Pirc Defence for Black with IM Marcin Sieciechowicz
Black chooses to break the rules at first…
And gain a MASSIVE advantage later on.
A secure fortress for the king.
Undermining White’s central d4-pawn.
Superior piece mobility on the queenside.
Have you ever played someone who really knows the Pirc Defense? If you have, you know how dangerous it can be.
If not, read on.
Pirc is not an easy opening to play as Black though.
You would need to learn certain lines by rote – or you might bungle up otherwise.
Then, you might want to grok the positional complexity in others.
If you are thinking about winging it, DON’T!
You will do yourself more harm than good.
That said, why would you?
When IM Marcin Sieciechowicz is already here to help you with his brand-new course Pirc Defense for Black…
A 10-hour-long HD-quality video training covering almost ALL the most critical variations in the Pirc Defense for Black.
Here is what you’ll learn:
- Little mistakes. As Black, you already give White a head start. Don’t add more MINUS points to your position by playing positionally unsound moves like …b5 instead of …c5 above, with Qa5. IM Sieciechowicz will tell you why… even though the engine shows a mere 0.5 point increase for White, it got a lot harder for Black.
- Ivanchuk’s Pirc magic. A masterpiece played in the Novi Sad ol (Men), 1990. White makes a few inaccuracies like 22.Nd4? and gives Black the chance to strike back. IM Sieciechowicz explains why Black’s very next move was not the best either. Instead, he proposes a different and much stronger line. (Check the video commentary for more.)
- Badly in a bind. Sometimes, Pirc can take a very positional turn where you simply turn the White pieces into sitting ducks. Or worse, watch White worsen his position with every passing move — just like Karjakin did in this game against Grischuk in the 2011 Russian Championship.
If you have always shied away from playing the Pirc Defense because you simply dreaded making mistakes in it, now is your chance.
Let IM Marcin Sieciechowicz show the ropes of the opening as he does to his students.
Chapter 1. Illustrative Games
Chapter 2. Rare Played Lines
Chapter 3. Rare Played Lines – Game Examples
Chapter 4. 4.Bg5 Lines
Chapter 5. 4.Bg5 Lines – Game Examples
Chapter 6. Fianchetto Variation
Chapter 7. Fianchetto Variation – Game Examples
Chapter 8. 4.Be3 Lines (part I)
Chapter 9. 4.Be3 Lines (part I) – Game Examples
Chapter 10. 4.Be3 Lines (part II)
Chapter 11. 4.Be3 Lines (part II) – Game Examples
Chapter 12. 4.Nf3 Lines (part I)
Chapter 13. 4.Nf3 Lines (part I) – Game Examples
Chapter 14. 4.Nf3 Lines (part II)
Chapter 15. 4.Nf3 Lines (part II) – Game Examples
Chapter 16. 4.f4 Lines (part I)
Chapter 17. 4.f4 Lines (part I) – Game Examples
Chapter 18. 4.f4 Lines (part II)
Chapter 19. 4.f4 Lines (part II) – Game Examples
Chapter 20. 4.f4 Lines (part III)
Chapter 21. 4.f4 Lines (part III) – Game Examples
Chapter 22. Miscellaneous Systems
About the Author:
IM Marcin Sieciechowicz [2462 FIDE]
won many medals in the Polish junior chess championship, among which the most important is the gold medal in the Polish junior chess championship in classical chess won in 2010 (under 18). He made two of his IM norms before reaching 18, and the last in 2010, and became International Master just after his 18th birthday. He has been competing three times in the Junior European chess championship (2004, 2007, 2008) and once in World junior chess championship (2010). He has two GM norms, made in 2010 and 2013, his highest rating was 2462. He is playing French Defense for 20 years and has a couple of wins in this opening with the players rated 2600+.