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🏆 13th Amber Blindfold (2004)

Player: Viswanathan Anand

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs Svidler  ½-½80200413th Amber BlindfoldB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. Topalov vs Anand 1-061200413th Amber BlindfoldB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Anand vs F Vallejo Pons 1-031200413th Amber BlindfoldB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Van Wely vs Anand  ½-½38200413th Amber BlindfoldE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Anand vs Bareev  ½-½25200413th Amber BlindfoldC10 French
6. Kramnik vs Anand ½-½18200413th Amber BlindfoldB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. Anand vs Morozevich 0-146200413th Amber BlindfoldC11 French
8. Leko vs Anand ½-½23200413th Amber BlindfoldB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Anand vs Shirov  ½-½21200413th Amber BlindfoldC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Ivanchuk vs Anand 0-161200413th Amber BlindfoldC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Anand vs Gelfand  1-055200413th Amber BlindfoldC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-31-04  ruylopez900: Morozevich regularily outdoes himself in the blindfold section of this tournament. Over the last two years his performance rating has been 220 and 150 points above his ELO rating. Same's happening this year!
Mar-31-04  Taidanii: I had no idea that Leko was an experienced blindfold player.
Mar-31-04  vonKrolock: instead of those blindfold and rapid games, i would like to see a good classic event, whith adjournments to demonstrate that Chess is alive besides some efforts to finish it
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  refutor: you know adjournments wouldn't be a bad idea...everyone's got the same computer so what's the big deal? ;)
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  square dance: <refutor> i think part of the problem is that people feel that the games are stale enough largely because of computers. to let them affect the middle game as well would only hurt the game more. thats just my guess though.
Mar-31-04  ruylopez900: <vanKrolock> Linares was a classical chess event. Look what happened. Chess doesn't seem to be alive if you look at it =(.
Apr-01-04  vonKrolock: the adjournments, a break for eating, sleeping or resting was one of the charms of the old days... yes, today every player have his analizing software, so conditions are equal for everybody, and a player would have at least to filter a lot of analisis in a short time... what's happening today is that a magistral live game is no more a balanced work of art, the level is declining, becoming more 'sport-like', and Chess is more than sport - Yes, the question of the short draws is another preocupation, but adjournments will not affect those players whith peacefull moods, maybe on the contrary... (sorry for my limited english & time to tip here... i will return to the subject - search in the web some views of Postal Chess spetialists - they dont trust always in computer analisis>>>)
Apr-03-04  PizzatheHut: At what playing level do GMs usually play in blindfold? I've heard that one time Robert Huebner play 12 players rated 2300 in a blind simul and didn't lose any games. If a Super GM played blindfold against a 2550 GM with sight of the board, who would win?
Apr-03-04  Hidden Skillz: im pretty sure 95% the sight would beat a super gm..
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  Sneaky: I don't know about that. Ivanchuk is famous for not looking at the board while he plays. (He usually looks to the side, or at the lights above.) For many players it's not much of a handicap at all.
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  refutor: shirov does the same, when he came to north bay in 1994 everyone was amazed that he spent more time looking at the ceiling than actually at the board...of course the level of competition may have had something to do with that as well ;)
Apr-04-04  vonKrolock: to play one game blindfold dont particullarly affects one strenght, because the sight of board and pieces is only an auxiliary function to brain... this same concept explains that , for example, Beethoven was able to conducts an orchestra and compose while completely deaf... For the play of a series of games blindfold in simul, that's another discipline, but again the analogy whith music is possible;;; some people can control only his own instrument whith atention and hard work, while a conductor or composer of simphonies shall visualize and control a whole series of complex operations
Apr-04-04  Lawrence: <refutor>, have you seen this? "It was '90, Paris, and I was paired against this relatively unknown youngster from Latvia. I played my normal game, and was quite astonished when I noticed that he would only look at the board from time to time, and that most of the time he spent staring at the ceiling! I still remember thinking that there was something quite wrong with the fellow! ''I will have no problem with this fellow'' I thought.".......Kevin Spraggett's first game against Shirov.
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