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Morteza Mahjoob
Number of games in database: 182
Years covered: 2000 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2354 (2354 rapid, 2428 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546
Overall record: +56 -54 =48 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      24 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B22 B30 B33 B27 B96
 French Defense (12) 
    C03 C05 C07 C09 C00
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C03 C05 C07 C08 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 D02 E10
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B17 B10 B16 B14 B19
 King's Indian (4) 
    E97 E81 E92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B40 B43 B42 B27 B22
 Sicilian Kan (15) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B10 B18 B12 B13 B14
 Dutch Defense (11) 
    A81 A86 A85 A88
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E20 E45 E36 E21 E30
 Reti System (4) 
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Olympiad (2008)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)

   M Mahjoob vs H Wanyama (Dec-24-12) 1-0
   M Mahjoob vs B Finegold (Dec-23-12) 1/2-1/2
   H Hamdouchi vs M Mahjoob (Dec-22-12) 1/2-1/2
   A Grigoryan vs M Mahjoob (Apr-21-12) 1/2-1/2
   M Mahjoob vs Zhou Weiqi (Apr-21-12) 0-1

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(born Mar-20-1980, 37 years old) Iran

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Grandmaster. In August 2009, Mahjoob broke Kiril D Georgiev 's world simul record by playing 500 boards achieving a result of +397 =90 -13 for a winning percentage of 88.4%.* This record stood until 2010 when Israeli GM Alik Gershon in turn broke the record.


Wikipedia article: Morteza Mahjoub

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Vladimirov vs M Mahjoob  ½-½57 2000 Asia Cities-ch 12thA81 Dutch
2. M Mahjoob vs Akobian  ½-½34 2000 Wch U20D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. A Iljushin vs M Mahjoob  1-043 2000 World JuniorA80 Dutch
4. S Halkias vs M Mahjoob  1-035 2000 World JuniorA80 Dutch
5. D de Vreugt vs M Mahjoob  1-066 2000 World JuniorB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Degraeve vs M Mahjoob  ½-½64 2000 34th OlympiadB40 Sicilian
7. M Mahjoob vs G Vescovi  0-176 2000 34th OlympiadB53 Sicilian
8. M Ardeshi vs M Mahjoob  ½-½29 2001 openB41 Sicilian, Kan
9. A Roghani vs M Mahjoob  1-030 2001 Asian CandidatesA81 Dutch
10. M Darban vs M Mahjoob  0-134 2001 Asian CandidatesB20 Sicilian
11. H Aryanejad vs M Mahjoob  0-140 2001 Asian CandidatesB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. M Mahjoob vs M Ghorbani  ½-½39 2001 Asian CandidatesB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. M Mahjoob vs S Alavi  1-021 2001 Asian CandidatesB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
14. M Mahjoob vs A Mallahi  ½-½32 2001 Asian CandidatesB33 Sicilian
15. E Moradiabadi vs M Mahjoob 0-180 2001 Asian CandidatesA07 King's Indian Attack
16. S Ghane vs M Mahjoob  0-154 2001 Asian CandidatesA80 Dutch
17. M Mahjoob vs A Mallahi  0-143 2001 Zone 3.1aB33 Sicilian
18. M Mahjoob vs E Moradiabadi  0-138 2001 Zone 3.1aC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. E Ghaem Maghami vs M Mahjoob 1-019 2001 Zone 3.1aA04 Reti Opening
20. M Mahjoob vs M Al Sayed  1-011 2001 Zone 3.1aB27 Sicilian
21. I Hakki vs M Mahjoob  0-143 2001 Zone 3.1aB40 Sicilian
22. S Mohammad vs M Mahjoob  0-183 2001 Zone 3.1aA86 Dutch
23. M Mahjoob vs J Al-Huwar  0-150 2001 Zone 3.1aB06 Robatsch
24. A Al-Bahadly vs M Mahjoob 1-033 2001 Zone 3.1aA04 Reti Opening
25. M Mahjoob vs K Asrian  0-144 2001 openB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Good luck to this fellow, attempting to break the simul record in Iran this Thursday!! 500 players!....they say he needs to win 80% of the games to qualify for the record.
Aug-10-09  Augalv: Official website:

Aug-17-09  Augalv: Mahjoob did it.

Aug-31-09  Whitehat1963:

Impressive display of endurance.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Congrats Iranian GM Mahjoob Morteza for smashing the Guinness simul chess world record against 500 with +397 =90 -13 or 88.4%!
Aug-31-09  Open Defence: wow, I thought he might go the way of Ostap Bender....
Sep-04-09  BIDMONFA: Morteza Mahjoob

MAHJOOB, Morteza

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Interesting article about Mahjoob's attempts to raise the profile of chess in Iran:

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <wordfunph>Congrats Iranian GM Mahjoob Morteza for smashing the Guinness simul chess world record against 500 with +397 =90 -13 or 88.4%!

Here is an article about the exhibition:

Aug-29-10  SugarDom: GM Jayson Gonzales will attempt to break the record with 600 opponents this coming sep 11.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Morteza Manjoob.
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