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Blindfold chess : history, psychology, techniques, champions, world records, and important games

Author: Eliot Hearst; John Knott
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances until present. It describes the personalities and achievements of blindfold chess's greatest players--including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Réti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramnik and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eliot Hearst; John Knott
ISBN: 9780786434442 0786434449
OCLC Number: 775304607
Notes: Even before Philidor. François-André Philidor. Between Philidor and the late 1800s. The first part of the twentieth century. The last fifty years. Women and blindfold chess. Major recent tournaments and matches. Research on general chess skill. Psychological studies and commentaries on blindfold chess. The techniques of blindfold champions. The supposed health hazards. World record-setting simultaneous exhibitions. Other significant games
Description: viii, 437 s. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Even before Philidor --
François-André Philidor --
Between Philidor and the late 1800s. The first part of the twentieth century --
The last fifty years --
Women and blindfold chess --
Major recent tournaments and matches --
Research on general chess skill --
Psychological studies and commentaries on blindfold chess --
The techniques of blindfold champions --
The supposed health hazards --
World record-setting simultaneous exhibitions --
Other significant games.
Responsibility: Eliot Hearst and John Knott
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During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Champions can now play more  Read more...

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