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Accelerated Snake Benoni - 5. e4


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    ChessisGood

    Recently, my new move order of the Accelerated Snake Benoni has undergone a load of criticism, and I have been forced to reinvent some of the lines beginning with 5. e4. I would like to hear your opinion of these lines in addition to where you see improvements for either side.

    The less spectacular of the two lines begins with 6. Nge2:

    Now, that was the simple line. In addition to the game I lost there, I also failed miserably in a quick match against FM Todd Andrews. The improvement, however, is beautiful.

    Well, there it is. I am really excited about that second line, and can't wait to use it in a tournament.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #2

    Metaknight251

    in the second line is black playing for several pawns for his piece? 

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    Metaknight251

    Funny game I played in the second line.  White made a few errors and that was all it took.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #4

    AnthonyCG

    I wonder what 18...Qxa8 was for??

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #5

    Metaknight251

    me too...  I'm not really sure what he should have played at that point.  I think it was hopeless but I am probably wrong.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    CHCL

    The analysis of the ASB is holding out. Keep up the good work!

           P.S. I thought this opening was mostly positional, but I guess I was wrong!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #7

    Wouter_Remmerswaal

    There is just one thing I do not understand.
    Why do you want not to financhetto your bishop?
    It is basically the strong point of the benoni, the strong bishop with the queen side expansion.
    What is exactly better about this?
    In the second line you gave up your good bishop and you still have your bad bishop. And then you assume white will play an aggresive line that will open up your lines and give you a way to counter. What if he doesn't like that and plays a lot quieter. Then you lost everything that makes the benoni the benoni.  Does your computers replies with f4?

    I don't say it is bad or anything. I am just really wondering what exactly do you like more about the position then about the modern benoni?

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    ChessisGood

    Well, Pfren, I think that though the lines with 5. Nf3 are the most "challenging," there is enough theory to show that Black should be able to get a fair game.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #10

    Estragon

    Both of the games in the "piece sac" line give 11 Be2, which makes no sense at all.  The Bd3 is already developed, White plays 11 Ne2 and is ready to castle and keep the piece for very little.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #11

    ChessisGood

    Sorry guys, looks like I posted the wrong line:


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