Vidit Gujrathi's magical world of blindfold calculations

  • Published on May 2, 2019
  • Improving at Blindfold Chess is quite difficult. You have to solve the positions in your head without having a look at the chess board. Many chess players would like to learn this, however, it is not at all easy to master.
    India no.3 GM Vidit Gujrathi, would like to help you with this. Vidit has an Elo of 2707 and he is world no. 33. He will be online chatting with you on 2nd of May 2019 at 9.30 p.m. IST as this video premiere goes live.
    All the viewers of ChessBase India can join in for this session and interact with Vidit.
    Video: Sagar Shah
    Vidit's 1st blindfold session:
    Vidit's 2nd blindfold session:
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Comments • 35

  • orcodituapse
    orcodituapse Month ago

    Cheerful face

  • Shaunak Nadkarni
    Shaunak Nadkarni 2 months ago

    6:03 What happens if we play Bc6?By the way great work Sagar and great efforts Vidit.

  • Arnab Debnath
    Arnab Debnath 2 months ago

    I can't believe I solved the last puzzle before him even if he was blindfold!!

  • vinayak Bali
    vinayak Bali 3 months ago

    Vidit is future world champion

  • Lpiika Debnath
    Lpiika Debnath 4 months ago

    I never thought about that

  • zing risingh
    zing risingh 8 months ago

    He is just an asshole pretenting to be blindfolded but there is a slight gap at bottom region fold, see him adjust that blindfold here at 11:39 ...and notice he lifts his head to see what's below, total fake blindfold, bullshit

  • Sanath Kumar S
    Sanath Kumar S 8 months ago

    the camera is inappropriately placed. Slightly difficult to follow when the board is diagonal

  • DhageTita
    DhageTita 8 months ago


  • JRMagnus
    JRMagnus 8 months ago +4

    Can you provide any information on that board/pieces? They are beautiful!

    • ChessBase India
      ChessBase India  8 months ago +1

      Hi JRMagnus, here are the links:
      Chess pieces:
      Chess board:

  • ashutosh mishra
    ashutosh mishra 8 months ago +2


  • Viki M
    Viki M 8 months ago +4

    Usually my intuitions are correct....I just get the feeling that this guy would someday dethrone you know who

  • harsh jethwani
    harsh jethwani 8 months ago +4


  • Vini Vedi Vici
    Vini Vedi Vici 8 months ago +11

    This guy vidit has such a cool attitude. If one day, I become a chess master, I will be proud to tell vidit is my role model.

    NATURALTALENT 8 months ago +2


  • Sudeep Tripathi
    Sudeep Tripathi 8 months ago +3

    Sir pls Sagar Shah love for english 2

  • Abhimanyu Raizada
    Abhimanyu Raizada 8 months ago +11

    Sagar can you make a video on how to start learning blindfold chess?

  • harsh jethwani
    harsh jethwani 8 months ago +6

    Vidit sir is an insipiratonal coach to me

  • harsh jethwani
    harsh jethwani 8 months ago +2

    Excellent video

  • virinchi vadali
    virinchi vadali 8 months ago +3

    #vidit fans like this comment

  • Hardik Singh
    Hardik Singh 8 months ago +1

    Nice video, good work Sagar and Chessbase India. Chess set looks great, any possibility of providing a link form where it can be procured? Apologies if you have already replied for such a question in the live chat, too much to scroll through :p

    • Hardik Singh
      Hardik Singh 8 months ago

      ChessBase India Thank you so much. Keep up the good work. Regards.

    • ChessBase India
      ChessBase India  8 months ago +1

      Hi Hardik, here are the links:
      Chess pieces:
      Chess board:

  • npgatech
    npgatech 8 months ago +3

    Hi Sagar, I think a real board is the way to go if we are present there physically but for TheXvid, please consider using 2D boards - they're the most clear as there is no parallax or FOV effects and even Vidit thinks in 2D chess board. 3D chessboard only adds value on table, not on the internet.

    • ChessBase India
      ChessBase India  8 months ago +2

      We wanted to test if the viewers can get a better feel of things when moves are being made close to Vidit's board. But, yes. It would be much clearer on a 2D board. Thanks for the feedback!

  • aneet_chess2000
    aneet_chess2000 8 months ago

    Super cool video ! Here is the article of the last study :

  • farirai masimba
    farirai masimba 8 months ago +2

    You crazy Vidit

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar 8 months ago +1

    Vidit should try puzzle rush.

  • Rafael Fernando Beijinho do Rosario

    Sagar, amazing series of videos! Vidit is such a treat to watch! Can you ask him in a next video how much easier would it be for him to solve these problems if he was allowed to see the board. Or maybe it just doesnt matter... Maybe that`s just how good these 2700 are...

    • ChessBase India
      ChessBase India  8 months ago +2

      @Rafael, with the board view things could surely be faster at the start when Vidit's mind was warming up. After a point when he was in his zone, we think there shouldn't be much of a difference. Yet we will try to devise an experiement for this.

  • Rishi Gautam
    Rishi Gautam 8 months ago +2

    Very bad board view for sure

  • mitesh borkhetariya
    mitesh borkhetariya 8 months ago +2

    Well done

  • Pruthviraj Narvekar
    Pruthviraj Narvekar 8 months ago +5


    • Rktmtkl Jelrdkbn
      Rktmtkl Jelrdkbn 8 months ago +4

      Really!! Magnus can play 10 full games with blindfolded and able to beat everyone so it's not a big deal that he can do this kind of simple things

  • Ajith Ajith
    Ajith Ajith 8 months ago +1

    I am waiting