# Puzzle of the week #291

Submitted by Eugen on Sun, 02/21/2016 - 23:21
Eliminating the defender
Level
4-Rook
Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #291"][Date "2016.02.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rqb2/2R3pk/p3n1pp/1p1p4/3B4/PP6/1P4PP/4RQK1 w - - 0 1"]
White has reached this position and is happy to be ahead in material and having to move; however the position feels complicated with the pinned e6-Knight forking Bd4 and Rc7, plus both Kings heavily protected. He is afraid not to lose the advantage. Your task is help white:
a) Gain more confidence by finding out more advantages on its side? List them all
b) Decide on a plan of action
c) Play the best line you can think of
Total available points for this puzzle is 30. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #292.

Puzzle #290 solution:
Game Eames - Szalontay, London Open 2012. The correct answers are:
[Event "Puzzle #290"][Date "2016.02.01"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 {Answer "a": Budapest gambit} 3. de5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4 5. Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7. e3 ({Answer "b"} 7.a3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 (8. axb4?? Nd3#) Nxe5) Nge5 8. Ne5 Ne5 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O d6 11. Nb1 Be6 12. a3 Bc5 13. Nc3 Nc4 14. Nd5 Bd5 15. Qd5 Nb6 16. Qb7 O-O 17. Rac1 Rab8 18. Qc6 Qd7 19. Qe4 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Qe6 21. Bd1 Qe4 22. Qe2 Nd5 23. Bg3 Ne3 24. Re1 ({Answer "c"} 24.fxe3 Qxe3+ 25.Qxe3 Bxe3 {followed by 26... Bxc1}) {White resigned. Answer "e": black's next move would have been 24... Qxg2#}
d) Avoided the Queens exchange at the cost of several tempi

Correct solutions:
Jalen - 14 points
Coco, Cody, Benjamin - 13 points
Aaron, Deryk - 9 points
Daniel, Ethan - 8 points
Shya - 5 points for #289
Yakov - 4 points

Standings:
Jalen - 36 points
Coco - 33 points
Benjamin - 28 points
Deryk, Yakov - 24 points
Daniel, Cody - 23 points