Efim Bogoljubov

Efim Bogoljubov
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Full nameEfim Dmitriyevich Bogoljubov
CountryRussian Empire (until 1917)
Stateless (1917−1931)
Nazi Germany (1931[1]−1945)
Germany (1945−1949)
West Germany (1949−1952)
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 Bogoljubov (Russian: Ефим Дмитриевич Боголю́бов; also Romanized Bogolyubov, 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).[2] In 1913/14, he finished eighth in Saint Petersburg (All Russian Masters' Tournament – eighth Russian championship; Alekhine and Aron Nimzowitsch came joint first).[3]

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