Feb 24, 2009

Bulgarian grandmaster breaks chess marathon record

Eastern Europeans, when will you break this stereotype of being chess geniuses?

Yahoo: Yesterday, Bulgarian grandmaster Kiril Georgiev managed to break the world record for the largest number of simultaneous chess games played. Georgiev played a total of 360 games simultaneously and wrapped up his chess marathon within 14 hours and 8 minutes.

He registered only six losses and some 70 draws, winning the rest of the games. My favorite part: his opponents ranged from children to pensioners.

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