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Reply #11 - 08/03/21 at 02:19:20
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Reply #10 - 08/03/21 at 01:58:03
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For you I recommend the Caro-Kann.
  
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Reply #9 - 08/03/21 at 00:11:32
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The Black Defenses I have looked at that I found the most intriguing were the Indian ones, espec. the QID and NID. The Silecki hybrid book "Nimzo & Bogo" seeming very attractive, for example. What I would wish for was a Indian Defense for 1.e4. Then I would just have one "style" of defense needs for black, even though there might be major and obvious differences. I even looked at an older Tony Miles vid on the Nimzowitsch Defense which he did a good job of selling - but not sure I'm buying. That guy could sell snow to Eskimos. Wink
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #8 - 08/02/21 at 02:35:09
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RivertonKnight wrote on 08/01/21 at 15:26:21:
... check out the line 1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 3 Nc3 c6 4 f4 Qa5 5 Bd3 e5 6 Nf3 ...

Yes that is one of the problem lines for black.

RivertonKnight wrote on 08/01/21 at 15:28:37:
That book is all variations no verbiage from what I remember and will be outdated.

Indeed all s1Editrice books I have seen were simple database dumps. No value whatsoever, even when new.

At club level the Czech system is not better nor worse than other openings. If white is booked up black can get a bad game and yet may still win. If white has no clue about the opening black can get a great game and yet may still lose. Repeating myself here, you should study and play what interests you. If you are seriously committed to this opening, the linked Krykun course at $49 seems like a reasonable investment. In fact I am curious enough that I may get it, although I suspect I am not the target audience. At least the description does not make any outlandish marketing claims.
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #7 - 08/01/21 at 15:28:37
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That book is all variations no verbiage from what I remember and will be outdated.
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #6 - 08/01/21 at 15:26:21
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You might want to check out the line 1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 3 Nc3 c6 4 f4 Qa5 5 Bd3 e5 6 Nf3 on your own before you start down the 1...d6 path for Black.
  

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Reply #5 - 08/01/21 at 12:43:25
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BIG thanks to all for your helpful replies!

@AOC:

https://www.amazon.com/Pirc-Defence-Czech-Variation-B07/dp/8886127383/ref=sr_1_2...

And googled this apparently deeper review(or blurb) of the book:

https://www.twirpx.com/file/2652858/

As usual the prices are astronomical. Shocked

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Edit: One other possibility (I'm not a shill for it):

https://thechessworld.com/supercharge/fighting-1-e4/

I have purchased from them before with mixed results, but at least this claims .pgns and a practicum. Thoughts?
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #4 - 07/31/21 at 16:00:51
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Hi.

On the white side I can also think of a couple of books that cover the Czech/Pribyl.

beating unusual chess defences: 1 e4 (Greet, 2011)
Playing 1.e4 Caro-Kann, 1...e5 & Minor Lines (Shaw 2016)
1.e4 vs Minor Defences (Negi 2020)

Played it myself once. I knew my opponent always played the Argentinian attack so I thought he'd do the very same even without g6 played. If I recall correctly that went:
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Be3 Nbd7 5.f3 e5 6.Nge2 Be7
And I was quite happy. It is not obvious white has such a threatening setup against black; who is now basically playing a Philidor.

Have a nice day.
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #3 - 07/31/21 at 14:13:51
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Czech system here on chesspub:
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1063378314/

I've played it a few times myself, despite there being more than one line for black to worry about. I heard it is still quite popular with FM-types in India. Such defenses have practical advantages to offset the theoretical disadvantages. You should play what interests you.

Lakdawala 2011 1...d6 Move by Move covers the Czech system.

cathexis wrote on 07/31/21 at 01:17:00:
Could only find one book on it on Amazon dated from the late 90's, though well reviewed (only twice).
Please post a link to this book.
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #2 - 07/31/21 at 05:43:31
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I guess you missed my link earlier given in February on this site: https://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1613204040/24#24.
In the second link I show the line which closes one of the mainlines of the Pirc-Czech opening. I guess it is probably the reason why topplayers don't play it anymore since 4-5 years at least in classical chess.
  
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Re: Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
Reply #1 - 07/31/21 at 02:52:39
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It has also been called the Pribyl Defense, after a Czech IM.

One recent-ish publication, ECO volume B1 (2020), had the ostensibly best-play lines as leading to a slight advantage for White.
  
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Pirc -Czech Var. B07 - Sources and Current Status?
07/31/21 at 01:17:00
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There doesn't seem to be much on this variation of the Pirc out there. Does it go by another name? Could only find one book on it on Amazon dated from the late 90's, though well reviewed (only twice). FCO gives it a paragraph. So,.. kinda curious if any know of more recent sources and how it's regarded these days?  If I've missed any older threads on it here please feel free to link those too.

TIA,

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