The Pirc Defense - Part 9: Be3

Aug 7, 2013
25 min
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!