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John Brattin
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1973

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(born Nov-25-1939, died Feb-28-1981, 41 years old) United States of America

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Harkins vs J Brattin 0-157197374th US OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game

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  Phony Benoni: A larger-than-life legend in Michigan chess history. His article "No, But It Helps", on p. 8 of this issue of <Michigan Chess>

is simply the funniest story I have ever read about a chess tournament, and will give you a sense of what he was like.

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  GrahamClayton: <Phony Benoni> A larger-than-life legend in Michigan chess history.

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He certainly was! Another example was the "Cereal City" Open in Battle Creek in mid-1973. Brattin was going to be the tournament director, but had major surgery just prior to the tournament. He couldn't direct the tournament, but he could play, which he did from his hospital bed using a telephone, scoring 2.5/5.

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