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GM Gareev Training to Break Blindfold World Record on Chess.com!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 08.01.13 16:15.

Starting on January 16, 2013, Grandmaster Timur Gareev will compete against Chess.com members in a unique bi-weekly event: He will attempt to break the world record for total number of boards played in a Blindfold Simultaneous match at the end of the calendar year, and he will use our Live Chess server as the arena to prepare himself!

To help him achieve this amazing goal, Chess.com has developed an invisible chess set, which we are releasing for use by ALL members in Live Chess within the week! In "Blindfold Mode," Timur will be able to view only the move lists of each game: He will have no visual indication of the pieces on the board.

To complete a move, he will have to click the square of the piece he intends to move, and then click the target square. The time controls for the simul are rapid: 25 minutes, with a 30-second increment - and not being able to see the pieces will increase the level of difficulty tenfold (ten games each simul)! 

On game day, Timur will open up for challenges at 2:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Eastern - and members will have an opportunity to compete against him on a first-come / first-served basis. (Unlike Timur, these lucky members will, of course, be able to see all the pieces during their game!)

Chess.com will have live coverage of the first event on Chess.com/tv - with commentary by IM Daniel Rensch, as well as pre- and post-match interviews with GM Gareev. Though the format of each bi-weekly simul is still a "work in progress", Chess.com intends to have live webcam footage of Timur as he plays each Simul on Chess.com/tv. The first four dates have already been set and can be found on the Chess.com/tv schedule page!

In addition to actually playing the simul, Grandmaster Gareev will offer a "video lecture recap" of each exhibition match, reviewing the games to highlight the critical and instructional moments for our members. 

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  • vor 19 Monate

    Eidol

    I'm excited for the blindfold mode

  • vor 19 Monate

    iliketosneeze

    i am sorry IM chess ace.. :) its that those paragraphs look awfully long to read... i prefer to ask heheehehe

  • vor 19 Monate

    IM DanielRensch

    He's training every week here, but he intends to attempt a 50 board simul at some point toward the end of the year, and then bump it up to 64 (in honor of the great 8x8 number that dictates our game Tongue out) after that...

    This is going to be fun and beat the *bleep* out of The BIG Show Yell...

    Can't wati!!!

    Danny

  • vor 19 Monate

    chictomana

    the actual record is 46. and his attempt is  ...?

  • vor 19 Monate

    CM JamesColeman

    @DeepGreene it's become muddied over time however the original interpretation was once every two weeks. eg. Bi-annual is twice a year, bi-ennial is once every two years. I won't spam this thread with any more language issues though :-) just pointing out something that may have open to misinterpretation :-)

  • vor 19 Monate

    Razdomillie

    @JamesColeman

    Actually bi-weekly can either mean twice per week or once every two weeks.

    EDIT: Looks like I was beaten to the point...

  • vor 19 Monate

    IM DanielRensch

    Is it not clear? 10 games total each week...

  • vor 19 Monate

    iliketosneeze

    how many challeges will he accept?

  • vor 19 Monate

    DeepGreene

    Actually, the word should just be stricken from the language at this point...

    biweekly |bīˈwēklē|adjectiveadverbappearing or taking place every two weeks or twice a week: [ as adj. ] abiweekly bulletin | [ as adv. ] she followed her doctor's instructions to undergohealth checks biweekly.noun ( pl. biweeklies )periodical that appears every two weeks or twice a week.


  • vor 19 Monate

    CM JamesColeman

    Very cool! Though I would point out that bi-weekly traditionally means twice a week, not once every two weeks as indicated by the chess TV schedule. Looking forward to it!

  • vor 19 Monate

    IM DanielRensch

    Of course Michael, of course...

  • vor 19 Monate

    fischerandchips

    Awesome!

  • vor 19 Monate

    DeepGreene

    Are the invisible pieces Retina compatible?

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