You Must Try This Tricky Opening Against 1.e4 [Easy To Learn For Beginners]

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🔹 Pirc Defense Refutation & Traps –

♛ Find the Pirc Defense variations shown in the video in this blog-post –

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov presents an opening crash course on the Pirc Defense, which arises after the moves 1.e4 d6. The Pirc Defense offers many perks: it is a simple opening system, easy for beginners to learn, and provides powerful attacking opportunities for Black.

One of the main advantages of this opening is that Black can place their king to safety within 5-6 moves, thus avoiding the potential dangers of getting checkmated in the early stages. Additionally, the Pirc Defense is deceptive; it may appear that Black is making normal developmental moves, but they have underlying aggressive intentions.

Watch the full video lesson to learn the general opening theory, common responses and variations from White, including the Austrian Attack and the Classical Variation, as well as some middlegame attacking plans for Black.

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00:00 Pirc Defense Chess Opening System For Black
00:14 Advantages of the Pirc Defense chess opening
00:58 White’s most common responses
02:04 1) Austrian Attack, 4.f4
04:21 Attacking the White King in the center
06:10 If White does not play cxd6
08:29 Black delaying the c5 pawn break
12:22 Puzzle of the day
13:07 2) Classical Variation by White
15:42 3) White plays 4.Be3
18:36 Stopping White’s attack on the Kingside
20:00 Destroying White’s castled King
21:38 4) White plays 4.Bg5 followed by e5

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13 Comments

  1. finally u did a video on my favourite opening

  2. Thanks for putting together this overview of the Pirc. I started playing it (along with KID) when I got back into chess a few years ago but I have to admit that I have a hard time with it. At lower levels opponents often don't know how to attack it but better players do, and I lost a lot of games with it. Still working on it though I am currently playing Scandinavian more often against e4. I feel more comfortable in those positions.

  3. Pronunciation of Slovenian surname Pirc is Peerts.
    Thank you for great video.

  4. @NMRobertRamirez Check this out 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  5. Do you think you could make an anti caro kann without theory lesson?

  6. What book on the Pirc would you recommend for a C-player?

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