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The Pirc Defense is a chess opening that begins with 1. e4 d6 and black follows up with 2... Nf6 and a kingside fianchetto. A standard move order is 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6.

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Is my representation of the Pirc Defense correct?

I tried to represents all the main lines of the Pirc Defense to play at a 2000 ELO level. Am I right with the following tree? What I mean by right is I wonder if I do not miss any popular line or ...
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Plans for black in Pirc when white responds to e5 with d5

Intuitively I would think that this line should just be a better (for black) version of the usual Mar Del Plata KID, seeing that the white c pawn is less advanced and the knight is somewhat passively ...
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How to avoid Pirc in favor of KID

I like to play the King's Indian Defense (KID) and I know little to nothing about the Pirc. So, on 1.d4 I always go for 1. ... Nf6 but I don't know what to do to avoid 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 ending up in a ...
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Unusual Caro-Kann Variation

I'm looking for information about the unusual Caro-Kann variation that appears to be a sort of Pirc. I recently ran across this line and I'm struggling to understand why you would deviate from 2... d5....
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in the pirc, bringing a dragon pawn structure fails

[FEN ""] 1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. dxc5 Qa5 6. cxd6 * hello, above you can see the first moves of a pirc game, to study this opening I learn with the book "Pirc Alert!", from lev ...
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What is the Pirc Defense (1… d6 or 1… g6)?

On this website: http://www.dwheeler.com/chess-openings/, it says that the Pirc Defense is 1. e4 d6 or 1. e4 g6. Which one of them is the true Pirc Defense?