Simul or Simultaneous game, is an attractive type of chess game in which one player, act against some other players in the same time. Great master, Morteza Mahjoob(29) started his physical trainings from last month, because he will have to walk about 40 kilometers and stay awake for 24 hours to play agains 500 players.
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This simul will take place in Tehran at Enghelab Sport Complex on Thursday 13 AUG 2009. Iran chess federation is one of the supporters of this event. 200 professional chess players, 280 chess enthusiasts, and 20 cinema actors and sportsmen will present in Enghelab sport complex at 9 AM and try to win their games agains GM Mahjoob. This unique simule may last more than 24 hourse and GM Morteza Mahjoob have to win 80 percent of the games to achieve new world record.
About Grand Master Morteza Mahjoob:
Its now 12 years that 29 years old Morteza Mahjoob is one of the Iranian National Chess Team members. His full name is Morteza Mahjoob Zardast. He is Iran chess champion in the last Iran championship games. It was the second time that morteza achieved this success. Morteza Mahjoob won many prizes in different chess games in the world, from China to Dubai and Italy. He have started his professional life as a chess player since he was 13, and became iran youth champion in 1994, then he became Iran students champion in the next year. In 2000, when he had just 20 years old, he stopped GM anatoly karpov in a simultaneous chess game between karpov and Iran national team.
Morteza won many championship cups in asia and Iran such as Iranian and asian chess clubs championships in different years. His last chess club is FajrShams Atieh, which employed many other Iranian chess champions. His last international championship this year, was in asian chess championship games in lebanon which he won 3 different gold medals in singular, team and best player .
:: Useful links about Morteza:
GM Morteza Mahjoob's page in FIDE website.