Video Of The Week - 30-Year Old Chess Whiz Plays 523 Simultaneous Games

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For those of us who have a hard time concentrating on a single game of chess, even the idea of playing against 523 players seems unfathomable. However, Israeli chess grandmaster, Alik Gershon made it seem like a piece of cake, as he shifted from board to board, making his moves almost instantly.

What's even more amazing is that the 30-year old who played for 19 straight hours, won 454 or 86% of the games, drew 58 and lost only 11. The result not only earned him the Guinness Book of Records title for the most games played, but also, for the most games won. The previous title was held by Iran's Morteza Mahjoob, who won 397 of the 500 games (about 80%) he played in Tehran, last year. Pretty cool!

Sources: telegraph.co.uk, BBC.co.uk

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  • piemaster
    piemasterabout 9 years
    only 11 losses that guy is good
    • terrickover 10 years
      i like
      • cleopatria 57almost 11 years
        checkmate!
        • cleopatria 57almost 11 years
          just imagine how long that took to play
          • cleopatria 57almost 11 years
            heidi is weird or cp3po
            • cleopatria 57almost 11 years
              that is impossible.i could not even do that
              • gracealmost 11 years
                wow
                • yazzy11almost 11 years
                  wow uhhhmmm ok lets go play chess even i win!!!lol
                  • dudalmost 11 years
                    that was totally amazing boing that is probably a lot of hard work. :)
                    • crazy facealmost 11 years
                      This guy is awesome