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Blindfold Chess

History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World

445 Seiten, kartoniert, McFarland, 2. Auflage 2013, Erstauflage 2009

46,95 €
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About the Book
For centuries, blindfold chess--the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces--has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record in 2009 was 45 [and is now 46] simultaneous blindfold games. This work describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess’s greatest players--including Philidor, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand and Kramnik. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold, and its practical value, are also included.


About the Author
The United States Olympic Chess Team captain in 1962, Eliot Hearst is a U.S. Life Senior Master, a distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University, and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Arizona.
John Knott has written numerous legal articles and is a consultant at the London head office of an international law firm. Each author has had a particular interest in blindfold chess and has studied the subject for more than thirty years. Visit their website at www.blindfoldchess.net .

Reviews

"the authors are to be highly commended for their research...most comprehensive"--The Compulsive Reader

"undoubtedly the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject"--Manchester Chess Federation

"this is not your typical chess book...an interesting and complex history...it’s not often that a chess book comes along that doesn’t more or less cover the same ground as countless books before it, but this is such a book. The authors combine intellectual curiosity, scientific investigation, and a love of chess to produce what truly can be called the magnum opus of blindfold chess"--ChessCafe.com

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 975 g
Hersteller McFarland
Breite 17,8 cm
Höhe 25,4 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Autor Eliot HearstJohn Knott
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 2
ISBN-13 978-0786475261
Jahr der Erstauflage 2009
Seiten 445
Einband kartoniert
Fotos 62

001 Preface and Acknowledgments
007 Introduction

PART I. THE HISTORY OF BLINDFOLD CHESS
015 1. Even Before Philidor
021 2. Francois-Andre Philidor
025 3. Between Philidor and the Late 1800s
050 4. The First Part of the Twentieth Century
115 5. The Last Fifty Years
136 6. Women and Blindfold Chess
139 7. Major Recent Tournaments and Matches

PART II. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BLINDFOLD CHESS
151 8. Research on General Chess Skill
179 9. Psychological Studies and Commentaries on Blindfold Chess
191 10. The Techniques of Blindfold Champions
200 11. The Supposed Health Hazards

PART III. BLINDFOLD CHESS GAMES
207 World Record-Setting Simultaneous Exhibitions
313 Other Significant Games
391 Afterword
395 Appendix A. "World Record" Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibitions Since 1782
407 Appendix B. Proposed Rules for Serious Simultaneous Blindfold Displays
409 Bibliography
415 Games Index (to game numbers)
422 Traditional Openings Index (to game numbers)
424 ECO Openings Index (to game numbers)
426 Illustrations Index (to page numbers)
427 General Index (to page numbers)

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