Originally posted by Korch
Pirc is one of the most active openings against 1.e4.
I've always had good success using the 150 attack.
But, I've always been fascinated by the similiarities in 4 openings: the Scotch Game, the Philidor, the Sicilian, and the Pirc.
So, I've often wondered about this:
Black gets a tremendous long diagonal and a half open e-file.
b5 and Be6 are possibilities at some point.
I know this is not an entirely new idea. Any thoughts out there?
Another possible move order:
If instead of Bg5:
O-O-O (Bh6?! Nxe4 !?) c6 (or possibly Re8 or Nb6.)
Again, this isn't new. It just doesn't get used very often.
I would love to hear some criticism.