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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Cecil Purdy.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Black mates in 4.
William Viner vs Cecil Purdy, Sydney, 1926
8/1p4rk/p1b3r1/2P4q/1P6/P2QRP1p/5P1P/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4 if Qf1 Bxf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Gregory Koshnitsky vs Cecil Purdy, Perth, 1929
1q2r1k1/3R1p2/5bn1/1pB3PK/2p1b3/6N1/1P5P/3Q1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4 if Qg4 Bf3 ]

c)
Cecil Purdy vs Solomon Merkel, Sydney, 1930
r2qk2r/p1pn1ppp/1p1bpn2/1B3b2/3P4/1QN1PN2/PP3PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bc6 Rb8 e4 Bg6 e5 ]

d)
Cecil Purdy vs G Hastings, Australia, 1933
5r1k/6pp/B2R2n1/8/4P3/6Q1/6PK/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 ]

Cecil Purdy puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
L Spinks vs Cecil Purdy, corr., 1945
1rr3k1/pQ3pbp/4b1p1/q7/8/1P4N1/P2B1PPP/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5+ if Ne4 Bxe4+ Qxe4 Rxb3+ ]

b)
Cecil Purdy vs John Hanks, Melbourne, 1949
2k4r/pp3ppp/1qp5/3rN3/Pb1Pb3/1Q6/1P3PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4 ]

c)
Gregory Koshnitsky vs Cecil Purdy, Australia, 1949
6k1/1p1r1pp1/p5bp/3q4/1P1nr3/P2B1N2/1Q3PPP/R2R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3 w/...Rxb4 ]

d)
Ortvin Sarapu vs Cecil Purdy, Australia, 1952
r2q1rk1/pp2ppbp/8/3n1p2/8/4BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 w/...Bxb2+ ]


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