24
Feb
09

Grandmaster Takes on All Comers


georgiev02Bulgarian Grand Master Kiril Georgiev broke the world record for the largest number of simultaneous chess matches on Monday when he played 360 games at one time. The marathon process took 14 hours and 8 minutes with Georgiev playing against opponents ranging from children to retired old people.

His final record at the end of the challenge, 284 wins, 70 draws and only 6 losses. The record has now been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for certification.

Pretty impressive I suppose, although those 6 losses are a bit embarrassing, after all, he IS a GRANDMASTER and then he gets beat by little Billy from some nearby elementary school?

[Whiz Bang Pop]


1 Response to “Grandmaster Takes on All Comers”


  1. February 24, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I have never been much for world record setting especially in chess as such a simultaneous exhibition requires many hours consumed by the star as well as the audience and players opposing him on the other side. It would seem to me that the exertion would be physical torture and who would want the experience even if accomplished as I think it would be dangerous for the health of the whole body.

    I was a participant against Bobby Fischer in 1964 and managed to get a draw in a long game. He was playing at Kodak Park Recreation Center and faced 50 of the top region players from the western New York State area. One teenager defeaed him. In all, he accepted an additional 25 players as games finished and amassed a total score losing only one and drawing 5. The whole event was over in just about 3-3.5 hours. Prior to the exhibition, Fischer gave a wonderful talk on chess.

    I relate this because not much is ever given in the press about the conditions and types of players who participate. And because of Fischer’s contributions to chess, I thought your readers might be interested on a firsthand account of one of his performances.

    It was a great record set and I congratulate him if he is not still sleeping to recover from the ordeal!


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