Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d6/2. d4/2...Nf6/3. Nc3/3...g6

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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)


Pirc DefenceEdit


Black continues with his hypermodern plan of fianchettoing the bishop to pressure White's center. The bishop creates a masked attack on d4, and also helps to control the center. White still has yet to make a decision about his center, and he will do so with his next move.

Theory tableEdit

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6

Austrian Attack ...
4. f4
Classical Variation ...
4. Nf3
4. Bc4
4. Bg5
4. Be3

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  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.