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Brendan Lyons vs Kilian A Hynes
"The Lyons Sleeps Tonight" (game of the day Oct-03-2007)
Telecom op (1991), Dublin
Benko Gambit: Zaitsev Variation. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57)  ·  0-1


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Oct-03-07  Manic: Interesting game. Black sacrifices the exchange for a supported passed pawn and tempi. Why is this called the "Nescafe Frappe attack"?
Oct-03-07  patzerboy: There are SO many things I don't like about the way White conducted this game. I don't like 5.Nc3 and after move 7 White's position on the queenside gives me the heebiejeebies. White in this game makes the Benko Gambit look like a sure win for Black. "1.P-Q4 is dead! All hail the Benko Gambit!" There HAS to be a better way.
Oct-03-07  xKinGKooLx: A very good game and a very clever pun. However, did anyone notice that Hynes sounds similar to "Hyenas"? Lions and Hyenas - sound like the Lion King. So "The Lyons King" would have been a very clever pun as well.
Oct-03-07  Judah: no it wouldn't have been--that sounds like Lyons won.
Oct-03-07  unorthodox: Can any one tell me why the Knight on f6 didn't take the pawn on e4 after 7. Nb5?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <unorthodox> 7...Nxe4?? would have been a horrible mistake. After 8.Qe2! the knight can't retreat because of 9.Nd6# and after 8...f5 9.f3 Black loses a piece (9...Ra5 10.fxe4 Ba6 doesn't help: 11.exf5 and the mutual threats of 12.Nd6# and 12.Qh5+ save the knight)
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  Phony Benoni: <Manic> I used to own a small book about the variation which said that it was devised by a group of young English players who frequented a restaurant where they consumed large amounts of a drink called the Nescafe Frappé.

Here's some info about the frappé:

Oct-03-07  JG27Pyth: <patzerboy: White in this game makes the Benko Gambit look like a sure win for Black.>

Lol. So true. I just went thru this game and thought, "Jeez, I gotta book up on the Benko... it's the solution to all my problems."

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  xenophon: i was trying to make a pun with lyons tea and nescafe frappe but the muse has deserted me.
Oct-03-07  Alphastar: <patzerboy> One problem: If white plays 2. Nf3 it'll be very hard to transpose to a benko gambit.
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  kevin86: I looked like white seemed a bit "overcoffeed" in this one. Capturing the rook with the knight at a8 is almost always a losing proposition; ist is an act odf exchanging an active piece for an inactive one-and it wastes several tempi it took to advance the knight so far into the enemy camp.
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  WannaBe: On the pun, it was a song by the Tokens.

One of my fav... =)

Oct-03-07  Nasruddin Hodja: <patzerboy>: You've got a point, but the consensus opinion among grandmasters is that white is better off after accepting rather than declining the gambit after either:

(1) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. g3

or possibly

(2) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. e4!? Bxf1 9. Kxf1 0-0 10. h3

I don't know if declining the Benko gambit is any good, but white definitely launched a premature attack here.

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  fm avari viraf: A lovely pun, "The Lyons Sleeps Tonight". Once upon a time,"Benko Gambit" was one of my main arsenals & had many successes.
Oct-03-07  jesse06: nice play..
Oct-03-07  lau7aro: <fm avari viraf> what men? arsenal? banjo gambit? what? sUCCESSES? WHat, u play the sicilian?
Oct-03-07  sultanmir: Nice play by black the knight is trapped even when there seems to be lots of space to move around.. As for the pun I feel there could be better pun than this... as Kilian Hyenes won the game, nice one would be.. 'To Kill Lions'... or 'His Highness Kill-Lion'... what do you all thing ?..
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