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September 27, 2010
Eric Citron
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Dean Ippolito, Photo Betsy Dynako 2009
International Master and New Jersey native Dean Ippolito is attempting to break the record of 500 simultaneous chess games on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

The World Record attempt will take place in the HealthQuest Sports Dome located at the Jack Cust Baseball Academy in Flemington, NJ. The 140,000 square-foot dome is the largest sports dome in the United States and is the perfect setting to bring this World Record back home to the United States.

The current record is held by 29-year-old Iranian Grandmaster Morteza Majoob, who set the record in Tehran at the Enghelab Sport Complex on August 13, 2009 under the supervision of the Iranian Chess Federation and FIDE. The World Record, named Rokh-dar-rokh 500 (rook vs. rook 500), consisted of 200 professional chess players, 280 chess enthusiasts and 20 cinema actors and sportsmen. Majoob finished with 397 wins, 90 draws and 13 losses for a score of 442/500, an 88.4 win percentage.

To break the record, IM Ippolito will have to walk the equivalent of a marathon, 26.2 miles, and stay focused, playing for at least 18 straight hours. And in order for it to be counted for World Record status, IM Ippolito will have to have a winning percentage of at least 80 percent.   

International Master Dean Ippolito is proud to announce that Team Capital Bank, PNC Bank, HealthQuest Fitness, Diamond Nation and JG Petrucci Company, Inc have all climbed on board as his new sponsors in his quest to set the World Record at the HealthQuest Sports Dome located in Flemington, NJ.

IM Ippolito has not lost a game in a simultaneous since the early 90s, which includes simultaneous wins against Masters, National Champions, and other top chess players. IM Ippolito routinely plays 50-player exhibitions and has played several exhibitions with over a 100 players, one of the first such when he was just 10 years old.

About IM Dean Ippolito

International Master Dean Ippolito, who started playing chess at the remarkably early age of two-and-a-half, is one of few International Masters in the United States. IM Ippolito, who attained the elite level of International Master in 1999, is a ten-time All-America Team member, eleven-time National Champion and one of the foremost and recognizable chess players in the United States. IM Ippolito has been trained by some of the best and most notable chess instructors in the world.

  IM Ippolito  just recently, won his fourth New Jersey Open Title over Labor Day weekend. The 65th Annual NJ Open hosts most of the top players from the state, who compete for a title once won by Bobby Fischer. At the end of the weekend, Ippolito was the clear winner with 5 points.

IM Ippolito is also the author of three books: Chess Tactics For Scholastic Players, Chess in Action: From First Attack to Checkmate with Paul Mantell and Wojo's Weapons with Jonathan Hilton.

IM Ippolito learned chess from his father, Joe Ippolito, the former president of the New Jersey State Chess Federation. IM Ippolito grew up in Boonton, NJ and currently resides in Whitehouse Station, NJ with his wife and two children.

Team Capital Bank was organized in early 2005 by a group of prominent business leaders in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

JG Petrucci Comapny, Inc. (JGPCO) has been developing and building first class commercial and industrial real estate since 1987.

PNC Bank joins Dean Ippoltio in his Quest to set a new world record.  With more than $290 billion in assets, PNC is one of the largest financial services companies in the country.

HealthQuest Fitness, is a complete Family Fitness, Wellness, & Athletic Facility with quality and value you can feel great about - whether you want to maintain your general health, nurture your family's fitness or develop your competitive edge. HealthQuest is set on a 38-acre campus with 104,000 square feet of exercise space.

Diamond Nation's 65-acre campus will now consist of 250,000 square feet of indoor facilities, 700,000 square feet of turf fields, and the ability to play up to 10 games simultaneously. We have the distinguished honor to bring you not only the Largest Amateur Sports Dome in America, but now the Largest Turf Baseball and Softball Complex in America.
Pick up IM Ippolito's books, Chess in Action: From First Attack to Checkmate with Paul Mantell and Wojo's Weapons with Jonathan Hilton at USCFSales.