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    @cheesemaster said
    Yesterday I put my queen on b3 and my opponent took it with his Bishop.

    I resigned.

    Blindfold chess is the least of my problems 😔
    Lol.

    It appears that you're playing blindfold chess.....but with no blindfold.

    😀
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  3. Bolton
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    Ask a Government Minister who, asked for Chess to be a recognised sport in the U.K.? No conferring.
  4. Standard membersundown316
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    I used to be able to do one, but it is tiring.
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    @Duchess64
    Was he actually exercising on the bike at the same time?
  6. Zugzwang
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    @sonhouse said
    @Duchess64
    Was he actually exercising on the bike at the same time?
    I don't know. Someone playing a blindfold simul does not walk around to
    every board and physically move the pieces.
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    06 Jan '21 09:372 edits
    @vivify

    No, but I have played against someone who was playing 'blindfolded.' In 1972, a buddy and I drove across the USA from CA to NJ to take part in the US Open, held in Atlantic City that year. We picked up John Watson along the way. John sat in front (next to the driver, not a chess player), my buddy and I in back, and John played us games simultaneously, he not seeing the boards we had on our laps. He had white and gave us knight odds. I was too engrossed in the games to think to ask him how he was doing it, either by visualising the boards or by some sort of abstract coordinate-equations. Both seem possible, since computer programs certainly do not 'visualise' board positions.
  8. Subscribervenda
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    @moonbus said
    @vivify

    No, but I have played against someone who was playing 'blindfolded.' In 1972, a buddy and I drove across the USA from CA to NJ to take part in the US Open, held in Atlantic City that year. We picked up John Watson along the way. John sat in front (next to the driver, not a chess player), my buddy and I in back, and John played us games simultaneously, he not seeing ...[text shortened]... equations. Both seem possible, since computer programs certainly do not 'visualise' board positions.
    How was the drivers rear view mirror aligned?
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    06 Jan '21 17:411 edit
    @venda

    I'm pretty sure Watson knew the difference between King's Gambit and Queen's Gambit.
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    @moonbus
    Did you check the rear view mirror ??
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    @Slarti-Bartfast
    No. I was too busy getting thrashed. But the board was on my lap, below the seat back. I’m pretty sure he couldn’t have seen it in the mirror from the front seat.
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    @vivify
    Only if it's my opponent who is blindfolded.
  13. Standard memberSahalar
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    23 Jan '21 07:08
    Играть вслепую ,то бишь передвигать фигуры это очень просто.Самое сложное заключается в выигрыше.Выиграть очень сложно,если игрок сильнее тебя)))
  14. Subscribervenda
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    @sahalar said
    Играть вслепую ,то бишь передвигать фигуры это очень просто.Самое сложное заключается в выигрыше.Выиграть очень сложно,если игрок сильнее тебя)))
    Salahar said:-Playing blindly, that is to say, moving the pieces is very simple. The most difficult thing is to win. It is very difficult to win if the player is stronger than you.
    I don't think it's simple at all.The most difficult thing is visualising the position of the pieces on the board.Most people I suspect would lose the position after a few moves.
  15. Zugzwang
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    @venda said
    Salahar said:-Playing blindly, that is to say, moving the pieces is very simple. The most difficult thing is to win. It is very difficult to win if the player is stronger than you.
    I don't think it's simple at all.The most difficult thing is visualising the position of the pieces on the board.Most people I suspect would lose the position after a few moves.
    "Most people I suspect would lose the position after a few moves."
    --Venda

    Really? I assumed that many, if not most, experienced players should be able to play at least one blindfold game.
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