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The 1929 World Chess Championship was played between challenger Efim Bogoljubow and titleholder Alexander Alekhine. The match was held in Wiesbaden, Heidelberg and Berlin in Germany, and The Hague and Amsterdam in the Netherlands from September 6 to November 12. Alekhine retained his title.

BackgroundEdit

Alekhine had been world champion since his 1927 victory over José Raúl Capablanca.

In 1928, Bogoljubow won a major tournament at Bad Kissingen, ahead of Capablanca and most other leading players of the day except for Alekhine.[1] Following this win he challenged Alekhine for the world title. There was also an alternative offer of a return match against Capablanca in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, USA.[2]

Under the rules at the time, the champion chose the challenger, and Alekhine chose to play a match against Bogoljubow.

ResultsEdit

The first player to win six games and score more than 15 points would be champion.

World Chess Championship Match 1929
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 Wins Points
  Alexander Alekhine (France) 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 11 15½
  Efim Bogoljubov (Weimar Republic) 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bad Kissingen (1928), chessgames.com
  2. ^ From Morphy to Fischer, Israel Horowitz, Batsford, UK, 1973, p,96

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