Originally posted by badivan1
Hey, guys! I was wondering what is your opinion on the Pirc Defence (1.e4 d6), whether you play it or not.
I play it well as my main defense line. I don't go directly and fully into it though. If my opponent plays 1 e4, I go 1 d6 to stop a push. But whenever my opp moves to e4, I play d6. Otherwise I play 1 g7 to start it off.
The main idea of the pirc, in my opinion, is to undermine the center. You let white take the center and you eventually screw it up.
This game, though in progress, shows exactly how I play an off line of the Pirc.
I usually like to play knight d7 to support e5, which is the idea that separates my opening (Whatever the name for it is...) from the Pirc.
The best response to something like the pirc probably is what ceders played in our game...but of that, I am not sure.
I don't believe it has too much theory either. Just as long as you have a solid plan for the game it should prevail well.