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The Schmooze

Israeli Grandmaster Takes Chess World Record Back From Iran

Crossposted from Haaretz

Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gerson playing in Tel Aviv on Oct. 22, 2010. Photo by: Nir Kaider.

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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