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I love these Pirc videos. The only reason why I researched this defense is because I have had the King's Indian Defense Transpose into this. So if 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6. I played the transposition surprisingly well for having not researched it
Thank you for the depth of this series Sir, it's been enlightening.
Yep, my mistake.
Nice video. I look forward to Dzindzi's response. By the way, it is pronounced "Peerts", not "Purk". (I don't mean to be a knowitall, but since you're doing an entire series about it...)
@Deathbycross that would have to be one magical queen to move from d1 to e5 in one move.
Although I never play the Pirc I thought I'd watch it anyway because I believe to continue for me to grow as a chess player, I should view material to which I'm not familiar and see if I spot any new ideas or strategies that appeal to me, great job on the lesson!
Molner, thanks for the video, but , why do you say that white should take the d4 knight after 10 .., Nd4 ? How about not taking it?
Excellent insight into pirc
Thank you Mac for your lectures on the Perk I really learned some new ideas. Pirc, Perk, Peerz whatever.
Thanks Mac! Simple and clear explanations. You make the Pirc look easy my friend.
Dzindzi is always right!
Good lecture, but please correct the pronunciation of Pirc - it is "peerz" not "peerk" (it's the same for other slovenian players like Planinc :P )
Good job. Play a game with Dzindzi:)
by GM Mackenzie Molner
There's nothing to fear but fear itself! IM Mackenzie Molner takes his life in his hands by challenging the Dzindzinator's recommendation for a white advantage (parts 1 and 2 of this very series), when he claims good counter-play and rough equality for black with his own recommended system against white's 5.h3 variation. His creative ideas behind the a6-pawn advance are highly interesting and worth taking notes on...
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Pirc Defense: Main Line (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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