Max Euwe Simultaneous in Vancouver

January 17, 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.R. Roy was committee chairman."

[Vancouver Sun, Tuesday January 18, 1949]


[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Vancouver"]
[Date "1949.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Euwe, Max"]
[Black "Craigie, Rolf (1 of 50)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D72"]
[PlyCount "91"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nb6 7. Ne2 O-O 8. O-O e5 9. d5 c6 10. Nbc3 Qe7 11. Qb3 c5 12. a4 Na6 13. a5 Nd7 14. Nb5 Nf6 15. Nec3 Ne8 16. Be3 Nd6 17. Nxd6 Qxd6 18. Nb5 Qe7 19. d6 Qe6 20. Qa3 Bd7 21. Nc7 Nxc7 22. dxc7 Rfc8 23. Qxc5 Bc6 24. b4 Bf8 25. Qc3 Bd6 26. Rfc1 Rxc7 27. Qd3 Re7 28. b5 Be8 29. Bf1 Rd7 30. Qc3 Qe7 31. Rab1 Rc7 32. Qd2 Bc5 33. Bxc5 Rxc5 34. Rxc5 Qxc5 35. Rc1 Qe7 36. a6 Rb8 37. Qc3 bxa6 38. bxa6 Rd8 39. Qc7 Qxc7 40. Rxc7 Rd7 41. Rc8 Re7 42. Bb5 Kf8 43. Ra8 f6 44. Bxe8 Rxe8 45. Rxa7 Kg8 46. Rb7 1-0

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Vancouver"]
[Date "1949.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Euwe, Max"]
[Black "Eminson, R.H. (1 of 50)"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E00"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Be7 7. O-O Nfd7 8. Bf4 O-O 9. e5 Re8 10. exd6 Bxd6 11. Bxd6 cxd6 12. Ne4 Nf6 13. Qe2 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 Nd7 16. d5 Nf6 17. Qd3 exd5 18. cxd5 Qd7 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. h3 Qb7 21. Rxc8 Rxc8 22. Rd1 Rc5 23. Qe3 Rxd5 24. Rxd5 Qxd5 25. Qe7 Qa8 26. Qxd6 h6 27. Qe7 Nd5 28. Qd6 Nf6 29. Ne5 Qb7 30. b4 Ne4 31. Qd8+ Kh7 32. Qd3 g6 33. Nxf7 Nxf2 34. Kxf2 Qxf7+ 35. Kg3 Qxa2 36. Qd7+ Kg8 37. Qe8+ Kg7 38. Qe5+ Kg8 39. Qe8+ Kg7 1/2-1/2

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Vancouver"]
[Date "1949.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Euwe, Max"]
[Black "Fillery, W.E. Frank (1 of 50"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E34"]
[PlyCount "64"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bd2 Nxd4 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Nxd5 Bxd2+ 10. Kxd2 Nxf3+ 11. exf3 Bxa4 12. Nxc7+ Ke7 13. Nxa8 Rxa8 14. Bd3 Rd8 15. Rac1 Nd5 16. Ke1 Nf4 17. Bf1 Rd5 18. g3 Nd3+ 19. Bxd3 Rxd3 20. Ke2 Bb5 21. Rc7+ Rd7+ 22. Ke3 Rxc7 23. Kd2 Rd7+ 24. Kc1 Bc6 25. Re1 Bxf3 26. Re3 Bc6 27. Kc2 f6 28. f4 Rd5 29. Kc3 e5 30. fxe5 fxe5 31. b4 a6 32. a3 Ke6 0-1

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Vancouver"]
[Date "1949.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Euwe, Max"]
[Black "Ostrom, Harold (1 of 50)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D09"]
[PlyCount "116"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. g3 Be6 6. Nbd2 Nge7 7. Bg2 Ng6 8. O-O Be7 9. a3 Rb8 10. b4 O-O 11. Bb2 Ngxe5 12. b5 Nxf3+ 13. Nxf3 Na5 14. Bxd4 Nxc4 15. Bxa7 Qxd1 16. Rfxd1 Ra8 17. Bd4 Rxa3 18. Rxa3 Nxa3 19. b6 cxb6 20. Bxb6 Nc4 21. Bd4 b5 22. Nd2 Nxd2 23. Rxd2 Rc8 24. Be4 b4 25. Bb2 b3 26. e3 f5 27. Bf3 Bb4 28. Rd4 Bc3 29. Bxc3 Rxc3 30. Rb4 Rc2 31. Kg2 b2 32. Bd1 Rd2 33. Bb3 Kf7 34. Rb7+ Kf6 35. Bxe6 Kxe6 36. Kf3 Kd6 37. h3 g6 38. g4 Kc5 39. gxf5 gxf5 40. e4 fxe4+ 41. Kxe4 Kc4 42. f4 Kc3 43. Rc7+ Kb3 44. Rb7+ Kc2 45. Rc7+ Kd1 46. Rb7 Kc1 47. f5 b1=Q+ 48. Rxb1+ Kxb1 49. f6 Rf2 50. Ke5 Kc2 51. Ke6 Kd3 52. h4 h5 53. f7 Ke4 54. Ke7 Ke5 55. f8=Q Rxf8 56. Kxf8 Kf5 57. Kf7 Kg4 58. Kf6 Kxh4 0-1