Vishy Anand and Ivan Sokolov played the first Blindfolded chess match with human pieces in Romania!


Romanian chess had a premiere at the Sports Festival event. Grandmasters Vishy Anand and Ivan Sokolov played for the first time a blindfolded chess match with human pieces at a national festival. 

The chess performance was accompanied by the scenography of the pieces moving in dance steps on the chess board.

Each move of the two chess legends was keenly observed by the audience in attendance, and the pieces did their job to perfection and gave us a memorable theatrical performance.

Victory belonged to Grandmaster Vishy Anand after a series of extraordinary moves that forced Ivan Sokolov to declare victory to his opponent.

The two chess legends shared the excitement of each move with the general public and the chess show was unmissable for lovers of the royal sport.