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Morteza Mahjoob
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 2000 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2340 (2354 rapid, 2433 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546

Overall record: +57 -57 =50 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B22 B30 B33 B27 B96
 French Defense (12) 
    C03 C05 C07 C00 C08
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09 C08
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 E10 D02
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B17 B16 B19 B14 B10
 Catalan (4) 
    E06 E04 E07 E01
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B40 B43 B42 B27 B22
 Sicilian Kan (15) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B12 B18 B10 B13 B14
 Dutch Defense (11) 
    A81 A86 A85 A88
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E20 E30 E21 E45 E36
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 A40 E10
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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)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)

   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   G Kumar vs M Mahjoob (Aug-20-17) 1-0
   S Phadke vs M Mahjoob (Aug-19-17) 1-0
   M Mahjoob vs A H Abdulgalil Saleh (Aug-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Mahjoob vs A Firouzja (Aug-17-17) 0-1
   O Al Hosani vs M Mahjoob (Aug-16-17) 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 188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Vladimirov vs M Mahjoob  ½-½572000Asia Cities-ch 12thA81 Dutch
2. M Mahjoob vs Akobian  ½-½342000Wch U20D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. A Iljushin vs M Mahjoob  1-0432000World JuniorA80 Dutch
4. S Halkias vs M Mahjoob  1-0352000World JuniorA80 Dutch
5. D de Vreugt vs M Mahjoob  1-0662000World JuniorB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. Degraeve vs M Mahjoob  ½-½64200034th OlympiadB40 Sicilian
7. M Mahjoob vs G Vescovi  0-176200034th OlympiadB53 Sicilian
8. M Ardeshi vs M Mahjoob  ½-½292001FajrB41 Sicilian, Kan
9. A Roghani vs M Mahjoob  1-0302001Asian CandidatesA81 Dutch
10. M Darban vs M Mahjoob  0-1342001Asian CandidatesB20 Sicilian
11. H Aryanejad vs M Mahjoob  0-1402001Asian CandidatesB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. M Mahjoob vs M Ghorbani  ½-½392001Asian CandidatesB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. M Mahjoob vs S Alavi  1-0212001Asian CandidatesB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
14. M Mahjoob vs A Mallahi  ½-½322001Asian CandidatesB33 Sicilian
15. E Moradiabadi vs M Mahjoob 0-1802001Asian CandidatesA07 King's Indian Attack
16. S Ghane vs M Mahjoob  0-1542001Asian CandidatesA80 Dutch
17. M Mahjoob vs A Mallahi  0-1432001Zone 3.1aB33 Sicilian
18. M Mahjoob vs E Moradiabadi  0-1382001Zone 3.1aC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. E Ghaem Maghami vs M Mahjoob 1-0192001Zone 3.1aA04 Reti Opening
20. I Hakki vs M Mahjoob  0-1432001Zone 3.1aB40 Sicilian
21. M Mahjoob vs M Al Sayed  1-0112001Zone 3.1aB27 Sicilian
22. M Mahjoob vs J Al-Huwar  0-1502001Zone 3.1aB06 Robatsch
23. S Mohammad vs M Mahjoob  0-1832001Zone 3.1aA86 Dutch
24. A Al-Bahadly vs M Mahjoob 1-0332001Zone 3.1aA04 Reti Opening
25. M Mahjoob vs K Asrian  0-1442001DubaiB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
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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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