A killing blinfolded combination

A killing blinfolded combination

kenytiger
kenytiger
Aug 29, 2007, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

Blindfolded Chess is everything but an easy feat. In 1783 Philidor played three simultaneoulsy blinfolded games; it was said at the time that no one will ever break that record. Experts were proven wrong as usual, Morphy played eight games at one sitting, Blackburne 16, Pillsbury 22, Reti 29, Alekhine 32, Najdorf 45, etc. (Note: blinfolded doesn't mean that the players cover their eyes to play; they just sit with their backs to the boards calling their moves. I saw a picture of Alekhine doing that) 

Chess hero Alexander Alekhine played the following blinfolded brilliancy as White in a military hospital in Tarnapol, Austria in 1916. This is a beautiful game that takes your breath away. Israel A. Horowitz in his book "All About Chess" calls it "A most amazing combination". Enjoy...

 

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