Simultaneous Displays in Chess

In 1885, Zukertort played 60 games simultaneously, winning 53, losing 3, and drawing 4.  Play lasted for 6 hours.

In December 1900, C.A. Walbrodt played 60 opponents in Berlin.  He won 49, lost 3, and drew 8.

In 1904, Ossip Bernstin played 80 opponents in Berlin.  He won 71, lost 5, and drew 4.

In 1910, Austrian master Josef Krejick gave a simul at Linz on 25 boards and lost every single game.

In June 1911, Hans Fahrni played 100 games simultaneously in Munich.  He won 55, lost 6, and drew 39.

In January 1922, Frank Marshall played 155 opponents on Montreal.  He won 126, lost 8, and drew 21.

In 1922, Capablanca played 103 games simultaneously in Cleveland.  He won 102 and drew one.

In January 1928, Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) played 300 opponents on 105 boards in Budapest.  He won 79 games, lost 6 games, and drew 20 games.

In 1934, Lilienthal played 121 opponents in Bilbao.

In early 1941, Lilienthal played 201 opponents in Sverdlovsk.

On May 1, 1941, Miguel Najdorf gave a 222-board simultaneous display at the Club Atletico Olimpo in Bahia Blanca.  He won 202 games, lost 8, and drew 12 in 13.5 hours.  One of the games was a blindfold game.  The display attracted 5,000 spectators.

In August 1941, Gideon Stahlberg played 400 chess games in Santos Lugares, a suburb of Buenos Aires, in 36 hours and 5 minutes.   He won 364, lost 22, and drew 14 (some sources say he won 362 games and drew 16 games).  He played a group of 40 games simultaneously.  When a game was over, a new opponent played at the same table.   Stahlberg originally intended to achieve a time record of the most games in 48 yours.  However, he was too exhausted and suspended his play after 36 hours.

In May 1948, Hoenlinger played 213 opponents in Velbert, winning 187 games, losing 13 games, and drawing 13 games in 12 hours and 28 minutes.  The occasion was the 25th anniversary of the Velberter Schachgesellschaft.

In 1960, George Koltanowski played 56 consecutive (not simultaneously) blindfold games in San Francisco.  He won 50 and drew 6 games.

In 1966, Jude Acers played 114 games in a simultaneous exhibition at the Louisiana State Fair.  He won all 114 games.

In 1977, a New Jersey player invited 180 opponents to play in an exhibition.  Only 20 players showed up.  He won 2 games and lost 18.  One of his wins was against his mother.

In 1977, Vlatimil Hort played 550 opponents, 201 simultaneously.  He lost only 10 games.

In 1978, Karl Podzielny played 575 opponents.  He won 533, lost 15, and drew 27 in 30.5 hours.

In 1984, the first simultaneous satellite exhibition was played by Kasparov against players in New York and London.

In 1988, Kasparov played 10 opponents  in 10 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Swizerland, USA, USSR).  He won 8, lost 1, and drew 1.

In February 2004, International Master Andrew Martin played 321 opponents in Wellington.  He won 294 games, lost 1 game, and drew 26 games.  It took him 16 hours and 51 minutes to play the exhibition.