World Chess Championship 1937
The 1937 World Chess Championship was played between Max Euwe and Alexander Alekhine in the Netherlands from October 5 to December 4, 1937. Alekhine regained his title in a rematch of the 1935 championship match.
|Max Euwe||Alexander Alekhine|
|Born 20 May 1901
36 years old
|Born 31 October 1892|
44 years old
|← 1935||1948 →|
This was the last World Championship where the world champion had control of the title and could set match conditions; Alekhine died in 1946 and FIDE stepped in to take control of the World Championship. This was also the last World Championship to take place before the outbreak of World War II two years later; the tournament would resume in 1948.
The first player to win six games and score more than 15 points would be champion.
|Alexander Alekhine (France)||0||1||½||½||0||1||1||1||½||1||½||½||0||1||½||½||0||½||½||½||1||1||½||1||1||10||15½|
|Max Euwe (Netherlands)||1||0||½||½||1||0||0||0||½||0||½||½||1||0||½||½||1||½||½||½||0||0||½||0||0||4||9½|
Alekhine won the Championship.
- Schulz, Andre (11 May 2016). The Big Book of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights - from Steinitz to Carlsen. New In Chess. ISBN 9789056916367 – via Google Books.
- "Euwe - Alekhine World Championship Rematch (1937)". www.chessgames.com.
- 1937 World Chess Championship at the Internet Archive record of Graeme Cree's Chess Pages