It’s so easy to start a simul on!

by Arne Kaehler
7/11/2020 – You probably already know how to create your personal virtual room on If not, we have a link included in this article on how to do it. In your virtual room, you can challenge friends, organize tournaments for your chess club, give valuable coaching lessons and play simultaneous games. The last point is what the 5-minute video in this article is all about!

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How to start a Simul

Once your virtual room has been created, and the players you invited have joined the room, you can start a simultaneous match against them.

This video is shorter than five minutes and shows you what steps to take!

If you have a person sitting next to you who can tell you the moves, how about trying to attempt a “blindfolded” online simul exhibition? Not sure how many of those have been played so far. Grandmaster Timur Gareyev managed to play a blindfold simul against 48 opponents in Las Vegas, 2016. This simul made it into the Guiness book of world records.


Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.


If you missed how to create a virtual room, please click the link above.

We also have a written version on how to play Simultaneous exhibitions in our help section.

ChessBase has a full article about Gareyev's simul record.

Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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