83 éves sakk világrekord

83 éves sakk világrekord

On 20 September 1937 in Edinburgh, George Koltanowski set the world’s blindfold play record. His simultaneous exhibition that lasted for 13 hours included 34 games – he won 24 and lost 10. George Koltanowski was born on 17 September 1903.

 

George Koltanowski. Photo via Wikipedia.

1937. szeptember 20-án Edinburgh-ban George Koltanowski felállította a világ bekötött szemmel történő játékrekordját.

A 13 óráig tartó és 34 játszmá eredménye – 24-et nyert és 10-et veszített George Koltanowski.

 

Though there are many ways to play blindfold, eventually certain basic rules were accepted. Here is what Koltanowski said about blindfold exhibitions:

Let me try to explain what a blindfold exhibition represents. I sit with my back to the players and tell my moves to the teller, who goes from board to board making the moves for me. He tells me that moves my opponents have made. I give my replies as quickly as possible. I see no board and write nothing down on paper. This is pure memory, a king of momentary memory which has been developed to such an extent that I can now play 15 games simultaneously each day without feeling the strain.

Eventually, using those particular rules (there are other rules too), the chess gods jumped into the fray!

  • Morphy (at New Orleans) = 8 games, 1858
  • Zukertort (London) = 16 games, 1876
  • Pillsbury (Moscow) = 22 games, 1901
  • Reti (Haarlem) = 24 games, 1919
  • Breyer (Kaschau) = 25 games, 1921
  • Alekhine (New York) = 26 games, 1925
  • Alekhine (Paris) = 28 games, 1925
  • Alekhine (Chicago) = 32 games, 1934
  • Reti (Sao Paulo) = 29 games, 1925
  • Koltanowski (Antwerp) = 30 games, 1931
  • Koltanowski (Edinburgh) = 34 games, 1937
  • Najdorf (Argentina) = 40 games, 1939
  • Najdorf (Sao Paulo) = 45 games, 1947
  • Marc Lang (Germany) = 46 games, 2011
  • Timur Gareyev (Las Vegas) = 48 games, 2016

 

 

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