, His Games and His Writings.” His biography (by his wife), his writings and philosophy (over 200 pages of his best articles), and 50 deeply annotated games. Perhaps the best instruction book ever written. Belongs on every chess bookshelf quote from former World Champion Bobby Fischer. This revised edition has corrections, additions and much more.Chess Coach review I have often recommended this book by CJS Purdy as being one of the most readable and offering some of the best advice I have ever read. The book is actually a collection of Purdys magazine articles and as a bonus it contains his biography and a collection of his best games. What I really like is that you can open it up to any page, read an article and actually learn something. Purdy also had a knack for actually explaining things with words rather than just presenting the reader with long lines of analysis and saying White is better. Softback, 390 pages. Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.8 x 2 cm.