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 hasvclose 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!
Blindhold chess king 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, Hou Yifan a Chinese chess grandmaster and four-time Women's World Chess Champion, Ju Wenjun the current Women's World Chess Champion, Aleksandra Yuryevna Goryachkina a two-time Russian Women's Champion and was also twice World Girls Under-20 Champion, Humpy Koneru an Indian chess grandmaster, Elisabeth Paehtz a German chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM), Judit Polgar 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 Kasimdzhano v are the most influential chess player in the 21st Century.