Alik Gershon

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Alik Gershon
Full name Alik Gershon
Country  Israel
Born (1980-06-03) June 3, 1980 (age 36)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2444 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2573 (January 2003)

Alik Gershon (born 3 June 1980, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) is an Israeli chess grandmaster. On 21 October 2010 he set the Guinness World Record for simultaneous games after playing 523 opponents in Tel Aviv. After 18 hours and 30 minutes, he won 454 games (86%), lost 11 and drew 58.[1] On 9 February 2011 his record was broken by Iranian chess player Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami.[2]

He was the World Under-14 champion in 1994 and World Under-16 champion in 1996.[3] In 2000 he won the Israeli Chess Championship (tied with Boris Avrukh).

In 2007, his book San Luis 2005 (coauthored with Igor Nor) won the English Chess Federations Book of the Year award.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GM Alik Gershon sets new Guinness World Record for simultaneous games". Chessdom. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ehsan Ghaem Maghami sets Guinness Chess Record". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "New simultaneous world record attempt in Israel". ChessBase.com. 2010-10-15. Archived from the original on 19 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alik Gershon and Igor Nor on San Luis 2005". ChessBase.com. 2008-02-18. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

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