Blindfold Chess - the book

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    https://www.chess.com/forum/view/che...yers/alekhine2 One of my favorite photos of Alekhine (second one of blindfold display)

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      http://en.chessbase.com/post/blindfold-chess-poetry Interesting.

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        http://en.chessbase.com/post/memory-...chess-equation GM Timur Gareev's personal experience using memory techniques.

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          Russias amazing people - second video in the article starting around 4 minutes grandmaster Daniil Yuffa plays a classsical piece on the piano as well as 3 games blindfold simultaneously well never hesitating in playing the music. A later video shows grandmaster Timur Gareev showing his blindfold talents. http://en.chessbase.com/post/russia-s-amazing-people

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            https://en.chessbase.com/post/give-t...r-a-chess-cake Play blindfold and then eat your cake too! (watch out for the energy surge)

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              Blindfold king Gareev gets lots of exposure in India https://en.chessbase.com/post/if-che...rocket-science

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                A good way to practice blindfold chess https://en.chessbase.com/post/learni...-with-fritz-16

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                • I was just going through Alekhines Best Games and noticed Alekhine - Kimura, Tokyo,Japan 1933 (one of 15 blindfold games simultaneously). Alekhine was the only major player to put annotated blindfold games in his collection of best games (although only 3). I had previously put into this thread Alekhine - Saemisch and Alekhine - Schwartz, both sensational games. This next one is the last one. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.d4 esd4 6.Qxd4 d6 7.0-0 Be6 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Qa4 Bd7 11.Rad1 0-0 12.e5! Ne8 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.exd6 cxd6 15.Rfe1 Qd8 16.Nd4! Qc7 17.Re7 Nf6 18.Nf5! Qd8 19.Rxd6 Re8 20.Ne4! (comes up with this blindfolded and 14 other boards no less!) 20...Rxe7 21.Nxf6+ Kh8 22.Nxe7 Qxe7 23.Qe4! Qxe4 24.Nxe4 Be6 25.b3 g6 26.Nc5 Bf5 (Alekhine must have seen until here in his minds eye or should I say mighty, multi eye) 27.Rxc6 Re8 28.f3 Re2 29.Rxa6 Rxc2 30.Ne4 Be6 31.h4 Kg7 32.Kh2 Kh6 33.Kg3 Bd7 34.a4 f5 35.Ng5 Rc3 36.Ra7 Rd3 37.a5 Kh5 38.Nxh7 1-0

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                  • Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
                    Chessbase has a review on Blindfold Chess today (the book by Elliot Hearst and John Knott) by Edward Winter (the most respected chess historian out there).
                    It is the definitive book on blindfold chess in the world and there has never been a book like it. The publishers are McFarlane and they make magnificent books. I cant wait to get my hands on it. The link was posted by Pete McKillop in a thread just below.
                    this is the book loll

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                    • https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018...-times-blindly A blindfold simul on chessbomb! GM Milan Pacher in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. If you get past the final score of 4 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw you will see some entertaining games. I think the grandmaster lost the thread in at least 4 of the games. Three were mysterious early resignations (illegal moves?) and in one he hung his queen. One thing I can guess: the GM probably has one heck of a headache now.

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                      • GM Pacher has a current FIDE rating of 2453 and is 28? yrs old. Will he do another blindfold simul in the near future?

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                        • https://en.chessbase.com/post/blindf...vidit-gujrathi GM Vidit does puzzles blindfolded

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                          • I found this delight: Paulsen - Morphy, New York 1857, one of 4 boards, Paul Morphy blindfolded. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bc5 4.Bb5 d6 5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4 Bdy 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Ba4 Qf6 9.0-0 Ne7 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.fxe3 Qh6 12.Qd3 Ng6 13.Rae1 Ne5 14.Qe2 0-0 15.h3 Kh8 16.Nd1 g5 17.Nf2 Rg8 18.Nd3 g4 19.Nxe5 dxe5 20.hxg4 Bxg4 21.Qf2 Rg6 22.Qxf7 Be6 23.Qxc7 Here Paul Morphy announced checkmate in 5. 0-1

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                            • Its been ten years now this thread has been on chesstalk. At the beginning I posted to promote the book. Then I decided to post the blindfold legends and their quality games. I also maintained this thread to have a presence of blindfold chess over the years. Now that there is a far greater awareness of blindfold chess in the chess world and Timur Gareev is doing a great job of promotion with his blindfold exploits (his blindfold simuls of 960 or Fischer Random chess are particularly mind boggling) I will be posting far less frequently. This thread will remain however for further readers.

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                              • Ten years already!! Here's an interesting article on memory by Edward Winter. You've probably seen it, Hans, but perhaps others haven't.

                                http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/memory.html
                                "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
                                "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
                                "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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