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Matthias Hoensch vs Nigel Short
Krefeld (1986)
Benko Gambit: Zaitsev Variation. Nescafe Frappe Attack (A57)  ·  0-1



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Jul-19-08  Atking: Nigel played the end with his usual elegance but I doubt of the idea behind 17.Ra3?! 17.Nf3 Rg8 18.g3 Rg4 19.Kg2 Just in time before RxBc4 and BxNb5 (as Ra1 is connected to Rh1) is more simple. White controls all the center. 19...Re4 20.Qd3 h6 21.Nd2 with advantage.
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  whiteshark: The so-called <Nescafe Frappe Attack>, which should obviously be boycotted because of the Nestle baby milk campaign. :D
Jul-20-08  GeauxCool: Another Matthias Hönsch game from "Beauty in Chess" - - -

[Event "Wurttemberg Ch"]
[Site "Tubingen"]
[Date "2007"]
[EventDate "2007"]
[Round ""]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Jens Hirneise"]
[Black "Matthias Hönsch"]
[ECO "B77"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "60"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. Bb3 Qa5 11. O-O-O Rfc8 12. Kb1 Ne5 13. g4 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Rxc4 15. Nb3 Qe5 16. f4 Qxc3 17. bxc3 Nxe4 18. Qd3 Nxc3+ 19. Kc1 Nxa2+ 20. Kb1 Nc3+ 21. Kc1 Na2+ 22. Kb1 Nc3+ 23. Kc1 Rac8 24. Rd2 Bxg4 25. Bd4 Bf5 26. Qe3 Nd5 27. Qf2 e5 28. Bb2 Nb4 29. c3 Bh6 30. Kd1 Bg4+ 0-1

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Jul-21-08  GeauxCool: <Atking>

There was a lot of pressure against the nerves of the 19-year-old to find 17.Nf3. For starters, Nigel was the big tournament favorite. It was round 5 of the German Open Championships, and both were tied with a score of 3.5/4. Honsch had an Elo of 2285, almost 400 points below Nigel's, and by move 17, he was already in time trouble!

Jul-21-08  Atking: <GeauxCool:> I don't critic a player here but a move. Indeed 17.Nf3 wasn't difficult. But okay myself I lost to some strong GM under the same kind of psychological pressure with a big positionnal advantage. I understand.
Jul-24-08  luzhin: Odd that White's very delayed first move with his Knight, 31.Nh3, was probably the deciding blunder. After 31.g4 he could still hope for a draw.

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