Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon broke the Guinness World Record for simultaneous chess games Friday morning. Gershon played for hours against 523 chess players from all over the world at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv. He beat 86% of the players and was successful in taking the championship title away from Iran.
The Jewish Agency initiated this event in celebration of 20 years of aliyah from Russia. (Shanni Gurkevitch)