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 | 4432 Votes | 36 Comments


  • 4 years ago


    Would be interesting to know the average rating of all of his opponents.

  • 5 years ago



  • 6 years ago


    My guess is that a satanist chess player will try for 666 at the same time but who the heck knows....Records are made to be broken and I don't think this record will last that long. However, I will add congrats to the new record holder it is still an impressive feat.

  • 6 years ago


    The record is the most number of games played. However, you must at leat win 80% of the games for the record to be approved.Wink

  • 6 years ago


    Is this record about the most number of boards simultaneously played (in this case, 604) or the most number of victories from playing 604 opponents simultaneously?

  • 6 years ago


    Anything is possible :)

  • 6 years ago


    It was actually 614 games. It was about 55 Kilometers walking and 25 hours of playing with a nice winning percentage !

    Congrats to Ehsan Ghaemmaghami,

    but I guess the record can be broken, maybe sometime later !

  • 6 years ago


    Such a stupid question. No, that record will stand eternally forever and ever and ever and ever. Come on.

  • 6 years ago


    If you look at the statistics, I'd say yes. There have been many world records, and most of them have been broken.

  • 6 years ago


    Most records like this rank right up there with eating 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Nothing against the master who did it, I'm sure he is a great chess player. But you reach a point where you say, What's the point? In 10 years we may have someone who can play 100,000 people. Yawnnnnn wake me when it's over

  • 6 years ago


    Walking so many kilometers and playing so many hours puts this feat out of the realm of legitimate chessplaying and closer to something like chessboxing.  

  • 6 years ago


    i impress if he become a world champion. maybe all his opponent is his relative. he try come here and  challenge in the street chess player if takes won easy

  • 6 years ago


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  • 6 years ago


    Pointless record! Every decent chess player in good health could play even more people and score a better % of wins, with the appropriate opponents... Never heard of an Iranian challenger of the World Champion, though...

  • 6 years ago


    He walked over 35 miles!

  • 6 years ago


    when we fail to exceed our predecessors then man is dead.

  • 6 years ago


    clearly Moca guy's not happy w/ his horrible chess skillz

  • 6 years ago


    worst question in history of questions. it's broken, who's to say it won't

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  • 6 years ago


    Congratulations to GM Maghami!

    Well,it is a pretty amazing record, must have been very hard!

    First of all, with all due respect, saying that it's impossible for somone except  the same Maghami to break the record is pretty ridiculous to say, knowing that since 2009 this record was broken every year.

    Anyway, You can be sure that both the Israeli and Iranian records were supported by a political organization and have something to do with politics.

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