Euwe, Max

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Euwe, Max


Born May 5, 1901, in Watergrafsmeer. Dutch chess player. International grand master (1950); international-class official (1951).

Euwe graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1924. He has a doctorate in mathematics and has been a professor at the University of Tilburg since 1964. Euwe was repeatedly champion of the Netherlands from 1921 to 1960. He won first place and prizes at several major international tournaments from 1923 to 1958. He became world champion in 1935 after defeating A. A. Alekhin but lost the return match in 1937. In the 1940’s and 1950’s he was a challenger for the world championship. He took part in a tournament for the championship in 1948 and in a challengers’ tournament in 1953. In 1970–79 Euwe was president of the International Chess Federation.


In Russian translation:
Kursshakhmatnykh lektsii, 3rd ed. Moscow-Leningrad, 1936.
Urokishakhmatnoi igry, 2nd ed. Moscow-Leningrad, 1935.
Strategiia i taktika (v shakhmatnoi igre). Moscow-Leningrad, 1937.
Match Alekhin-Eive na pervenstvo mira: Sb. partii. Compiled by M. Euwe. Moscow-Leningrad, 1936.
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