Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami – the Iranian chess grand master who won against Anatoly Karpov and set a guiness world record in chess

Remarkable people with Iranian roots

Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami (born 11 January 1982) is a chess grandmaster (2000) from Iran. On the September 2011 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2583. He is a bachelor of law and now is studying sports management at the University of Tehran.

In 2004, he came first in the Kish GM Tournament. In 2009, he won a 20-game combined match (four classical, four rapid and twelve blitz games) against Anatoly Karpov, played with a special rule: play to mate or dead draw.

The new Guinness record holder for simultaneous chess games (614 opponents and has achieved 97.5% score points) which was held in Tehran on 10th FEB 2011.

He was the most successful chess player in 2004 in regard to increasing the most rating points and playing the most number of games and tournaments, which is registered by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Source: Wikipedia | Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami

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