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  1. Playing blind is a really interesting phenomenon. moreover, not so much with chess as in the scientific sphere. So the record in the game without looking at the board belongs to the Hungarian grandmaster Janos Flesch, who played senas on 52 boards, losing only 3 games. I wonder what prompted the Hungarian to set a record for a deadly cancer. Interestingly, after the session, the brain tumor disappeared. According to one version, the enormous overexertion of the brain during the session led to the release of such a volume of energy that the tumor was what is called”burned out”. For many chess players, especially until the mid-20th century, playing blind was a means of earning money. Which of course affected their health. For example, the outstanding American grandmaster Harry Nelson Pillsbury, who actively played in this way, suffered from hallucinations. In the Soviet Union, for this reason, playing blind was officially banned for a while. A special interest in playing blind came at the end of the 20th century when Garry Kimovich Kasparov gave a series of simultaneous blind games to national teams. The same game of blind chess can be played by almost any more or less trained chess player. So I have blind play and even several (2-4) games in the classroom students.

  2. As other authors have already correctly written, this is called a blind game.

    However, not only grandmasters can do this (there are actually 1,723 men's and 318 women's as of October 2020), but also international masters, fide masters and even ordinary KMSa.

    Even the latter are mostly able to play blindly with three or more opponents at the same time. There is nothing supernatural about this in principle.

  3. I advise you to watch the series” Queen's Gambit ” from Netflix. There, the main character first learned to play chess in her head by visualizing a board on the ceiling.

    In general, there are even separate competitions in blind chess. The first World Cup was held in 2007.

    I suggest you watch a video on how to play blindly over the Internet.

  4. Yes, it is possible. To do this, you must have a photographic memory. Clear vision of the board and pieces, i.e.-visualization. And if you don't remember the previous moves, your head will be a mess. And after 5-10 moves from the beginning of the game, the brain will be chaos and darkness. Done as in my attempts to learn this skill.

  5. Perhaps such a game is called a “blind” game. Training in the game “blind” will increase your skill level in this difficult game, deepen your understanding of what is happening on the chessboard. Many grandmasters and world champions showed high results in the game “blindly”, and on several boards at the same time.

  6. in the sixth grade I played (with an amateur). He held a piece of paper with a blackboard drawn on it in front of him. I played for an hour and a half. They tried to confuse me. I won. But my head hurt so badly. I don't want any more. And then I'll burn out something necessary)))

  7. Yes. Almost all grandmasters can do this. And there are more than five hundred of them in the world. In addition, grandmasters can play several dozen games in their heads at the same time

  8. You can play chess,and more, in your head.This is just for a professional in their field is not difficult.Playing with a decent opponent is another matter.Whatever mnogohodovochka was not armed, in the real game it all depends not only on the ability to remember, but also skill.However, just like in real life.

  9. Yes, it's called a blind game. Previously, Nice even hosted a tournament between the strongest grandmasters in this type of chess, but unfortunately, it has ceased to exist.
    And the record for the number of simultaneous blind games, by the way, is held by American Timur Gareev – in 2016, he gave a session to 48 opponents simultaneously.

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