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Reply #6 - 11/02/10 at 08:55:01
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And what is Alburt's recommendation? I'd assume he gives 3...g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 Nc6 and ...e5 or 3...e5 4.c3 d5, although there are other ways for Black to equalise, of course.
  

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Reply #5 - 11/02/10 at 07:43:27
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Re: Pirc , 3. Bd3
Reply #4 - 10/31/10 at 05:12:48
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HotBox wrote on 10/31/10 at 04:29:31:
Hey there. This is my first post here. I'm learning the Pirc also, (I'm an 1800-1900 level blitz player, leaving the safety of the Caro-Kann waters for something more adventurous) and I also dislike the early exchange of queens like you do. It's not the type of simplification that I imagine many Pirc players would want to get into right off the bat, even if black does retain the bishop pair.

So, instead of 4...d5, I prefer 4...nc6, with a, in my opinion, more exciting game ahead, keeping the pieces and tension on the board. Give it a try, see if you like it.

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There's also 4...Nbd7, 4...Be7 and even 4...g6!? which also suffice for equality.

After 4...Nc6, White should play 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0, but this is just equal. Usually White plays c4, but this isn't attractive with the pawn on c3, e.g. 5.d5 Nb8 6.c4 Be7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.h3 c6 with standard counterplay.
  

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Re: Pirc , 3. Bd3
Reply #3 - 10/31/10 at 04:29:31
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Hey there. This is my first post here. I'm learning the Pirc also, (I'm an 1800-1900 level blitz player, leaving the safety of the Caro-Kann waters for something more adventurous) and I also dislike the early exchange of queens like you do. It's not the type of simplification that I imagine many Pirc players would want to get into right off the bat, even if black does retain the bishop pair.

So, instead of 4...d5, I prefer 4...nc6, with a, in my opinion, more exciting game ahead, keeping the pieces and tension on the board. Give it a try, see if you like it.

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Re: Pirc , 3. Bd3
Reply #2 - 10/13/10 at 21:08:44
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Black is already slightly better after the queen exchange, in my view.  Granted, it's not terribly exciting but hey, what do you want?
If it's a real problem, there's really not much wrong with just playing 3...g6 (or even 4...g6, I suppose) with a Torre/KID sort of position.
  

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Re: Pirc , 3. Bd3
Reply #1 - 10/13/10 at 19:15:28
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I would be suspicious of 6. Bxe4 and 7. Qxd8+, which seems unusual and appears to score quite poorly.  I remember GM Robert Rabiega getting nowhere in a hurry with it against Bacrot in the Bundesliga earlier this year.
  
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Pirc , 3. Bd3
10/13/10 at 18:20:29
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I have been playing 3. . . e5 and after 4. c3, the recommended 4. . . d5!, but after 5. dxe5 Nxe4; 6. Bxe4 dxe4; 7. Qxd8+ Kxd8, I don't love Black's position and White's position seems easier to play, even if he's given up the two bishops.  What do fellow Pircaneers do when facing 3. Bd3?
  
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