Sport: Chess Champion

Last October in Amsterdam's Hotel Carlton, careful hands hoisted a huge white tomcat onto a small table set on a dais. Cautiously the beast sniffed at a checkered board, turned away disinterested. Soon afterward two bespectacled, scholarly-looking gentlemen sat down at the same table, studied the board for five hours, occasionally moved a figure on it.

Last week the younger, more methodical of the two. Dr. Max Euwe, was the new world chess champion. A mathematics teacher at the Girls' Lyceum in Amsterdam, he puzzled stolidly over his plays while Dr. Alexandre Alekhine fidgeted and squirmed in the chair opposite him,...

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