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The Perfect Pirc-Modern

Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
by Viktor Moskalenko

The Perfect Pirc-Modern
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Our Price: € 26,95

Publisher: New In Chess, 2013
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-402-8
Pages: 256
Language: English

The Pirc Defence and the Modern Defence are two naturally entwined chess openings that are both flexible and rich in strategic and tactical ideas. They feature in the repertoire of great players like Kramnik, Grischuk and Ivanchuk, and are equally popular at club level.

In The Perfect Pirc-Modern, Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned propagator of dynamic play who has championed the Pirc-Modern for many years, presents and explains:

• the similarities and differences between the Pirc and the Modern Defence
• the ideas and plans that really matter
• the various pawn structures and how to handle them
• tricky transpositions: opportunities and risks
• a wealth of new resources in well-known lines (for both Black and White)
• countless novelties.

Moskalenko expertly guides you through this ground-breaking opening book with the enthusiasm, the ease and the humour that characterize his style.

Viktor Moskalenko (1960) is an International Grandmaster and a well-known chess coach. The former Ukrainian champion has won many tournaments in Spain, his new home country. He is the author of The Fabulous Budapest Gambit (2007), The Flexible French (2008), Revolutionize Your Chess (2009) and The Wonderful Winawer (2010).

Vassily Ivanchuk:
“This book will undoubtedly help you to master not just the Pirc and Modern Defences, but also to systematize and perfect your understanding of the key points of other openings.”

Kevin Spraggett:
"Written in the same unique style that Viktor has become famous for. There is something scientific about his writing style, even mathematical. Precise. Objective. Definitive."

Uwe Bekemann, German Correspndence Chess Federation:
"Moskalenko is up-to-date, his recommendations are easy to understand, he always points at equally playable alternatives, always includes must-play moves and he enriches theory (..) This is not only a presentation of theory in both openings but also a guide on how to play them (..) An excellent book."

Martin Rieger, Rochade Europa Magazine:
"A fantastic book on the Pirc-Modern! When you play the Pirc, or against it, you cannot do without it."

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