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In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe.
Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who was actually an amateur -- Euwe was a mathematics teacher by profession. Every other world champion, from Steinitz until today, made his livelihood f... Read More