The following move-order poses some tricky problems if we also intend to use the recommended Grand-Prix Attack setup against the Modern Defence with 2...g6. I couldn't find a good way around this move-order so White may have to come up with an additional attacking scheme vs The Modern.
What say you ChessMood Team, all suggestions/ideas/antidotes are very welcome:
Looking forward to more updates Coach and I really enjoyed the last Sicilian installment of 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb5 Nge7. By the way in the past I often played the Modern Pirc [1.e4 g6] in must win situations and often encountered the very popular 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 you mentioned. That setup has been recommended for White as an easy fix in a number of Opening Repertoire books, nevertheless I have had a lot of success with the following line, after which I couldn't find anything promising for the first player. I hope you have more luck finding something than I did :):
I played a Rapid tournament game weeks ago and it happened to me too. I do not feel uncomfortable, since I studied that Bb5 line. It leads to equality if Black plays good, but it's a sicilian line, and few modern pirc players will know it. I saw that this quick 3...c5 it's recommended in the modern Tiger, so it's probably going to be played a lot anyway...
I also had issues yesterday with some gaps in the repertoire in a rapid tournament, I will adress those in a different thread.
Good to be back!
I know there is a ChessMood course on Crushing the Pirc but I havent time to look at it yet!
Actually, I have just started to play the Pirc/Modern as Black against 1.e4 and I find it a refreshing alternative to playing the Sicilian and French (my main replies vs 1.e4 up to now). I fully feel it is good to know how to play every opening with both colours and so as well as learning it from the Black side I look forward to learning the White ide with the Chess Mood "Crush Pirc" repertoire!
So this has been an interesting post on Pirc! Thanks :-)
Much better at first to learn a few things well, than many things superficially. Settle down and try to master two defences to 1.e4 and two defences to 1.d4 and only after you have committed every error in each should you consider moving on.
In Chess there is little point to being a jack of all trades and a master of none. A better goal would be to become a jack of all trades and a master of some, but this only becomes realistic when one has attained at least Expert to Master level.