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Georges Koltanowski vs D Jong
Simul blind 1/56 (1960) (blindfold), San Francisco, CA USA, Dec-04
French Defense: Franco-Hiva Gambit I (C01)  ·  1-0



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Jan-05-04  Whitehat1963: Obviously black plays like a dolt, but Koltanowski certainly wastes no time pouncing all over him. Impressive, considering it was a blind simultaneous exhibition with 55 other players involved. Who was the greatest blind simul player of all time? Might Koltanowski rate that high?
Jan-05-04  seoulmama: I would have to say that Najdorf or Alekhine is the greatest blindfolder.
Mar-14-04  matthewgoodband: move 7's brilliant
Mar-14-04  Kenkaku: <Whitehat1963> Morphy, Blackburne, Pillsbury, Alekhine, Koltanowski, and Najdorf would probably be considered by most to be the greatest blindfold talents of all time.
Jul-22-04  mack: Black plays the Kingston Defence.
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  Gypsy: Reti also bellongs to the list of phenomenal blindfolders.
Jul-20-05  refutor: <who was the greatest blind simul player of all time?>

i would have to say kolty...i was reading tony miles' "it's only me" and when najdorf did his massive blindfold simul he had scoresheets...miles said he could do a 100 board blindfold simul with scoresheets

Dec-12-07  patzerboy: I must say, without ego, that I usually play like I'm blindfolded.

Jun-05-12  e4 resigns: 9...g6
delays the mate by 2 seconds.
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  GrahamClayton: <refutor>i was reading tony miles' "it's only me" and when najdorf did his massive blindfold simul he had scoresheets.

Did Najdorf look at the scoresheets before making a move?

Jun-06-12  Llawdogg: Nice knight sacrifice to get things going.
Apr-27-20  cameosis: the greatest blindfold player of all time is still zukertort, bar none.
Apr-28-20  perfessor: D. Jong Mustard.

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