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    • {VIDEOS} Smashing The Sidelines; The Pirc

      If you're like me, then you have trouble against the various rare and unusual lines your wily opponents can throw against your 1 e4. Eventually, after racking up a pitiful score over the years against the Pirc, Modern, Scandinavian,etc. I decided ... | Read More

    • Colorado Open U1400 game 4

      Hello friends.  I am posting my 4th round game of the Colorado Open playing against the Pirc Defense.  I needed a win this round desperately after losing game 3.  | Read More

      • Renny54
      • | Sep 2, 2014
    • The Universal Structure; Part I

                Wouldn't it be easy if you could reach similar positions in all your games, White and Black? Wouldn't that would significantly cut down on workload and likely give you positions you have far more experience in than your oppon... | Read More

    • Défense Pirc

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      • brahman99
      • | Aug 21, 2014
    • Exclusive Training With Yasser Seirawan

      Yesterday Sunday the 17th, together with a few club colleagues, I was fortunate enough to attend an exclusive training session with world renowned Chess Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.We visited Yasser in his house in Amsterdam which has been his mai... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Aug 18, 2014

Video Lessons


  • Robatsch Defence

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    In the Robatsch Defense, named after Karl Robatsch, also known as the Modern Defense, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Modern Defence

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      In the Modern Defense, also known as the Robatsch Defense, after Karl Robatsch, Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4. Black's hope is to attack and undermine White's "ideal" position without directly attempting to... Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »

  • Pirc

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    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, while allowing White to establish an impressiv... Read More »