Chess program to practice blindfold chess?

chemkact

Hi every body, I've tried for the last 3 days to find a chess program that I can play without mouse or screen, only with my voice, but I've found nothing. Is that exist ?

 

 

 

I thought I got the jackpot with talk64, But this program also just tell you the move that you played.

 

 

 

The idea behind this is that I wanna be in my bed, smoking cigarette, light turned off, (obviously without the board) telling my moves to the computer and waiting for a reply. In short, practicing blindfold chess. I tried with Fritz in blindfold mode, but it's not the same, I'm always looking at the board trying to remember where are the pieces. It's not what I wanna do. I wanna see the board in my head, practicing visualisation, and be confident with the annotation.

 

 

 

Does someone know something that could be useful for me ?

 

 

 

Notice that I already played blindfold chess against weak real opponents, and it was clearly not the same than playing against a chess program in blindfold mode.

 

 

 

Thanks guys.

Arctor

Can't you use the keyboard to enter moves in Fritz and have it speak it's reply back to you?

chemkact
Arctor wrote:

Can't you use the keyboard to enter moves in Fritz and have it speak it's reply back to you?


We can use the keyboard in Fritz?

humm...

Arctor

Yup, just type the start square and destination square (can't recall if you have to press enter)

so g1f3 would be 1.Nf3 for example

DENVERHIGH

Hi chemkact

I can play blindfold chess. I used to play daily when I was a young man.  Here is the pieces I have written about how to learn and play. You don't need a program. I even played a game here on chess.com.

Play with yourself. Check this links out and see.

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/how-we-played-blindfold-chess-on-chess-com

Another:

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/we-are-playing-blindfold-chess-right-here-on-line-chec-it-out

Another:

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/blindfold-chess-play----memoir

Another:

http://blog.chess.com/DENVERHIGH/how-to-play-blind-fold-chess-better-than-a-fifth-grader

Another:

http://blog.chess.com/DENVERHIGH/koltanowski-blind-fold-champion-knights-tour-colle-system

Bye I hope it helps.

djort

you can play blind with arena too. (voice announce, keyboard for the move)

mashi_

Install the package "Crafty."

eddysallin

You lay in smoking, relaxing, it's not chess games you will remember but waking up and trying to put fire out .

bmws88

Let me try to justify the need a little more. I have a kid who is ~1400 and it always takes me at least an hour to drive him to chess tournaments. He can't read or look at something in the car which makes him carsick. Playing blindfold chess would be the perfect thing and it needs to be voice prompt. Now, is there an app for that? It really can't be that hard.

EscherehcsE
bmws88 wrote:

Let me try to justify the need a little more. I have a kid who is ~1400 and it always takes me at least an hour to drive him to chess tournaments. He can't read or look at something in the car which makes him carsick. Playing blindfold chess would be the perfect thing and it needs to be voice prompt. Now, is there an app for that? It really can't be that hard.

The caveat is that I haven't tried it.

"Chess Speak" at this link:  https://sites.google.com/site/fredm/

It runs in Windows (tested in Windows 7); Needs Microsoft .NET Framework.

If you decide to try it, let me know if it really works. Smile

Chessserton

I have just tried out "Chess Speak" (suggested by EscherehcsE in previous post) and it is fantastic.  It is exactly what you are looking for.

 

I am now playing chess in my comfortable chair, relaxing, light turned off, playing blindfold chess by speaking to my computer.

 

The only word which I cannot get to work is "back", but you can switch this to "undo" which works for me (so relaxing doesn't become fustration when the AI made a very rare mistake intepreting your words).

Speech recognition is pretty damn good otherwise, highly recommended.  The AI is pretty tough to beat, easier levels are available.  Use Parrallels Desktop if you have a Mac and no Windows 7.  Free but worth paying hundreds for, I'd donate if I could.

BORGamundo

I do it all the time with the 6 novag handheld computers i own :novag super v.i.p./nogag ruby and 4 other ones . just type in the moves but don't use a board . i also have a fidelity micro but it's too weak even for a low rated player like me . :-(

Kirkwood

I know this thread is 5 years old but you can change your piece settings on chess.com to "blindfold" and practice that way if you'd like

GOLDLORD230

It’s 2018 b*tches!!!!!!!