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Tim Reilly vs Guy West
"Living the Life of Reilly" (game of the day Mar-17-2006)
Doeberl Cup (1995), Canberra, rd 6
Benko Gambit: Zaitsev Variation. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57)  ·  1-0



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Mar-17-06  thathwamasi: Great game...but..good gods..why do they call this nescafe Frappe attack??? will a variation in this be called as nescafe Frappe attack - Cappucino bind????
Mar-17-06  notsodeepthought: How the West was won.
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  cu8sfan: For the next St. Patrick's Day, I suggest a game by Brian Patrick Reilly. Happy St. Patrick's everyone!
Premium Chessgames Member We used Brian last year (see B P Reilly vs Fine, 1935).

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

Mar-17-06  dbquintillion: nescafe frappe attack has to be a joke.
Mar-17-06  dakgootje: Wow white played VERY nice, definately a great game, but does someone know how this variation got this name? =S
Mar-17-06  azaris: For some reason, many offbeat openings are given ridiculous names in English speaking countries. I guess it's some sort of a joke. Meanwhile, the Russians want to name everything after themselves. Difference in culture.

I wonder if Indian and Chinese chessplayers refer to the openings with their (translated) Western names or whether they have their own set of names for openings?

Mar-17-06  kellmano: Must have been an annoying game for black to play. Chose the Benko, then proceeded to suffer a 20 move attack. It's supposed to be black who has the fun.
Mar-17-06  itz2000: LOL!!
Nescafe Frappe Attack !
Mar-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A very entertaining game played by our very own member Guy West!

User: Guy West

Unfortunately, though, he was outplayed quite a bit here.

Happy St. Patrick's day to all who celebrate it!

Mar-17-06  cavaleiro: That's what everybody noticed at first glance: "Nescafe Frappe Attack"! What a name for an opening! Who was the one who named it?
Mar-17-06  Cogano: If everyone will pardon my incredible ignorance, what's supposed to be the threat of White's 28th move, for Black to resign? Thanks all. Take very good care & have a great day & a great weekend too. Cheers to all! :)
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  kevin86: This game seemed to be highly caffeinated! lol.

Happy St Pat's Day to all-Top 'o the mornin' to all!

Mar-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Cogano> As far as I can tell, Black simply resigns because he is down in material and also has a positional disadvantage.
Mar-17-06  aerohacedor: I'm mildly surprised by the name of this combination: Nescafe Frappe Attack. Can anyone enlighten me on how it came to be called that?
Mar-17-06  Gazman5: A nice win for white. Strange he would choose Nescafe when Beer would be much more appropriate on St Patrick's Day!!
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  alexmagnus: P Hulin vs T Fromm, 1992 seems to be the shortest game with the Nescafe Frappe Attack possible.
Mar-17-06  kansasofunitedstates: Nescafe Frappe Attack was first originalized from Harold's Bistro and Taxidermy in the mid-town section of Dover's Creek!
Mar-17-06  YouRang: <Cogano> <what's supposed to be the threat of White's 28th move, for Black to resign?>

Not so much a threat, but a loss of hope. Black, who is already down the exchange and a pawn, was hoping to get some counterplay from his advanced queenside pawns.

But 28. Nxc4! snuffed that last fleeting hope in a rather humiliating way. Now he's down yet another pawn with no counterplay. (Of course, the the knight is guarded tactically -- however Black takes it, White responds by eating one of Black's bishops with more damage to follow.)

Mar-17-06  Cogano: Hello again <YouRang> & I sincerely hope this finds you well. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain that to me. Alas, all this time on this site, exposed to games of the day & puzzles of the day, & participating in the endgame position of a consultation game & I'm still missing such "obvious" tactical &/or positional themes etc. :( I can only hope & be patient. Thank you again. Take very good care & have a great day & a great weekend too. Cheers mate! :)
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  mahmoudkubba: Both sides played dangeriously by allowing the both knights to such advance yet I thing b. made a mistake in a place or two or it might be a game when both don't make any mistake yet the w. was better or forcing to be the winner. in playing the theory and the game I mean. Any how me also don't know why b. resigns unless it is what YouRang is saying or something hidden for the future to know.
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  Sneaky: [I'm reposting last night's post because I made a mistake in my diagram. <> could you please delete my previous post? thanks in advance]

White won this pretty much straight out of the opening.

8...Nxe4? is a grievous mistake. White should be able to get an advantage in all variations. 9.Qe2 f5 10.f3 Nf6 is the critical variation, but in the game here we see 9.Qe2 Nf6 10.Bf4! Ra6 which should allow white an instant tactical win that White missed:


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...Rxd6 12.Bb5+

And there's no good way to get out of check: if 13...Nbd7 or 13...Nfd7 or 13...Bd7 then 14.Bxd6 snatches a rook. If 13...Rd7 (probably the objectively best move, in a bad position) then the knight is on b8 is hanging to 14.Bxc8.

I am pretty much reciting Graham Burgess analysis here, although what he doesn't mention in his book "The Nescafe Frappe Attack" is this: that after 9.Qe2 f5! [the critical response in my opinion] 10.f3 Nf6 11.Bf4 Ra6 the combination fails because Black can head for the hills with ...Kf7. I still believe White has good compensation for the pawn in these lines just with simple development: Nh3, O-O, Rad1, etc.

His book says only this about the origin of the name: "For obscure reasons it became known as the Nescafe Frappe Attack." I have images of late night analysis sessions, and when the real coffee ran out (gasp!) the players were forced to scour the cupboards and invent new caffeinated beverages for the occasion.

Mar-17-06  Assassinater: Let's not forget white has two very distinct and threatening ideas in the final position. One of them is Nxb6. The other is Qh8+.

So how can black answer these threats? He can't! Let's see: 28... Bg8 29. Qxg8+ Kxg8 30. Nxb6 Bxb3 31. Nc4 leaves white up a rook and a pawn. Allowing Qh8+ is fatal, as say... after 28... Qd8 29. Qh8+ Bg8 30. Rxe7 Qxe7 31. Rxe7 Kxe7 32. Qxg8.

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