Timur Gareyev is the first chess grandmaster who has made a few contributions for the scientific study of consciousness and human brain. Timur Gareyev aka Blindfold King an American chess grandmaster who won the 119th edition of the venerable U.S. Chess Open over almost 400 other players, is an ultramarathoner, yoga enthusiast and blindfold-chess Guinness World Record holder.
In the hope of understanding how he and others like him can perform such mental feats, researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles called him in for memory tests and brain scans.
Recently, Chess Life magazine published a video and pictures of Timur Gareyev sky-diving. This is nothing new for Timur who has close 150 solo jumps to his credit. This time, however, he dived with a chess board which had position from a 18th century classical romantic game!
On his new DVD “Trompowsky for the attacking player “ he recommends to play the Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5): “Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note.
Gareyev graduated with B.A. degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He currently lives and promotes chess in Southern California.
Chess Grandmaster Timur Gareyev, Magnus Carlsen World Chess Champion with he highest ranked chess player in the world, Garry Kasparov World Chess Champion from 1985 – 2000, Fabiano Caruana the youngest grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States at the time, a 21-year-old Filipino Wesley So, Judit Polgar the greatest woman chess player who defeated 11 world champions either in rapid or classical chess, she defeated Magnus Carlsen, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov are the most influential chess player in the 21st Century.