Category Archives: Pirc
GM Jakovenko does nothing special and wins with ease.
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Jakovenko,D (2713) – Rapport,R (2693)
Pirc c3 [B07]
Rio (Achaia) GRE (2.1), 03.07.2013
White is ready to pounce on the c-file. What do you recommend for white?
White to Play
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.
More About Achaia,Greece
The feature game was played in the TCh-GRE hosted in Achaia.
Black is trying to save a bad position and has initiated tactical play with 21…Nxe5. What do you recommend for white?
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.
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)
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Jyvaskyla FIN (11.2), 10.02.2013
White is trying to block up the kingside. How should black respond?
Black to Play