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.
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.
In the Pirc Defence, we come up against a second opening in which Black does not start by moving a pawn to the fifth rank. Instead of that he plans, by means of ...d6, ...Nf6, the bishop fianchetto ...g6, ...Bg7 and ...0-0, to adopt a formation similar to one in the King’s Indian, one of the most popular openings against 1.d4. The Pirc or the Pirc-Ufimtsev Defence goes back to the 1940s, making it even more recent than the Alekhine Defence; it takes its name from the Yugoslavian master Vasja Pirc (1907–1980) and Soviet master from Kazakhstan Anatoly Ufimtsev (1914–2000).=> More products: Pirc Defence
• 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