World Chess Championship 1929

The 1929 World Chess Championship was played between challenger Efim Bogoljubov[a] 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.

Defending champion Challenger
Alexander Alekhine
Efim Bogoljubow
France Alexander Alekhine Weimar Republic Efim Bogoljubov
15½
Born 31 October 1892
36/37 years old
Born 26 April 1889
40 years old
1927 1934

BackgroundEdit

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

In 1928, Bogoljubov 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 Bogoljubov.

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 (Germany) 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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Also spelled as "Bogoljubow"

ReferencesEdit

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

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