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 - WONDERFUL CHESS PLAYING. J. IT. Showalter, the...
WONDERFUL CHESS PLAYING. J. IT. Showalter, the Kentucky Champion, Champion, At tbe LooIsTllle Club. Seeling- Seeling- Ten and Afterwards Fourteen Players At Once and Winnlng-Most Winnlng-Most Winnlng-Most of the Games. The Louisville Chess Club had a bat. tie royal last night, and some of tlie lames were very interesting and were stubbornly contested. Mr. J. W. Show-alter, Show-alter, Show-alter, of Georgetown, champion of Kentucky, Kentucky, came down yesterday, and la tlie guest of the club. He will remain here aeveral days, meeting all comers. All chess players in the city are Invited to viait tiio dub rooms, at 237 Third street, upstairs, and meet him during his stay lie re. Mr. Showaltcr ia a well-known well-known well-known lawyer of Scott county, and is one of tlie most formidable clieas players in tlie United States. He has well earned the title of champion of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, and he has forced some of the most strategic players in tlie United States to acknowiodge Ids skill. He is a typical Kentuckian in manners and appearance, and of course all Kentucky cness players are proud or him. lie is a member of tho United States Cheat Association, an organization composed of representative jiiuyers from every State in the Union, and at the associa tion s last tournament in St. Louis he won eleven frames and lost nine only to tne Dent cness players lu tlie country. His playing is of the brilliant order, full of strategy, skill and boldness. While he id about thirty-five thirty-five thirty-five years of age, Mr. Showaltcr has not been playing chess for more than seven years, although although previous to that time he had been an amateur without especial skill or ability. Mr. S ho waiter began his exhibition with peripatetic or simultaneous ches against ten ODnonents. Mewirs. Watts. Gaines, Woodruff, lioberts, Theiss, Hop per, isroaddus. Clarke and Dr. lioborta. J "he tables were arranged in a . semi circle, and Mr. Show alter parsed rapidly from taoie to table, making his wove with scarcely a second's tliought. The mam vi uis wur -ana -ana it magnitude will be seen when It Is remembered that with ten opponent he is carrying ten problems In his head, and he is apparently apparently oblivious of the other rliw wlien he is moving in one. Mr. Showalter beat the last man at 11 o'clock. He lost three games to j&Wa. Theiss. Gaines and Broaddus. drew one with Mr. Watts, ami beat Messrs. Woodruff, Dr. Robert. Frank Robert. Dr. Slier- Slier- riil. Hopper and Clarke. ine next undertaking was to ply fourteen onnonenta at the same liirm. Mr. Showalter'a opponents were Dr. KoDert. Dr. Sberrill. Messrs. Shapinsky, W. D. Reed. Woodruff , Hogue. Frank Roberta, Watts, Broaddus, Tracey, Kchn, Dembitz, Iheib and Hopper. Mr. Dembitx had a piece the best of It at 2 o'clock this morning, bus he withdrew withdrew and Prof. Theiss played out the gome for him and won it. Before that time, however, Messrs. Hopper, Theiss Shapinsky. Hogue and Tracey were beaten out. Mr. Dembitx game was won, and the game Dr. Walter T. Roberto Roberto won was very skillfully plnyed. At 2:30 o'clock this morning Messrs. Showaltcr and Watt consented to a draw, and tins games played by Messrs. Sberrill, Frank Roberts. Reed. Woodruff, Woodruff, Broaddus and Kohn were still und crided. Tbe tournament will be continued at 4 o'clock this afternoon, when a large number of chess players will be in the club room to witness It

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 06 Jan 1891, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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