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Does anyone know a site where I can type the moves with keyboard, hide the board and only see the score sheet?

I want to play blindfolded. I used to play a lot but I want to play online.

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In addition to Brian's answer about chess24.com.

You can play blindfold chess too at chess.com

Here are the instructions how to activate blindfold on chess.com:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • Designs
  • Board Colors
  • Select BlindAll from the drop down menu for pieces
  • Then apply.

More info can be found here

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  • Why is this the accepted answer? The instructions are for playing the computer, specifically Fritz, locally.
    – deepyaman
    Jan 20, 2019 at 1:22
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In addition to the other answers, lichess allows you to do this.

Select the menu (three stacked lines to the right of your profile name), select Preferences, select Game Display, and at the bottom turn on Blindfold Chess.

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Try https://www.tryit.in/blindchess. It's a very simple interface where you can play against an engine at different difficulty level by just keying in the moves in algebraic notation and see the board as and when you want. Full disclosure: I am the tool developer! :)

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  • Can you check why I always get the same line? 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nc6 3. exf6 exf6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb5 Bc5 6. d4 Bxd4 7. Nxd4 Bf5 8. Nxf5 Qd6 9. Nxd6+ cxd6 and so on... (Level1) And Level4 already takes quite some time for a move to happen. Level 5 is unplayable.
    – UNeverNo
    Nov 7, 2020 at 0:43
  • hi @UNeverNo, thanks for the feedback. Recently I have migrated the backend engine to stockfish so can you try now? Levels are available from 1 to 10 now however on mobiles or low powered devices above level 4 will still be difficult to play though I am able to play till level 7-8 without much issues on my low end desktop. Thanks again for the feedback! Hope you like it now. Nov 28, 2020 at 7:41
  • Now it plays different lines 👍 Would be nice to have different blindfold-levels ;-) Maybe more complicated positions if you increase the level and more basic if you chose lower levels. Don't know if stockfish supports anything like this though. Or something like automatically showing the board after x moves.
    – UNeverNo
    Nov 29, 2020 at 22:09
  • Thanks for confirming that it works better now! Some of the things you suggested may be already possible, if not I would surely like to understand from you about the details. Will be easier to discuss if you could drop me a mail to the id mentioned in the website, would like to hear your requirements! Dec 2, 2020 at 11:31
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Chess24.com allows you to play blindfold in a different way by just hiding the pieces.

When you want to move you drag an invisible piece in the normal way. When your opponent moves you see a line on the board connecting the starting and ending squares of the move.

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This is a bit late but in case you are still looking, we've been working on our blindfold chess website for the past few months and just released our beta. The main game is exactly what you describe: you can play by entering PGN moves while viewing the score sheet. The board is hidden and you can choose after how many moves you will be able to view the board.

We're building the entire website to help with blindfold chess. We have mini games to help learn PGN, a memory trainer, a tactics trainer that forces you to think of all the moves (you and your opponent's) in your head, and the main game, which is just classical chess.

Let us know if you have any feedback! Hope this helps you :)

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