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World Chess Championship 1927

Alekhine vs. Capablanca

The 1927 World Chess Championship was played between José Raúl Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine, in Buenos Aires from September 16 to November 29, 1927. Alekhine, a Russian, became a naturalised French citizen during the match (on November 5[1]).

ResultsEdit

The first player to win six games would be World Champion.[1]

World Chess Championship Match 1927
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Wins Total
  José Raúl Capablanca (Cuba) 0 = 1 = = = 1 = = = 0 0 = = = = = = = = 0 = = = = = = = 1 = = 0 = 0 3 15½
  Alexander Alekhine (France) 1 = 0 = = = 0 = = = 1 1 = = = = = = = = 1 = = = = = = = 0 = = 1 = 1 6 18½

Alekhine won the Championship, scoring +6−3=25.[2]

NotesEdit

1.^ It has been suggested that if it reached 5-5 the incumbent (Capablanca) would retain the title, but it is unclear whether this is the case.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edward Winter's Chess Notes: 8058. Alekhine’s French citizenship (C.N. 8054)
  2. ^ Cree, G. "1927 World Chess Championship". Archived from the original on 2005-01-21. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
  3. ^ Capablanca v Alekhine, 1927 Edward Winter

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