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Besides Be2, Bd3 and Nge2 there is a fine move after a6 Qd2 b5 f3 Sbd7 for white. I meant g4. That move was not consider here, but it has great results in database. Worth checking if you play this line.
The main book I've learned the 150 attack from Attacking with 1. e4 doesn't mention move 4..a6.
A nice instructive video thanks for sharing it! Kramnik is one of my favourite players at the moment because like him, my own play goes towards the positional side, but Kramnik has been world-class for many years now!! I don't play the Pirc myself but it is something I might try adding into my repertoire as I improve some more.
I really enjoyed this series. I bought a book on the Pirc as a result but I have to say, I prefer coming back to these videos for ideas about how to play the main variations.
Don't worry about your "lecture skills." You've got the info, you've got the angles, you've got the play. ;)
You are a pretty good author, just need to work on your lecture skills a little.
Thank you for the vid
Thank you IM Mackenzie Molner.
Very informative,thank you
interested in an early e 5 trying to trade queens and take casteling chances from black
Great site, with a clean and no nonsense feel to it. Kudos to the guys and gals behind this site. Thank you all.
I enjoyed this video, some nice ideas to try in future games thanks
by GM Mackenzie Molner
Higher-rated and need to play for a win as black? That's a situation GM Kramnik finds himself in often, and one of his go-to weapons is the Pirc Defense. Here IM Molner shows the former champion's treatment of the so-called "150 Attack" in which white plays an early Be3 and often follows with f3. Molner continues to advocate for the ...a6 lines, and warns not to fianchetto too early. If Kramnik can play it against a pair of 2600s, surely you can too!
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Pirc Defense: 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 (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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