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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    21 Nov '07 15:24
    that won't kill me.
  2. 21 Nov '07 15:26
    c5!
    Nothing could go wrong playing the sicillian.
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    21 Nov '07 15:28
    Play the Pirc.
  4. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    21 Nov '07 15:28
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Play the Pirc.
    the Pirc is worse than the Modern Defense (1...g6). I'm playing that right now and I'm getting smoked by everyone
  5. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    21 Nov '07 15:29
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    c5!
    Nothing could go wrong playing the sicillian.
    I second that! Besides anything else is kinda lame...
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    22 Nov '07 00:01
    you could always go with blacks best move after 1.e4...e5!
  7. 22 Nov '07 00:03
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    the Pirc is worse than the Modern Defense (1...g6). I'm playing that right now and I'm getting smoked by everyone
    whatever happened with the latvian gambit?
    and anyway, if you get desperate, you can always try Caro-Kann...
    it's got to have a draw percentage second only to Petroff's.
    very solid for black indeed...then again, we ARE playing 1. e4, so you could always go with Petroff's...
    but 1. ... c6 avoids the King's Gambit.. which is a bonus.
  8. 22 Nov '07 00:06
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    the Pirc is worse than the Modern Defense (1...g6). I'm playing that right now and I'm getting smoked by everyone
    Ever think it might be possible that you're playing the Pirc wrong? Let's see some examples.
  9. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    22 Nov '07 00:40
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    whatever happened with the latvian gambit?
    and anyway, if you get desperate, you can always try Caro-Kann...
    it's got to have a draw percentage second only to Petroff's.
    very solid for black indeed...then again, we ARE playing 1. e4, so you could always go with Petroff's...
    but 1. ... c6 avoids the King's Gambit.. which is a bonus.
    I only play the Latvian about once for every eight games or so right now.
  10. Standard member ceders
    Viva la Analysis
    22 Nov '07 00:42
    1.E4 D5! (2.pxp ktf6) learning it myself at the moment. the actual lines are easy to learn as they are mainly the ones you would assume and the theory is easy to too.
  11. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    22 Nov '07 00:45
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Ever think it might be possible that you're playing the Pirc wrong? Let's see some examples.
    Game 4250001
    Game 4250015
    Game 4276671
    Game 4229282

    I can't find anymore right now
  12. 22 Nov '07 01:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Game 4250001
    Game 4250015
    Game 4276671
    Game 4229282

    I can't find anymore right now
    Those aren't really Pircs.

    I sorta misread your original post wrong I guess. See I thought you were playing the Pirc now and getting smoked. The Pirc and the Modern have very similar themes, but they're both plenty solid if you play them right. I'll look at the Modern ones you posted and see if I can find where you f'ed up.
  13. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    22 Nov '07 01:11
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Those aren't really Pircs.
    I don't play the Pirc, without Nf6, it isn't the Pirc
  14. 22 Nov '07 01:12
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    I don't play the Pirc, without Nf6, it isn't the Pirc
    Yes, yes, check my edit. My mistake.
  15. 22 Nov '07 01:17
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Game 4250001
    Game 4250015
    Game 4276671
    Game 4229282

    I can't find anymore right now
    Well I just skimmed through game one and there are two glaring mistakes.

    First, I don't get 6...a6 Is that book? It seems like a wasted move in that position, you're not developed at all. And, of course, 18...f4 that's an important tactic to miss, after that you're in deep sheiste.

    You can only really blame yourself there, not the opening.