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OFF da ROOK presents:

GM Timur Gareyev Guinness™ World Record Event

UNLV Foundations Building

Las Vegas, NV

December 3, 2016

GUINNESS™ WORLD RECORD ACHIEVED!

Press Release

 

Who:            GM Timur Gareyev

              

What:           Most simultaneous blindfolded chess wins

                   #of boards: 48 (80.2% wins)

                   Results: 35 wins, 6 losses, 7 draws

When:          3:38am 12/04/16 (Duration: 19 hours)

Where:         Foundations Building at UNLV, Las Vegas

Timur Gareyev has been training to break the record for blindfold chess over the course of 2 years.  He currently holds two world records.  One for Tandem Blindfold Chess with current simultaneous blindfolded chess win Guinness record holder, Marc Lang and a second record for most consecutive rapid blindfold blitz games (64). 

This world record was especially unique because Timur rode an exercise bike for the duration of hte event.  He only took seven 5-10 minutes breaks.

 

Press event links:

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/2017/03/15/la_bitacora_de_leontxo/1489591029_680650.html#comentarios

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/10/timor-gareyev-48-chess-games-blindfolded-riding-exercise-bike-leonard-barden

http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/inside-the-brain-man-who-can-play-and-win-most-chess-games-blindfolded

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tricks-of-blindfold-chess-1485526096

https://blogs.faz.net/schachblog/2016/12/06/zum-rekord-gestrampelt-690/

 

http://www.lasvegaschesscenter.com/gm-timurs-world-record-fm-ntd-tom-brownscombe/
 

http://chessbase.in/news/timur-gareyev-world-record/

https://new.uschess.org/news/blindfold-king-breaks-world-record/#comment-2436

https://www.chess.com/news/view/timur-gareyev-plays-blindfold-on-48-boards-5729

https://en.chessbase.com/post/timur-gareyev-world-record-blindfold-attempt

 

Games:

 

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/world-blitz-record-2016/1/1/1

moments after win

© 2015 Jennifer Vallens