Sport: Kolty the Yogi

The world's blindfold chess champion is 39-year-old, Belgian-born Georges Koltan-owski, a Manhattan diamond cutter. Last week in an exhibition match at the Manhattan Chess Club Koltanowski played six unblindfolded club members simultaneously, won four games, drew two.

Koltanowski was not actually blindfolded. He simply turned his back on his opponents' boards, was told their moves,, made his own orally.

Georges Koltanowski has been recognized as the world's blindfold champion since 1934 when he played 34 opponents at a time without losing a game. The match lasted 13½ hours with time out only for meals. A feat he considers even...

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