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Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar
Monaco Amber blind (1994)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1
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Mar-14-06  AlexanderMorphy: incredible game considering it was blindfold!
Aug-06-06  vizir: wow
Polgar-is-so-strong
Sep-18-06  amtr: this ended in stalemate
Sep-18-06
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  paulalbert: If Judit accidentally let this go to stalemate by Bh3 for example, it's too bad because she was perfectly set up for the mate. 105.... Kg3. 106. Kg1 ( only move but attacks N ) Bh3 ( protects N )107. Kh1 ( only move ) Nd2 ( setting up for Nf3+ ) 108. Kg1 ( back again to only square ) Nf3+ 109. Kh1 ( only move ) Bg2#

Playing blindfolded, perhaps she forgot that K was still on f2.

Paul Albert

Jun-21-07
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  Gilmoy: Um ... <paulalbert> 105..Bf3# :)
Aug-15-07
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  triangulation: mate can be forced in 33 moves from any position provided the king isn't winning a piece by forking the knight and bishop.
Aug-15-07
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  paulalbert: <Gilmoy> Just saw your comment from June. You are absolutely right. I was so focused on the mating pattern I use to force the B&N mate that I overlooked that it was immediate mate with a different pattern. Paul Albert
Aug-22-07  Rook in the 7th rank: Does anyone want to learn this endgame exactly? Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop...!
Feb-26-08
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  musicmanTRIBALx: what's with 27. ...d4?
Jun-12-08
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  Eggman: Thanks for that wikipedia link, <Rook in the 7th rank>.
Oct-18-08
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <vonKrolock>Here is a video explaining the Deletang three triangle method.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWZ7...

One chessplaying aquaintance said:

With the [standard] Philidor system I have around a 30% success rate. After viewing this twice, I'm mating fritz every time, its really simple and I could do it at 10 seconds a move with ease.

Oct-19-08
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  paulalbert: I watched the video. Another interesting pattern to achieve this mate. I use the big W method taught in Tarrasch's Game of Chess. Really easy pattern because the K goes across the board always on 6th rank and N goes in big W,( in case of White B ) F7,E5,D7,C5,B7. B must go to appropriate squares to take squares away from K or tempo moves until K in appropriate colored corner. This is so easy, even I can do this without sight of board. Once you learn an effective method, this mate is not really very hard. Paul Albert
Nov-21-08  withingrace: fun game to watch, that end game was humorous, end educational.
Dec-20-08  WhiteRook48: Why not just play the mate in 1 or did White resign right after Kh1?
Dec-28-08
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <paulalbert>, I didn't know it was in Tarrasch; has the book been published in English like 300 Chess Games? The method originally came from Philidor -- see a fascimile of his pioneering book "Analyse du jeu des échecs" http://books.google.fr/books?hl=fr&...
Jan-03-09  Kasputin: According to the chessbase site in the Amber Rapid tournament the players do actually see a board - it is a computer screen without pieces. But this article from the NY Times says that the players simply keep track in their heads:

http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/200...

I suspect that the chessbase description is the more accurate. Afterall, how do you settle any possible disputes? It would make sense if the moves are actually recorded on a computer - just not have the pieces visible to the players.

But the NY Times article does mention the time control for the blindfold games in the event: 25 minutes per game with a 20 increment each move.

Whether they see a blank chess set on a computer screen or not, this is impressive!

Jan-07-09  WhiteRook48: Why not just play 106...Bf3# right away?
Jan-12-09
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  Jonathan Sarfati: I understand that it's a blank chessboard, and the computer plays only the opponent's last move with nothing else. Players enter move with a mouse.
Jan-12-09
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  Jonathan Sarfati: In the all-GM game Robert Kempinski (2498) - Vladimir Epishin (2567) [E60] Bundesliga 0001 Germany (5.3), 07.01.2001, the winning side couldn't do it and stalemated after the 50-move rule had been exceeded http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop...
Feb-01-10  Lucid Faia: Was this seriously played blindfolded?
Jul-26-10  I play the Fred: After playing over this game I went to practice the KBN ending again - I felt like such an idiot. Everything I'd read before about this ending stressed the need to force the enemy king into the same colored corner as your bishop - it never before occurred to me that the opposing king could walk into that mate on some other square:


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Jan-09-11  Davolni: I cant believe this game was played blindfolded!!!

WOWOW!!!!!

Sep-08-11  indoknight: the best alapin variation i've ever seen!
Sep-19-13
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  Peligroso Patzer: FWIW, I'll note that Ljubojevic was defending champion of Melody Amber when this game was played.

See: Game Collection: Melody Amber 1993.

Feb-22-14
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  Travis Bickle: Blindfolded! What a magnificent game!!
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