Blindfolded man puts on Chinese chess show

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/27
B:y Bien Chen-feng and Kay Liu

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) A man played Chinese chess blindfolded against 18 opponents 201603270023t0001simultaneously in Taoyuan on Sunday and ended up doing relatively well in a marathon display of concentration.

Chao Yi-fan (趙奕帆) began the challenge at 10 a.m. Sunday in the exhibition held alongside a national student chess championship organized by the Chinese Chess Promotion Association.

Chao’s 18 games against players who were not blindfolded ended at 6 p.m., with Chao ending up with a record of 11 wins, three defeats and four draws.

He said he plans to play 25 games in the same manner next year.

Playing blindfolded is a huge test of a player’s memory and concentration, since the person has to remember the moves already made in each game.     [FULL  STORY]

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