Posts Tagged ‘Blindfold’

26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011

Vietnam is developing to be the next chess powerhouse alongside China and India. Their undeniable domination in the 26th SEA Games 2011 at Palembang, Indonesia, is just another proof. Vietnam seized 6 gold medals of possible 9. The rest of golds was shared equally by Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

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Utut Adianto-Zhū Chén Blindfold Match, Jakarta 2004

GM Utut Adianto was the heavy favorite to win the match. He not only had a rating upper hand but also had been involved in high profile blindfold matches with the likes of Judit Polgár and Anatoly Karpov. However GM Zhū Chén of China wasn’t to be discounted. Nevertheless she was the reigning Women World Chess Champion.

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Alexander Alekhine Exhibitions, Indonesia 1933

Alexander Alekhine, the World Chess Champion of 1927-35 and 1937-46, visited Indonesia (then Netherlands Indies) for the second time in 1933. The first was in 1930. Alekhine played many simultaneous and blindfold exhibitions at the cities in Java and Sumatera. The record was staggering: 437 wins, 23 draws, and only 9 losses.

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Utut Adianto-Anatoly Karpov Match, Jakarta 1997

Indonesian ace, GM Utut Adianto, played a match of his life. He led until the penultimate round by winning one game in normal time control and another in rapid. GM Anatoly Karpov levelled the scoreline after winning the last round played in blindfold. Karpov rode his luck when finally he won the decider in a blitz game.

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