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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #16 - 07/07/07 at 03:34:45
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Grin Wow wonderful stuff man, could we get you to cough up some lines...maybe? Wink

Anyway, ...thanks for the info!
  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #15 - 07/06/07 at 22:05:41
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ghenghisclown wrote on 07/05/07 at 23:58:50:
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 a6 7.a4 b6


6. ...b6 is a better move order vs the Dzindzi line and pretty much sinks it if White thinks that it's no differenent to interpolate a6/a4. You'll see this if you compare his "Easy" way to beat the Pirc DVD with the Openings For White Explained lines. Boy, I hope people start playing this stuff against me.

Also Nigel Davies's Recommendation is 6. ...a6 and 7. ...Nc6 which Dzindzi doesn't even mention. I've not tried this myself.






  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #14 - 07/06/07 at 17:28:05
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ghenghisclown wrote on 07/05/07 at 23:58:50:
I'd be appreciative if anyone who owned the DVD could explore some of Davies idea against 4.Be3/6.Be3...thanks!

I made it a little smaller as this comment was way too big.

PS JEH answers your question it seems
  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #13 - 07/06/07 at 10:28:23
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ghenghisclown wrote on 07/05/07 at 23:58:50:
I'd be appreciative if anyone who owned the DVD could explore some of Davies idea against 4.Be3/6.Be3...thanks!


The best coverage of this I've seen is in the Vigus book.
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #12 - 07/05/07 at 23:58:50
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I'm not sure what conclusions you can reach from a repertoire book by Davies. He wrote a book on playing e5 against e4 in which he just simply transposes into a peaceful line against the Danish gambit, and yet in his new Gambiteer book he recommends it for white.

I don't own the Pirc DVD (although I'm very curious). I do however, have a copy of "The Dynamic Reti" where he states he agrees with analysis by Dzindzi that Davies found online. The line in question takes place in the dreaded Be3 variation, which I understand to be the biggest challenge to black. My copy of "Explosive Chess Opening Repertoire for Black" has stats that seem to indicate this.

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 a6 (c6 now on the next move followed by Nbd7 and Qc7 maybe better - me) 7.a4 b6 (this is recommended by Pirc Alert) 8.e5 Nfd7 9.e6 fxe6 10.Bd3 (Dzindizi's improvement over Ng5) Nf6 11.h4 and either

A) 11...Bb7 12.h5 Nxh5 13.Ng5 Qd7 14.Nxh7 Nxh7 15.Bxh7 Kxh7 16.Qxh5+ Kg8 17.Qh7+ Kf7 18.Bh6 Rg8 19. Rh5 with the threat of Rg5

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B) 1...c5 12.h5 Nxh5 13.Rxh5 gxh5 14.Ng5 h6 15.Qxh5 Nd7 16. Nh7 Qe8 17.Bg6 Rf5 and 18.Qg4 "with a strong attack" -Davies.

Well those are two sample lines.

In anycase, I think the c6 lines are much better for black, although Davies tries to make this hopeless for black as well. I think he exaggerates. However, these positions are still difficult to play for black. Perhaps he should have spent less time on the Austrian and more on this on the DVD.

Another idea maybe to delay Bg7  and play c6, Nbd7 and Qc7 and then e5 without moving the dark square bishop. These seem to be the kind of positions that reward creative players.
In anycase,

I'd be appreciative if anyone who owned the DVD could explore some of Davies idea against 4.Be3/6.Be3...thanks!
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #11 - 06/18/07 at 12:24:33
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Everyone knows Nigel Davies' opinion about the Pirc, which, by the way, it's not included in the DVD (you can see it in Dynamic Réti based in _X_, I'm sorry, I don't remember the name, studies published on internet). I think, in general, the DVD is enjoyable , what a piece of work!, but what do you think about Davies face expresion (rictus)?  Undecided Do you think that he is in love with the opening?  He seems really skeptical. Compare this with A. Ziegler's DVD about the French. Well, I don't know Davies, It might be his natural expresion. I would like to hear the opinion of someone who knows him.

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Reply #10 - 06/07/07 at 19:15:13
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Antillian wrote on 06/07/07 at 00:38:45:
This DVD got a very good review at ChessCafe.com.  I have never actually bought a chess DVD before, but I think i will give this one a try.


Well with this DVD to get you up and running and Vigus's book to fill in the gaps and give you some more options you'd be off to a good start.
  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #9 - 06/07/07 at 00:38:45
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This DVD got a very good review at ChessCafe.com.  I have never actually bought a chess DVD before, but I think i will give this one a try.
  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #8 - 05/23/07 at 07:16:35
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Sometimes this line is mockcnglycalled the pits ! It really was when I lost to it !
  
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #7 - 05/23/07 at 03:07:03
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JonHecht wrote on 05/23/07 at 01:09:51:
Because that would be too easy! Not to mention it is probably from a name or some other language. Stupid existence of other languages  Angry.


Uh, yes, it's named after a grandmaster (Vasja Pirc) from the former Yugoslavia, which was one of the world's strongest chess countries (like probably #2 at some times/by some measures).  I believe he was from Slovenia, which was the first part to become independent about 1991 (and is now the most affluent East European country).
  
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #6 - 05/23/07 at 01:09:51
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Because that would be too easy! Not to mention it is probably from a name or some other language. Stupid existence of other languages  Angry.
  
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #5 - 05/23/07 at 00:59:42
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Why not just say pirc like it is spelled?  Shocked Huh
  

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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #4 - 05/23/07 at 00:48:11
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More like Pirtsj, with the i of is.
  

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Reply #3 - 05/22/07 at 23:56:13
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I've always assumed "Peerts" is correct -- is that right?
  
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Re: Nigel Davies Pirc DVD
Reply #2 - 05/22/07 at 20:08:55
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I've watched this DVD now. The repetoire is heavily influenced by Chernin so there's a big overlap with Pirc Alert. The major divergence is the suggestions against the Austrian (5. ...0-0 with 6. ...Na6 and 8. ...Bg4 vs 5. Bd3 and 6. ...Nbd7 vs 6. Be3). A good choice.

Some of his suggested lines head for Queenless middlegames which might require a strong cup of coffee, although he gives sharper alternatives in some cases.

Plus you'll also find out how to pronounce Pirc (well except for a couple of slips).  I got that wrong for many years  Smiley, but then again, "The Complete Pirc" doesn't sound as funny a book title any more Cheesy
  

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