Banks Shot

 2 games of Chess from Newell W. Banks ..   Checker Master /Expert Chess player/ Inventor of the 11 Man Ballot/ Blinfold Phenom , set a  blindfold speed record playing 62 games in four hours, winning 61 and drawing one at the Convention Hall, Detroit, Michigan.

Selected games played against Chess Master Oscar Chajes .

 [Oscar Chajes – Jewish Chess player born in Brody, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, in what is now Ukraine In 1909,  won  the U.S. Open Championship in Excelsior, Minnesota. The next year he took second in the same event at Chicago 1910..was the last person to defeat Jose Capablanca, at New York 1916, prior to Capablanca’s eight-year undefeated stretch from 1916 to 1924. Chajes died in New York City in 1928.]

 

“As a youngster I learned more about chess looking over [Morphy’s] masterpieces, for about six months, than from any book I ever studied. I recommended the wholehearted study of Morphy’s game to the chess beginners. By all means let them delve into the Steinitz closed system of horizontal play, but, first, let the student be exposed to the principal [sic] of mobility, the beauty of dazzling sacrificial combinations and the open game “…. [Banks]

Even thou these games aren’t winners  you can see the fight that Newell brings to the table..

[Event “Rice Memorial”]
[Site “New York, NY USA”]
[Date “1916.01.24”]
[EventDate “1916.01.17”]
[Round “6”]
[Result “0-1”]
[White “Newell Williams Banks”]
[Black “Oscar Chajes”]
[ECO “C68”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “85”]

                Banks – Chajes  0-1

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bd7 8. Bf4 O-O-O 9. O-O f6 10. Nc3 g5 11. Be3 Bd6 12. Nb3 b6 13. Bd4 Kb7 14. f3 h5 15. Rae1 c5 16. Be3 Ne7 17. Ne2 Ng6 18. Nd2 Be6 19. b3 Be5 20. Rd1 h4 21. Kf2 Bxh2 22. Nb1 Be5 23. c4 c6 24. Rd2 Rxd2 25. Bxd2 Rd8 26. Rh1 Rd3 27. Nc1 Bg3+ 28. Kf1 Rd6 29. Ne2 Be5 30. Kf2 b5 31. cxb5 cxb5 32. g3 Rd3 33. gxh4 Nxh4 34. Ng1 c4 35. f4 Bd4+ 36. Ke2 Bg4+ 37. Kf1 c3 38. Bxc3 Rd1+ 39. Be1 Rxb1 40. Ne2 Bc5 41. e5 Nf3 42. Rh7+ Kc6 43. exf6 0-1

 

.. Another point often made to stress the greater precision evolved in checkers is the fact that one piece down in any normal position will lose, while in chess even king and two knights will not win against a lone king..” Newell W. Banks [‘Chess vs. Checkers’ on pages 13-18 of Banks’ Blindfold Checker Masterpieces (Philadelphia, 1947)]

[Event “Chicago”]
[Site “Chicago, IL USA”]
[Date “1926.08.23”]
[EventDate “1926.??.??”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[White “Oscar Chajes”]
[Black “Newell Williams Banks”]
[ECO “B12”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “133”]

  
            Chajes- Banks     1/2 -1/2

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. Ne2 Na6 7. c3 c5 8. O-O Ne7 9. Ng3 Nc6 10. a3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Qb6 12. Ne2 Rc8 13. b4 Nab8 14. Nbc3 Be7 15. Be3 O-O 16. f4 f5 17. Kh1 h5 18. Rf3 g6 19. h3 Kf7 20. g3 Rg8 21. Rf2 Rg7 22. Rg1 Rcg8 23. Rh2 Rh8 24. Rgg2 Rgh7 25. Ng1 Qd8 26. Nf3 Qd7 27. Nb5 Rg7 28. g4 hxg4 29. hxg4 Rxh2+ 30. Kxh2 a6 31. Ng5+ Kg8 32. Nc3 Bxg5 33. fxg5 Qf7 34. Rf2 Rh7+ 35. Kg1 Rh3 36. gxf5 gxf5 37. Kf1 Qh5 38. Ke1 Qxg5 39. Kd2 Qg1 40. Rxf5 Rxe3 41. Qxe3 Qxe3+ 42. Kxe3 exf5 43. Nxd5 Kf7 44. Nf4 Ne7 45. d5 Nxd5+ 46. Nxd5 Ke6 47. Nf4+ Kxe5 48. Nd3+ Kd5 49. Nb2 Nc6 50. Kf4 Nd4 51. Nd3 b6 52. Ne5 Nc2 53. Kxf5 Nxa3 54. Kf4 Nc2 55. b5 axb5 56. Nd7 Kc6 57. Ne5+ Kd5 58. Nd7 Kd4 59. Nxb6 Ne1 60. Kg3 b4 61. Kf2 b3 62. Na4 Nd3+ 63. Ke2 Kc4 64. Kd2 Kd4 65. Nc3 Nb4 66. Ne2+ Kc4 67. Kc1 1/2-1/2

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3 Comments

  1. Newell William Banks vs Jose Raul Capablanca
    Rice Memorial (1916) · Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Variation (C68)
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bd6 8. O-O Ne7 9. Nd2 O-O 10. Nc4 Ng6 11. Nxd6 cxd6 12. Be3 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Nxf5 Rxf5 15. Rad1 d5 16. f4 Re8 17. Rf3 Re4 18. g3 Ne5 19. Rff1 Rxe3 20. fxe5 Rxf1 21. Kxf1 Rxe5 22. Rd3 Kf7 23. Rb3 Re7 24. Rf3 Ke8 25. Rb3 Kd8 26. Rf3 Kc7 27. Rf8 c5 28. b3 d4 29. Kf2 Kb6 30. a3 Re3 31. Rf7 Rc3 32. Rxg7 Rxc2 33. Ke1 Rxh2 34. Rd7 Kc6 35. Rd8 Rb2 36. b4 cxb4 37. axb4 Rxb4 38. Rh8 a5 39. Rxh7 a4 40. Kd2 a3 41. Rh1 Rb2 42. Kd3 a2 43. Ra1 Kd5 44. g4 b5 45. g5 Rg2 46. g6 b4 47. g7 Rxg7 48. Rxa2 Rg3 49. Ke2 Rg2 50. Kd3 Rg3 51. Ke2 b3 52. Ra8 b2 53. Rb8 Kc4 54. Rc8 Kb3 55. Rb8 Kc2

  2. Newell William Banks holds the world’s championship speed record at mixed play, which includes both board games of checkers and chess. At one time he played 75 checkers and 25 chess games simultaneously, while also completing six games of blindfold checkers in a total of four hours. The result of this complex game play was that Newell won sixty-five checkers games and drew ten, but he also won four blindfold games and drew two. At the same time, Newell Banks won twenty-two chess games, losing only one, and drawing two. This amazing display of game ingenuity and absolute skill was took place in 1932 at an exhibition that was held at the Tuller Hotel in Detroit.
    http://www.checkerschest.com/checkers/banks.htm
    heres another post on Newell W. Banks
    http://www.quantumgambitz.com/blog/games/draughtscheckers/banks-eleven-man-ballot

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