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Austrian Attack 5... c5 - 9... Kf8!?
Hi All,
In the following variation of the Austrian attack black usually plays 9... Kd7, however black can try 9...Kf8!? There seems to be little or no book on this move, yet the the resulting pos...

Started 02/15/03 at 11:59:45 by Tom Connelly (Guest)
2 2727 Last Post 02/20/03 at 14:25:16
By: alumbrado
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The Austrian Attack
Recently I played a game in the Dutch team competition against WGM Sziva.
After 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Bd3 Dxc5 8.Qe2 Bg4 9.Be3 Qa5 10.0-0 0-0 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3...

Started 01/06/03 at 16:28:03 by Cnelis
5 3788 Last Post 03/06/03 at 05:39:32
By: alumbrado
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THE 150 ATTACK
I open this topic for fans of THE 150 ATTACK!
Here is a lot to discuss...
SutterCane

Started 01/04/03 at 23:12:33 by SutterCane
7 10120 Last Post 06/18/03 at 20:28:03
By: AmateurDragoneer
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Pirc Austrian
Could anyone please comment on this opening?  I don't think I'm playing the white side of this too well and would like to improve it...
1.e4 d6
2.d4 Nf6
3.Nc3 g6
4.f4 Bg7
5.Nf...

Started 12/13/03 at 15:40:31 by nexirae
1 1681 Last Post 12/13/03 at 19:20:11
By: AmateurDragoneer
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Pirc Austrian 5...c5
I have been taking a fresh look at the main line of the Austrian with 5...c5.  In particular, after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4 8.e6, I have been revisiting the lin...

Started 01/26/04 at 08:45:39 by alumbrado
1 2016 Last Post 01/26/04 at 20:34:30
By: Glenn Snow
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2.Nc3 vs. Pirc
I doubt this is very common, but was wondering what other Pirc (I've just decided to play the Pirc) players do against this system (a system I've used many times as White in speed games).
After 1...

Started 01/08/04 at 23:50:56 by Glenn Snow
10 4973 Last Post 03/14/04 at 15:51:33
By: Ben_Hague
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Pirc Question
A strong player very recently told me he recommended 4 ne2 followed by g3 against the pirc. Can anyone give me some theory here? I remember the book Pirc Alert talks about this move but I dont own the...

Started 03/25/04 at 17:11:31 by KingDan
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15 8382 Last Post 04/01/04 at 16:28:31
By: MNb
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Bg5+f4 in the Pirc - black is suffering badly?
Hi everyone!
I have recently been studying the Pirc for black, but
it seems to me that after 4.Bg5 black has even difficulties to find
positions with += that would be reasonable to play...

Started 01/11/03 at 04:30:49 by Lauri Torni
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16 8913 Last Post 04/01/04 at 16:52:17
By: Glenn Snow
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Does anyone own "New Ideas in the Pirc Defence"?
A friend owns "New Ideas in the Nimzo" and it is a great book.  Is this book similiar?  I understand it is what...9 years old, but all I own on the system is Starting Out:  Pirc/Modern.  I like both s...

Started 11/21/03 at 01:11:16 by Jonathan Munnell (Guest)
4 2692 Last Post 04/15/04 at 21:13:27
By: Grant Sidnam (Guest)
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B07: 7... Nbd7
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Bg5 Be6!? 7.0-0-0+ Nbd7 Line  ???
I have been getting some very interesting games with the above line, and very nice wins especially if White ...

Started 05/17/04 at 15:13:19 by sonoftill
2 2212 Last Post 05/18/04 at 05:53:55
By: MNb
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Ng4/f6 in the 150 Attack
I have a question about the following line:
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be3 0-0 6. Qd2 Ng4 7. Bg5 f6 8. Bh4 Bh6 9. Qd1 Bg7, as played in Benjamin-Gufeld, Las Vegas 2000 (and featur...

Started 06/13/04 at 16:58:40 by Kevin Ludwig (Guest)
9 4198 Last Post 06/18/04 at 02:27:31
By: kevinludwig
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Austrian attack with 5.Be3!
Austrian attack with 5.Be3 with Qd2 and 0-0-0 yeald good results...your comments? Smiley

Started 07/29/04 at 07:06:26 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
4 2519 Last Post 08/05/04 at 05:14:47
By: CraigEvans
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Move order in the Pirc 150 Attack
We all know, and especially Pirc players like myself, that in the 150 attack (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3we'd better not put our bishop on g7 too early.
As I play the 150 attack as white agai...

Started 11/07/04 at 03:07:25 by culdesac
2 2576 Last Post 11/08/04 at 05:48:36
By: MNb
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The Lion
Has anyone ever heard of this opening. Starts as:
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nd7
The bishop is not fianchettoed as in the Pirc and it is supposedly played as a Philidor Hanham variation. There u...

Started 12/27/04 at 17:10:30 by mogath
3 4580 Last Post 01/03/05 at 22:06:01
By: MNb
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Pirc: Austrian Attack 8 e6 Bb5!?
A happy and prosperous new year to all!
I was wondering if Alumbrado or any other Pirc experts might have any views about Black's wisdom in avoiding, via 8 ...Bb5, the forced draw in the Pirc aft...

Started 01/06/05 at 18:57:01 by Michael Ayton
14 5374 Last Post 01/10/05 at 07:39:45
By: MNb
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Pirc 2.f4!?
Sometimes I use 1.e4 d6 2.f4!? as surprise weapon in blitz games with most often 2...Nf6 3.e5! dxe5 4.fxe5 to follow. Many opponents continue Pirc-like with 4...Ng4?! or 4...Nfd7?! what I would call a...

Started 01/11/05 at 06:54:54 by tracke
10 4700 Last Post 01/14/05 at 22:07:16
By: Glenn Snow
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Na6 in the Austrian attack.
Is there a concrete variation in which white can demonstrate an opening advantage if play continues with Bd3 and Black playing Na6.

Started 01/15/05 at 15:26:59 by Teyko
1 1307 Last Post 01/15/05 at 21:44:35
By: MNb
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For Alumbrado: The Austrian Attack
Some ten years ago, I considered to take up the Austrian Attack against the Pirc. But I came to the conclusion - with the help of Nunn/McNab's Ultimate Pirc - that Black could equalize with 5...o-o. S...

Started 01/27/05 at 08:49:35 by MNb
7 3038 Last Post 01/28/05 at 12:06:01
By: alumbrado
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Pirc books?
Can anyone evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of Nunn & McNab's The Ultimate Pirc and Lev Alburt's Pirc Alert! ?
Are there other books on the Pirc that warrant a look?

Started 02/12/05 at 09:42:12 by HgMan
3 2239 Last Post 02/13/05 at 05:39:00
By: TalJechin
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The Austrian Attack
Hello Guys!
At a local club turnament a quite remarkable game was played in the dreaded
Austrian Attack against the Pirc. The flow of events was so unusual for this particular line that I de...

Started 04/06/05 at 14:54:27 by CheckMate (Guest)
10 4102 Last Post 04/08/05 at 15:53:36
By: M.Nb (Guest)
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