EUWE, Max (Machgielis)


EUWE, Max (Machgielis)
(1901–1981)
   Chess player. Euwe studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. In 1935, he became world chess champion by defeating Alexander Alekhine, to whom he lost the title again two years later. He wrote many books about chess, for example, Oordeel en plan: Het denkproces in het schaken, 1952 [English translation, Judgment and Planning in Chess, 1953]. Between 1970 and 1980, he was president of the World Chess Federation (called FIDE). In his daily life, Euwe had occupied, among other posts, the directorship of the Netherlands Automatic Data Processing Research Center and was professor of automatic in formation processing at the universities of Rotterdam and Tilburg, until his retirement in 1971.

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