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a fle-ocrrtie DID NOT SEE THE BOARD. Champion Showalter Defeats Two Good Jlea At Cheat W ithout a. Look at the Men- Men- J. W. Sbowaltrr, Uie chimpion cliee player of the United States, accomplished a wonderful mental feat laat evening. Without a sight of the boards from tne Hist to the lost moves, he engaged in two amed 'at the itvs tlin ail botn. Tliis Li tlie only instance of blindfold blindfold playing iu Louisville since the visit of Dr. J. H. Zukesuirt, in 186.1, when be played twelve simultaneous blindfold blindfold guili a sains t the best players in Loulsvilh?. Tho great player won six gtnie, kwt two and four were drawn. The fortunate winners, Messrs. Woodruff Woodruff and Oinberg, are now iniaubera ot the Louisville Chess Club. 'Ihe attMMiance at the Chess' Club room, in the Commerce building, was larger lust evening than the night before. before. Die two oon'evtauts selected for lvt niglUi's tsiut were Mr. W. D. Ueed and Mr. Lee AL Hopper, who, though quite young, is a good player. Mr. Showalter sat in one room atoms while Uie two tables weie placed in the adjoining room. He called ont his moves, while thine of his 01 im petition petition were in turn told him. Just before 1 o'clock, Mr. Hopper withdrew so. knowledging hi fusel I defeated. Mr. lux d, however, lasted for about two hour longer, and at different stage, in U game seemed to have the best of it, daough finally omapelkMl to succumb to tlie prowess of tlie champion, 'lbe end of thia contest ronolucVxl the games of Uie evening. Mr. Mtowalter will meet any and all ootners aimaltan-vuslv aimaltan-vuslv aimaltan-vuslv airsin this afternoon and to-night, to-night, to-night, ilia visit concludes to-morrow. to-morrow. to-morrow. In the simultaneous games yesterday afternoon tlie chtinipion was even more -uccesful -uccesful than the day before. He faced the following men ; II. AI. Woodruff, A. flrosdu, li. C. Demhitz, Moritr holm, A. Omberg, W. K. Huston A. P. Hsr-conrt. Hsr-conrt. Hsr-conrt. J.hn Col An. J. K. ANatt and Joe Wledemor. Mr. Kohn was the only one I of this number to win. terdy'a vie- vie- I tory made Mr. , Holm's sect ad over Mr. Showalter. The game with Mr. Wtod-ruff Wtod-ruff Wtod-ruff was net flulais-d. flulais-d. flulais-d. Mr. Showalter offered Mr. Woodruff to declare it a draw, but the propiilon was refused.