World Chess Championship 1927

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]

Defending champion Challenger
Jose Raul Capablanca
Alexander Alekhine
Cuba José Raúl Capablanca France Alexander Alekhine
15½ 18½
Born 19 November 1888
38/39 years old
Born 31 October 1892
34/35 years old
1921 1929
Alekhine vs. Capablanca

ResultsEdit

The first player to win six games would be World Champion.[1] Some sources suggest the match would have been drawn and replayed if it reached a score of 5-5, but it is unclear whether this was the case.[2]

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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chess Notes: 8058. Alekhine’s French citizenship (C.N. 8054), Edward Winter
  2. ^ Capablanca v Alekhine, 1927, Edward Winter, August 3, 2020
  3. ^ Cree, G. "1927 World Chess Championship". Archived from the original on 2005-01-21. Retrieved 2009-06-02.

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