# Puzzle of the week #253

Level:
2-Knight
Chess Diagram:

`[Event "Puzzle #253"][Date "2014.04.28"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 Ngf6 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Nxe5 dxe5`

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:
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) Solution:

`[Event "Puzzle #252"][Date "2014.04.15"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bg5 c6 8.O-O-O d5 9.Rhe1 O-O 10.Qh4 h6 11.Bxd5 Nbd7 12.Bc4 b5 13.Bd3 hxg5 14.Nxg5 Re8 15.Bh7+ Kf8 16.Bf5 Kg8 17.Nxf7 Kxf7 18.Be6+ Kg6 19.f4 Nh5 20.Bf5+ Kf7 {Solution} 21.Qxh5+ Kf6 (21...g6 22.Qxg6+ Kf8 23.Be6) (21...Kf8 22.Be6 Ne5 23.Qh8#) 22.Qg6#`

Correct solutions:
Jalen - 14 points
Brandon, Coco - 12 points
Hyson - 10 points
Benjamin, Aaron - 7 points

Bradley - 20 points for #251
Coco - 15 points for #251

Standings:
Brandon - 32 points