Euwe's Gem

by Milica Knezevic on January 19, 2022

The Chess Game: E.Geller vs. M. Euwe, Zurich 1953

  • Enjoy the mastery of these two pplayers as you go over the board and discover new ways of making chess exciting. 
  • Let's notice: Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. O'Kelly Variation.
  • Chose Euwe or Geller for your side and think of all the possible moves you can make, come up with your own brilliant strategy. 

Who Was Efim Geller

  • Efim Petrovich Geller (8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet and Russian chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak.

  • He won the Soviet Championship twice (in 1955 and 1979) and was a Candidate for the World Championship on six occasions (1953, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1968, and 1971).

  • He won four Ukrainian SSR Championship titles (in 1950, 1957, 1958, and 1959) and shared first in the 1991 World Seniors' Championship, winning the title outright in 1992.

  • Geller was coach to World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov. He was also an author.

  • Geller grew up in Odessa, USSR, and was Jewish. He was a fine basketball player, and earned his doctorate in physical education before specialising in chess. His development as a top player was delayed by the inception of World War II.
Efim Geller

Who Was Max Euwe

  • Machgielis "MaxEuwe (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess player, mathematician, author, and chess administrator. He was the fifth player to become World Chess Champion, a title he held from 1935 until 1937.
  • Euwe served as President of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, from 1970 to 1978.
  • Euwe was born in the Watergraafsmeer, in Amsterdam. He studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam under the founder of intuitionistic logic, L.E.J. Brouwer (who later became his friend and for whom he held a funeral oration), and earned his doctorate in 1926 under Roland Weitzenböck.

  • Euwe taught mathematics, first in Rotterdam, and later at a girls' Lyceum in Amsterdam. After World War II, Euwe became interested in computer programming and was appointed professor in this subject at the universities of Rotterdam and Tilburg, retiring from Tilburg University in 1971. 

Max Euwe
  • Euwe published a mathematical analysis of the game of chess from an intuitionistic point of view, in which he showed, using the Thue–Morse sequence, that the then-official rules (in 1929) did not exclude the possibility of infinite games.
  • Euwe played his first tournament at age 10, winning every game. He won every Dutch chess championship that he entered from 1921 until 1952, and won the title in 1955;  his 12 titles are still a record. The only other winners during this period were Salo Landau in 1936, when Euwe, then world champion, did not compete; and Jan Hein Donner in 1954. He became the world amateur chess champion in 1928, at The Hague, with a score of 12/15.

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by Fritsy on May 24, 2022

Most underrated dutch chess player. Yet he has contributed more books.

by Ymor on May 24, 2022

I have read a lot of his chess books. My list will be chess master vs chess amateur, The Hague Moscow, Jose raul capablanca, and lots of more.


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