Max Euwe

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Machgielis (Max) Euwe (last name is pronounced /ø:wə/) (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess player. He was the fifth player to become World Chess Champion (1935–1937).


  • Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that would hardly inspire another man to send home a picture post card.
  • Highly cultured with interests in all fields of human knowledge, a man of impeccable comportment, great modesty ... one of the favorites of all chessplayers.
  • If the distinguishing feature of a genius is that he is far ahead compared with his epoch, then Morphy was a chess genius in the complete sense of the word.
  • I honestly feel very humble when I study Capablanca's games.

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