# Puzzle of the week #282

Level:
4-Rook
Chess Diagram:

`[Event "Puzzle #282"][Date "2015.10.05"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3b4/1p1k1ppp/p3p3/3pP3/1Pr2PP1/P3B3/1R2K2P/8 b - - 0 27"]`

Black managed to win the important d4-pawn after the opening moves: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Be2 Nh6 7. a3 cxd4 8. cxd4 Nf5 9. O-O Ncxd4 10. Nxd4 Qxd4 11. Qxd4 Nxd4
White did its best to hold on until the position in the diagram. It is black to move; your tasks:
a) Name the opening and variation
b) What should be black's next target
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 #283.

Puzzle #281 solution:
Golden Knights 2006 puzzle. Here are the best answers of the week:
Cody
a) Blacks strategy is to take the white pawns while white takes his pawns. When all the pawns are taken It is a draw. King+ knight cannot beat lone king.
Coco
b) White has to bring the king back in play in order to support their pawns and hang on to opposition to promote a pawn into a queen. White has to be careful to protect at least one pawn from being taken or being exchanged. This is because a lone knight vs. king cannot checkmate.
Coco
c) This is the winning line I could think of:

`[Event "Puzzle #281"][Date "2015.09.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/p7/8/1p6/1P2N3/2Pk4/P6K/8 w - - 0 1"]1.Nc5+ Kxc3 2.Na6 Kb2 3.Kg3 Kxa2 4.Kf4 Kb3 5.Ke5 Kc4 6.Kd6 Kc3 7.Kc5 Kb3 8.Kxb5 Kc3 9.Kc6 Kb3 10.Kb7 Kc4 11.Kxa7`

Correct solutions:
Cody, Coco - 25 points
Terry, Jalen, Bradley, Deryk - 15 points
Yakov - 10 points
Benjamin - 3 points
Aaron - 2 points

Standings:
Cody, Coco - 35 points
Jalen - 20 points
Terry, Bradley, Yakov, Deryk - 15 points
Andrew - 10 points
Benjamin - 8 points
Aaron - 7 points

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