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Kenneth Regan vs Jonathan David Tisdall
"Trickle-Down Economics" (game of the day Feb-24-2011)
Lone Pine (1977), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 5, Mar-24
Modern Defense: Anti-Modern (B06)  ·  1-0



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Feb-24-11  YoungEd: Boy, I just don't get this opening at all!
Feb-24-11  Oceanlake: I'm just a country boy who would take the knight.
Feb-24-11  rilkefan: Why 6...d5 instead of cxb5? I don't see how 7.Bxf7+ works after KxB 8.Qf3+ Nf6 9.e5 d5, and 7.Bxb5 Bd7 looks good for black.

Looks to me like Black's just lost out of the opening after move 6 or so.

Also, barely a pun.

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  Phony Benoni:

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6...cxb5 is answered by 7.Bd5, snagging the ♖a8. 7.Bf4 kept the threat alive for later use.

Black can get away with a lot in the Modern-Pirc-Robatsch-Ufimstev-King's Fianchetto-Rat Defense, but asking 2 ♘s to hold against ♖+3 ♙s seems a bit much.

I guess the pun relates to the names Regan/Reagan, though it was more a case of the pawns trickling up than down.

Feb-24-11  paavoh: @phonybenoni: <...though it was more a case of the pawns trickling up than down>

We could use the Flip Board button to make "Black look White", just like Reagan did with his economics plan :-)

Feb-24-11  Skakalec: OK , I can maybe swallow 6...d5, but I really don't see what white has after 5...Bxd4?
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  Sastre: <Skakalec: OK , I can maybe swallow 6...d5, but I really don't see what white has after 5...Bxd4??> White can regain the pawn with 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Qc4+ Kg7 8.Qxd4+ Nf6.
Feb-24-11  Aniara: Donald Regan was Reagan's first Secretary of the Treasury.
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  Phony Benoni: By the way, this sort of thing can happen at the highest levels. Here's a position before Black's 6th move from Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937, game 6 of their championship rematch:

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Alekhine had just offered a surprise piece sacrifice, and after some frantic calculation Euwe came up with <6...b5??>. Alekhine replied <7.Nxb5!>, and won the game in 23 moves.

Feb-24-11  belgradegambit: Memories. Its the 1960s in NYC (at the Mcalpin hotel I think).I'm entered in an Under 1600 USCF section tournament. After playing some skittles with a talented young Kenny Regan he says to me: "This is actually a very strong tournament. I'm very underated and your're underated." Well I could certainly tell it was true about Kenny but not nearly so much so about me. Nice sharp game!
Feb-24-11  David2009: K Regan vs J D Tisdall, 1977 White 16?

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This is an easy White win isn't it? Not meven Crafty End Game Trainer can recover so much material deficit, surely? Oops...

Have fun finding the win! Link:

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  chrisowen: Isnt it deep heat light pours on j for joculars books trap start sinew pop e4 vision bishop cut more corners than Delia nurturing see jees Mueller factory. Sad hut a quarter black debatable is C.R.U.I.S.E chin ar you suk reign in diagram states land

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I prefer classical two nights B08 n plus locking side after d5 e5 ne4 and infiltrating bigbfile

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  kevin86: Trickle down economics has proven to be a massive failure. It has:

1 increased the power and money of the richest 1-2% at the expense of the resat.

2. It has created huge defecits-guarenteed to sap the economy for years ahead.

3. It has focused more on the exchange of money rather than producing products-guarenteed to make the US a buyer and debtor nation.

Feb-24-11  rilkefan: <PB: 6...cxb5 is answered by 7.Bd5>

Oh yeah, duh. I wonder a bit if 7...Bxd4 8.Bxa8 Bd7 isn't better than what happened.

Feb-24-11  WhiteRook48: black was losing from move 11 and before.
Feb-24-11  apexin: -Where is regan?
-In here,with us.
Feb-24-11  Oceanlake: Then I would have tried to get the bishop and a second pawn for it. On the other hand, I could save time by resigning. On the other hand, I wouldn't have played a modern defense.
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