GrahamClayton: A brief biography from the New York newspaper "The Sun", dated September 24, 1893:
N. Jasnogrodsky, the Polish expert, arrived in this city on Monday. He was born at Poltawa, Russia on Aug 17, 1859, but it was only eight years ago when he commenced playing the game of chess at Vienna.
At that time Albin used to allow him the odds of a queen. From Vienna he went to Paris, where he played at the
Cafe de la Regence.
A few years ago he made his appearance at the famous London resort, Simpson's Divan, on the Strand. After some practice with London masters he played several little matches, of which he won those against Cook of Synopsis fame, Loman, and Kaiser, the well known Liverpool amateur; the veteran Bird, however, drew a match with the Pole.
Jasnogrodsky's forte however, lies in blindfold and simultaneous play. At Brighton, England, he once
played twenty-six games simultaneously of which six were conducted blindfolded. He won twenty games over the board, won three blindfold games, lost two and drew one. The Polish expert exhibited his skill during the last few years at all the principal clubs of England and Scotland, and achieved considerable success.
Appended is one or ten games played while blindfold:
[Event "Simultaneous blindfold exhibition"]
[White "Lengbeer, W"]
[Black "Jasnogrodsky, Nicolai"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.cxd4 Ba6 10. Be3 0-0 11. Nxc6 Bxe3 12. Qf3 Bxf2+ 13. Qxf2 Qg5 1-0