|May-17-04|| ||kevin86: Here is another tough endgame with crossed bishops (my term).White is somehow able to force black into a position where he loses pawns.|
Note:the bishops are also "bad" meaning that,they are immobilized by having pawns on the same color squares-a very drawish-double whammy.
|May-17-04|| ||kevin86: After further review,black blundered a stone draw into a loss by trying too hard to win. |
|May-17-04|| ||panigma: Are players in blindfold games such as this allowed at any time to ask the position of any of the pieces? Or are they on their own once the game begins? |
|May-17-04|| ||rags: Anand, after this game said he forgot where his bishop was. |
|May-17-04|| ||PinkPanther: <panigma>
I'm pretty sure they're on their own from the outset, but they do get a blank board to look at, which helps according to some.
|May-17-04|| ||artemis: endgame positions are very difficult to play correctly with out seeing the board, so I think that it may have merely been a memory lapse that caused this loss for Anand. |
|May-17-04|| ||Yuri54: I still do not understand how blindfold chess is explained? How can Anand know what Topalov plays, let alone move his own pieces? If I were to play blindfold chess i would checkmate myself twice. |
|May-17-04|| ||panigma: I would assume that the players are given a blank board to look at, announce their moves, and have the opponent's moves announced as well. My follow up question is...what if one of them gets messed up and tries to make an illegal move? Does anyone clarify where the pieces are? |
|May-17-04|| ||rags: <Yuri54> They players sit across and face an empty chessboard on a computer screen. They make their moves with a mouse and I guess the move is highlited for a small period of time and then vanishes. If the attempted move is illegal the computer rejects it and notifies the player to try again. |
|May-18-04|| ||rags: Test your blindfold chess here
|May-18-04|| ||GoodKnight: Thanks for that, rags. Great site! |
|May-19-04|| ||Yuri54: Thank you rags i thought they put on an actual blindfold and move without seeing the board. I forgot that they don't have x-ray vision. |
|Nov-03-04|| ||Spassky69: Jeez once you put a blindfold on Anand his ELO drops about 150. |
|Nov-04-04|| ||clocked: Anand's overall record 63%
Anand's blindfold record 64%
|Nov-04-04|| ||Minor Piece Activity: Lol, perfect clocked. |
|Nov-04-04|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: But the quality of the opponents may have been a bit lower blindfolded. Or maybe Anand would have beaten Kasparov if only he'd kept his eyes shut during the games. |
|Nov-04-04|| ||Dionyseus: Here's an interesting article on Blindfold Chess:
|Nov-04-04|| ||Spassky69: <clocked> How do you post those results so quickly? Do you actually go through the trouble of looking it up. I find it hard to believe, but if you really take 20 minutes and just to put that up there okay.|
<The guy who said I will never 69> Vassily Ivanchuk plays everygame blindfolded basically and doesn't look at the board until a move is made so I guess clocked's results may have impacted him.
|Nov-04-04|| ||rags: how abt this blindgame Anand vs Topalov, 2003 |