<<EXHIBITION BY MR. J. H. BLACKBURNE.>
Mr J. H. Blackburne, the renowned English chess player, gave a remarkable exhibition of his powers before a large assemblage in the hall of the Equitable Co-operative Society last night.
He fought blindfold against eight of the strongest chess players of Victoria.
The names of his antagonists were:-
board 1 Mr. Fleming
board 2 Mr. Esling*
board 3 Mr. Witton
board 4 Mr. Loughran
board 5 Mr. Stephen
board 6 Mr. Landells
board 7 Mr. Lush
board 8 Mr. Hamel
Out of the eight games, Mr. Blackburne won five, and three were drawn...
Won by Mr Blackburne; five - Mr. Fleming, Mr. Witton, Mr. Landells, Mr. Lush, Mr. Hamel.
Drawn - Mr. Esling, Mr. Loughran, Mr. Stephen.>