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posted 12 November 2004 10:57 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Canadian International Master (IM) Jonathan Berry set a world record for simultaneous blindfold chess for a player over 50 years of age.


On November 6 our own Jonathan Berry tied a world record for most number of games played in a blindfold simultaneous display by an exhibitor over 50 - 12! Yes, that's right folks, 12 games played at the same time without looking at the boards; his previous lifetime best was 10 games,
accomplished in Winnipeg in 1974. Further research is necessary, but at
the moment it appears the only other person to manage 12 boards over the age of 50 was George Koltanowski, in a display on February 23, 1955 in Vancouver - he was 51 at the time. Congratulations to Jonathan on this remarkable achievement!

Blindfold World Chess Record by Canadian Jonathan Berry

[ 12 November 2004: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]

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