16912 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Elubas must be a much better player now than he was 4 years ago!
Carlsen did 10 a few years ago, winning every game I think.
Why do you say that?
For some perspective on blindfold chess, anyone interested in such things should really read Jeremy Spinrad's When Blindfold Chess Became Easy.
I am just guessing that a 2000 rated player would not be surprised that someone can play 5 blindfold games at once!
Oh. Look at the OP"s rating.
Well, I will say it's certainly a lot more believable now than it was before, as chess players naturally develop very strong visualization skills! Still, the blindfold part seems difficult -- if I was doing it I would worry that I would forget about even one of the boards and would struggle to figure out what it was again. It would seem by the time I was through with making my move in 4 out of the 5 games, I'd totally forget what was going on in the 5th one, and so forth. But then, that's me -- someone 400-500 points higher rated is probably a big enough jump to the point where it is at least not overwhelmingly tough. Perhaps I could at least handle one blindfold game!
I should actually try blindfold for once -- now that chess.com has made it an option, perhaps today will be the day.
I didn't know it was an option. Do you remember what your rating was when you first answered this?
In live chess, go to settings, and for piece style, such as "classic" or "modern," there is also a "blindfold" option, my guess being it's just a blank board with no pieces. So any game with that board is essentially blindfolded.
If it was 4 years ago, it was probably early 2009, so I would say around 1400 USCF.
Oh. What's your USCF rating now? Never mind, I looked 1949.
Well, I tried it, against computer medium, 10 10 time control. I was able to do pretty decently I guess -- basically played a normal game of chess except I focused a lot more on making sure I wasn't accidentally hanging pieces.
However, the endgame was a problem lol -- forgot lots of stuff. At one point when I had queen and rook vs king, I thought I had the king all cut off but wondered why it wasn't giving me mate. It turns out black had a g pawn or something blocking the g file. You can kind of cheat as when your cursor is on a piece it looks different. So I could tell there was a pawn on g4 just by putting the cursor over it as it looks different from an empty square. So it's probably not a completely true blindfold in that sense, but it was nonetheless an interesting experience. I'll post the game here. The end was obviously pretty ridiculous; the best part was when I played Rxb6, forgetting about the a7 pawn that protected it!
Oh, and no, I would have no chance in hell with any more than one of these at a time!
Could she really play 5 games simultaneously without looking at the pieces? That's incredible.
Only five? Other GMs do more than that.
So, whatever happened to Susan Polgar and the lawsuits? Anyone have an unbiased summary link?
"NEXT SHOW: Sinquefield Cup Round 6 - Tues 2 Sept 12pm PDT (8pm London)"
9/2/2014 - Mate in 2 Again
by TallBigus 11 minutes ago
Windows Phone 8 Beta Testers Needed
by Pacum 13 minutes ago
by shell_knight 14 minutes ago
Ashley's Million-dollar chess tourney - but bring your own clocks
by Bulla 16 minutes ago
Terrible lags and ping ~200 for the site in the whole Eastern Europe
by Wallace2004 22 minutes ago
Would Carlsen, Fischer or Kasparov achieve some draws in a match vs Philidor?
by fissionfowl 27 minutes ago
Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura
by chessmicky 28 minutes ago
by ccruxx 28 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal Top 10 FIDE Players
by SicilianSveshnikov 36 minutes ago
a solution to the swearing problem
by thatchamUK 39 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!