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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Pirc Alert! Pirc Alert! Alex Chernin. Packed with surprise-weapons, Pirc Alert! Alburt and Chernin explain both the winning ideas as well as the moves of the Pirc Defense, a dynamic system used by the world's chess elite.
The perfect companion to Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course , this book makes use of time-tested educational techniques to make it easy for you to read and remember. The most important principles and positions are highlighted in color. Lesson previews and unique "memory markers" lock in what you've learned. Frequent diagrams allow you to study without a board. Two-color illustrations throughout.
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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Pirc Alert! Apr 27, Mark Galassi rated it it was amazing Shelves: chess. Delightful conceptual introduction, with good tie-in to middle-game themes. The book is aided by a very effective collection of diagrams for both positions and ideas.
I strongly recommend it if you intend to play the Pirc. May 06, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: chess. Probably the best introduction to the strategy of the Pirc. Man has a feeling that the first pages doesn't only explain the intricacies of the Pirc - but it actually teaches you "the game of chess"; the way how Chernin the co-author of this book explains the over-protection in a simple manner is amazing. And the way how GM M.
Gurevich he was twice a tie for the 5th place on the FIDE rating list was using the Pirc to outplay his inferior opponent - simply astonishing. Also, thanks to the ab Probably the best introduction to the strategy of the Pirc.
Also, thanks to the abundance of diagrams, an experienced player can go through the book without using the chess set. Aug 17, Todd Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: chess. This was my repertoire against 1. The recommendations are decent, and they do a good job of explaining ideas to club players the target audience. You might get smashed by 4. Be3 though. May 22, Vince rated it did not like it. Especially if you buy used be sure to closely examine to make sure all content is there.
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Pirc Alert! : A Complete Defense Against 1. e4
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Pirc Alert!: A Complete Defense Against 1. e4
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Pirc rewards understanding its ideas over rote memorisation. Grandmaster Lev Alburt, a three-time US champion and one of the world's most sought-after chess teachers, and grandmaster Alex Chernin, a world-championship candidate and the leading expert on the Pirc, give you the most thorough explanation ever published of an opening's themes and ideas. Read more Read less.