Franco-Benoni defence[ edit ]
ECO: C01
theme No: 1997
title: Franco-Benoni defence
notation: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5
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The Franco-Benoni also known as the Franco-Sicilian is an opening in chess. It is characterized by the moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5 (in algebraic notation). It is so-named because it features the ...c5 push characteristic of the Benoni Defense, after the opening moves of the French Defence (1.e4 e6).

White may continue 3.d5, when play can transpose into the Benoni, though White has extra options since he need not play c4. 3.Nf3, transposing into a normal Sicilian Defense, and 3.c3, which may transpose into the Alapin Sicilian (usually arrived at after 1.e4 c5 2.c3) are also common.

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