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Hearst & Knott: Blindfold Chess (McF)

9780786475261

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Eliot Hearst & John Knott, 2009, McFarland   Paperback, 445 sider, engelsk
- med undertitlen: "History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records and Important Games"

I århundreder har blindskak - kunsten at spille skak uden at se bræt og brikker - været en yndet disciplin. Specielt som simultan imod flere spillere.
Verdensrekorden er lige nu 46 partier:-). Bogen fortæller historien om nogle af de ypperste i disciplinen: Philidor, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf og Fine, og nogle af vor tids førende mestre som Anand og Kramnik.
Bogen er inklusiv 444 kommenterede blindpartier.

I bogen omtales danskere som Ole B. Larsen, Jacob Øst Hansen og Jens Enevoldsen

Om forfatterne: Eliot Hearst er professor emeritus på Indiana University og professor i psykologi på universiteet i Arizona. Har været holdleder på USA´s OL-hold. John Knott er bosat i London og ansat i et advokatfirma. Begge har livslangt studeret blindskakken.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments      1
Introduction      7

PART I. THE HISTORY OF BLINDFOLD CHESS
1. Even Before Philidor      15
2. Francois-Andre Philidor      21
3. Between Philidor and the Late 1800s      25
Early Post-Philidor Blindfold Players 25; Louis Paulsen 29; Paul Morphy 34; Joseph Henry Blackburne 39; Johannes Zukertort 43; Other Late 1800s Blindfold Players      47
4. The First Part of the Twentieth Century      50
Introduction 50; Harry Pillsbury 54; Vladimir Ostrogsky 59; Richard Reti (with a bow to Boris KostiW) 62; Gyula Breyer 72; Alexander Alekhine 73; George Koltanowski 83; Miguel Najdorf 91; Janos Flesch 99; Reuben Fine      110
5. The Last Fifty Years      115
Introduction 115; Francisco J. Perez, Kenneth Rogoff, Leo
Williams, Vlastimil Hort, Anthony Miles, Jacob Ost Hansen,
Hans Jung, Ole Boegh Larsen, and Garry Kasparov 116-127;
Other Players of Note (Val Zemitis, Ortvin Sarapu, Larry
Christiansen, Sergio Mariotti, Dimitrije Bjelica, Jacques
Mieses, Frank J. Marshall, Samuel Reshevsky et al.) 127-135
6. Women and Blindfold Chess      136
7. Major Recent Tournaments and Matches      139
Introduction 139; The Amber Tournaments 141;
The Future      146

PART II. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BLINDFOLD CHESS
8. Research on General Chess Skill      151
Cleveland (large units of thought and "position sense") 151; Djakow, Petrowski, and Rudik (masters’ memories superior only in chess?) 152; Baumgarten (chess prodigy Reshevsky) 153; De Groot (recognition of patterns) 154; Simon et al. ("chunks" in shortand long-term memory) 155; Some Problems with the Simon Group’s Approach 158; Alternatives to the Simon Group’s Approach 162; Imagery, Verbal Knowledge, "Cartoons"      166
9. Psychological Studies and Commentaries on Blindfold Chess      179
Binet 179; Bergson 184; Fine 185; Ericsson et al. 186; Saariluoma 187; Chabris and Hearst      189
10. The Techniques of Blindfold Champions      191
11. The Supposed Health Hazards      200

PART III. BLINDFOLD CHESS GAMES
World Record-Setting Simultaneous Exhibitions      207
Other Significant Games      313
Afterword      391
Appendix A. "World Record" Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibitions Since 1782      395
Appendix B. Proposed Rules for Serious Simultaneous Blindfold Displays      407
Bibliography      409
Games Index (to game numbers)      415
Traditional Openings Index (to game numbers)      422
ECO Openings Index (to game numbers)      424
Illustrations Index (to page numbers)      426
General Index (to page numbers)      427

 

 

 

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