Max Euwe

Dutch chess player and mathematician

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).

Max Euwe, 1963.


  • 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.
    • In: Fred Reinfeld (1956) Why You Lose at Chess, p. 180
  • I honestly feel very humble when I study Capablanca's games.
    • In: David Hooper, ‎Kenneth Whyld (1996) The Oxford companion to chess, p. 69
  • Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation.
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