The Perfect Pirc-Modern
Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
by Viktor Moskalenko
Publisher: New In Chess, 2013
Edition: Paperback medium
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).
From the foreword by 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.”
John Watson, The Week In Chess, on The Flexible French:
“Simply sparkles with ideas.”
Viktor Kortchnoi on The Wonderful Winawer:
“Familiarizing oneself with Moskalenko’s new ideas can only have a beneficial effect on the play of any reader, from amateur to professional.”
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe, on Viktor Moskalenko’s 'The Flexible French':
“Moskalenko's coverage is excellently balanced (..) Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko's breakdown of the material.”