Former women's chess champ sets record

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Former women's world champ Susan Polgar is believed to have broken four international chess records this week.

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Former women's world champ Susan Polgar is believed to have broken four international chess records this week after playing more than 1,100 games over 17 hours. The records are yet to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. Polgar, 36, had 326 simultaneous games going on Monday afternoon. Of those, she won 309, drew 14 and lost three. Making a move Polgar's opponents, who ranged in age from 4 to 95, sat before identical chessboards at long rows of tables at the Palm Beach Gardens mall. Polgar remained standing, walking from board to board. She watched one person make a move, then moved her own piece, before taking a step to the next board. By 3 am, she had walked more than nine miles (14.5 kilometers). (AP)

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