Originally posted by ivan2908If you mean like post the moves here and try to visualize the board in your minds eye, then yeah i would be up for that and i promise i won't set up a board or try to visualize with aids, empty chessboard, online research, etc.
I want to improve my visualisation and calculation. So, fancy a blindfold game ?
How do I know you won't cheat ? Oh, well, I believe you !
You can even pick the side.
It is not meant to be finished now. It can be a casual game that lasts for days.
Originally posted by greenpawn34there's some decent chess skills.
This is true - I have 8 witness's.
Sandy Bells was full of chess players and three games were on the go
at different tables.
The subject of Blindfold chess came up.
Impossible said a Bells regular (non player).
Keith Ruxton (FM) said I'll prove it can be done and stated there
and then he could play 6 games blindfold.
Six sets were set up, ...[text shortened]... f I had not been there I would not
have believed it.
The whole event took an hour and half.
Originally posted by ivan2908For calculation, "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov is the bible.
I am pretty happy about these blindfold sessions. I've read some chapters in Dvoretsky tactics manual (with a lot of advices how to train combinative vision) and the other book "How to became a dedly chess tactician" with annotated games and problems from great tacticians/sacrificers so I decided to take my calculation/visualisation to my limits. I stopped ...[text shortened]... ulating. I can't say if I will progress at all but I hope I will soon be nasty OTB player
Originally posted by tomtom232Yes, I took some advices from there also (How to Become Dedly tactician collects the best ideas from the best tactics/calculation books so you can make your own mix of ideas )
For calculation, "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov is the bible.