We have the following opening moves from a game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 Ngf6 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Nxe5 dxe5. Questions:
a) What is the name of the opening?
b) What would have been the best response if Black chose to play 5... dxe5?
c) Which side stands better and why?
d) White to move and play the best line you can think of
Total available points for this puzzle is 20. The answers will be published next week together with puzzle #254.
Puzzle #252 solution:
Game: Schlechter – Neustadtl & Tietz, Carlsbad 1901. Jalen had the best answers:
"a) The Bishop's opening.
b) White's plan all along was to chase the king into the center to be attacked and checkmated.
c) 1. Qxh5+ Kf6 2. Qg6# or 2. Ne4# (Bradley)
1... g6 2. Qxg6+ Kf8 3. Be6 any move 3. Qf7# or 3. Qg8#
1... Kf8 2. Be6 Ne5 3. Qh8#"
Jalen - 14 points
Brandon, Coco - 12 points
Cody, Bradley - 11 points
Hyson - 10 points
Benjamin, Aaron - 7 points
Bradley - 20 points for #251
Coco - 15 points for #251
Brandon - 32 points
Bradley - 31 points
Coco, Benjamin - 27 points
Hyson - 25 points
Cody - 21 points
Daniel, Toro, Anya, Oliver - 20 points
Jalen - 19 points
Aaron - 12 points
Mrinal - 5 points
The f7-weak spot (4)