The occasion of today’s clock simul by Veselin Topalov against an Irish team is a good opportunity to recall some of the many simuls given in Ireland down the years by the world’s most distinguished players. A new “Simuls” page has been added with an initial selection.

I say “initial” because this list is very incomplete. Anyone whose simul has not been included should not feel insulted, as the list currently omits simuls by Capablanca, Alekhine, and Korchnoi.

Details of any simuls would be appreciated, in particular the results. In many cases down the years, an upcoming simul is announced, but nothing further is ever heard, often not even confirmation that the event actually took place.

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