Wednesday, March 11, 2009

GM Kiril Georgiev breaks Guinness Simul Record - Update

After a month of training – mainly walking and saunas – Kiril Georgiev was ready to take the challenge and play a simultaneous exhibition against 360 opponents. For every move the Bulgarian GM had to walk half a kilometer, and after six hours of play had made only eight moves. After 14 hours it was over, he had scored 88% with 284 wins, 70 draws and 6 losses. The record was broken!

Report by GM Dejan Bojkov from

UPDATE: interviews GM Kiril Georgiev about his record-setting feat.


Anonymous said...

what the. what were those player doing, while waiting for sooo long.

EJ said...

Judging from this picture, I would guess that some brought a book to read.

Perhaps Blindfold Chess! (=