Monday, February 23, 2009

Pirc Defence (B06-B09) - Chess Opening Theory

The Pirc Defence, sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a Chess Opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by ...g6 and ...Bg7

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

Pirc Defence Wikipedia Page - General History and Explanations of Opening and its Variations.
Ideas Behind the Modern Defence 1 - Exeter Chess Club Lesson
Ideas Behind the Modern Defence 2 - Exeter Chess Club Lesson
Opening Instructor Pirc/Ufimtsev - 4 Lessons and 5 annotated Games
The Pirc Defence - General Page on Opening Ideas

Pirc and Modern Defence - Some great analysis of the Austrian Attack mainly.
Dodgy Games with Dodgy Names - IM Andrew Martin (150 & Barry Attack)
Something Against the Pirc - IM Andrew Martin
The Simplified Pirc - Kenilworth Chess Club Article
The Pain and Anguish of Opening Theory - Karel van der Weide
The Barry Attack - Article with a few Annotated Games

Chess Puzzles By Opening
(From 10,000 Chess Puzzles)
Robatsch (B06) - 1.e4 g6 (10 Puzzles)
Pirc (B07) -1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 (10 Puzzles)
Pirc, Classical (B08) - 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 (10 Puzzles)
Pirc, Austrian Attack (B09) - 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 (10 Puzzles)

302 Pirc Games - Viewable online with Java Viewer

Annotated Games
Kasparov vs Topolov (B07) - Annotated by Yasser Seirawan (Inside Chess)
Brown vs Seirawan (B08) - Annotated by Yasser Seirawan (Inside Chess)
Short vs Speelman (B09) - Annotated by Yasser Seirawan (Inside Chess)
Luther vs Gulko (B09)
IM Walter Shipman - NM Jim West
Steve Stoyko-Michael Goeller - Kenilworth Chess Club

Chess Videos
Pirc Opening - 6min Video (Short Chess Lesson by Davies)
A Wild Variation against the Pirc - 11 min Video
A Aggressive System against the Pirc - 9 Min Video
Modern/Pirc Defence - 6 Min Video
A Trap in the Pirc Defence - 1 min Video
Kasparov vs Topalov 1999 - 9 Min Video (Kasparov's Immortal)
32 Pirc Videos - Running from 3min to 45 min in Length

Pirc PGN Game Downloads
(Downloads From
B06 - 13977 Games
Bo7 - 17220 Games
Bo8 - 7574 Games
B09 - 4951 Games
(Downloads from
B06 - 6959 Games
B07 - 6208 Games
B08 - 3586 Games
B09 - 2174 Games

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