Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Cecil Purdy.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

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

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

c)
Black to Move and Win.
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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