Category Archives: Pirc

41st TCh-GRE 2013 Rd2-GM Rapport(HUN)

TWIC 974
GM Jakovenko does nothing special and wins with ease.

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Jakovenko,D (2713) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc c3 [B07]
41st TCh-GRE
Rio (Achaia) GRE (2.1), 03.07.2013

Position 1
White is ready to pounce on the c-file. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


TCh-GRE 2013 Rd6-GM Rapport(HUN)

TWIC 974
GM Rapport played original defence with 3.Nc3 d5!? in a Pirc but soon had a bad, then lost position. However, normal chess rules do not apply to Rapport and he won the game in the ending after some hesitant play from GM Kotronias.

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The feature game was played in the TCh-GRE hosted in Achaia.

Kotronias,V (2581) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc 3.Nc3 d5!? [B06]
41st TCh-GRE Rio (Achaia) GRE (6.1), 06.07.2013

Position 1
Black is trying to save a bad position and has initiated tactical play with 21…Nxe5. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


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4 new games plus videos on the Modern/Pirc Defences posted today as part of my preparations for the Torokves Open which I am playing in.

TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd11-Rudolf A(HUN)

Anna Rudolf had a tough weekend in February losing two games in the TCh-FIN. Here is her round 11 game. Black maneuvered for a long time trying to make something with the bishop pair and then eventually ground out an opposite color B-B ending.

Rudolf,An (2306) – Sepp,O (2446)
Pirc g3[B07]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Jyvaskyla FIN (11.2), 10.02.2013

Position 1
White is trying to block up the kingside. How should black respond?

Black to Play