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good job for showing these videos. Most people think that the pirc is a passive defense, but the way you showed it, there are always aggressive lines for both sides.
minute18: in the actual game white actually played 12. Qe3 and the N had to retreat
This looks the most solid way to play the Pirc out of all of your videos I have seen so far that's my opinion. A great lesson!
wow good thanks!
around the 21 minute mark in the ... f4 line, why does black play h6 to prepare for ... c5 instead of ... c5 immediately?
Very good and helpful series. Thanks
wow nice one
What a series thx!
You skipped white's move, Grutin. Qc4+. Have another idea? :)
Artful theory > Qe2+ Kf7 followed by Re8 with tempo. No issue here :)
At 6:31, doesn't that leave you open to have your structure blown with a check? e.g. Qe2+..Qe7, Qxe7+..Kxe7, O-O? At this point, to my novice eye, white appears to have a much better position.
First page I'm 8
Nice video. Instructional analysis. Easy to understand. Thank you
It was fantastic very informing,pls ignore the below negative comments and view it and make up your own mind.i loved this two part series.
Mr Molners' manner of speech is hard to understand, I missed much of his comment and so the video was not very instructive.
what a money maker website, cant even let me wach a decent full video.
by GM Mackenzie Molner
IM Mackenzie Molner concludes his thorough treatment of his pet Pirc Defense. Here he gives the broad strokes for the mostly undiscovered Bg5 lines, whereupon White can continue with moves like Qd2 or the hyper-aggressive f4. Molner will show you his own research, but also areas in which you can carve your own path. He features games with Anand and Nakamura on the White side, but he also hopes you'll become a practitioner of the defense for Black!
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Pirc Defense: Byrne Variation (B07)
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GM Mackenzie Molner
International Master Mackenzie Molner is one of the rising young stars in America. He has been ranked amongst the top juniors in the United States for more than ten years. Originally, from New Jersey, "Mac" recently graduated from NYU with a Bachelor's Degree in Romance Languages, with a specialty in Spanish (he also speaks German, French and Russian). Mac considers himself a Professional Chess Player/Coach.
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