ShogunRua wrote:painfully idiotic, fucking moronic piece of ignorant drivel as blitzing moves without looking at the board
Sigh. Yes, I play blindfold chess myself. The thing is, with blindfold chess, you call out the moves, you don't actually physically move the pieces without looking at them.
I have an image of a board in my head, and then call out the moves verbally. "e4". My opponent then responds by calling out "...e5". Aha, now I call out "Nf3", etc. I can't actually make physical moves without looking at the board, or figure out the opponent's moves without looking at the board or have them called out to me.
One of the most famous blindfold chess players was George Koltanowski
, having once played 56 consecutive games blindfolded, with only ten seconds per move
(which is pretty darn fast) as well as 34 games of blindfold chess simultaneously. In this case, it's only 1 game.
Yes, I had the honor of meeting Mr. Koltanowski back in 1998, when I was 11 years old, and he was a spry 94 years old. He was a hilarious, awesome man. He wouldn't have been able to do the ridiculous shit in that movie ever, despite having a photographic memory.
When he did his legendary simul at the Mechanics' Institute, he called out his moves, and had the moves of his opponents RECORDED for him, not just called out.
movieboy wrote:I read that with most high level chess players if they are playing a game & you suddenly knock all the pieces of the board, almost all of them can replace the pieces at the correct position.
I wouldn't say this is confined to "high level chess players" even; it's a very simple and basic thing. But again, you either need to look at the board or have the algebraic notation of the move called out, verbally.