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Re: Pirc Austrian 8.exd6 Novelty or Bad move?
Reply #2 - 02/14/08 at 19:10:32
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Hmm, interesting and comparable to

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. e5 Nfd7 7. exd6

I'd instinctively play 0-0, especially in a rapid and with the Knight more actively placed on g4 than d7. That's  Sac a pawn, go for piece activity, and make f4 look like a development liability. the usual antidote to White giving up the centre like this.


Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

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Re: Pirc Austrian 8.exd6 Novelty or Bad move?
Reply #1 - 02/14/08 at 10:29:05
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I don't play the Pirc with either colour, but 8.ed6 doesn't look natural to me. Does White really want to trade his advanced e5-pawn for Black's e7-pawn?

Looking at variations, 8...0-0!? looks like an interesting gambit, attempting to exploit Black's lead in development. The idea is that 9.dc5 (not best) Bb5 10.Nb5 Qa5 11.Nc3 Qc5 is very good for Black with White's king feeling the draught in the centre for a long time.

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Pirc Austrian 8.exd6 Novelty or Bad move?
02/14/08 at 05:03:36
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Would the Pirc community take a look at this line that a master played against me the other night in a G/30 at the local chess club.
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.e5 Ng4
I searched all my databases and found only one game where that move had been played. Mabey some experienced players could make some sugestions. I played 8...Bxb5 and went on to be outplayed by a stronger oponent. Thanks all!
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