Originally posted by Samdogg
how much visualization does one need any way? Planning 12 moves ahead seems like its long enough to se ahead anyways.
Playing 12 moves into a blindfold game is not necessarily the same thing as seeing ahead 12 moves from a middlegame position. You're used to your opening moves and have seen them a thousand times. I'd recon sombody who normally can play 12 moves into a blindfold game wouldn't normally do so well if their opponent played some bizzare opening.
I'd suggest the CVT (Chess Visualization Training) website. There are online excercises and now a downloadable version as well.