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The Modern Pirc

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-584-1
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$30.93 (without VAT)

Viktor Bologan has played the Pirc all his life and explains why he likes this opening: “Strong Grandmasters, International Masters or amateurs often ask me what they should play with Black against 1.e4 if they want to play for a win. Sometimes I say ‘Just play your opening and play it good’ but sometimes you need to or want to get your opponent out of his comfort zone, out of his preparation. This often happens in open tournaments where you have to play for a win with both colors. I have played the Modern Pirc all my life and it has brought me a lot of success. For example, in the New York Open 1997, the strongest open of that time, I won four games with Black in the Modern Pirc which helped me to win the tournament. The Modern Pirc is actually a mixture of the Caro-Kann and the Pirc. In many lines Black combines the ideas of the classical Pirc in which the fianchettoed bishop is important with the Caro-Kann idea to fight for the center with c6-d5. The Modern Pirc is a very flexible and rich opening. By studying The Modern Pirc you will definitely refresh your chess brain and get a lot of new ideas.” The DVD offers Black a complete repertoire against e4 and is useful for players of all levels.

• Video running time: 4 h 42 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with more than 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.

Sample video


  1. 01: Introduction [07:08]
  2. 1.e4 g6
  3. 02: 2.h4 d5 3.h5/e5/exd5 - Video analysis [11:15]
  4. 03: 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 d6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Bd3/e5 - Video analysis [09:40]
  5. 04: 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 Nc6 4.Nf3/Be3 - Video analysis [14:35]
  6. 05: 2.d4 Bg7 3.h4 d5 4.e5/exd5 - Video analysis [06:49]
  7. 06: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Be3 c5 4.Nc3/c3/Nf3/Qd2 - Video analysis [09:36]
  8. 07: 2.d4 Bg7 3.f4 c5 4.d5/dxc5/c3/Nf3 - Video analysis [10:45]
  9. 08: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Qe2/Nc3/e5 - Video analysis [16:32]
  10. 09: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 Nf6 5.Bd3/Nbd2 - Video analysis [15:19]
  11. 10: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.h3 d6 5.f4/g3/a4/g4 - Video analysis [07:58]
  12. 11: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Be3 d5 5.Qd2/f3/h3/e5/Nf3 - Video analysis [16:37]
  13. 12: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Bc4 d6 5.Qf3/Bb3 - Video analysis [12:20]
  14. 13: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.h4/g3/Bf4 - Video analysis [10:07]
  15. 14: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be3/a4 - Video analysis [07:29]
  16. 15: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.Bb3/e5/a4/0-0 - Video analysis [13:26]
  17. 16: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Rb1/Qd2 - Video analysis [07:30]
  18. 17: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be2 Nf6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Bf4 Nbd7 8.a4/Qd2/h3/Re1 - Video analysis [12:55]
  19. 18: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.h3 Nf6 6.a4 0-0 7.Be3 d5 8.e5/Bd3 - Video analysis [12:47]
  20. 19: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 d5 5.e5 Nh6 6.Be2/Nf3/Bd3/Be3/h3 - Video analysis [21:32]
  21. 20: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be2 Nf6 6.0-0 0-0 7.a4 Nbd7 8.Be3/a5/e5/Re1 - Video analysis [10:17]
  22. 21: 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be2 Nf6 6.0-0 0-0 7.h3 Nbd7 8.e5/Re1 - Video analysis [11:13]
  23. Interactive positions
  24. 22: Test 1 [02:25]
  25. 23: Test 2 [03:27]
  26. 24: Test 3 [01:28]
  27. 25: Test 4 [02:49]
  28. 26: Test 5 [02:06]
  29. 27: Test 6 [02:36]
  30. 28: Test 7 [02:24]
  31. 29: Test 8 [02:46]
  32. 30: Test 9 [01:52]
  33. 31: Test 10 [02:02]
  34. 32: Test 11 [02:10]
  35. 33: Test 12 [02:01]
  36. 34: Test 13 [02:13]
  37. 35: Test 14 [01:22]
  38. 36: Test 15 [02:18]
  39. 37: Test 16 [02:43]

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