Blindfold chess in Cumnor

Thursday evening saw me have a go at blindfold chess.

For those who don’t know you play a game without sight of the board or pieces.

I have already played half a dozen blindfold games with varying results, so after a few pints on Thursday night and feeling a bit cocky, I decided not only to play blindfold but also to play both Graham and Gareth (who could both see the board) at the same time in The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor.

Here is the game I played:

Liam has been coming to Cumnor Chess Club since he was wearing short trousers and now captains the first team. His interests include Chess, Oxford United, Chess and Chess. He shows you can be handsome and good at Chess.

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One comment on “Blindfold chess in Cumnor
  1. Even though Liam eventually lost this game, it was quite amazing to see him play with such capability – with NO sight of the board or pieces.

    Frankly it would have utterly frazzled my brain after about four moves.

    The fact that he got to 39 moves before making his one and only illegal move was astounding to me, let alone that he played such a high quality game.

    By the way, Black’s victory had nothing at all to do with me. That was entirely Gareth’s skill, and if I had been playing on my own I have no doubt that Liam would have thrashed me.

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