|Posted by [email protected] on February 14, 2017 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
Blindfold chess practice at every opportunity! This is sure is a great slogan to keep in mind and rehearse the blindfold brilliancies yet to come! I sure have explored ways to train, and actually playing the games is the best way to get comfortable and master the ability.
Thus, I've encountered the opportunity to represent my Vegas team via online. It was tempting to try out the blindfold approach and so far I have interesting results. Primarily most of my matched ended up with an even result for me. Say I performed even at about 2450 level a number of times. However one of the matches I ended up with 4-0!
I enjoyed a landslide victory vs Pittsburg including a clear point against Shabalov!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Today with however Little time and the inspired energy I have, I focus on what is in front of me and what touches people deeply now.
Love brings joy, and nature is a grateful witness to expression of our love through creative effort. Fun times are a matter of choice, and luck is one way to be creative.
Here are the joyous notes of life’s music that sing my day away! Nothing less but inspiration my friends! Yes full of Energy from the depth of my soul!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 2, 2017 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
I enjoy living life with every moment as it comes, truly fascinating to experience life in it's natural essence! So much is gained through research and investigation. As we transcended and modified our natural instincts into more "civilized" human way of life, the intellectual succeeded over the experiential. Having come a long way of ultimate intellectual pursuit I prefer to live life alike skydiving rather than chess.
Or better if I were to live life alike playing a game of chess, I would pick to be Tal as the ultimate superhero! I feel like the best way to experience the best of both worlds is to set an intention of the direction you want your life to develop. Such are the great points of wisdom alike "Strength is in Justice", written on the statue of Amir Temur in Tashkent, or the spirit of eternal flame.
|Posted by [email protected] on December 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Oh what a feeling to tap into the energy of universe! Guided by the "hand of God" your intentions manifest in an unstoppable storm of events bringing your desires to fruition! What a blissful sensation to live as life evolves moment to moment and only look back to smile and wave goodbye.Truly taste, hear, and feel! Those are all great gifts of our senses and the energy of life we can tap into every day! What an incredible style of accomplishment and celebration of a successful journey!
|Posted by [email protected] on November 3, 2016 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
You can reach fascinating results in remembering tremendous number and order of items at a time. In order to make the large random sequence and items accessible for your memory, you must chunk and transform random items into the "guests" of your "memory palace".
Similarly, there are ways to consolidate the order of 47 games of chess in your mind using the technique. One of the major challenges in playing multiple games blindfolded, is the start of the session. At the start, the opening moves are not very exciting for the mind to grasp. Oftentimes practioners of blindfold chess get discouraged by the blur of the moment, and do not proceed with their attempts to master the art of blindfold chess.
The idea of memory palace becomes essential in creating the flow in recollecting the items as you move along the memory path. You start out by imagining a familiar path along your daily walk, journey to school, or walkway through your house. As you walk through, you establish anchors in notable places along your path. The key to successfully place the items in a memorable sequence, is to first transform those items into vivid images and characters you meet along your path.
For example, considering you may have a sequence of several openings such as 1.d4-d5, 1.e4-e5, 1.c4-e5. You may choose the image of Princess Diana for Queen's Gambit, Elvis Presley for 1.e4-e5, and an Englishman drinking a cup of tea for English Opening. Now the key is to anchor those characters along the journey through your memory palace. As the games evolve you may elaborate on more ways to distinguish and transform the images to aid your memory...
|Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2016 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
The best way to become a better chess player is to practice your game blindfolded. Intense visualization helps implement both the positional maneouvers, and execute tactics with a lot more clarity and confidence. This makes one wonder if blindfold chess skill is transferable to other serious pursuits as well as everyday life.
Ambitions make you aim higher and look for perfection. Even though it is impossible to reach perfection, having a healthy level of obsession about your mission in life is certainly helpful! Recently I was re-examining some of my goals from a couple years ago. It is interesting that I primarily accomplished all the "fun" stuff on the list. Becoming a billionaire was not the number one goal I saw myself enacting with passion. I did dream of base-jumping and flying in the air, and so I did!
It's fun to close your eyes and see yourself experiencing the great feats of a lifetime. On a more practical level, either the night before or in the morning you may also visualize your day seeing all the details of what will work and make you happy. As your mind is set for success, the patterns for greater accomplishment will reveal themselves!
|Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2016 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by [email protected] on August 18, 2016 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
The sight of Mount Rushmore inspired me to come back to the Black Hills once again. This time a motorcycle trip to Sturgis!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 26, 2016 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
60 Seconds with GM Timur Gareyev, aka “Blindfold King”
Born: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Place of residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupation: Blindfold Chess Master
Enjoyable? Out in Nature
And home life? All about cooking
But sometimes good to escape to: A place I have never been before…
Sports played or followed: Euro Cup
A favourite novel? “Antonina” by Wilkie Collins
Piece of music? Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 3
Film or TV series? Matrix
What’s the best thing about playing chess? Feeling the energy of the pieces as they connect and work together
And the worst? Investing a lot of energy and not getting the desired result
Your best move? It’s a tough pick between g4! and h4!
But less memorable than your worst move? The best and the worst moves are certainly the ones you play in unstoppable quest for victory…
And a highly memorable opponent? Tough players from my youth battles.
Favourite game of all time? Numerous crushing victories by Kasparov in King’s Indian.
The best three chess books: Kasparov top games, Tal’s best games, “Calculation” by Jacob Aagard
Is FIDE doing a good job? No
Or your National Federation? No
Any advice for either? Make chess more attractive by exploring various ways to enjoy the game: Chess sports, team, bughouse, chess-martial arts, social game, and neuroscience.
Can chess make one happy? Yes
A tip please for the club player: Take time to study and appreciate the endgame.