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UMBC Blindfold Chess Spectacular
Sunday 24 April 2016, 09:00am - 04:00pm
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The UMBC Chess Program Presents:

 

 

 

Blindfold Chess Spectacular

 

with International Grandmaster Timur “The Blindfold Chess King” Gareyev

 

 

 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

 

Lecture Hall 7 (ITE 104)

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

 

 

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

Schedule

 

 

 

9am-12noon   Blindfold Chess Exhibition.  Watch Grandmaster Gareyev simultaneously play ten challengers while blindfolded.

 

 

 

1-1:45pm        Lecture on blindfold chess.  Listen to Grandmaster Gareyev explain the art of playing blindfold chess.

 

 

 

2-4pm             Knockout blindfold chess match.  Watch Grandmaster Gareyev compete  in a knockout chess match against the top three players from the UMBC Chess Team.  All players will be blindfolded.

 

                       

 

                        Players:

 

                        GM Timur “The Blindfold Chess King” Gareyev (USCF 2691, FIDE 2611)

 

                        GM Nichlas “The Dark Knight” Huschenbeth (USCF 2602, FIDE 2536)

 

                        GM Tanguy “The Belgium Butcher” Ringoir (USCF 2535, FIDE 2473)

 

                        IM Levan “The Georgian Gangster” Bregadze (USCF 2561, FIDE 2467)

 

 

 

 

Timur Gareyev is an international grandmaster originally from Uzbekistan.  August 5-7, 2016, he will attempt to break the Guinness world record (of 46 games) by simultaneously playing 50 challengers in Prague blindfolded.