1954 World Chess Championship
Mikhail Botvinnik (USSR) vs. Vassily Smyslov (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
March 16 - May 13, 1954

Conditions:  Best of 24 Games.  In the event of 
a 12-12 tie, Botvinnik retains the title.



USSR, 1954 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Score
Botvinnik 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 12
Smyslov 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 12
Result:  Mikhail Botvinnik retains the World Title.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black        Locale  Date        ECO  Result
     1    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-16-1954  C17  0-1
     2    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  03-18-1954  E45  1-0
     3    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-20-1954  C17  -
     4    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  03-23-1954  D22  1-0
     5    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-25-1954  D44  -
     6    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  03-27-1954  D86  -
     7    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-30-1954  C15  1-0
     8    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-01-1954  D06  -
     9    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-03-1954  C17  1-0
    10    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-06-1954  D22  0-1
    11    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-08-1954  C73  1-0
    12    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-10-1954  D18  1-0
    13    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-13-1954  B24  0-1
    14    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-15-1954  E68  0-1
    15    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-17-1954  B25  0-1
    16    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-20-1954  E61  1-0
    17    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-22-1954  A04  -
    18    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  04-24-1954  E61  -
    19    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-29-1954  C15  -
    20    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  05-04-1954  E61  0-1
    21    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-06-1954  C15  -
    22    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  05-08-1954  D83  -
    23    Smyslov - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-11-1954  A04  1-0
    24    Botvinnik - Smyslov  Moscow  05-13-1954  E69  -
    
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