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Max Euwe vs Harold Ostrom
Simul, 50b (1949) (exhibition), Vancouver CAN, Jan-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Fianchetto Variation Be6 Line (D09)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-21-18  Jean Defuse: ...

MAX EUWE IN VANCOUVER (17 January 1949)

"B.C.'s chess fans called Dr. Max Euwe, of Amsterdam, the 'master' in Alma Academy Monday night.

In five hours of brilliant simultaneous play against 50 opponents he proved why. Dr. Euwe, former world chess champion on a demonstration tour, won 43 games. He bowed his king to only W.E.F. Fillery and C.F. Millar, Vancouver, and H. Ostrom, North Vancouver. Draws were forced by B. Arden, North Vancouver, Clarence Carroll, Chilliwack, and R.J. Eminson and G. Panton, Vancouver.

Players from all over B.C. sat around the square of tables as bespectacled Dr. Euwe went from one to another, moving his pieces quickly, decisively. B.C. Champion A.M. Helman was among the distinguished players. The tournament finished at 1 a.m. Players noted each move in notebooks beside their boards for future study.

Dr. Euwe, one of the 'big five' taking part in the recent world championship at Moscow, was accompanied by Netherlands consul in Vancouver, Mr. Jonkheer F. Coenen van's Gravesloot and his wife. R.A. Douglas, president, B.C. Chess Federation, attended. Canon H.L. Roy was committee chairman."

[Vancouver Sun, Tuesday January 18, 1949]

Source: (p. 8-10)


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