With a score of 38.5-9.5, GM Timur Gareev finished his 48-board blindfold simul successfully, setting a new world record in the process. That's a remarkable feat, but I wonder how long the record will last - perhaps previous record-holder Marc Lang will try to one-up him, and then vice-versa? We'll see; for now, you find a brief report on the event, and the games, here.
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Later this year Timur Gareyev will try to break Marc Lang's record for the most blindfold games played simultaneously (Lang's record is 46; Gareyev will try to outdo this by one), but how will he fare from an aesthetic standpoint? In my current column I take a look at several of Alexander Alekhine's nicest blindfold efforts, each of which made it into his Best Games collection.