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Blindfold Chess
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Blindfold Chess
History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
Creators: Eliot Hearst, John Knott
Publisher: McFarland
Pub. date: 12/2/2008
Lib. SRP: 32.50 USD
Ret. SRP: 19.99 USD
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
ISBN: 9780786452927
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 5284 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Games, Nonfiction
Keywords:
   Body & Mind, Chess, Gaming, Sport & Leisure
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Short Description:
   

During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess--the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces--has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.

This work provides the first extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances through the present day. It describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess's greatest players--including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramnik and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with all players blindfolded. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for...

Full Description:
   

During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess--the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces--has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.

This work provides the first extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances through the present day. It describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess's greatest players--including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramnik and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with all players blindfolded. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold chess, the benefits of playing blindfold, and a readable summary of psychological research on blindfold chess ability are also included. Appendices offer a chronology of world-record simultaneous blindfold performances since the 18th century, and proposed rules for serious simultaneous blindfold play.

Reviews:
  ChessCafe.com
      this is not your typical chess book...an interesting and complex history...it's not often that a chess book comes along that doesn't more or less cover the same ground as countless books before it, but this is such a book. The authors combine intellectual curiosity, scientific investigation, and a love of chess to produce what truly can be called the magnum opus of blindfold chess
Creator Marketing:
  Eliot Hearst     
     

The United States Olympic Chess Team captain in 1962, Eliot Hearst is a U.S. Life Senior Master. A former columnist for Chess Life, he has written extensively about the psychology of sports and games, computer chess, learning, memory and conflict. A distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University, Hearst currently serves as an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. John Knott has written numerous legal articles, has a nonfiction book under way, and is a consultant at the London head office of an international law firm. Each author has had a particular interest in blindfold chess and has studied the subject for more than 30 years. Visit their website at www.blindfoldchess.net.

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