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Morteza Mahjoob
Number of games in database: 206
Years covered: 2000 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2329 (2363 rapid, 2410 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546

Overall record: +64 -61 =56 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B22 B48 B33 B30 B96
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C03 C05 C00 C11
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 E10 D02
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B17 B10 B14 B18 B16
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B48 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B42 B40 B43 B22 B32
 Sicilian Kan (16) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Dutch Defense (14) 
    A81 A86 A85 A88
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B10 B12 B18 B13
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E30 E20 E36 E45 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Mahjoob vs Azmaiparashvili, 2004 1-0
   M Mahjoob vs S Alavi, 2001 1-0
   M Mahjoob vs A Nguyen, 2006 1-0
   M Mahjoob vs S Rocha, 2004 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Iranian Championship (2001)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Tehran Zonal (2001)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Dubai op (2001)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

   🏆 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 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, 41 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 9; games 1-25 of 211  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vladimirov vs M Mahjoob  ½-½572000Asia Cities-ch 12thA81 Dutch
2. M Mahjoob vs V 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. M Mahjoob vs R Fontaine  1-0582000Wch U20B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. D de Vreugt vs M Mahjoob  1-0662000World JuniorB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. M Mahjoob vs Jeppers Albis  1-0362000Istanbul OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. Degraeve vs M Mahjoob  ½-½642000Istanbul OlympiadB40 Sicilian
9. M Mahjoob vs Vescovi  0-1762000Istanbul OlympiadB53 Sicilian
10. T Matsuo vs M Mahjoob  ½-½392000Istanbul OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. G West vs M Mahjoob  ½-½342000Istanbul OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. M Mahjoob vs P Cramling  0-1462000Istanbul OlympiadB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. V Bogdanovski vs M Mahjoob  ½-½432000Istanbul OlympiadA81 Dutch
14. M Mahjoob vs M Simonet ½-½652000Istanbul OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
15. M Mahjoob vs K Khatib  1-0192000Istanbul OlympiadC47 Four Knights
16. P Motwani vs M Mahjoob  1-0632000Istanbul OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
17. M Belli Pino vs M Mahjoob  1-0322000Istanbul OlympiadA81 Dutch
18. M Ardeshi vs M Mahjoob  ½-½292001FajrB41 Sicilian, Kan
19. M Darban vs M Mahjoob  0-1342001Asian CandidatesB20 Sicilian
20. A Roghani vs M Mahjoob  1-0302001Asian CandidatesA81 Dutch
21. H Aryanejad vs M Mahjoob  0-1402001Asian CandidatesB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. M Mahjoob vs M Ghorbani  ½-½392001Asian CandidatesB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
23. M Mahjoob vs S Alavi  1-0212001Asian CandidatesB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
24. M Mahjoob vs A Mallahi  ½-½322001Asian CandidatesB33 Sicilian
25. E Moradiabadi vs M Mahjoob 0-1802001Asian CandidatesA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 211  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.
Mar-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Morteza Manjoob.

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