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1927 World Chess Championship
Compiled by Penguincw
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★★★ INTRO ★★★

The 1927 World Chess Championship was between 35 year old Alexander Alekhine of France who was the challenger and 38 year old Jose Raul Capablanca of Cuba who was the defending champion.

★★★ BACKGROUND ★★★

Since Capablanca won the title in 1921, Alekhine has been hot, winning or sharing first in 12/20 tournaments. He seemed to be the only player who could match up against Capablanca AND secure the money. However, some still thought Alekhine would be crushed.

★★★ CONDITIONS ★★★

The winner would be the first to win 6 games (draws are not included, but included in brackets). The match took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first game was played on September 16th, 1927.

★★★ FINAL ★★★

After 34 games, Alekhine won the title win the score of 6-3 (18 1/2-15 1/2 if draws were including) on November 29th, 1927 to become the 4th world chess champion.

★★★ MINI TABLE ★★★

Alekhine 1 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1 (6 wins, 25 draws, 3 losses) <54.4% score>

Capablanca 0 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 0 (3 wins, 25 draws, 6 losses) <45.6% score>

★★★ OTHER LINKS ★★★

See also: Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)

Head to Head Record Prior to 1927: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (4 wins, 4 draws and 0 losses in favour of Capablanca)

Previous World Championship: Game Collection: 1921 World Chess Championship

Next World Championship: Game Collection: 1929 World Chess Championship

Game 1, Alekhine leads 1-0 (1-0)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 2, Alekhine leads 1-0 (1 1/2-1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 3, Match tied 1-1 (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 4, Match tied 1-1 (2-2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 5, Match tied 1-1 (2 1/2-2 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 6, Match tied 1-1 (3-3)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 7, Capablanca leads 2-1 (4-3)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 8, Capablanca leads 2-1 (4 1/2-3 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 9, Capablanca leads 2-1 (5-4)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10, Capablanca leads 2-1 (5 1/2-4 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 11, Match tied 2-2 (5 1/2-5 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 12, Alekhine leads 3-2 (6 1/2-5 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 13, Alekhine leads 3-2 (7-6)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 14, Alekhine leads 3-2 (7 1/2-6 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 15, Alekhine leads 3-2 (8-7)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 16, Alekhine leads 3-2 (8 1/2-7 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 17, Alekhine leads 3-2 (9-8)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 18, Alekhine leads 3-2 (9 1/2-8 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 19, Alekhine leads 3-2 (10-9)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 20, Alekhine leads 3-2 (10 1/2-9 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 21, Alekhine leads 4-2 (11 1/2-9 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 22, Alekhine leads 4-2 (12-10)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 23, Alekhine leads 4-2 (12 1/2-10 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 24, Alekine leads 4-2 (13-11)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 25, Alekhine leads 4-2 (13 1/2-11 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 26, Alekhine leads 4-2 (14-12)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 27, Alekhine leads 4-2 (14 1/2-12 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 28, Alekhine leads 4-2 (15-13)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 29, Alekhine leads 4-3 (15-14)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1-0

Game 30, Alekhine leads 4-3 (15 1/2-14 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 31, Alekhine leads 4-3 (16-15)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 32, Alekhine leads 5-3 (17-15)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 33, Alekhine leads 5-3 (17 1/2-15 1/2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 34, Alekhine wins 6-3 (18 1/2-15 1/2)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

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