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Thursday, May 02, 2013 15:00
Timur Gareev performed a blindfold simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday in Saint Louis (USA) and scored 29 wins, four draws and zero losses. His opponents were all members of the Saint Louis Chess Club. The simul was held the day before the start of the 2013 US Championships. We received the following press release from the organizers. The photos...
Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan win the blindfold event in Beijing
Thursday, December 20, 2012 17:10
Levon Aronian won the third and final chess event at the World Mind Games in Beijing: blindfold chess. The Armenian grandmaster scored 5.5/7 which was half a point more than Hikaru Nakamura. The bronze medal went to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Hou Yifan won the women's section ahead of Viktorija Cmilyte and Anna Zatonskih. Levon Aronian and Hou Yifan...
World Mind Games take off in Beijing
Friday, December 14, 2012 12:52
The fifth edition of the World Mind Games, the second organized by SportAccord, is currently under way in Beijing, China. This multi-sport event includes five mind sports: bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi (Chinese chess). The chess players play rapid, blitz and blindfold. A scene from the opening ceremony in Beijing | All photos by...
UNAM chess festival
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:38
The 2nd UNAM Chess Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Mexico, took place from 16-25 November, in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The university played host to myriad event events for all skill levels from beginners to supergrandmasters, during this extraordinary week of chess, including simuls, opens, vote...
The Full English Breakfast #15
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 0:45
Blindfold records, Tony Miles, 60 seconds with Boris Gelfand, Tal Memorial, Nigel Short, and SlyusarGate -- one sly shark! Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #15 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The...
World Mind Games: blitz and blindfold
Monday, December 19, 2011 11:46
At the World Mind Games in Beijing, China Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France won the blitz event while Zoltan Almasi of Hungary finished first in the blindfold tournament. World Champion Hou Yifan of China won both the blitz and the blindfold women's tournaments. A group photo with all the winners in Beijing | All photos © FIDE for the official...
Wang Hao and Kosteniuk rapid winners at World Mind Games
Monday, December 12, 2011 12:34
At the Sport Accord World Mind Games, which currently take place in Beijing, China Wang Hao won the rapid tournament in the men's section and Alexandra Kosteniuk in the women's section. The chess part of the World Mind Games continues after the weekend with blitz and blindfold tournaments. Wang Hao receives the first prize with Vugar Gashimov (...
FM Marc Lang sets new blindfold simul record of 46 boards
Monday, November 28, 2011 17:35
Last weekend a German chess player played a simultaneous exhibition blindfolded over 46 boards in Sontheim an der Brenz, Germany. With a score of 34.5-11.5 in a simul that lasted 21 hours and 9 minutes, 41-year-old FM Marc Lang (2306) improved upon Miguel Najdorf's famous (but not universally recognized) record from 1947. Marc Lang in a press...