Timur Gareev 33-Board Blindfold Simul

  • SonofPearl
  • on 29-04-13 13:47.

phpTMGWx8.jpegGM Timur Gareev to Conduct 33-Board Blindfold Simul

PRESS RELEASE: SAINT LOUIS, April 29, 2013 - On Tuesday, April 30, Grandmaster Timur Gareev will conduct a 33-board blindfolded simultaneous exhibition at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). The event will help kick off the 2013 U.S. Championships, scheduled to be held in Saint Louis May 2 through May 13.

GM Gareev will meet and greet simul participants at 8 a.m. CT, and the simul will begin at 9 a.m.

He is working toward setting a new blindfold simul world record of 64 boards before the end of 2013. The date for the record-breaking simul is tentatively set for December 21 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

CCSCSL Executive Director Tony Rich said the blindfold simul presents a perfect exhibition to demonstrate how chess can positively impact students.

Grandmaster Timur Gareev



“This remarkable demonstration of concentration and memory will help drive home the many and varied scholastic benefits chess has to offer,” Rich said.
After switching federations from Uzbekistan to the U.S., GM Gareev will be competing in his first-ever U.S. Championship. He enters the tournament as the No. 2-rated player in the field, second only to GM Gata Kamsky.

The 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship will be held simultaneously May 2 through May 13. This marks the fifth consecutive year that each of these prestigious events will be held in Saint Louis. The opening ceremony takes place on May 2, and the first round for both events will kick off at 1 p.m. CT on May 3.

Also, fans of the U.S. Chess Championships can participate in Fantasy Chess for free by visiting: http://www.uschesschamps.com/2013-fantasy-chess. The grand prize is round-trip airfare for two from anywhere in the continental U.S., two nights hotel, a private dinner with GM Yasser Seirawan and two private lessons with Seirawan as well.
Select your favorite players, build your team and follow the live play-by-play coverage of each round on the event website: www.uschesschamps.com.

For the first time in the five years the CCSCSL has hosted the event, organizers are bringing in three commentators to provide even more extensive live coverage of the games and more in-depth player interviews and post-game analysis. GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade will provide live play-by-play coverage.

For more information about the U.S. Championships or to watch live coverage of the event, visit www.uschesschamps.com.



About The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.
Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org.

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  • 3 jaar geleden


    Incredible performance ! Surprised

    Were all the players club players or just occasional players or a mix ?

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Is a PGN file avaiable for this Simul?  If so, where?

  • 3 jaar geleden


    29 wins for Timur and 4 draws. I was one of the draws! :)

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Go Timur, my friend, hugs from Brownsville, come back some time soon! :)

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Go Timur!!! Way to represent Austin, Texas.  

  • 3 jaar geleden

    IM DanielRensch

    Go Timur!

  • 3 jaar geleden


    I'm one of the 33. Wish me luck! I played Ben Finegold in a 4-person blindfold simul a couple weeks ago and lost, but I think I put up an ok challenge.

  • 3 jaar geleden


    On how many boards must he win to beat the challenge?

  • 3 jaar geleden


    Heck, I'd be lucky if I could play just one blindfold game...

  • 3 jaar geleden


    rofl 33!?!? thats insane

  • 3 jaar geleden


    well good luck to him. 

  • 3 jaar geleden


    33 Boards...... I can't even fathom that....

  • 3 jaar geleden


    It's nice to see that he feels he is up to the challenge. I know that he has been practicing here, on chess.com with the blindfold piece set.

    Good luck to Mr. Gareev and all the participants.

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