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Inspirational stories of blind chess players

  • #1

    I am writing a fictional story about a blind chess player, and when the character is in the hospital after being blinded, I need his friend to give him an inspirational story about another  blind chess player. So if any of you can share something about a famous player, or just about someone you know, that would be helpful. Thanks!

  • #2

    Wow, your a writer!

  • #3

    James Slagle wrote an ahead-of-his-time paper on programming chess play in computers while still a student, and later won the first US Blind Championship tournament in 1971.  During that period he was fairly active in the Mid-Atlantic area in sighted tournaments, where blind players were permitted their Braille boards and clocks and scorekeeping machines (which loudly punched keystrokes onto an adding machine size tape in Braille).


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