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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    26 Aug '08 13:38 / 1 edit
    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.
  2. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    26 Aug '08 13:56
    I think you should go to Schemingmind for that. (Or play it via private messages/private email).
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    26 Aug '08 13:57
    Does Scheming mind have some blindfold chess features ?

    Yes of course I am planning to do it via PMs but I have to find opponent first.
  4. Subscriber Ponderableonline
    chemist
    26 Aug '08 14:09
    Scheming mind does have the feature and you are really seeing only a blank board. Especially nice when kibitzing (not seeing anything at all
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    26 Aug '08 14:11
    Oh, thank you for that information !! I saw this feature only in Chessmaster 10th so far. And it is never funny to play against an engine no matter which way. Thanks again.
  6. 26 Aug '08 17:55
    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, six players from Bells 3 & 4 took their seats.
    Keith went to the end of the pub and just stared out of the window
    drinking Fosters.

    I relayed the moves back and forth.
    6-0 to Keith including one very brilliant Queen sac and a very
    clever Rook ending.

    I was well impressed and if I had not been there I would not
    have believed it.
    The whole event took an hour and half.
  7. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    26 Aug '08 18:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    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.
    If 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.

    we'll do the pgn later.

    first person to "lose it" will supply a fen of current game position.

    You first.
  8. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    26 Aug '08 18:25
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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.
    there's some decent chess skills.
  9. 26 Aug '08 19:24
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I am planning to do it via PMs but I have to find opponent first.
    I'll play you with just one eye open.
  10. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    26 Aug '08 20:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'll play you with just one eye open.

    Now I have enough blindfold games. No more please
  11. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    27 Aug '08 09:14 / 1 edit
    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 to use RHP analysis board, I take 5 or so candidate moves and work hard in my head calculating. I can't say if I will progress at all but I hope I will soon be nasty OTB player
  12. 27 Aug '08 09:17
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    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
    For calculation, "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov is the bible.
  13. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    27 Aug '08 09:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    For calculation, "Think Like a Grandmaster" by Alexander Kotov is the bible.
    Yes, 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 )
  14. 27 Aug '08 09:35
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    Yes, 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 )
    I like to think im a good calculator...thats why i do so well in rapid games.