In the following Benoni position (White to move):
rnbqkbnr/pp3ppp/3p4/2pPp3/8/2N5/PPP1PPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq e6 0 4
The engine's (Lichess' Stockfish) first move, and also the one with best results (although very few games) in Lichess, is 4.a4. What's the purpose of that move? I can understand playing a4 when Black plays ...a6, to prevent b5, or when White has played Bb5 and Black replies ...Bd7, but playing 4.a4 seems premature to me.