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  1. 20 May '07 06:12
    It is a memorial to Max Euwe
    World Champion 1935-1937
    FIDE President 1970-1978
    If he was still alive today, he would turn 106.
    Please sign your name at the bottom as a sign of respect to him.

    EmLasker
  2. 20 May '07 06:17
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    It is a memorial to Max Euwe
    World Champion 1935-1937
    FIDE President 1970-1978
    If he was still alive today, he would turn 106.
    Please sign your name at the bottom as a sign of respect to him.

    EmLasker
    Worst player ever to be world champion.

    Signed demonseed.
  3. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    20 May '07 06:28 / 2 edits
    For EmLasker: rec´d.

    For demonseed: .

    Max Euwe is in the Pantheon of the World Champions.

    Helder Octávio Rodrigues Borges.
  4. 20 May '07 09:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Worst player ever to be world champion.

    Signed demonseed.


    said by the worst player ever to be RHP member...

    oh irony...
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    20 May '07 09:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Worst player ever to be world champion.

    Signed demonseed.
    Dont judge about things you dont understand.

    Euwe is the most underrated world champion and one of the most underrated great chess players.
  6. Standard member tension84
    Tension
    20 May '07 09:43
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Worst player ever to be world champion.

    Signed demonseed.
    Any player that can beat Alexander Alekhine is worth our respect and attention.. Comment wisely next time
  7. 20 May '07 11:30
    Now the tricky part.....how do you pronounce Euwe?

    It's not what most people think.
  8. 20 May '07 12:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Now the tricky part.....how do you pronounce Euwe?

    It's not what most people think.
    There are a lot of names that can't be pronounced correctly by foreigners.
    My own name is one example.
  9. 20 May '07 12:45
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    There are a lot of names that can't be pronounced correctly by foreigners.
    My own name is one example.
    Indeed...only someone from Holland could give us the definative answer. It's sort of a state secret though, they're not talking.
  10. 20 May '07 15:21
    Originally posted by tension84
    Any player that can beat Alexander Alekhine is worth our respect and attention.. Comment wisely next time
    Alekhine was pissed; when he give up drink for the rematch he trounced Euwe.

    If Euwe isn't the worst player to be chess world champion then who is?
  11. 20 May '07 15:27
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Alekhine was pissed; when he give up drink for the rematch he trounced Euwe.

    If Euwe isn't the worst player to be chess world champion then who is?
    Topalov
  12. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    20 May '07 15:36
    Originally posted by demonseed
    Alekhine was pissed; when he give up drink for the rematch he trounced Euwe.

    If Euwe isn't the worst player to be chess world champion then who is?
    "Alekhine was pissed; when he give up drink for the rematch he trounced Euwe."

    - Its popular myth created by Soviet GM A.Kotov (1913-1982) in his books about Alekhine. I would advice you to read Kasparov`s "My Great Predecessors" 1st and 2nd book where he have written about Alekhine and Euve and their matches.

    If Euwe isn't the worst player to be chess world champion then who is?

    What parameters do you use to find it out?
  13. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    20 May '07 15:36
    Originally posted by BLReid
    Topalov
    Was Topalov champion at all? Did he won Kasparov or Kramnik?
  14. 20 May '07 15:54
    Originally posted by Korch
    Was Topalov champion at all? Did he won Kasparov or Kramnik?
    Although I agree with your point, I also conceed that his title claim did have some merit. The fact that there was a "Unification" match with Kramnik means that his title was recognized to have some legitimacy. His conduct during the match, however, was clearly not World Champion calibur...and I was one of the many who quickly became former fans of Toppy. I'd much like to see a championship match between Kramnik and Anand.
  15. 20 May '07 19:00
    Originally posted by Korch
    [b]"Alekhine was pissed; when he give up drink for the rematch he trounced Euwe."

    - Its popular myth created by Soviet GM A.Kotov (1913-1982) in his books about Alekhine. I would advice you to read Kasparov`s "My Great Predecessors" 1st and 2nd book where he have written about Alekhine and Euve and their matches.

    If Euwe isn't the worst player to be chess world champion then who is?

    What parameters do you use to find it out?[/b]
    Interesting how you can supplant one myth for another with so authoritively.