Max Euwe Tournament 13 – 20 November 2011

On 26th November it will be thirty years since former World Champion Dr Max Euwe passed away. To honour his memory two groups of four will play a doubled round robin tournament from 14th to 20th November at the Public Library in Amsterdam.

Grandmaster Jan Timman has opened the event on 13th November by holding a simul performance. Additionally, there will be lectures in the evening throughout the week. On Wednesday afternoon there will be a fun children’s chess session with Jennifer Shahade and a viewing of “Long Live the Queen”, a chess film directed by Euwe’s granddaughter Esme Lammers. Look for the full program. Take also a look at ranking of the matches.

The Max Euwe Chess Tournament looks back on a wealth of chess history but also has a firm view to the future, as is reflected in the participants. The round robins and other events will connect us with important men and women from the chess world and with these great talents we shall celebrate the life of chess promoter Euwe.

Opening and Simul Jan Timman