Chess Grandmaster Timur Gareyev, president of the Chess Academy of Timur, headquartered in Lindsborg, recently visited Palm Springs, California to give chess lessons and illustrate an exhibition of blindfold chess to the Coachella Valley Chess Club.

Chess Grandmaster Timur Gareyev, president of the Chess Academy of Timur, headquartered in Lindsborg, recently visited Palm Springs, California to give chess lessons and illustrate an exhibition of blindfold chess to the Coachella Valley Chess Club.
Gareyev, who was blindfolded, challenged 12 highly-rated chess players simultaneously and won 11 games with one draw. The blindfold exhibition lasted five hours and was well attended. During the blindfold simultaneous play, Gareyev exercised on a spinner bike. Gareyev is training to set a world blindfold chess record by challenging 47 players in the future.
Gareyev has recently been ranked in the top ten U.S. chess players and will be the chief instructor at the Karpov Chess School summer chess camps to be held June 19 through June 24 and July 10 through July 15 in Lindsborg. Additional information for the summer camps may be found at the website  http://www.anatolykarpovchessschool.org.
The Karpov Chess School and the Chess Academy of Timur are affiliates of the International Chess Institute of the Midwest, a non-profit organization located in Lindsborg. The Karpov Chess School may be contacted by calling 785-227-7555 or by visiting their location at 106 S. Main St. in Lindsborg.