Universal Solution against Philidor, Modern, and Pirc

Universal Solution against Philidor, Modern, and Pirc

Universal Solution against Philidor, Modern, and Pirc

Whether you are a 1.e4 or 1.d4 player, fighting all the tricky setups starting with 1...d6 or 1...g6 is always difficult. By using tricky move orders, your opponent can easily take you out of your comfort zone. Not anymore!

GM Papaioannou is ready to share his universal solution that works for both 1.e4 and 1.d4 players. Let's take a look at the diagram below.


Against most of Black's setups, White will follow with Nf3, Bd3 and c2-c3. The same strategy can be used also against 1...g6.

According to GM Papaioannou, this setup allows us to avoid all the major theoretical lines in Philidor, Pirc, and Modern. You can fight for a small advantage only by relying on your understanding!

You get 6 hours of high-level training which will provide you with the following benefits:

✅ Better understanding of Philidor Structures

✅ Better understanding of the tactical and positional ideas in Modern Defence

✅ In-depth insights on the Pirc Defence

✅ Better feeling of the connection between the opening and the middlegame

✅ Better general chess understanding

✅ High-class repertoire against Philidor, Modern, and Pirc which is not based on memorizing long lines.

Technical Details

Date: June, 25-26

✅ Training Platform: Zoom

✅ Coach: GM Ioannis Papaioannou



CEST (GMT+2)      PDT (GMT-7)

17:30 - 19:00       08:30 - 10:00 - Philidor Setups - GM Ioannis Papaioannou

19:30 - 21:00       10:30 - 12:00 - Modern Defence and Rare Lines - GM Ioannis Papaioannou


CEST (GMT+2)   PDT (GMT-7)

17:30 - 19:00       08:30 - 10:00 - Pirc Setups GM Ioannis Papaioannou

19:30 - 21:00       10:30 - 12:00 - Theoretical Overview - GM Ioannis Papaioannou

21:00 - 21:30       12:00 - 12:30  - Q&A Session with GM Grigor Grigorov and GM Petar Arnaudov


What You Get

✅ 6 hours of high-level training

✅ Access to Recordings and PGN files from the lectures

✅ Additional training materials related to the topics

✅ Access to the digital product related to the masterclass (available 2-3 weeks after the event)

✅ Voucher for 25 EUR at Modern Chess website

✅ Early Bird Registration - If you register until 20.06.2022, you get a discount of 10 EUR.