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John Cochrane vs Bonnerjee Mohishunder
Calcutta (1850)
Pirc Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1
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Jul-31-09  kieranchez: interesting game with early queen exchange, White overcomplicates I think. At move 20 White should have had stronger game. Black exploits weak pawn on e4.
Jul-31-09  beatgiant: <kieranchez>
Agreed. How about <21. Ng1> Bb7 22. f3 Bxg1 23. Rd6+ Kf7 24. Rxg1. Black still can't contest the d-file because the h-pawn would hang.
Nov-23-09  Wayne Proudlove: The Pirc is pronounced "peerts". I contested this with someone who went on that he'd been playing chess much longer than me but you can look it up, and pronunciation is important, as I've learned in my travels and immersion in different cultures.
Jun-08-11  abstract: 29..f5 is a scary mave !!
Jun-08-11
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  FSR: This opening, which is still played and viable today, doesn't have a name beyond "King Pawn Opening." I certainly wouldn't call it a Pirc since Black didn't fianchetto the king bishop. "Philidor Defense" would be a better name, though not really accurate. (White only played Nf3 on move 11, and I don't know how you could reach the position in the game by a plausible Philidor move order.
Jun-08-11  JuliusDS: <Wayne Proudlove> Interesting!
Dec-07-16  wilfredo munoz: <FSR> Check out this page http://www.vanrekom.nl/thelion/lion... and then click on the subheading "Variations" just a few scrolls down. You'll see this opening line among many variants. And you'll see that name--Philidor--and that following the colon beside it you'll see "The Lion". It doesn't stop there. The name of the specific opening line you and I are dying to know is really "Philidor: The Lion. The Lion''s den" whether the Knight is played on the eighth or tenth move or, in our case, the eleventh.
Sep-05-17
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  Domdaniel: A beautiful game by Mohishunder, showing a sophisticated feeling for defence, counter-attack and pawn play.

This opening line reemerged in the 1980s, when it became known as the (British) Lion. This move-order, 3...e5 in a Pirc, remains popular. It is arguably a type of Philidor but has some independent standing.

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