World Record for Blindfold Chess


Dec. 3, 2016 (All day)

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Blasco Event Wing


Timur Gareyev, also known as the Blindfold King, is a chess grandmaster originally from Uzbekistan. He has held the rank of 4th highest chess player in the US and top 200 in the world. He is best known for his extraordinary ability to play BLINDFOLD CHESS.

Chess Grandmaster Timur Gareyev will attempt to break the world record for BLINDFOLD CHESS. He will play 47 chess games blindfolded at the same time while on an exercise bike. More info found at and

This is a unique community event showcasing someone pushing the limits of his mind. This event will be streamed live. Neuroscientists are currently studying GM Gareyev's brain to identify how he is capable of playing so many chess games simultaneously without sight of the board. This is part entertainment, part human interest, but mostly educational.

Check out these links and some live footage from Society of Neuroscience conference last weekend:


World Chess Interview

Red Diaries News Feature

Society of Neuroscience conference clip - this was only 10 players. He will be playing 47!

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Jennifer Vallens

More info on this event

External Sponsor

Jennifer Vallens, OFF da ROOK Entertainment and the Las Vegas Chess Center