Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d6/2. d4/2...Nf6/3. Nc3

Pirc Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Pirc DefenceEdit

3.Nc3Edit

White replies to Black's developing move with a developing move of his own, 3.Nc3. The move is noncommittal, as the knight was probably going to go to c3 anyway. It protects the e-pawn and maintains White's large center.

Theory tableEdit

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3
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Main Line ...
3...g6
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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:35