World Chess Championship 1927

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Alekhine vs. Capablanca

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]).

Results

The first player to win six games would be World Champion.[1]

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.

Notes

1.^ It has been suggested that if it reached 5-5 the incumbent (Capablanca) would retain the title, but it is unclear whether this is the case.[2]

References

  1. ^ Edward Winter's Chess Notes: 8058. Alekhine’s French citizenship (C.N. 8054)
  2. ^ Capablanca v Alekhine, 1927 Edward Winter

External links

  • 1927 World Chess Championship at the Internet Archive record of Graeme Cree's Chess Pages
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