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Alik Gershon
A Gershon 
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Number of games in database: 233
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2381 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2558

Overall record: +92 -59 =82 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B90 B42 B56 B82 B47
 King's Indian (15) 
    E92 E94 E90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D31 D35 D37 D36
 Slav (9) 
    D15 D17 D11 D10 D16
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D97 D92
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D44 D43 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B62 B63 B22 B57 B64
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (16) 
    B62 B63 B64
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E12 E15 E14
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E20 E55 E29 E58
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A33 A36 A37
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Gershon vs Chandler, 1999 1-0
   A Gershon vs Timman, 2001 1-0
   A Gershon vs P Stefanek, 1992 1-0
   A Gershon vs B Kantsler, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lost Boys Open (1997)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Amsterdam Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   European Championship (2000)
   Israeli Championship (1994)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   European Championship (2001)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   European Championship (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

   🏆 TCh-ISR
   A Gershon vs A Greenfeld (Jan-05-18) 1-0
   M Godena vs A Gershon (Feb-24-12) 1-0

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FIDE player card for Alik Gershon

(born Jun-03-1980, 42 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Grandmaster. He was the World Under-14 champion in 1994 and World Under-16 champion in 1996. Israeli champion in 2000 (=Boris Avrukh). The Guinness Book of Records certified his simultaneous exhibition against 523 opponents as being the largest ever by one player. The result, breaking Iranian GM Morteza Mahjoob 's 2009 world record, was 454 wins 58 draws and 11 losses. The exhibition started on 21 October 2010 and finished the next morning.* This record stood for only a few months until February 2011 before Iranian GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami in turn broke the record.


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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Gershon vs P Stefanek  1-0221992Wch U12C29 Vienna Gambit
2. V Malakhov vs A Gershon  ½-½541992Wch U12B83 Sicilian
3. Sutovsky vs A Gershon  1-0481993Kfar Sava-AB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. A Gershon vs F Peralta  1-0481993Wch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. A Galkin vs A Gershon  ½-½271993Wch U14B83 Sicilian
6. A Gershon vs Sadvakasov  0-1501993Wch U14B40 Sicilian
7. A Gershon vs V Malakhov  0-1511993Wch U14B06 Robatsch
8. R Fontaine vs A Gershon  0-1551994Wch U14B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. A Gershon vs S Richter  1-0271994Berliner SommerB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. A Gershon vs H Blachmann  ½-½441994Berliner SommerB01 Scandinavian
11. A Gershon vs R Rechel  1-0291994Berliner SommerC02 French, Advance
12. Hubert Weber vs A Gershon  0-1431994Berliner SommerA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. A Gershon vs R Zunker  1-0281994Berliner SommerB06 Robatsch
14. A Gershon vs H Lieb  0-1371994Berliner SommerC02 French, Advance
15. A Campanile vs A Gershon  ½-½331994Berliner SommerA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
16. A Berelowitsch vs A Gershon  1-0321994Berliner SommerB40 Sicilian
17. Bagirov vs A Gershon  1-0401994Berliner SommerA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. A Gershon vs L Vajda  1-0371994Wch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
19. Mikhalevski vs A Gershon  1-0271994Israeli ChampionshipA81 Dutch
20. A Gershon vs E Ilfeld  1-0301994Israeli ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
21. Kasparov vs A Gershon  1-0461994Kasparov Clock Simul, 15b Tel AvivA10 English
22. A Mikhalevski vs A Gershon  1-0471994Israeli ChampionshipA81 Dutch
23. A Gershon vs Y Lederer  0-1341994Israeli ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
24. O Gamayev vs A Gershon  ½-½211994Israeli ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Gershon vs I Boim  ½-½351994Israeli ChampionshipC23 Bishop's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-03-08  BIDMONFA: Alik Gershon


Oct-15-10  ketchuplover: Good luck on your world record chess simul attempt.
Oct-22-10  Whitehat1963: Cool! Gershon sets world record with his 19-hour simul exhibit.

Oct-23-10  wordfunph: “Hopefully all our wars against Iran will be on the chessboard.”

congrats GM Gershon!

Oct-24-10  ketchuplover: ditto!
Nov-11-10  jmi: "Bending the rules".... *cough cough*

"According to regulations, all players had to be registered members of the local chess association who reached a certain level of playing. However, Yedioth Ahronoth discovered that some 300 of the 525 players were school children, transported to the event on special buses.

Most of the children were not members of the chess association, and some supposedly learned the rules of chess only a day before the competition. Some of the students who were approached by Yedioth Ahronoth were unable to answer fundamental questions about chess.

On top of it, chess officials reportedly made sure that high-level chess players do not participate in the event. Notably, Gershon needed to win more than 80% of the games in order to break the record."

Nov-12-10  eyalbd: The record is Kosher

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  GrahamClayton: I liked Gershon's comment just before the exhibition - "I will get into the Guinness Book of Records either as the record breaker or the first person to drop dead while giving a simul."

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