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World Chess Championship
Pre-FIDE Events

Before 1948, the World Chess Championship was arranged by the reigning World Champion. This continued until the titleholder died, leaving no successor.

Year Place O World Championship O Next Steps
1937 Netherlands O Alekhine - Euwe
1935 Netherlands O Euwe - Alekhine
1934 Germany O Alekhine - Bogoljubov
1929 Europe O Alekhine - Bogoljubov
1927 Buenos Aires O Alekhine - Capablanca
1921 Havana O Capablanca - Lasker
1910 Berlin Lasker - Janowski
1910 Germany O Lasker - Schlechter
1909 Paris O (Lasker - Janowski)
1908 Germany O Lasker - Tarrasch
1907 USA O Lasker - Marshall
1896 Moscow O Lasker - Steinitz
1894 USA/Canada O Lasker - Steinitz
1892 Havana O Steinitz - Chigorin Lasker I
1890 New York Steinitz - Gunsberg Chigorin II
1889 Havana Steinitz - Chigorin Gunsberg
1886 USA O Steinitz - Zukertort Choosing a Challenger
Year Place Unofficial events Next Steps
1883 London Tournament (Zukertort 1st) The Two Rivals
1866-76 London O Steinitz matches
1862 London Anderssen - Paulsen
1862 London Tournament (Anderssen 1st)
1861 London Anderssen - Kolisch
1858-59 Paris/London O Morphy matches
1851 London O Tournament (Anderssen 1st)
1846 London Staunton - Horwitz
1843 Paris/London O Staunton - Saint-Amant
1834 London O Labourdonnais - McDonnell

FIDE events 1948-1990

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