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Play like Max Euwe

Play like Max Euwe

Max Euwe was the fifth World Champion and defeated Alexander Alekhine in one of the biggest upsets in the history of chess. Watch how he did it by finding the moves in five of his greatest games!

  • Play Like Max Euwe: Euwe vs Fischer

    In 1957 Euwe played a casual match against the young Bobby Fischer. Fischer was already an amazing prodigy, but not yet a world-class opponent. See if you can find how Euwe taught Fischer a lesson he wouldn't soon forget.

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  • Play Like Max Euwe: Euwe vs Alekhine

    Euwe's played two World Championship matches against the great Alexander Alekhine. In 1935 Euwe shocked the world by taking the title from Alekhine. In 1937 Alekhine won a rematch. This game was essential in Euwe winning the championship!

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  • Play Like Max Euwe: Euwe vs Reti

    Richard Reti was a founder of the hypermodern chess style, where a player let the opponent occupy the center and then attacked it. However, in this game, Reti was attacked by Euwe's excellent hypermodern play. See if you can figure out how he Euwe pulled...

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  • Play Like Max Euwe: Euwe vs Landau

    Euwe helped to develop the theory of the Slav Defense by playing it frequently with both sides. In this game, he played a fantastic sacrifice and never gave his opponent, Saul Landau a chance. How did he do it?

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  • Play Like Max Euwe: Euwe vs Thomas

    George Thomas was a two time champion of English Chess, but not a player of Euwe's class. Watch how Euwe demolished his kingside with a brutal attack in a quiet-looking position!

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