[Event "Titled Tuesday intern op 31st May Late"] [Site "Chess.com INT"] [Date "2022.05.31"] [Round "1"] [White "Barria Zuniga, Daniel"] [Black "Kraus, Tomas"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A60"] [WhiteElo "2341"] [BlackElo "2472"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "2022.??.??"] {This is the 2nd series of analyzing the "Snake Benoni". Let's see some other ideas that will teach us to be confident of beating this black opening system. } 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 {White may opt to play 3. Nf3 next move that will lead to several black opening transpositions such as the Sicilian Defense and more.} 3. d5 {After this move, black can play the 3...Benko Gambit.} e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 Bd6 {The "Snake Benoni".} 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Bg5 {Same line given in game 1, but there will be different ideas to be played here.} Re8 8. e3 Bc7 9. d6 Ba5 10. Bc4 h6 11. Bh4 Nc6 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Ne5 14. Nxe5 Rxe5 15. f4 {This is the other idea where white teases black to take the e3 pawn. Remember, taking on the free pawn may delay black development.} Rxe3 16. Qd2 {It is a shame when black is not aware of the bad effect of a pawn grab, totally unaware of white's incoming assault.} Re8 17. Rae1 {This is forcing black to delay development if it captures the rook at e1.} b5 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Bd5 {Black is losing, no way he can repair this wrecked position.} Rb8 20. Rxe8+ Qxe8 21. Re1 Qd8 22. Re7 {Black should now resign here, prolonging the agony means prolonging also the pain.} Bb7 23. Bxf7+ Kf8 24. f5 Qxe7 25. dxe7+ Kxf7 26. Qxd7 {Wow!!! IM Daniel Barria Zuniga played a vicious game. Black was not able to counter white's attack. This is a type of play on how to engage a tricky black opening to not let it develop pieces. Fantastic play. I hope you learn again from this game. God Bless You all..peace be with you...} 1-0