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By Max Euwe,Hans Ree

on the Crossroads of Chess historical past On March 24, 1946, the fourth global chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed on to the great beyond. He used to be the 1st – and nonetheless the single – champion to die whereas conserving the name. to choose a brand new champion, a robust quintuple round-robin was once held within the Hague and Moscow. The 5 most powerful avid gamers of the period, together with one former international champion, destiny international champions, and perennial contenders, took half in a grueling two-month, 25-round event. “The match-tournament of 1948 within the Hague and Moscow was once probably the most very important occasions within the heritage of chess. It produced a brand new international champion, Mikhail Botvinnik, and it used to be additionally the beginning of a brand new period within which the championship will be regulated via FIDE via an elaborate process of qualification tournaments that might functionality with merely small adjustments for decades.” (From the Foreword by means of Hans Ree) Max Euwe, the 5th international champion, wrote a the best option account of this old occasion. It contains a evaluation of all earlier encounters among the members, history details, in addition to all of the video games of the event, deeply annotated through Euwe. This interesting account is ultimately to be had in English. you're invited to stick to Mikhail Botvinnik, Vassily Smyslov, Sam Reshevsky, Paul Keres and Max Euwe as they conflict for the identify and the chess global begins its trip during the post-World conflict II period and the start of the Soviet hegemony.

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