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Israeli Grandmaster Takes Chess World Record Back From Iran

Crossposted from Haaretz

Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon broke the Guinness World Record in Tel Aviv early Friday morning for simultaneous games played, a title previously held by an Iranian chess player.

The thirty-year-old played 527 concurrent games, winning 87% of them.

Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharanskey and several Knesset members turned up in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to face off against the grandmaster in a game.

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