# Puzzle of the week #357

Submitted by Eugen on Sun, 11/18/2018 - 22:04
The Fried Liver Attack
Level
3-Bishop
Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #357"][Date "2018.11.18"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.d4 Bb4+ 7.c3 Be7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Qf3+ Ke6 10.Qe4 Bf8 11.O-O Ne7 12.f4 c6 13.fxe5 Kd7 14.Be2 Ke8 15.c4 Nc7 16.Nc3 Be6 17.Bg5 Qd7 18.Rad1 Rc8 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.d5 Qc5+ 21.Kh1 cxd5 22.cxd5 Bd7 23.e6 Bb5
a) What is the name of the opening
b) What has white done so far
c) What has black done so far
d) Why does white has a chance to play for a win?
e) Find the quickest way to win for white

Total available points for this puzzle is 45. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #358.

Puzzle #356 solution:
Opening theory. This week's best answers are by the top scorers:
a) The name of the opening is the Fried Liver attack
b) White put pressure on the f7-weak spot, looking to win material advantage; when black pushed back, he started to retreat
c) Black defended stubbornly, sometimes using only moves to escape from danger; after the first 8 moves he managed to push the attackers back
d) White has material advantage in both lines; black is better developed, controls the center and has better chances to start a counter attack
In the 8. Qf3 ... line Ng5 can retreat to e4 where the Knight would be more active and offering an exchange; the game offers about equal chances
In the 8. Be2 ... line Ng5 ends up on h3 where it does nothing; in the same time Qd1 is stuck and white's Queen side pieces are not developed; the game is in black's favour

[Event "Puzzle #356"][Date "2018.11.04"][Result "?-?"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 (8.Qf3 Rb8 9.Be2) 8...h6 9.Nh3

Correct solutions:
Eric - 43 points
Lyvia - 40 points
Matthew - 39 points
Lucas - 36 points
Itamar - 35 points
Blake, Aiden - 34 points
Joey, Coby, Brian, Glyn - 25 points
Mengbai, Walter, Zhengyu - 20 points

Standings:
Eric - 110 points
Matthew - 106 points
Lyvia - 96 points
Aiden - 94 points
Joey - 85 points
Blake - 81 points
Coby - 80 points
Lucas - 72 points
Glyn - 66 points
Walter - 65 points
Brian - 63 points
Mengbai - 53 points
Zhengyu - 51 points
Itamar - 48 points
Justin Y - 7 points
Justin T, Ellie - 1 point