Puzzle of the week #266

Submitted by Eugen on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:10

Danish gambit (2)

Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #266"][Date "2014.12.08"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Nf3 d5 7.exd5 Qe7+ 8.Be2 Nd8 9.O-O Nf6 10.Re1 Ne4
In the following game white started really aggressive and black decided to answer back the same way. Your tasks:
a) Name the opening
b) Analyse the position and decides who has the advantage
c) Is the e4-Knight providing enough protection, or will it get lost? Do your best to win it

Total available points for this puzzle is 20. The answers will be published next week together with puzzle #267.

Puzzle #265 solution:
Game Lindeln - Maczuski, 1863. Answers:
a) Danish gambit
b) White stands better because:
- it has castled
- pieces are developed and ready to attack the black King
- the e1-Rook controls an open file
- black has only the Queen developed and with no support from other pieces
- the 3 extra pawns black has are of little value when facing the attack
[Event "Puzzle #265"][Date "2014.11.24"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Ne2 Nxe4 8.O-O Nxc3 9.Nxc3 Bxc3 10.Bxc3 Qg5 11.Re1+ Kf8 {Solution}12. Bb4+ d6 13. Bxd6+ cxd6 14. Qxd6+ Qe7 15. Qxe7+ Kg8 16. Qe8#

Correct solutions:
Yakov, - 20 points
Daniel, Coco, Cody - 19 points
Terry, Anya, Bradley - 18 points
Aaron, Benjamin, Jalen, Hyson - 15 points
Oliver, Brandon - 13 points
Deryk - 10 points

Bradley - 18 points for puzzle #264

Bradley - 113 points
Coco - 98 points
Jalen - 97 points
Anya - 88 points
Daniel - 86 points
Hyson - 74 points
Benjamin - 73 points
Cody - 71 points
Yakov - 65 points
Brandon, Oliver - 61 points
Aaron - 41 point
Deryk - 33 point
Dheera - 17 points