October 22, 2010
Site of the first known chess tournament in 1467. Dr. Ossip Bernstein obtained his doctorate in law at the University of Heidelberg. Aaron Nimzowitch also attended the University of Heidelberg. Emanuel Lasker began his doctorate program in mathematics at the University of Heidelberg. In 1923 Simon Alapin died in Heidelberg. The 1929 World Chess Championship between Alexander Alekhine and Efim Bogoljubow was held in Heidelberg in the 9th-11th match games. Alexander Alekhine won one game there, and the other two were drawn.