15417 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!
Recently, I have been looking into playing blindfold chess online, to find that you cannot play live blindfold chess on the internet! (However, schemingmind.com allows corrospondance blindfold chess.)
I think that this would be a very attractive feature for chess.com to have and will draw more people to this website. Also, I doubt that it would to too difficult to set up and get running, as the rules are all the same, etc.
As it is live, I doubt that cheating would be too much of an issue, although I'm sure some would try. However, I think it would still be benefitial for improving chess players to have access to this feature.
You can play blinfold chess on FICS (http://www.freechess.org/) if I remember correctly.
Thanks, I'll give it a look!
vowles, it's already in our plans to add it to live. :-) glad you'll enjoy it.
Shweet! Thanks David! Do you have a rough idea when it will be up and running?
I look forward to it!
no i don't.
Ok, well thankyou anyway! :)
In the works 17 months ago? I'd love to see it actually happen.
Funny that EpicJohnston and I both replied to this on the same day after 17 months of inactivity.
Anyways, I went onto FICS and their blindfold feature is practically useless. You have to apply to play blindfolded and they can deny the application for several completely unsabstantiated reasons. For example, you can be denied for not having played at least 15 hundred games of chess on their server.
The ability to play blindfold chess helps any player improve, and is something that would take almost no effort to implement, assuming a blindfolded player could play against someone playing with a board. Is it safe to assume the idea has just been trashed?
the idea has not been trashed, we just have an extremely long list of projects.
In the same way that people can select the piece design for analysis and creating puzzles, could they just edit it to have the design image of each piece to be blank?
Otherwise, could chess.com acquire the software used in the blindfold tournaments where they play with a blank board?
I'd really love to see this happen, I think it would attract a lot more people (even though chess.com is quite large already).
looking forward to see that on this site :)
I would be interested to know the state of development of this project (if there has been any!), if the information is available.
I would like to see this feature also, please add it to the mobile app too!
Any update on blindfold chess at chess.com? David, anyone?
I read here that within a week there will be live blindfold on chess.com!
Hey vowles. The members playing vs GM Timur will see the board, it is only blindfold for him. "On game day, Timur will open up for challenges at 2:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Eastern - and members will have an opportunity to compete against him on a first-come / first-served basis. (Unlike Timur, these lucky members will, of course, be able to see all the pieces during their game!)"
The sentence before your quote says, however: "Chess.com has developed an invisible chess set, which we are releasing for use by ALL members in Live Chess within the week!"It sounds like to me it will be a permanent feature.
I think you are right. Thanks.
If You were Doing Life Which 5 Books Would You Keep To Make Your game Strong?
by goldendog 3 minutes ago
Awardchess time out.
by ilgambittoo 5 minutes ago
why e4 is better than d4.
by revengeofthepawns 6 minutes ago
0-2224 in less than three years
by Markle 6 minutes ago
Will OTB chess be relevant in 100 years?
by brankz 8 minutes ago
help with the scilian
by CP6033 10 minutes ago
Thursday at Attica
by Sangwin 14 minutes ago
Which book on tactics? - Chernev vs Nunn vs Weteschnik
by expand 14 minutes ago
QG - Tarrasch vs Albin Counter Gambit
by capablanca2014 14 minutes ago
I have a chess problem I need help solving
by waffllemaster 17 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 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!