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Fred Reinfeld vs Jack Battell
"Battell Toasted" (game of the day Jul-10-2019)
New York (1940), New York, NY USA
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Normal Variation (D25)  ·  1-0
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Mar-24-11  YoungEd: White refutes 7...♗e6 very nicely, even if the motif is a little familiar.
May-09-11  DanielBryant: 7...Be6 is a very artificial move, screaming for a refutation. I suspect Black wasn't that strong of a player; nonetheless, a nice game.
May-09-11
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  FSR: I think Black was Jack Straley Battell, long-time columnist for Chess Life magazine, not the mysterious "Balter." Jack Battell
Jun-27-14
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  Phony Benoni: <FSR> Good spot! The game was played between Fred Reinfeld and Jack Batteell in Section C of the US Championship Preliminaries in 1940.

Source: "Chess Review", May 1940, p.75. There is a transposition over the first three moves: <1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 dxc4>. My guess would be that "Chess Review" has it right, since Reinfeld wrote the article in which the game appeared.

Repairs instituted.

Jun-28-14
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  FSR: <Phony Benoni> I was sure I'd seen the game before, and I had - in Reinfeld's book <Chess: Win in 20 Moves or Less>, p. 138. There, too, Reinfeld gives the move order as being 1.N-KB3 P-Q4 2.P-Q4 N-KB3 3.P-B4 PxP. Since both Reinfeld sources give that move order rather than that given by CG.com, I think it is reasonable to assume that the Reinfeld version is correct.
Jul-27-17
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  Sally Simpson: According to the his obituary in the 1964 Chess Review (page 194) this game was Fred Reinfeld's favourite game.
Jul-10-19  The Kings Domain: Are you sure this game is from 1940 and not 1840? Fireworks galore. Fun game.
Jul-10-19
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  al wazir: What was the purpose of 13...Ne4 ? Nd7 would have been more to the point.

But white gets an easily won endgame.

Jul-10-19  Granny O Doul: 10. Qxb7 looks a bit cleaner.

I remember Battell, and Sillars, and Guy Lombardo and Bing Crosby.

Jul-10-19  rune ohlsson: I thought Fred Reinfeld was the former Prime Minister of Sweden. Known to crush every opponent!
Jul-10-19
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  Check It Out: Fun pun, <PB>
Jul-14-19  kontrippo: It's a very nice miniature. If you want, you can watch my verison of the game with a classical music at the back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epO...
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