B:y Bien Chen-feng and Kay Liu
Taipei, March 27 (CNA) A man played Chinese chess blindfolded against 18 opponents simultaneously 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]