Photos: Lennart Ootes
Timur Gareyev was born in Uzbekistan but now lives in the U.S. and plays
for the U.S. Chess Federation.
The event begins and Gareyev greets his opponents...
... in a specifically designed t-shirt.
Chess player in action
Gareyev rides on an exercise bike to keep physically fit while
challenging his mind.
But the blindfold simul was also a challenge...
... for Gareyev's opponents.
Another impressive performance by "blindfold king " Timur Gareyev
Timur Gareyev at ChessBase:
Developing the Initiative
By Timur Gareyev
Dynamic play is what makes your chess effective and, most importantly, fun! You start the game taking the essential steps of developing pieces and focusing on the center. As the battle heats up one player assumes the defensive position while the attacker takes over the initiative. As you commit to your attack, keeping the initiative becomes like ''walking a tight rope''. There is no turning back and the path to success is narrow. You either come out victorious or you fall crushing down. This is the kind of chess we love to play!