Sport: Peregrinating Chess

Last October the New York Times headlined a story: ALEKHINE'S MOVE STIRS CHESS FANS. This was no arrant sensationalism. Dutchman Max Euwe, chess champion of the world, was defending his title against One-time Champion Alexandre Alekhine. The move in question occurred in Haarlem during the sixth game of a 30-game peregrinating match (played in The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leyden, Delft). Dr. Alekhine opened with a queen's gambit and was met by a Slav defense. On his sixth move Dr. Alekhine suddenly offered to sacrifice a knight. Dr. Euwe nibbled his fingers and...

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