Celebrating the festive traditions together with Chief Arbiter Praful Zaveri

Eat Sleep Chess Repeat in India!

With a few days to spare before the tournament series, I started my Indian journey coming into the southern coastal city of Kochi in the state of Kerala. Years ago, I played World Youth Team Championship U-16 and World Championship U-20 years old here.

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Timur Gareyev on Blindfold, Endurance & a World Record

This weekend I am set to face 47 players blindfolded simultaneously while exercising on a spin bike. Aside from the intellectual magnanimity of the challenge, I will likely get an ultra-marathon distance worth of a work out! Exercising while playing chess not only helps direct blood flow to my brain, but also empowers me with a consistent rhythm of play.

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A Blindfold King in Iceland

GM Timur Gareev provides a stunning photo gallery of his recent trip to Iceland, one of the stops on his blindfold chess tour, set to culminate in a 50-board simul in the summer of 2016.

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