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Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

Post by mhull » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:23 pm

I was watching Hikaru Nakamura play blitz on a recording of his livestream. When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen. Otherwise, he looks at the screen to evaluate the position. I've not seen any other live streamer do that, e.g. IM Rosen.
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Re: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

Post by gaard » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:02 pm

mhull wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:23 pm
I was watching Hikaru Nakamura play blitz on a recording of his livestream. When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen. Otherwise, he looks at the screen to evaluate the position. I've not seen any other live streamer do that, e.g. IM Rosen.
Did you watch Queen's Gambit? Maybe he just popped a tranquilizer? Kidding :D Do you have a link to where you are picking up his livestream? I am out-of-the-loop.

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Re: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

Post by mhull » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:17 pm

gaard wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:02 pm
mhull wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:23 pm
I was watching Hikaru Nakamura play blitz on a recording of his livestream. When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen. Otherwise, he looks at the screen to evaluate the position. I've not seen any other live streamer do that, e.g. IM Rosen.
Did you watch Queen's Gambit? Maybe he just popped a tranquilizer? Kidding :D Do you have a link to where you are picking up his livestream? I am out-of-the-loop.
This is from his youtube channel but it's a cut from a Twitch stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SnQY3DiQ2Y

Twitch:
https://twitch.tv/gmhikaru
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Re: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

Post by Ras » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:16 am

mhull wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:23 pm
When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen.
I guess this requires proficiency in blind chess - which super grandmasters of course have, but amateurs don't.
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