"I close my eyes so I can see."
          -
Paul Gauguin
blindfold chess

Blindfold King

Grandmaster Timur Gareyev
 

Blindfold Chess

Photo courtesy of ventura county star

I started playing Blindfold Chess a couple of years ago. After several matches I became fascinated with the way it feels to play blindfolded. My dream was to break the world record for the most simultaneous games played at a time. I accomplished this goal December 4, 2016 when I played 48 games blindfolded at the same time winning 35, drawing 7 and losing 6 in just under 19 hours.  This event took place at the UNLV Foundations Building in Las Vegas. 

I plan to continue my blindfold chess journey as I travel back to my home country of Uzbekistan with visits to Russia and other Eastern European countries.

If you are interested in scheduling me for an appearance or would like to schedule me for a presentation or blindfold chess exhibition match, please contact me at blindfoldking@gmail.com

-GM Timur Gareyev


"Watching Timur play blindfold simuls and blindfold blitz is the  most 
amazing triumph of the mind I've ever seen in fifty years of chess."


-Brad Lundstrom,  Chess Teacher & Coach at Chessmates, Ft. Collins, CO

"It gives me great joy to know that some day when I look back on all of the athletes I covered in my life, I’ll be able to say the most impressive guy I ever saw was an exercise-bike-riding, walnut-eating, flip-flop wearing, blindfolded chess player."

-Shad Powers, Sports Columnist for The Desert Sun
 
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