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Alik Gershon
Number of games in database: 162
Years covered: 1992 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2431
Highest rating achieved in database: 2558

Overall record: +65 -36 =61 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E92 E94 E90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D31 D35 D37 D36
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D10 D17
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D97 D92
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D44
 Sicilian (5) 
    B40 B45 B47 B33 B42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B62 B63 B64 B57 B50
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B62 B63 B64
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E12 E15 E14
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E46 E20 E32 E55 E58
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A33 A36
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B48 B47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Gershon vs Chandler, 1999 1-0
   A Gershon vs Timman, 2001 1-0
   A Gershon vs P Stefanek, 1992 1-0
   A Gershon vs B Kantsler, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

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(born Jun-03-1980, 39 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Grandmaster. He was the World Under-14 champion in 1994 and World Under-16 champion in 1996. Israeli champion in 2000 (=Boris Avrukh). The Guinness Book of Records certified his simultaneous exhibition against 523 opponents as being the largest ever by one player. The result, breaking Iranian GM Morteza Mahjoob 's 2009 world record, was 454 wins 58 draws and 11 losses. The exhibition started on 21 October 2010 and finished the next morning.* This record stood for only a few months until February 2011 before Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami in turn broke the record.


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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 162  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malakhov vs A Gershon  ½-½541992Wch U12B83 Sicilian
2. A Gershon vs P Stefanek  1-0221992Wch U12C29 Vienna Gambit
3. Sutovsky vs A Gershon  1-0481993Tel AvivB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. A Gershon vs Sadvakasov  0-1501993Wch U14B40 Sicilian
5. A Gershon vs V Malakhov  0-1511993Wch U14B06 Robatsch
6. A Gershon vs I Boim  ½-½351994ISR-chC23 Bishop's Opening
7. Bagirov vs A Gershon  1-0401994Berliner SommerA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. A Gershon vs L Vajda  1-0371994Wch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
9. Kasparov vs A Gershon  1-0461994Clock simul, 15bA10 English
10. A Gershon vs F Jenni  ½-½501995Wch U16C52 Evans Gambit
11. Lou Meng vs A Gershon 0-1281995Wch U16A57 Benko Gambit
12. A Gershon vs P Simacek  1-0231995Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
13. R Watfe vs A Gershon  0-1291995Wch U16B23 Sicilian, Closed
14. A Gershon vs Klovans  ½-½431996BielC55 Two Knights Defense
15. Kasimdzhanov vs A Gershon  1-0321997Wch U20A43 Old Benoni
16. Sutovsky vs A Gershon  1-0551998NY OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. Oral vs A Gershon  ½-½251998Karl Wagner mem 5thB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Gershon vs Pelletier  1-0321999Mermaid Beach ClubD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. A Gershon vs Chandler  1-0381999Mermaid Beach ClubD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
20. Bacrot vs A Gershon  ½-½231999Mermaid Beach ClubE12 Queen's Indian
21. I I Tsesarsky vs A Gershon  0-1282000Israeli LeagueA33 English, Symmetrical
22. A Gershon vs Pinter  0-1722000Stadt Casino opE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. N Illijin vs A Gershon  0-1392000Stadt Casino opB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. Sutovsky vs A Gershon  1-0472000ISR-chTA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Smirin vs A Gershon  1-0372000EU-ch 1stB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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Jun-03-08  BIDMONFA: Alik Gershon


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  ketchuplover: Good luck on your world record chess simul attempt.
Oct-22-10  Whitehat1963: Cool! Gershon sets world record with his 19-hour simul exhibit.

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  wordfunph: “Hopefully all our wars against Iran will be on the chessboard.”

congrats GM Gershon!

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  ketchuplover: ditto!
Nov-11-10  jmi: "Bending the rules".... *cough cough*

"According to regulations, all players had to be registered members of the local chess association who reached a certain level of playing. However, Yedioth Ahronoth discovered that some 300 of the 525 players were school children, transported to the event on special buses.

Most of the children were not members of the chess association, and some supposedly learned the rules of chess only a day before the competition. Some of the students who were approached by Yedioth Ahronoth were unable to answer fundamental questions about chess.

On top of it, chess officials reportedly made sure that high-level chess players do not participate in the event. Notably, Gershon needed to win more than 80% of the games in order to break the record."

Nov-12-10  eyalbd: The record is Kosher

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  GrahamClayton: I liked Gershon's comment just before the exhibition - "I will get into the Guinness Book of Records either as the record breaker or the first person to drop dead while giving a simul."
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