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  1. 13 Dec '09 04:19
    I've always thought a game was blindfold when a contestant was not allowed to see the board but only to be provided with notation, but now I was told players literally blind fold themselves and play on casually as if they have a third eye located somewhere on their forehead.
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    13 Dec '09 04:30
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    I've always thought a game was blindfold when a contestant was not allowed to see the board but only to be provided with notation, but now I was told players literally blind fold themselves and play on casually as if they have a third eye located somewhere on their forehead.
    yeah, Ive done both kinds.. when I play someone played all but 3 times in their life I may go completely blindfolded.. although I only last about 15-20 moves before I need to stop.
    with people that are 1150-1250ish Ive done a full game with just notation on several occasions. I wouldnt probably be able to do this anymore as the way I got good at that was playing games by myself on the bus.

    either way, its very fun.
  3. 16 Dec '09 21:41
    Playing with yourself can indeed make you go blind.
  4. 16 Dec '09 21:48
    Originally posted by homedepotov
    Playing with yourself can indeed make you go blind.
  5. 17 Dec '09 23:05
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    I've always thought a game was blindfold when a contestant was not allowed to see the board but only to be provided with notation, but now I was told players literally blind fold themselves and play on casually as if they have a third eye located somewhere on their forehead.
    If you play the game from the notation of the game you are not playing it blindly or blindfolded. In order to play a game blindfolded you are only allowed to know what your opponent has played and you are not to keep or have a record of the game as it is beimg played. You do not have to actually be blindfolded if you are not able to see the board. The main point of playing a blindfolded game is that you are playing the game using your ability to remember the moves that were played.
  6. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    18 Dec '09 11:08
    Originally posted by gambit3
    If you play the game from the notation of the game you are not playing it blindly or blindfolded. In order to play a game blindfolded you are only allowed to know what your opponent has played and you are not to keep or have a record of the game as it is beimg played. You do not have to actually be blindfolded if you are not able to see the board. The main p ...[text shortened]... game is that you are playing the game using your ability to remember the moves that were played.
    and your ability to visualize those moves, it's one thing to remember what has been played, another to know the position you're in
  7. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    19 Dec '09 03:32
    Originally posted by gambit3
    If you play the game from the notation of the game you are not playing it blindly or blindfolded. In order to play a game blindfolded you are only allowed to know what your opponent has played and you are not to keep or have a record of the game as it is beimg played. You do not have to actually be blindfolded if you are not able to see the board. The main p ...[text shortened]... game is that you are playing the game using your ability to remember the moves that were played.
    Actually, most blindfold tournaments allow receipt of the current games notation upon
    request. I'm not sure if this is the case at very high levels, but blindfold simuls, and
    every blindfold match I've ever seen allowed this type of request.

    That being said, I don't think I've seen it happen at a simul, but in a tournament I've
    personally watched an arbiter fulfill the request.

    -GIN