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IM Andrew Martin

Re: Bg5+f4 in the Pirc - black is suffering badly?
Reply #1 - 01/11/03 at 08:05:44
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    Hi-take a look at the game Werle-Nijboer in the January Update 2003 , where one of the lines you mention is featured ( 8...Bg4 9 0-0 etc)

    I am not wholly pessimistic about Black's chances there although he must play with extreme accuracy. and in the end even GM Nijboer couldn't manage it.  However,as hinted,Black can improve and the ideas are all there.

     One further reason for subscribing to ChessPublishing !

     Bset Wishes to all,  Andrew
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Bg5+f4 in the Pirc - black is suffering badly?
01/11/03 at 04:30:48
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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 in
practice. To get some fighting changes, black must do something unnormal:

4.Bg5 Bg7 5.f4! (now -h6,-g5, -Ng5 is prevented,
although also in this idea (5.Dd2 h6 etc.) black seems to have met some heavy blows recently)

Black has two main trials:

5.-c6 6.Dd2 b5 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.0-0! with the better game as many practical examples have shown 

5.-h6!? may be better (best?) 6.Bh4 c5!? but after
7.e5! black structure is very weak and he has to find
a lot of activity to compensate it.

What do you think? Should one also here play the modern
move-order? (It has its problems too, though.)

Antti Koponen

1.Nf3! -  beat your opponent by killing his zest for life.
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