Benoni Defense Modern Variation Snake Variation

How to Play the Benoni Defense Modern Variation Snake Variation

  • 1. d4 Nf6: White opens with the queen’s pawn, aiming to control the center and prepare the development of their pieces. Black responds by developing the knight to f6, putting pressure on the d4 pawn and preparing for a symmetrical game.
  • 2. c4 c5: White advances their c pawn to the center, supporting the d4 pawn and controlling more central space. Black counters with c5, challenging White’s central pawn structure and looking to break it to activate their pieces.
  • 3. d5 e6: White advances their d pawn, restricting the movement of the black knight and preparing to maintain a strong center. Black responds with e6, aiming to counter White’s pawn advance and preparing to open up the f8 bishop.
  • 4. Nc3 exd5: White develops the knight to c3, supporting the d5 pawn and preparing central control. Black captures the d5 pawn, seeking to open up the central structure and activate their pieces.
  • 5. cxd5 Bd6: White recaptures the pawn with their c pawn, maintaining pressure in the center. Black develops their bishop to d6, pointing towards the heart of the White position and preparing potential attacks or maneuvers.

Variations of the Benoni Defense Modern Variation Snake Variation

1. Pawn Advance e Variation

In this variation, Black can choose to play e5 instead of exd5 on the fourth move, aiming for more dynamic central control and preparing the way for rapid piece development and potential attacks on the king’s side.