Grandmaster Timur Gareyev


35 board simultaneous blindfold exhibition


March 12, 2016




Grandmaster Timur Gareyev will play against 35 different opponents at the same time while blindfolded. This simultaneous blindfold exhibition will set a new United States and North American record, surpassing Alekhine's 33 board blindfold performance in Chicago, 1932. The current World Record is 46 boards, set by FM Marc Lang in Germany, 2011.




Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9am


Grandmaster Timur Gareyev


GM Gareyev was co-1st in the 2007 Uzbekistani Chess Championship and won the 20th Chicago Open, 2012 North American Open, and last December's Figueira do Foz in Portugal. He also tied for third in the 2013 US Chess Championship. Timur's rating is 2605 FIDE, 2702 USCF. He will attempt to break the simultaneous blindfold exhibition world record later this year with a 50 board performance. Find out more about Timur at


Resurrection Lutheran Church

2495 Cabrillo Avenue

Santa Clara, CA 95051


Players/teams should arrive no later than 8 am. Timur will take alternating colors on the boards. This event is open to the public and anyone may participate or observe. Spectators and players should maintain silence in the playing hall. Please set your phones to vibrate. Players should bring/arrange for their own lunch and snacks.


Entry fee = $75 per team or $50 for an individual board. 50% discount to players/teams who make a non-perishable food/cash donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Titled players & teams play for free with a food donation. Late registration fee after March 1: +$15.


Online [register now]


Mathew Benson (408) 839-0830 (text ok) or