Puzzle of the week #324

Submitted by Eugen on Sun, 10/08/2017 - 15:53
The f2/ f7 weak spot
Level
2-Knight
Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #324"][Date "2017.10.08"][Result "?-?"]1. e4 e5 2. Ne2 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Bg5
After the first 4 moves of this opening, please answer the following question:
a) What is the name of this opening? You can google for it to find the answer
b) It is black to move; what is the best way black could continue with in this position?

Total available points for this puzzle is 10. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #325.

Puzzle #323 solution:
In this classic example of opening chess traps the answers to the questions were interconnected one with another. Here they are as provided by Glyn:
a) f2 is white weakest pawn and f7 is black weakest
[Event "Puzzle #323"][Date "2017.09.30"][Result "?-?"]1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. h3 Bxf3 4. gxf3 Nf6 5. Nd2 e6 6. b3 Nd5 7. c4 Ne3!! {Glyn: if white doesn’t do fxe3, white would lose queen} 8. fxe3 Qh4#

Correct solutions:
Lyvia, Coby, Glyn, Matthew - 12 points
Eric - 7 points
Justin, Ellie, Jacey - 3 points
Darius - 2 points