The 1958 World Chess Championship was played between Mikhail Botvinnik and Vasily Smyslov in Moscow from March 4 to May 9, 1958. Botvinnik won. Smyslov had unseated Botvinnik in the 1957 match, so he was entitled to this rematch a year later.
|Vasily Smyslov||Mikhail Botvinnik|
|Born 24 March 1921
36/37 years old
|Born 17 August 1911|
46 years old
|Winner of the 1957 World Chess Championship||Former world champion|
|← 1957||1960 →|
The match was played as best of 24 games. If it ended 12-12, Smyslov, the holder, would retain the Championship.
|Mikhail Botvinnik (Soviet Union)||1||1||1||½||0||1||½||½||½||½||0||1||½||1||0||½||½||1||0||½||½||0||½||12½|
|Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union)||0||0||0||½||1||0||½||½||½||½||1||0||½||0||1||½||½||0||1||½||½||1||½||10½|
Botvinnik regained his title.
- 1958 World Chess Championship at the Internet Archive record of Graeme Cree's Chess Pages