20647 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
On 5.15 you say black has two moves, but you only show Nd7, not the other one which is Ng4.
thanks for the video. I like it, and I play it all the time on chess.com even before watching the video. People think it is too passive. I believe otherwise. Anyways, thanks a lot.
at 14.02, how does white handle the position after Nc6 d5?
This is a great series on the Pirc. I've been trying to play it, but more often than not, my opponents are playing f4 (the Austrian Attack) and crushing my King-side defenses... Need help! :o)
Can't wait for the Austrian.
I'm already looking forward to the next video on the Pirc. I'm sure it will serve my game well. Thanks!
super one thank u
I don't pronounce it correctly and it wouldn't matter if only I could play it in the right way!
i always said peerch.
The Pirc Defence (pronounced "peerts", though it is often wrongly known as the "perk" defence, even among grandmasters),
Please, stop saying perk.
But, the movie was great and very instructive. Thanks for the video!
Nice job, well done!
It's an "antidote," not an "anecdote."
I'm watching this series in the hope of learning some good lines...for white!
I'm a spy eheh...come on, I hope the next video will reveal how to beat the Pirc!
I always struggle with black..this video is definitely one to watch several times for me. Thanks so much! :)
great input, thanks.
by GM Mackenzie Molner
In Part 5 IM Molner reviews one of the most popular move orders for white against the Pirc Defense; However, Mac highlights the "impotency" of this line, despite the seemingly active position of the light-squared bishop. He recommends an aggressive anecdote for black to put immediate pressure against the d4-pawn, and highlights important tactics that exist in the line.
Intermediate | Advanced
Pirc Defense: 2.d4 Nf6 (B07)
Related: « Part 4
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!