Saturday, October 02, 2010

Blindfold Chess!

George Koltanowski

 During a tournament in Edinburgh, in 1937, American chess master George Koltanowski (1903-2000), known as a great entertainer, following his appearance, entered the "Guinness Book of Records": he played on 34 boards simultaneously, but blindfolded! He took the victory over twenty players, lost only one game, and with the others he managed - a draw!

In Iceland, in1977, Czechoslovak Vlastimil Hort played against 550 opponents (of which 201 simultaneously) and lost only ten games during the match that lasted more than thirty hours.

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