1969 11-Man WCM (Grover vs Banks)
(games contributed by Alan Millhone)

Kenneth Grover vs Newell Banks

11-Man Ballot World Championship, 1969  

Played at Fort Shelby Hotel, Detroit, Michigan 

November 27th December 4th, 1969

FINAL SCORE:

Kenneth Grover 3, Newell Banks 2, and 19 draws


Game #1.    Thursday, November 27 

Black:  Newell Banks     (23 minutes)
White:  Kenneth Grover (53 minutes)
OFF: 8, 28
Opening: 9-13, 22-17

09-13 22-17 13-22 25-18 05-09 29-25 10-15 25-22 07-10 21-17 09-13 A 23-19 06-09 27-23 11-16 B 18-11 9-14 32-28 14-21 19-15 10-19 24-15 01-06 23-18 16-19 11-08 04-11 15-08 12-16 08-04 06-10 31-27 16-20 18-15 10-14 15-10 14-17 27-23 19-24 28-19 20-24 19-16 24-27 16-12 27-31 04-08 31-27 23-18 27-31 18-14 31-27 08-11 27-24 10-07 03-10 14-07 WW

A.  1-5 is preferred

B.  2-7 is preferred

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm1.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-27"]
[Black "
Banks Off 8 Move 9-13"]
[White "
Grover Off 28 Move 22-17"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,27,26,25,24,23,21,17:B13,12,11,10,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 13x22 25x18 2. 5-9 29-25 3. 10-15 25-22 4. 7-10 21-17 5. 9-13 {(1-5 preferred)} 23-19 6. 6-9 27-23 7. 11-16 {(2-7 preferred)} 18x11 8. 9-14 32-28 9. 14x21 19-15 10. 10x19 24x15 11. 1-6 23-18 12. 16-19 11-8 13. 4x11 15x8 14. 12-16 8-4 15. 6-10 31-27 16. 16-20 18-15 17. 10-14 15-10 18. 14-17 27-23 19. 19-24 28x19 20. 20-24 19-16 21. 24-27 16-12 22. 27-31 4-8 23. 31-27 23-18 24. 27-31 18-14 25. 31-27 8-11 26. 27-24 10-7 27. 3x10 14x7 {(White Win)} 1-0 

Game #2.    Thursday, November 27 

Black: Kenneth Grover (50 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (17minutes)
OFF: 8, 28
Opening: 9-13, 22-17

09-13 22-17 13-22 25-18 04-08 29-25 05-09 25-22 11-16 22-17 16-19 24-15 10-19 23-16 12-19 17-14 09-13 32-28      08-11 27-23 06-10 23-16 10-17 21-14 11-20 30-25 13-17 25-21 02-06 26-23 01-05 14-09 06-13 21-14 07-10 14-07 03-10 DRAWN  

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm2.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-27"]
[Black "Grover Off 8 Move 9-13"]
[White "Banks Off 28 Move 22-17"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,27,26,25,24,23,21,17:B13,12,11,10,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 13x22 25x18 2. 4-8 29-25 3. 5-9 25-22 4. 11-16 22-17 5. 16-19 24x15 6. 10x19 23x16 7. 12x19 17-14 8. 9-13 32-28 9. 8-11 27-23 10. 6-10 23x16 11. 10x17 21x14 12. 11x20 30-25 13. 13-17 25-21 14. 2-6 26-23 15. 1-5 14-9 16. 6x13 21x14 17. 7-10 14x7 18. 3x10 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2


Game #3.    Thursday, November 27

Black: Kenneth Grover (47 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (42minutes)
OFF: 11, 27
Opening: 12-16, 23-18

12-16 23-18 16-20 24-19 08-12 26-23 04-08 22-17 09-14 18-09 05-14 25-22 08-11 30-26 11-15 32-27 15-24 28-19 07-11 19-16 12-19 23-07 02-11 17-13 11-15 22-17 03-08 26-23 08-12 29-25 12-16 25-22 01-05 27-24 20-27 31-24 16-20 24-19 15-24 23-19 24-2719-15 10-19 17-01 DRAWN

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm3.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-27"]
[Black "Grover Off 11 Move 12-16"]
[White "Banks Off 27 Move 23-18"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,22,21,18:B16,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 16-20 24-19 2. 8-12 26-23 3. 4-8 22-17 4. 9-14 18x9 5. 5x14 25-22 6. 8-11 30-26 7. 11-15 32-27 8. 15x24 28x19 9. 7-11 19-16 10. 12x19 23x7 11. 2x11 17-13 12. 11-15 22-17 13. 3-8 26-23 14. 8-12 29-25 15. 12-16 25-22 16. 1-5 27-24 17. 20x27 31x24 18. 16-20 24-19 19. 15x24 23-19 20. 24-27 19-15 21. 10x19 17x1 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2

Game #4.    Thursday, November 27 

Black: Newell Banks     (33 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (53 minutes)
OFF: 11, 27
Opening: 12-16, 23-18

12-16 23-18 16-20 24-19 08-12 26-23 04-08 22-17 08-11 17-14 10-17 21-14 12-16 19-12 11-15 18-11 09-27 32-23 07-16 25-22 06-10 22-18 02-07 29-25 05-09 25-21 01-05 30-26 10-14 A 26-22 16-19 23-16 14-23 22-18 07-10 28-24 20-27 31-24 23-27 24-19 27-31 18-15 10-14 16-11 DRAWN      

A.  7-11  is a black win

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm4.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-27"]
[Black "Banks Off 11 Move 12-16"]
[White "Grover Off 27 Move 23-18"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,22,21,18:B16,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1"]
1. 16-20 24-19 2. 8-12 26-23 3. 4-8 22-17 4. 8-11 17-14 5. 10x17 21x14 6. 12-16 19x12 7. 11-15 18x11 8. 9x27 32x23 9. 7x16 25-22 10. 6-10 22-18 11. 2-7 29-25 12. 5-9 25-21 13. 1-5 30-26 14. 10-14 {(7-11 is a black win)} 26-22 15. 16-19 23x16 16. 14x23 22-18 17. 7-10 28-24 18. 20x27 31x24 19. 23-27 24-19 20. 27-31 18-15 21. 10-14 16-11 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2


Game #5.    Friday, November 28 

Black: Newell Banks     (30 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (55 minutes)
OFF: 10, 22
Opening: 10-14, 24-20

07-10 24-20 11-15 25-22 09-13 23-18 08-11 27-23 05-09 28-24 10-14 23-19 14-23 19-10 06-15 26-10 02-06 31-26 06-15 26-23 03-07 23-18 01-05 32-28 12-16 24-19 16-23 20-16 11-20 18-02 23-27 21-17 27-32 29-25 32-27 DRAWN

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm5.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-28"]
[Black "Banks Off 10 Move 10-14"]
[White "Grover Off 22 Move 24-20"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,25,23,21,20:B12,11,10,9,8,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 11-15 25-22 2. 9-13 23-18 3. 8-11 27-23 4. 5-9 28-24 5. 10-14 23-19 6. 14x23 19x10 7. 6x15 26x10 8. 2-6 31-26 9. 6x15 26-23 10. 3-7 23-18 11. 1-5 32-28 12. 12-16 24-19 13. 16x23 20-16 14. 11x20 18x2 15. 23-27 21-17 16. 27-32 29-25 17. 32-27 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2

Game #6.    Friday, November 28

Black: Kenneth Grover (61 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (43 minutes)
OFF: 10, 22
Opening: 10-14, 24-20

07-10 24-20 11-15 25-22 09-13 23-18 08-11 27-23 05-09 28-24 10-14 23-19 14-23 19-10 06-15 26-10 02-06 31-26 06-15  26-23 03-07 23-18 01-05 30-26 09-14 18-09 05-14 26-23 04-08 23-19 15-18 22-15 11-18 19-15 18-23 15-10 07-11 10-07  23-26 24-19 26-31 07-03 31-26 32-28 26-23 29-25 23-16 03-07 14-18 28-24 18-23 24-19 23-26 19-15 11-18 20-04       DRAWN

[Event "1969 11-Man WCM-Gm6.pdn"]
[Date "1969-11-28"]
[Black "Grover Off 10 Move 10-14"]
[White "Banks Off 22 Move 24-20"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,25,23,21,20:B12,11,10,9,8,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 11-15 25-22 2. 9-13 23-18 3. 8-11 27-23 4. 5-9 28-24 5. 10-14 23-19 6. 14x23 19x10 7. 6x15 26x10 8. 2-6 31-26 9. 6x15 26-23 10. 3-7 23-18 11. 1-5 30-26 12. 9-14 18x9 13. 5x14 26-23 14. 4-8 23-19 15. 15-18 22x15 16. 11x18 19-15 17. 18-23 15-10 18. 7-11 10-7 19. 23-26 24-19 20. 26-31 7-3 21. 31-26 32-28 22. 26-23 29-25 23. 23x16 3-7 24. 14-18 28-24 25. 18-23 24-19 26. 23-26 19-15 27. 11x18 20x4 {Drawn}1/2-1/2


Game #7.    Friday, November 28

Black: Kenneth Grover (59 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (24 minutes)
OFF: 10, 27
Opening: 12-16, 24-19

12-16 24-19 08-12 22-18 07-10 25-22 10-14 22-17 16-20 17-10 06-24 28-19 20-24 21-17 11-16 19-15 24-27 31-24 16-19  23-16 12-28 29-25 04-08 26-23 08-12 23-19 03-07 25-22 09-13 17-14 01-06 30-26 06-09 15-10 12-16 A 19-12 07-11 12-08 11-15 18-11 09-25 08-04 05-09 04-08 09-14 26-23 25-30 11-07 02-11 08-15 DRAWN

 A.  A beautiful escape by Grover; anything else would have lost.

 

Game #8.    Friday, November 28

Black: Newel Banks      (22 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (58minutes)
OFF: 10, 27
Opening: 12-16, 24-19

12-16 24-19 16-20 23-18 11-15 19-10 07-23 26-19 06-10 30-26 08-11 19-16 02-07 26-23 04-08 16-12 10-15 22-18 15-22 25-18 07-10       29-25 11-16 31-27 09-13 18-14 10-17 21-14 13-17 25-21 17-22 14-10 08-11 23-18 22-26 18-15 11-18 10-07 03-10 27-24 20-27 32-07       16-19 07-03 26-31 03-07 01-06 07-11 31-27 12-08 19-23 DRAWN


 

Game #9.    Saturday, November 28

Black: Newel Banks     (22 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (55 minutes)
OFF: 10, 27
Opening: 10-14, 23-19

07-10 23-19 11-15 22-18 15-22 25-18 08-11 19-15 10-19 24-08 04-11 29-25 06-10 25-22 09-14 18-09 05-14 26-23 03-07 31-27 02-06       22-17 06-09 17-13 11-15 13-06 14-18 23-14 10-17 21-14 01-17 27-23 12-16 28-24 07-11 32-28 16-20 24-19 15-24 28-19 20-24 23-18       24-27 19-15 11-16 15-11 27-31 18-15 31-27 15-10 27-23 10-07 DRAWN

Game #10.    Saturday, November 28

Black: Kenneth Grover (55 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (15minutes)
OFF: 10, 27
Opening: 10-14, 23-19

07-10       23-19       11-16       26-23       16-20       32-27       08-11       30-26       11-16       19-15       10-19       24-15       04-08       22-18       09-14       18-09       05-14       25-22       16-19       23-16       12-19       29-25       14-18       22-17       03-07       17-14       07-11       21-17       11-16       15-11       08-15       14-10       20-24 A   27-11       19-23       26-19       15-24       28-19       06-24       17-14       18-23       14-10       DRAWN

 A.     Could black win by 6-9 ?


 

Game #11.    Saturday, November 28

Black: Kenneth Grover (54 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (23 minutes)
OFF: 12, 25
Opening: 11-15, 22-17

11-15       22-17       09-13       30-25       13-22       25-11       08-15       29-25       05-09       25-22       04-08       23-18       08-11       27-23       09-13       32-27       06-09       24-19       15-24       28-19       01-05       27-24       09-14       18-09       05-14       22-18       14-17       21-14       10-17       19-15       17-21       15-08       03-12       24-20       12-16       20-11       07-16       18-15       21-25       15-11       16-20       23-19       25-30       26-23       13-17       19-16       20-24       16-12       17-22       23-18       DRAWN

 

Game #12.    Saturday, November 28

Black: Kenneth Grover (54 minutes)
White:  Newell Banks   (23 minutes)
OFF: 12, 25
Opening: 11-15, 22-17

11-15       22-17       09-13       30-25       13-22       25-11       08-15       29-25       05-09       25-22       09-14       24-19       15-24       28-19       04-08       27-24       01-05       24-20       06-09       19-15       10-19       23-16       08-11       22-17       11-15       17-10       07-14       16-11       14-18       20-16       09-13       26-23       18-27       32-23       05-09       16-12       09-14       11-08       15-18       08-04       18-27       31-24       13-17       04-08       17-22       08-11       22-26       11-15       26-31       24-20       31-26       DRAWN


Game #13.    Sunday, November 30

Black: Newell Banks     (20 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (58 minutes)
OFF: 7, 25
Opening: 11-16, 22-18

11-16       22-18       16-20       24-19       10-14       19-15       08-11       15-08       04-11       28-24       06-10       24-19       02-07       29-25       09-13       18-09       05-14       25-22       01-06       22-18 A   14-17       21-14       10-17       18-14       17-22       26-17       13-22       23-18       11-16       27-24       20-27       31-24       16-23       14-10       07-14       18-02       22-26       24-19       26-31       19-15       31-27       02-06       27-24       15-10       12-16       06-09       24-19       09-14       19-15       10-06       23-27       32-23       15-18       DRAWN 

A.  23-18  seems to be a winning possibility.

  

Game #14.    Sunday, November 30

Black: Kenneth Grover (55 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (21 minutes)
OFF:  7, 25
Opening: 11-16, 22-18

11-16       22-18       10-14       29-25       06-10       18-15       10-19       24-15       16-19 A    23-16       12-19       25-22       14-18       30-25       01-06       27-23       18-27       32-16       08-11       15-08       03-19       31-27       04-08       21-17       02-07       22-18       09-13       17-14       13-17       25-21       19-23       26-19       17-22       18-15       22-26       27-24       WHITE  WINS

A.  1-6  seems better.


Game #15.    Sunday, November 30

Black: Kenneth Grover (59 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (25 minutes)
OFF: 9, 21
Opening: 10-15, 24-20

10-15       24-20       07-10       28-24       05-09       23-19       12-16       19-12       15-18       22-15       10-28       25-22       11-16       20-11       08-15       26-23       04-08       29-25       08-11       23-18       09-13 A    25-21      15-19       30-26       06-10       18-14       10-17        21-14       11-16       22-17       13-22       26-17       02-07       17-13       16-20       12-08       03-12       27-24       20-27       31-15       01-06       14-09       07-10       09-02       10-19       02-07       19-23       07-11       23-26       13-09       26-31       09-06       31-26       06-02       26-23       11-15       WHITE  WINS

 A.  6-10 is stronger than 9-13.

 

Game #16.    Sunday, November 30

Black: Newell Banks     (21 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (56 minutes)
OFF: 9, 21
Opening: 10-15, 24-20

10-15       24-20       07-10       28-24       03-07       23-19       11-16       20-11       07-23       26-19       05-09       27-23       08-11       23-18       01-05       25-21       04-08       31-27       09-14       18-09       05-14       30-25       15-18       22-15       11-18       32-28       06-09       25-22       18-25       29-22       08-11       27-23       09-13       22-18       11-16       18-09       16-20       23-18       20-27       18-15       10-14       15-10       27-31       19-15       31-27       15-11       27-23       10-17       23-19       07-03       19-15       11-08       14-18       DRAWN


Game #17.    Monday, December 1

Black: Newell Banks     (37 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (46 minutes)
OFF: 5, 26
Opening: 09-13, 22-18

09-13       22-18       10-15       18-14       11-16       24-19       15-24       28-19       06-10       30-26       10-17       21-14       08-11       26-22       11-15       19-10       16-19       23-16       12-19       22-18       04-08       18-15       19-24       27-20       07-11       31-26       11-18       32-27       02-06       26-22       06-15       22-17       13-22       27-23       18-27       25-04       01-06       29-25       27-31       25-21       31-26       21-17       26-22       17-13       22-18       14-09       06-10       09-06       10-14       20-16       14-17       06-01       18-14       WHITE  WINS

 

Game #18.    Monday, December 1

Black: Kenneth Grover (66 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (35 minutes)
OFF: 5, 26
Opening:  09-13, 22-18

09-13       22-18       11-15       18-11       08-15       21-17       13-22       25-11       07-16       29-25       16-20       24-19       10-14       25-22       06-10       23-18       14-23       27-18       04-08       32-27       03-07       30-25       02-06       27-24       20-27       31-24       07-11       24-20       10-15       19-10       06-15       25-21       15-19       22-17       19-23       17-14       23-26       14-10       26-30       10-07       30-26       07-02       26-22       18-14       11-15       14-10       15-19       10-07       19-23       28-24       23-27       24-19       27-31       07-03       31-27       03-07       DRAWN


Game #19.    Tuesday, December 2

Black: Kenneth Grover (49 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (15 minutes)
OFF: 8, 28
Opening: 11-16, 22-18

11-16       22-18       16-19       24-15       10-19       23-16       12-19       27-23       04-08       23-16       08-12       16-11       07-16       25-22  

16-19 A   29-25 B    09-14       18-09       05-14       22-17       06-10       25-22       03-07       31-27       01-06       22-18       14-23       27-18       10-15       18-11       07-16       17-14       19-23       26-19       16-23       21-17       DRAWN

A.  9-14 is preferred over 16-19

B.  21-17 is stronger than 29-25

Game #20.    Tuesday, December 2

Black: Newell Banks     (19 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (48 minutes)
OFF: 8, 28
Opening: 11-16, 22-18

11-16       22-18       16-19       24-15       10-19       23-16       12-19       27-23       04-08       23-16       08-12       21-17       12-19       17-14       07-11       25-22       02-07       29-25       09-13       32-28       06-10       25-21       10-17       21-14       01-06       26-23       19-26       30-23       06-09       23-19       07-10       14-07       03-10       28-24       09-14       18-09       05-14       31-27       11-15 A   DRAWN

A.  Continue:  27-23 B   14-17   23-18   17-26   18-11   DRAWN

B.  13-17   22-13   15-18   24-20   18-27   DRAWN


Game #21.    Wednesday, December 3

Black: Newell Banks     (29 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (53 minutes)
OFF: 11, 25
Opening: 11-15, 24-19

08-11       24-19       04-08       28-24       09-13       22-18       10-15       19-10       06-22       26-17       13-22       30-26       05-09       26-17       09-13       17-14       11-15       29-25       01-05       23-19       15-18       31-26       08-11       19-15       12-16       15-08       03-12       26-22       16-20       22-15       07-10       15-06       02-18       24-19       20-24       27-20       05-09       32-27       09-14       19-15       13-17       27-23       18-27       15-10       27-31       10-06       31-27       06-02       27-23       02-06       23-19       06-10       WHITE  WINS

Game #22.    Wednesday, December 3

Black: Kenneth Grover (51 minutes)
White: Newell Banks    (36 minutes)
OFF: 11, 25
Opening: 11-15, 24-19

08-11       24-19       04-08       28-24       11-15       23-18       08-11       27-23       09-14       18-09       05-14       30-25       01-05       22-18       15-22       25-09       05-14       29-25       11-15       25-22       06-09       22-17       09-13       32-28       13-22       26-17       07-11       17-13       02-06       31-26       15-18       19-15       18-27       15-08       27-31       26-22       31-27       24-20       14-18       22-15       10-19       21-17       27-23       17-14       23-18       14-09       06-10       08-04       19-23       04-08       18-15       09-06       10-14       06-01       14-17       DRAWN


Game #23.    Thursday, December 4

Black:  Kenneth Grover (58 minutes) 
White: Newell banks      (42 minutes)
OFF: 7, 23
Opening: 09-14, 24-20

09-14       24-20       11-15       22-17       05-09       28-24       08-11       17-13       04-08       32-28       02-07       25-22       15-19       24-15       11-25       29-22       14-18       22-15       10-19       27-24       07-10       24-15       10-19       31-27       08-11       27-24       11-15       21-17       03-07       30-25       07-10       25-21       09-14       20-16       15-18       24-15       12-19       15-11       10-15       17-10       19-23       26-19       15-24       28-19       06-24       DRAWN

Game #24.    Thursday, December 4

Black: Newell Banks     (22 minutes)
White: Kenneth Grover (55 minutes)
OFF: 7, 23
Opening: 09-14, 24-20

09-14       24-20       11-15       22-17       08-11       26-23       04-08       28-24       05-09       32-28       02-07       30-26       15-19       23-16       12-19       24-15       10-19       17-10       06-15       25-22       09-13       27-24       01-05       22-17       13-22       26-17       19-23       24-19       15-24       28-19       08-12       29-25       05-09       17-13       09-14       13-09       07-10       09-06       11-15       06-02       15-24       02-06       10-15       06-10       15-19       10-17       24-28       17-14       28-32       21-17       32-28       17-13       19-24       25-21       24-27       31-24       28-19       DRAWN


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