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Max Euwe Tournament
13 – 20 November 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Live Games on www.euwetoernooi.nl

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.
 
The organisation has brought together an international field of male and female players both young and old: grandmasters Fridrik Olafsson, Paul van der Sterren, Zhaoqin Peng, Pia Cramling, Stuart Conquest, Monica Socko, Keti Arakhamia and Robin van Kampen.
 
Grandmaster Jan Timman will open the event on 13th November by giving a simul. Additionally, there will be lectures in the evening throughout the week about Max Euwe, computer chess and artificial intelligence. 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 Esmé Lammers.
 
The Max Euwe Chess Tournament looks back on a wealth of chess history but keeps a firm view towards the future too, 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.