The Perfect Pirc-Modern (Viktor Moskalenko)

The Perfect Pirc-Modern

Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
by Viktor Moskalenko
New In Chess

ISBN: 978-1-927179-30-7

US $17.99

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 repertoires of great players like Kramnik, Grischuk and Ivanchuk, and are equally popular at club level.

In this book, 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.

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.”

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."

About the book

This book was previously published under the same title by New In Chess, ISBN 978-90-5691-402-8. The original paperback has 255 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. Navigate the Contents by chapter, with links to main variations. Games are indexed by player (White or Black).