Puzzle of the week #373

Submitted by Eugen on Sun, 09/22/2019 - 16:12

French defence, Exchange variation

Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #373"][Date "2019.09.22"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bg5 Nc6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Qc2 h6 12. Bh4 Bb6 13. Rfe1 Be6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Bc7 16. Ree1
This interesting game has just reached the middle game and both players have attacking on their mind. It is black to move. Your tasks:
a) What is the name of the opening?
b) Could you find a way for black to strike first and obtain winning advantage?

Total available points for this puzzle is 15. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #374.

Puzzle #372 solution:
Online position. This week's best answers are by the top scorers:
a) I would not take that pawn because it (the Queen) can be easily trapped and black has not castled yet. King safety is more important
[Event "Puzzle #372"][Date "2019.09.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1k2r/pp2nppp/2pp1n2/4p3/2B1P3/2PPPN2/Pq1N2PP/R3QRK1 w kq - 0 1"]1. Bxf7+ Kxf7 2. Nc4 Qc2 3. Nxd6+ Kg8 (3... Ke6 4. Nc4 Ng6 5. Ncxe5 Nxe5 6. Nd4+) 4. Nxe5 {White wins the exchange and continues a winning attack on the King side}

Correct solutions:
Harry, Zhengyu, Eric - 12 points
Aiden - 10 points
Matthew - 7 points
Walter, Joey - 5 points
Glyn - 3 points