World Chess Championship 1958

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The 1958 World Chess Championship was played between Mikhail Botvinnik and Vasily Smyslov in Moscow from March 4 to May 9, 1958. Botvinnik won. Smyslov had unseated Botvinnik in the 1957 match, so he was entitled to this rematch a year later.

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The match was played as best of 24 games. If it ended 12-12, Smyslov, the holder, would retain the Championship.

World Chess Championship Match 1958
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Points
 Mikhail Botvinnik (Soviet Union) 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 12½
 Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union) 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 10½

Botvinnik regained his title.

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