The purpose of blindfold chess tactics is to improve your ability to visualize the board in your mind, in order to improve your ability to mentally determine the outcomes of long variations.
You will solve chess puzzles in which the board will only update after a certain number of moves, forcing you to visualize the moves based on the PGN data. This will help you become a better chess player, and with enough training, will allow you to play entire games of chess while blindfolded.
The chess puzzles in this game mode are not only blindfolded, they rquire you to choose the best move for both players. The idea here is that when you are planning several moves ahead in your mind, you need to be able to anticipate your opponents best moves as well as finding your own.
Start by clicking the 'New Game' button, and then selecting the number of turns before the board updates. Once you are ready, click the 'Start Game' button to begin playing.
Tap a piece in order to select it, and then tap the square you would like it to move to. In order to solve the puzzle, you must select the best move for each player on each turn. If you are stumped, you can give up and check the solution at any time.
Once you have filled out the table to the right of the board, you can click the submit button and find out if your moves were correct. You cannot see move by move feedback, only whether the entire solution was correct or not. That way you can try again without any hints.
Blindfold tactics are only available to registered users, so if you are not logged in to an account, please follow the links at the top of the page to login or register for free.
Free accounts have access to 3 blindfold chess puzzles per day. Premium accounts have access to unlimited blindfold chess puzzles.
If you want to read more about vision and other game modes, we recommend reading through this blog post: Getting Started with Odin Chess .
All data in this game mode is presented in algebraic notation (sometimes called chess notation). If you are new to algebraic notation, or you need a refresher, we recommend reading this chess notation tutorial .