Efim Bogoljubov

Efim Bogolyubov
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Full nameEfim Dmitriyevich Bogolyubov
Born(1889-04-14)April 14, 1889
Stanislavchyk, Tarashcha Uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (now Kiev Oblast, Ukraine)
DiedJune 18, 1952(1952-06-18) (aged 63)
Triberg im Schwarzwald, West Germany
TitleGrandmaster (1951)

Efim Dmitriyevich Bogolyubov (Russian: Ефим Дмитриевич Боголю́бов; also Romanized Bogoljubov, Bogoljubow; April 14, 1889 – June 18, 1952) was a Russian-born German chess grandmaster who won numerous events and played two matches against Alexander Alekhine for the world championship.

Early career

In 1911, he tied for first place in the Kiev championships, and for 9–10th in the Saint Petersburg (All-Russian Amateur) Tournament, won by Stepan Levitsky. In 1912, he took second place, behind Karel Hromádka, in Vilna (Vilnius) (Hauptturnier).[1] In 1913/14, he finished eighth in Saint Petersburg (All Russian Masters' Tournament – eighth Russian championship; Alekhine and Aron Nimzowitsch came joint first).[2]

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