My Sixth Chess Tournament, Game 4 (KIA Loses to Pirc Defense)

Sep 13, 2012, 4:34 PM |
In this game my opponent played the Pirc Defense, which I knew very little about as I don't even play that defense myself. For that reason, I played a system that has given me good results in blitz games: the King's Indian Attack (KIA). As it turns out, the KIA isn't such a great weapon against the Pirc. The game was a pretty drawish one throughout most of the opening and the middlegame. However, one blunder in the endgame cost me the whole game. Here is the game:
Themes: Pins, King Activity, Simplification, Undermining the Center, Using the Queen, Fianchetto, Opposition, Passed Pawns, Basic Pawn Endings, Queen Endings