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Rybka 4 thinks the position after the 6. .. b6 7. e5 Nfd7 8. Qd2 dxe5 9. 0-0-0 exd4 10. Bxd4 Nf6 11. Qf4 Qd6 12. Qh4 Bb7 13. Bc4
is dead equal after 13 .. Bxf3.
Rybka goes on with 14. gxf3 Nbd7 and suggests white must play 15 Rhe1 for equality. Rybka thinks other moves are better for black. e.g. Be3 Qc6. OR f4 Rad8 OR Qg5 e5.
That's just Rybka though. Haven't checked Houdini. I'm surprised Roman says the engines give white a good position though. Perhaps he was using an older version or old hardware.
Thanks Dzindzi. Now my group will have to pool all our resources to combat your vile ideas against our precious opening. Anyone willing to help or learn? Then join the Pirc Café. We play thematic discussion/vote chess to explore the variations. Won't you join us for a spot?
LetsReason, Vladimir Kramnik certainly doesn't think that it is busted since he chose to play it in what he felt was a must-win situation in the last round of the candidates (in which he could have secured a draw but pressed on with a risky continuation and lost). GM Dzindzichashvili only showed why he thought certain variations were advantageous for White.
don't bother dzindzinator
Thank You for this lecture!
for this guy everything is "totally lost" or "huge advantage". There is nothing in the middle :) still like it...
I love this guy! Great teacher.
Great lecture. That opening lecture is like a middle game lecture, since all the pieces except for maybe a pawn are remaining on the board. I'm going to aim to make opponent's knight uncomfortable and their queen and bishops without a future.
thanks for the fascinating video GM Dzindzichashvili. I think that this experience will help me fill some holes in my poor Opening repertoire.
How come a GM can present his/her view of an opening system as if it refutes another opening as busted. I get the impression that Roman thinks the Pirc Defense ends up in an automatic weak position for Black.
I'd be curious to know if other GMs felt the same way. Is the Pirc refuted?
I really liked this analysis. Great positional explanations combined with the tactics of this specific opening.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
The long awaited sequel arrives just in time for another Chess.com Video Author to bring you black's perspective next month! Players who enjoyed Roman's take on the 5.h3 Variation of the Pirc Defense have more to sink their teeth into, while players looking for black's side to the story will have to wait with patience. Dzindzi breaks down why he is no longer worried about a variation that used to scare him. He reveals an amazing novelty for white in the process...
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Pirc Defense (B07)
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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