I was playing online, and I noticed some players go for this opening and I don't know its name or if it's a move order to another opening for Black.

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1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 d6 5. f3 Nbd7

Is it a sideline in the Modern, Kings Indian, Hippo, or Neo-old Benoni Defense? Or is it a new opening? In the Neo-old Benon,i Black doesn't fianchetto the bishop, and in the Hippo Black doesn't commit to c6 at an early stage like that.

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    It looks like a Modern Defense, Gurgendize variation, since Black hasn't played Nf6, but I am unable to find this exact position in my copies of MCO or ECO A or C.
    – Herb
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 3:37

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There is no name that I can find. However, I can identify some factors of this opening.

  1. White has a Samisch setup

  2. Black has played a type of Gurgendize modern defence.

Perhaps this opening is a move order in the Samisch where Black delays ...Nf6 and ...e5.

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