The Pirc (1.e4,d6; 2.d4,Nf6; 3.Nc3,g6;) and Modern (1.e4,g6; 2.d4,Bg7;) Defences are flexible openings, rich in strategic and tactical ideas. They feature in the repertoire of great players like Kramnik, Grischuk and Ivanchuk, but are also quite 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)
Moskalenko guides you through this ground-breaking opening book with the enthusiasm and the humour that characterize his style. He points out various tricks and weapons throughout the 37 games contained in his book, in the process creating an entertaining as well as instructive guide to the Pirc Defence and some lines of the Modern Defence.
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).
Published 2013, softback, 256 pages.View sample pages (pdf)