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Can the average person learn to play blindfold chess?

  • #61
    GmPrice wrote:

    I know that 90% of you retards are lying. 

    And the percentage who don't care what you think is even higher.

  • #62

    I have tried blindfold chess a couple dozen times. If a position gets too complicated I may lose the thread and fail to finish a legal game. But usually I succeed in playing a game, though not a very good game. It helps if the opening is a familiar one that I know well.

  • #63

    Same to you bozo.

    Cystem_Phailure wrote:

    GmPrice wrote:

    I know that 90% of you retards are lying. 

    And the percentage who don't care what you think is even higher.

  • #64

    Sure you can, but it takes a lot of practice!  

    Check out http://www.blindfoldchesstrainer.com for some exercizes that should help with your board awareness and eventually let you play blindfolded.  

  • #65

    The process of visualization is now commonly thought to be helpful in many sports, from equestrian events to Formula 1 racing. Of course, some people are better at it than others. Shaquille O'Niel never could master the free throw. He tried everything, including costant attempts to visualize the shot, but he never could get it.

    Regards,

    Lou

  • #66

    It needs a lot of pratice.And I should mention that its a good Idea to play blindfool chess.because your visualazation and calculation would improve

  • #67

    Guys, I played an entire game blindfolded when I was 1500 points about 5 years ago. I was so good in fact that I challenged people to play against me while I was blindfolded, although it is remarkably hard to visualize the bishop and knight combinations on the board. 

  • #68

    I have recently just gotten into playing it, so I can contest to this question. As a beginner, I have realized that I start real strong, making good moves maybe even better than what I do playing regularly, but as the game goes I feel extremely fatigued, and start making silly errors, such as confusing what color what bishop travels on. Nonetheless it's extremely fun and after starting have realized that my sense of direction has increased by quite a margin. 

  • #69

    If you can visualize things with your eyes closed, you can learn to play blindfold chess easier, also if you have a very good memory, you can play blindfold chess easier. Artists that can conceptionalize ideas in their minds only, also have it easier if they want to learn blindfold.

    Imagine the board in your mind, close your eyes, repeat the squares from left to right bottom to top with the square color, and letter/number.

    Do this until it is burned into your memory. Then start adding the pieces to the board, then think about certain opening, and the move orders of those pieces, and see them in your mind.  Then just start replaying whole games in your mind, if you really want to learn to play blindfold. Good luck

  • #70

    I´m rated 1550 on lichess. org and play blindfolds pretty well

  • #71

    AnthonyCG wrote:

    notlesu wrote:

     Natalia, what do you mean by good? At least 1900, 2000+???

    Surely, you dont think a 1600 can play blindfold chess. If a guy is going to be hanging pieces with his eyes open what kind of game will he play with his eyes shut?


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    Undecided

    1600 player does not pieces. I can play blindfold, very poorly but it's possible. I repeat the whole game from the start if I lose track. It's fun to try, you don't need to be 2000+.
  • #72

    You have to memorize all the board squares, once that's done it gets much easier to play blindfolded. @the_johnjohn I don't think repeating the whole game helps, maybe you're doing something wrong. One should be capable of seeing the position normally

  • #73

    Svidler and NAkamura are two players who cover their face when playing blindfold. 

  • #74
    CrimsonKnight7 wrote:

    If you can visualize things with your eyes closed, you can learn to play blindfold chess easier, also if you have a very good memory, you can play blindfold chess easier. Artists that can conceptionalize ideas in their minds only, also have it easier if they want to learn blindfold.

    Imagine the board in your mind, close your eyes, repeat the squares from left to right bottom to top with the square color, and letter/number.

    Do this until it is burned into your memory. Then start adding the pieces to the board, then think about certain opening, and the move orders of those pieces, and see them in your mind.  Then just start replaying whole games in your mind, if you really want to learn to play blindfold. Good luck

     

    Thanks for the tip.  

  • #75

    No they cannot.

  • #76

    The only thing that will vary is the amount of practice needed for the majority of people. If you drill anything into almost anyone's head enough they'll be able to visualize it. Doesn't mean they'll be good though. And it could mean 8 hours of practice a day for a year, or something ridiculous. But it's silly to say 'they could not' - even the biggest dolt can be passable at quite advanced activities when its been drilled in their mind so heavily that their cognitive mind takes the back seat and their subconscious and muscle memory take control. 

  • #77

    An AVERAGE person "can" play blindfolded but only to a point ( maybe ten moves)? I went that far Then I was check mated. Does that count?

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