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    Australian chess history and publications (misc.)

    C J S Purdy was married in 1934 to Anne Crakanthorp (1915–2013), the daughter of twice Australian Chess Champion, Spencer Crakanthorp. The marriage produced two children,
    John and Diana. John died in 2011. He was survived by his wife, Felicity, and their sons Colin and Michael and families.

    About John Purdy: https://www.smh.com.au/national/ches...018-1lymf.html


    Diana was a keen chess player. She married leading New Zealand player Frank Hutchings in 1960. They produced two daughters, Fleur and Alexandra and a son, Ross, according to the account below.
    There were two other children, according to other accounts.


    http://newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchess...fs/2018-04.pdf Page 33.

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    There is a photograph of Felicity Purdy and her two adult sons Colin and Michael taken next to the "Resignation" sculpture created by Michael Purdy:

    http://www.greenwich.org.au/Newslett...ber%202015.pdf

    Michael is an award winning sculptor: http://www.michaelpurdysculpture.com.au/

    There is a Felicity Purdy, who is a Director at "Carers Australia": https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/a...elicity-purdy/

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    The Anderson Collection

    Magnus Victor Anderson, 1884 - 1966 was the original donor of chess literature to the State Library of Victoria.

    https://mvabennett.com.au/wp-content...AB-Profile.pdf

    The collection now has over 13,000 volumes of books, magazines and tournament reports. It is one of the largest chess collections in the world.

    Chess sets and the Chess and Bridge Collections are available at, The Ian Potter Queen's Hall mezzanine (Level 3) from 10 am till 5:00 pm daily.

    The collection can be searched online at: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover

    Searching for “C J S Purdy Chess Magazines” produced his extensive range of books but not his magazines. Some of his books are collections
    of his instructional articles taken from his magazines.

    Searching for “Chess Magazines” produced Purdy’s magazines which were generally attributed to The Australian Chess Federation plus an interesting
    array of state, junior and international publications.

    A pdf file of a publication can be emailed to you at the rate of $16.50 for 50 pages. (March 2020)

    https://delivery.slv.vic.gov.au/og.cgi?bib=1036183

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post

    A pdf file of a publication can be emailed to you at the rate of $16.50 for 50 pages. (March 2020)
    A valuable collection item no doubt, however the price is a tad too high!
    With that money one can purchase a pre-loved best seller chess book.

    Nevertheless, an interesting and useful piece of research thanks for posting!
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    "On The Move" re re launched

    June 2010

    Topolov V Anand, World Championship.

    Sydney International 2010.

    Joseph Henry Blackburne visits Melbourne.

    Max Fuller versus twelve year old Nigel Short.

    Material versus Development by IM Robert Jamieson.

    Local News.

    Jammo's Chess Puzzle.


    https://docplayer.net/133872090-On-t...his-issue.html
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    "On The Move" March 2011

    Stephen Solomon wins the Australian Masters with a performance rating of 2661.

    Esfera Review.

    Australian Open 2011.

    ACF Medal: Koshnitsky Medal presented by Evelyn Koshnitsky to Dr Kevin Bonham.
    Purdy Medal presented by John Purdy to David Cordover.

    Oceania Zonal 2011.

    Letters to Bob.

    Warm-Up Puzzles.

    Profile - Lajos Steiner.

    Greg Hjorth RIP.

    https://issuu.com/chessclub/docs

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    "On The Move" October 2010

    Victorian Championship 2010. Rujevic, Sandler, Goldenberg, Wallis, Stojic, Cheng, Morris.

    Anecdote from Jose Capablanca.

    Karlis Ozols Remembered.

    Local News.

    Chess Olympiad 2010.

    A Great Combination.

    The Most Entertaining Game Ever Played?

    Play It Again Sam. Sam Low by Robert Jamieson.

    Warm Up Puzzles.

    Famous Blunders.

    A Sense of Danger

    https://issuu.com/chessclub/docs/otm201010

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    "On The Move" September 2011


    Best In The West.

    Malaysia Chess Festival.

    Vic. Championship Play-off.

    Vic. Championship 2011.

    Akiba Rubinstein.

    Accidents Do Happen.

    Warm Up Puzzles.

    World Junior Championships.

    John Purdy RIP.

    Mighty Max.

    Letters to Bob.

    Fitzroy Skittles.

    Saucy Chess Limericks.

    Book Review

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    Older Colony being trounced by Newer Colony. BCM 1884 Page 48


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    God Bless Edward Winter

    Edward Winter is a chess journalist and historian who writes a regular column on chess history.

    There is an extensive column about C J S Purdy and just about everyone else at:

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/archives.html

    About Edward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward...ess_historian)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Edward Winter is a chess journalist and historian who writes a regular column on chess history.

    There is an extensive column about C J S Purdy and just about everyone else at:

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/archives.html

    About Edward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward...ess_historian)
    An extraordinary compendium in laudatory mode on the extraordinary lifetime written output of Purdy by the exacting and more-often-than-not curmudgeonly Winter that will repay multiple re-examinations.

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    Frank Crowl, the "Australian Nimzowitsch"

    Frank Crowl, 1902 - 1965, the “Australian Nimzowitsch”, by C J S Purdy July, 1946 via Edward Winter’s Chess Notes, 2010.

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/crowl.html
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    Frank Crowl

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Frank Crowl, 1902 - 1965, the “Australian Nimzowitsch”, by C J S Purdy July, 1946 via Edward Winter’s Chess Notes, 2010.

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/crowl.html
    A fascinating account from an authoritative source.

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    What is a Chess Combination?

    C J S Purdy and others discuss via Edward Winter's "Chess Notes".

    https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...mbination.html

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    C J S Purdy went to school with Errol Flynn.

    That is enough of an excuse for Edward Winter's https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...hollywood.html

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