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  1. 14 Mar '07 02:06
    I just won a 3-0 game in the Pirc on PC, and since I'm new to this opening (Plan on using it mostly against 1.d4) I wanted to know how my play was overall, especially in the opening. Be as critical as you like...

    [Event "Rated game, 3m + 0s"]
    [Site "Main Playing Hall"]
    [Date "2007.03.13"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Chess nut"]
    [Black "CMSMaster"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B08"]
    [WhiteElo "1448"]
    [BlackElo "1409"]
    [PlyCount "82"]
    [EventDate "2007.03.13"]
    [TimeControl "180"]

    1. e4 {5} d6 {1} 2. d4 {2} Nf6 {1} 3. Nc3 {5} g6 {1} 4. Nf3 {4} Bg7 {1} 5. Be2
    {5} O-O {1} 6. h3 {5} c6 {1} 7. Be3 {3} b5 {1} 8. a3 {2} Nbd7 {2} 9. Qd2 {1}
    Bb7 {2} 10. Bh6 {3} a5 {2} 11. Bxg7 {2} Kxg7 {1} 12. O-O {8} b4 {2} 13. axb4 {3
    } axb4 {1} 14. Rxa8 {2} Qxa8 {2} 15. Nb1 {22} Nxe4 {17} 16. Qxb4 {4} c5 {8} 17.
    dxc5 {7} Nexc5 {1} 18. Qc4 {13} Ba6 {3} 19. Qd4+ {12} Nf6 {12} 20. Bxa6 {2}
    Qxa6 {2} 21. Re1 {6} Re8 {5} 22. b4 {4} Ne6 {4} 23. Qd3 {4} Qxd3 {2} 24. cxd3 {
    3} Rb8 {2} 25. Rc1 {4} Rxb4 {4} 26. Nbd2 {7} Rb7 {3} 27. Ne4 {2} Nxe4 {2} 28.
    dxe4 {2} Rc7 {1} 29. Rxc7 {5} Nxc7 {1} 30. Kf1 {1} d5 {2} 31. exd5 {2} Nxd5 {1}
    32. Ke2 {1} Nf4+ {1} 33. Kf1 {4} Kf6 {3} 34. h4 {4} Kf5 {4} 35. g3 {1} Ne6 {2}
    36. Kg2 {5} Kg4 {1} 37. Nh2+ {2} Kh5 {2} 38. Kh3 {3} Kh6 {2} 39. g4 {3} Kg7 {1}
    40. f3 {2} f5 {2} 41. g5 {3} h6 {Time (Lag: Av=0.41s, max=1.0s) . 2} 0-1

    (BTW:I do see the king + pawn fork by the knight for white at move 37, in time pressure I missed it.)
  2. 14 Mar '07 10:40
    Meh your defence against his modern set-up wasn't very active..but your oppenant was more worried about trading your dark square bishop then playing in the center, which would have caused you a more serious problem
  3. 14 Mar '07 10:52
    Forgot to add in 10.e5, would be more active then whites plan
  4. 14 Mar '07 10:59
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I just won a 3-0 game in the Pirc on PC, and since I'm new to this opening (Plan on using it mostly against 1.d4) I wanted to know how my play was overall, especially in the opening. Be as critical as you like...

    [Event "Rated game, 3m + 0s"]
    [Site "Main Playing Hall"]
    [Date "2007.03.13"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Chess nut"]
    [Black "CMSMaster"]
    [Resul ...[text shortened]... rk by the knight for white at move 37, in time pressure I missed it.)
    Pirc against 1d4 ?
    I thought it is called KID.
  5. 14 Mar '07 12:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    Pirc against 1d4 ?
    I thought it is called KID.
    1.d4 d6 2.e4 is a Pirc

    1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5!? isn't either.
  6. 14 Mar '07 12:41
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    Meh your defence against his modern set-up wasn't very active..but your oppenant was more worried about trading your dark square bishop then playing in the center, which would have caused you a more serious problem
    Any suggestions on moves where I should have played something that I didn't?
  7. 14 Mar '07 12:47
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    Forgot to add in 10.e5, would be more active then whites plan
    12.e5 is better,

    10.e5 dxe5 11.dxe5 Nd5 12.Nxd5 cxd5 13.Bd4 Qc7 and black's doing ok.
  8. 14 Mar '07 12:48
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Any suggestions on moves where I should have played something that I didn't?
    Well in the classical version black usually plays e5 before white can push it, also before you castled another line for black is bg4 and nc6, the fight is for the d4 square
  9. 14 Mar '07 12:52
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    12.e5 is better,

    10.e5 dxe5 11.dxe5 Nd5 12.Nxd5 cxd5 13.Bd4 Qc7 and black's doing ok.
    Looking at it closer instead of Qd2, e5 would have been better..e5 is usually whites main move in most lines of the pirc
  10. 15 Mar '07 10:34
    Not to drag this out, but why did you play c6 instead of a6?
  11. 15 Mar '07 12:51
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    Not to drag this out, but why did you play c6 instead of a6?
    c6 is a playable move there, it's book actually.
  12. 15 Mar '07 13:01
    new to me -.-..a6 has proven to give black good chances, keeping his c pawn there in case a chance for a c5 push comes around...the only thing that sucks for black the modern with an early h3 is black plans are often limited, but white has to counter all them..as nimzo used to say..."The threat is often greater then the execution"..or somethin like that
  13. 15 Mar '07 13:09
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    new to me -.-..a6 has proven to give black good chances, keeping his c pawn there in case a chance for a c5 push comes around...the only thing that sucks for black the modern with an early h3 is black plans are often limited, but white has to counter all them..as nimzo used to say..."The threat is often greater then the execution"..or somethin like that
    Yeah, a6 and Bg4 are both very common also. I got my move from a learning DB, it says about c6...

    The idea of blacks move is to free c7 for his queen and to prepare the e7-e5 advance at the same time.

    White's most common responses:

    7.Rf1
    7.Bf4
    7.h3
    7.a4

    Then black has to respond to those, but 7...Nbd7 is playable against any one of those - 6...c6 doesn't have too much theory to worry about.