Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ippolito's Attempt at World Record Delayed

IM Dean Ippolito has postponed his attempt at the World Record for a chess simultaneous exhibition until the specific rules required by Guinness can be clarified  (possibly some time in April 2011).  There have been questions raised by Guinness regarding the age and affiliation of the players involved in the most recent records established in Iran and Israel, so Ippolito quite rightly does not want to go ahead until the Guinness criteria for qualified opponents can be clarified.  Watch his website for further news and details.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It always amuses me that the Guinness book people wield such influence in setting the standards for conditions under which excellence may be attempted, given the publication's humble beginnings as a reference for the settling of bar bets...
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