# Puzzle of the week #283

Submitted by Eugen on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 16:16

French defence exchange

Level
4-Rook
Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #283"][Date "2015.10.12"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Qe2+ Be7 7. dxc5 Nf6 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O Bxc5 10. c3 Re8 11. Qc2 Qd6 12. Nbd2 {Black to move}
a) Name the opening and variation
b) What should black do next?
c) Write the best line you can think of

Total available points for this puzzle is 25. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #284.

Puzzle #282 solution:
Game Leosson - Sundsbo, Reykjavik Open 2013. Terry's answers:
b) I believe that Black should try to get rid of the e5 pawn for it sits in the center

c) Both Cody and Terry showed different ways to get rid of the e5-pawn. In the game black played differently and still won.
[Event "Puzzle #282"][Date "2015.10.05"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3b4/1p1k1ppp/p3p3/3pP3/1Pr2PP1/P3B3/1R2K2P/8 b - - 0 27"]27... g5 ( {In the game} 27... Be7 28. a4 {Black won the game anyway}) 28. fxg5 Bc7 29. Rd2 Rxg4 30. Kf3 Re4

Correct solutions:
Cody, Terry - 20 points
Coco - 15 points
Andrew, Benjamin, Bradley - 8 points
Deryk, Yakov - 7 points
Jalen - 6 points
Aaron - 3 points

Standings:
Cody - 55 points
Coco - 50 points
Terry - 35 points
Jalen - 26 points