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December 15th, 2011

A. Muzychuk – Kosteniuk Blindfold Chess

Hello everyone!

I am now at the Mind Sports Games in China, playing the third event, which is blindfold chess. This is one of the games I played today against Anna Muzychuk. One often wonders how one would play chess blindfold, and actually, as you can see from the game, one can play quite well! In the position below, I was happy to find the winning move (for me, playing black), can you?

You can watch the full game on this page.

Muzychuk,A – Kosteniuk,A

Result: 0-1
Site: Mind Sport Games Beijing 2011 Blindfold
Date: 2011.12.15

[...] 19…¦xb2!! -3.44* A hard-to-find move played in a blindfold game

20.cxd4 -9.47 (20.¤xb2 dxc3 wins) 20…¦xd2! Eliminating the useful dark squared white Bishop -8.60

21.£xd2 -15.0721…£xg3+ -16.5022.¢h1 -17.2122…£h3+ -16.5023.¢g1 -17.2123…¥xd4+ -15.0024.e3 -16.27* 24…¤xe3 White resigns, 0-1

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7 Responses to “A. Muzychuk – Kosteniuk Blindfold Chess”

  1. Alberto says:


  2. aerodarts says:


    Most excellent moves! I was following Yelena D in this tournament and saw that you are doing very well.

    Also enjoy the color scheme and the ability to interact with the game with so much ease. Thank you for this posting.

    John M.

  3. aerodarts says:

    Most excellent! Thanks for post and saw you are doing great at the tournament. Yelena D told me about this tournament.

    The graphics are cool and love the ease to interact.


  4. amberas says:

    You play good, as A. Alexinе!

  5. Hamid Al Gufran, Cairo, Egypt says:

    oh god amaing play chess queen

  6. Hamid Al Gufran, Cairo, Egypt says:


  7. alexis cochran, nz says:

    considering that you play like that in blindfold your otb moves are attacking – what a chess queen – bow in honour