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  1. 09 Dec '08 19:38
    Hello again.

    i wondered, How do we play the hypermoderns openings, such as the pircs systems.

    how can I play it with White ?

    I heard the pirc defense was a great opening, so I intend to play it with white and as black, how can I do it ?
  2. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    09 Dec '08 19:52
    It's an opening chosen by Black, but White does not need to get into it. It's not easy to play as Black because you feel very constricted for a long time. If you're White and facing the Pirc, the Austrian Attack is the hardest variation for Black to meet.
  3. 10 Dec '08 03:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sophy
    Hello again.

    i wondered, How do we play the hypermoderns openings, such as the pircs systems.

    how can I play it with White ?

    I heard the pirc defense was a great opening, so I intend to play it with white and as black, how can I do it ?
    Attila the Horn described the basic situation. White tends to grab a lot of space by putting pawns in the center.

    Black, from the very beginning, should be playing to control the center with pieces, in preparation for using his own pawn advances to break up White's center. So, hypermodern openings, to be played correctly by Black, require a much better understanding of the importance of the center, and how to control and attack it (both with pieces AND pawns) than do some classic openings. It's more like Ju-Jitsu than boxing. You're going to let that anaconda squeeze you, take note of its weak points while it does so, then calmly strike at those weak points. Not to everybody's taste, and who can blame them?

    Meanwhile, you'll keep an eye open for possible counterplay on the wings.
  4. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    11 Dec '08 03:35
    Originally posted by Sophy
    Hello again.

    i wondered, How do we play the hypermoderns openings, such as the pircs systems.

    how can I play it with White ?

    I heard the pirc defense was a great opening, so I intend to play it with white and as black, how can I do it ?
    The closest white system to the Pirc is probably to play Nf3, g3, Bg2 and O-O with a timely d3 to stop Blacks potential ..e4 push and open up the diagonal for the dark squared bishop. I personally play the Pirc most times I face e4, and the English with a kingside fiancetto as white. Most people attack the hell out of you when you play the Pirc, so you must be willing to face the storm in many variations. Check out a few games here:-

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=14175
  5. 11 Dec '08 06:25
    Originally posted by Sophy
    Hello again.

    i wondered, How do we play the hypermoderns openings, such as the pircs systems.

    how can I play it with White ?

    I heard the pirc defense was a great opening, so I intend to play it with white and as black, how can I do it ?
    Try KIA - the King's Indian Attack as white. It has similar attributes as the PIRC.
  6. 12 Dec '08 04:51
    Originally posted by Sophy
    Hello again.

    i wondered, How do we play the hypermoderns openings, such as the pircs systems.

    how can I play it with White ?

    I heard the pirc defense was a great opening, so I intend to play it with white and as black, how can I do it ?
    One could construct a nearly comprehensive opening repertoire by playing the King's Indian Attack as White, and the Pirc and King's Indian Defenses as Black. In fact, in his Winning Chess Openings, Yasser Seirawn recommends this repertoire.