# Puzzle of the week #356

Level:
3-Bishop
Chess Diagram:

`[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`

Please replay the opening moves for both lines. Your tasks are:
a) Name the opening
b) Explain what is white trying to do
c) Explain what is black trying to do
d) Decide who is better in each line

Total available points for this puzzle is 45. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #357.

Puzzle #355 solution:
Opening theory. This week's best answers are by the top 5 scorers:
[i]a) The opening is Giuoco Piano (Italian Opening), then 4.b4 turns it to Evans Gambit
b) Although White lost 3 pawns, White is still standing better because
1. It has castled
2. It has developed his pieces
3. It has control of the center
4. It attacks the f7-weak spot
Now it is the time to start the attack

`[Event "Puzzle #355"][Date "2018.10.28"][Result "1-0"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O dxc3 8. Bxf7+ Kxf7 9. Qd5+ Kf8 10. Qxc5+ Ke8 (10... d6 11. Qxc3 Qf6 12. Qc2 {Same trap as in the main line}) 11. Qxc3 Qf6 12. Qc2 Qxa1 13. Nc3 {The black Queen is trapped}`

Correct solutions:
Blake, Joey, Matthew - 22 points
Aiden, Eric - 20 points
Coby - 15 points
Zhengyu, Walter, Glyn - 13 points
Lyvia, Brian - 11 points
Lucas - 9 points

Standings:
Eric, Matthew - 67 points
Aiden, Joey - 60 points
Lyvia - 56 points
Coby - 55 points
Blake - 47 points
Walter - 45 points
Glyn - 41 points
Brian - 38 points
Lucas - 36 points
Mengbai - 33 points
Zhengyu - 31 points
Itamar - 13 points
Justin Y - 7 points
Justin T, Ellie - 1 point

Comment:

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