Recently a new world record was set for a 604 board simul by GM Maghami. Will this record ever be broken by another professional chess player?

Created on February 16, 2011 | 4417 Votes | 36 Comments


  • 5 years ago


    we must notice that GM Maghami just lost 8 and draw 16 . but previous record with less matches had 11 lost and 58 draw.

    thats an important note that we must notice to that.

  • 5 years ago


    I thought his record was of 614, not 604...

    But anyway, there will always be someone to beat this record!

  • 5 years ago


    GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami played 614 simultaneous games not 604. Below is the link of the official website of the match :


    And this is the page of the GM in FIDE website :

  • 5 years ago


    Congrats to new record!

  • 5 years ago


    i proud of him realy,and i think we should just be happy of this amazing record.

  • 5 years ago


    hi to all chessplayers specially who are from Iran.

    First thanks GM Ehsan ghaem maghami for this record. Im proud of this record.really nice one.

    i think if one day someone want to break this record that one is GM Ehsan ghaem maghami himself again. and i must say that he played 25 hours and more than that is impossible.maybe the next record be 640 at most.

    all be successful.

  • 5 years ago


    I could break the record, the only thing is I'd probably lose like at least 570 games out of the 604. Yell

  • 5 years ago


    Hi, please be informed that the players increased to 614 persons at least and he played by them in 25 hours and 3 minutes. please correct it.(604 to 614).

    thanks for your attention.

  • 5 years ago


    well you know there is a limit to that ! doing chess for 20 ,25 hours and walking all those kilometers ,you should have seen him at the last hours ,he did some more he would be dead ! even though the record is  more likely to be beaten , people are gonna have hard exercises like preparing for such a hard situation and keeping their minds stable  before doing that !

  • 5 years ago


    The future holds a lot in store for chess Laughing

    So YES.

  • 5 years ago


    I'm not really that impressed if all of his opponents weren't 1200 and over...


    I could play 600 games against people ranked 1000 points under me too Undecided

  • 5 years ago


    Obviously it will.  Isn't that the definition of a record?

  • 5 years ago


    I say congratulations for such a feat. Anyone who bad mouths this is a small minded individual who could never beat this record. This is a chess site not a political site, therefore let's celabrate chess victories!

  • 5 years ago



  • 5 years ago


    So the next GM who wants to break this record is next jealous!!!

    I think that every competition is just a challenge and these challenges make chess attractive and also chess simul is a kind of challenge so GMs maybe decide to set a new record in future!

    But It's intresting that befor the Israel record an Iranian (Mahjub) has the best record with about 500 players! So GM Maghami JUST regain the record!

    Anyway I really don't like to connect chess to politics! I thinks it's better that we look to this event like every other chess event.

    I suggest to read more here:

  • 5 years ago


    lolz...i though i was blindfold chess simul... whata disappointment ;)

  • 5 years ago


    It's means the Iranians were jealous that the previous record was held by an Israeli.

  • 5 years ago


    What's this mean?

  • 5 years ago


    Congratulations GM Ehsan ghaem maghami, Iranian GM for Register this record.

    He spent 25 hours for this huge competition and he could defeat 97% of 604 players and he walked aproximately 55 Kilometers in this event!

    When I saw the TV report I just chould say WOW! 

    A crowded salon was full of of chess players and chess boards and it was so wonderful for me that how only 1 chess player can challenge with such numerous chess players at the same time!

    This is his facebook page:



  • 5 years ago


    There was a lot of controversy over this record because there were a number of juniors involved. Guiness is changing the rules and making a new record for which all of the opponents must be over 1200 USCF or FIDE. IM Dean Ippolito, who was originally planning to tackle the old record but had to postpone b/c of the uncertainty at Guiness, is planning to take this new record on April 9.  See for details.

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