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The Pirc opening with many faces - thematic tournanent

Posted by KristjanOlafurEdvard on 2/16/12 at 7:02 AM

A great way to practice this opening with both colours.

The Pirc is different from other openings because black lets white take over the center but usually doesn´t strike untill after deploying his pieces. 1..d6 is a multi purpose move, stopping whites e5 (when white manages this push and keep his pawn on e5, it usually spells trouble for black) and opening up for Bc8.

Both sharp and positional battles can occur according to once style and taste. A great weapon to have in the reserve or as a main opening with black. White has many options at is disposal. For example go for e5 push usually companied by f4 pawn advance. White can go for the king side attack with Be3, f3 and Qd2 and g4,h4 e.t.c. Even Be2 with h4 soon. Or white can play positionally with g3 (h3 and g4 is also interesting) and short castle.

The Pirc is very flexible and the position types arising can be drago like structures, Philidor, Ruy Lopez and kings indian for example. A great thorictical knowledge is not always esential when you know how to play those position with the exeption of the Be3 system deployed by white. Black has to be carefull on how to spend his opening tempos. For example should black wait to deploy his bishop to g7 when white's Bh6 (supported by Qd2) is hanging in the air ?

hope to have some intersting games and discussion about this opening.

 

1800 rating and above welcome !

Winners:

#1 KristjanOlafurEdvard (2244)

#3 filigabriel (2067)

TD: KristjanOlafurEdvard Started on March 21, 2012 at 1:25 AM
Players: 18   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 6   Rating Range: >1800
# Advance: 2   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 450   Games Rated: Yes

This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

TOURNAMENT FINISHED!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 18 Completed Games: 110 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 12 (66% of field) Games in Round 1: 90
Eliminated Round 2: 5 (27% of field) Games in Round 2: 20
Players Withdrawn: 1 (5%) # Timeouts: 34 (30%)
Remaining Players: 3 (16%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1901 Biggest Upset: 1947 defeats 2188

A great way to practice this opening with both colours.

The Pirc is different from other openings because black lets white take over the center but usually doesn´t strike untill after deploying his pieces. 1..d6 is a multi purpose move, stopping whites e5 (when white manages this push and keep his pawn on e5, it usually spells trouble for black) and opening up for Bc8.

Both sharp and positional battles can occur according to once style and taste. A great weapon to have in the reserve or as a main opening with black. White has many options at is disposal. For example go for e5 push usually companied by f4 pawn advance. White can go for the king side attack with Be3, f3 and Qd2 and g4,h4 e.t.c. Even Be2 with h4 soon. Or white can play positionally with g3 (h3 and g4 is also interesting) and short castle.

The Pirc is very flexible and the position types arising can be drago like structures, Philidor, Ruy Lopez and kings indian for example. A great thorictical knowledge is not always esential when you know how to play those position with the exeption of the Be3 system deployed by white. Black has to be carefull on how to spend his opening tempos. For example should black wait to deploy his bishop to g7 when white's Bh6 (supported by Qd2) is hanging in the air ?

hope to have some intersting games and discussion about this opening.


Comments


  • 2 years ago

    KristjanOlafurEdvard

    Hmm I didnt suspect it. Is there no match between the top 2?

  • 2 years ago

    filigabriel

    In the final round, in move 30, he did a masterfull move with black 30.. b3, i gave him even a trophy, i was considering he was using a computer, but after all he was a 2200 player, so i prefer to think he really outplayed me.

  • 2 years ago

    filigabriel

    His account was remove because of "cheating". You can see his name in this list http://www.chess.com/cheating?page=1

  • 2 years ago

    KristjanOlafurEdvard

    What happened to ociomatic ? Lost last game and membership terminated ?

  • 2 years ago

    filigabriel

    It's a pity that MM78 have lost all of his games because of time-out. I played against him in the first round and he's very good with this opening.

  • 2 years ago

    filigabriel

    Final round will be a well deserved match between ociomatic and KristjanOlafurEdvard. Good luck to both players. I enjoyed to play this tournament.

  • 2 years ago

    vijay55

    i was lucky enough to win two games by time. i just avoided a wooden spoon in my group

  • 3 years ago

    vijay55

    the first place finisher in our group has been banned. So will the third place finisher get the chance in the next round?

  • 3 years ago

    KristjanOlafurEdvard

    I just narrowly made it to the playoffs by getting a miraculous draw in the last game against the top seed. Now we only have to wait for the 2 other groups for the playoffs!

  • 3 years ago

    vijay55

    lucky to win two games by time. losing both of them.

  • 3 years ago

    vijay55

    i don't know why ubluk resigned in the game against me. the games were pretty even.

  • 3 years ago

    KristjanOlafurEdvard

    Registration is picking up. I think when we hit 18 we will start.

    Then 2 advance players will join on 6 player group in the finals.

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