Pirc in Black and White

    Detailed Coverage of an Enterprising Chess Opening

    Pirc in Black and White
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    Publication Date: January 1, 2007
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 381 Pages


    Publisher: Everyman Chess
    Author: James Vigus
    Year of Publication: 2007

    Pages: 381
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionThe Pirc is an ambitious counter-attacking response to Whites most popular opening move, 1. e4. Blacks philosophy is based around allowing White to build a large and impressive-looking pawn centre, only to plot its downfall by attacking it with pieces or timely pawn strikes. When it works, the results can be spectacular, but of course this method of play carries with it some danger; if Black is not careful he runs the risk of simply being swamped in the centre. Such a provocative approach has found favour with a line of uncompromising Grandmasters including former Soviet Champion Alexander Beliavsky and Mikhail Gurevich.

    In this book James Vigus provides an up-to-date appraisal of the Pirc and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he examines the traditional main lines, the fashionable alternatives and the tricky sidelines, while outlining the typical tactical and positional ideas for both White and Black. A study of this book will allow the reader to begin playing the Pirc with confidence in his or her own games.

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