Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich

Born: Nov 01, 1892 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Chess Player

1892 - Alekhine was born in Moscow, Russia on November 1, 1892.


1902 - Had his first chess match on December 3, 1902.


1903-1911 - Won several matches sponsored by Shakhmatnoe Obozrenie chess magazine.


1914 - He was the leading player in the 19th German Chess Federation (DSB) Congress in Mannheim, Germany when World War I broke out. Became a prisoner of war but was later released.


1916 - Joined the Union of Cities Red Cross on the Austrian front.


1918 - Worked at the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department as an examining magistrate.

1920-1921 - Won the Moscow City Championship and the first USSR chess championship in Moscow. Married Sewerin, a Russian baroness. Worked as an interpreter for the Communist International and secretary of the Communist Education Department.


1925 - Published his book entitled The Book of the New York International Chess Tournament. Became a naturalized French citizen.


1927 - Won the title of World Chess champion and published his book entitled My Best Games of Chess.


1933 - Alekhine played thirty-two people blindfold simultaneously in Chicago, the exhibition ended with a result of 19 wins, 9 draw and 4 loses.


1934 - Successfully defended and retained his world title against Bogoljubow.


1935 - Lost the world title to Max Euwe.


1937-1946 - Won the title of World Chess champion. Published his book entitled My Best Games of Chess. He died in Estoril, Portugal on March 24, 1946.

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