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|Dec-19-07|| ||whiskeyrebel: Double thumbs up to you brankat. Having used his defense for scores of OTB games as a kid way back when, I feel compelled at this moment to bow to Mr. Pirc in front of my imac. I picked up the Pirc initially from playing over Hort games actually. Then, I saw what the Canadian's in B.C. were doing with the modern defense and became a 1..g6 player. The Pirc and the modern go together though like bisquits and gravy.|
|Dec-19-07|| ||RookFile: The guy always perks me up.|
|Dec-19-07|| ||porgue: See, even Pirc used the Sicilian as his main weapon!|
|Dec-19-07|| ||xrt999: the pirc defense is lame.|
|Jan-06-08|| ||brankat: <Tomlinsky> I played Mr.Pirc only in 1 simul game, way back in the summer of 1968. I was 17 at the time, and participated in the U-19 Championship of Croatia (then 1 of former Yugoslav republics/provinces). |
Half way through the tourney we had a day off, and V.Pirc then gave a simul against all the players (23). There were some 5-6 draws, I don't think he lost a single game.
And, yes I appropriately played the Pirc! I managed to draw the R+P vs. R ending :-) I believe the GM was very pleased with my choice of the opening. When he approached my board for his second move he was all smiles :-)
|Jan-06-08|| ||brankat: <whiskeyrebel> I haven't played the Pirc in ages. But when I was young. I did play use it from time to time. The same with the similar QID against <1.d4>. Usually when facing opponents who I knew to be stronger than me. |
My approach there was, to be patient, try to build a position with no real weaknesses, and wait for the "enemy" to overextend. Mostly with his pawns :-)
Which they did most of the time, knowing/or thinking they were stronger, and feeling provoked to be "aggressive". Had me a few nice scores using this kind of an approach :-)
|Jan-16-08|| ||brankat: It would be nice to have a photo of Vasja Pirc to go with his Biography.|
|Sep-06-08|| ||just a kid: I have the same birthdate as him! =)12/19/95 for me though|
|Sep-16-08|| ||brankat: <just a kid> Don't worry, You're getting there, slowly, but surely :-)|
|Sep-16-08|| ||just a kid: I used his opening against Open Defence in my forum.I am in a sticky situation though.|
|Sep-16-08|| ||apple pi: Don't worry - you're not the first of OD's victims!|
|Sep-17-08|| ||just a kid: <apple pi>And probably not the last... =)|
|Sep-18-08|| ||brankat: <just a kid> <apple pi>|
A kid for breakfast, that's <Open Defence>'s approach. Even had me for lunch, although I'm not really what You'd call a kid anymore :-)
|Dec-06-08|| ||brankat: Just noticed that Vasja Pirc has his Birthday on the same date as Capablanca :-)|
|Dec-19-08|| ||just a kid: Happy birthday Mr. Pirc!|
|Jan-16-09|| ||patzer of patzers: <brankat> Are you sure about your last post? According to newinchess.com, Capablanca was born on November 19, 1888.|
|Feb-08-09|| ||brankat: <patzer of patzers> They were both born on November. 19th. Different years, of course, but both would have the Birthday on the same day.|
|Feb-08-09|| ||DarthStapler: It's funny because the date is November 19th, and their birthdays are 19 years apart|
|Feb-17-09|| ||patzer of patzers: <brankat> Sorry if I'm missing anything, but it seems to me that <just a kid> and newinchess.com both say Pirc's birthday was December 19, 1907.|
|Jun-22-09|| ||brankat: <patzer of patzers> I've been away for a few months, so it's just today that I saw Your February post :-)|
It was my bad. You're correct: V.Pirc was born in December (19th), Capablanca on November 19th.
|Aug-14-09|| ||patzer of patzers: Of course, there was little use in my getting so worked up over such a matter as someone's birthday, but now that it is settled, perhaps we should move on to another issue: getting a picture of Pirc up here! Google Images provides pictures that are a little grainy or something, but they're infinitely better than this ad for Empire Craft on my page right now.|
|Oct-15-11|| ||BobCrisp: Looks like a cross between <Matthew Sadler> and <Fred Yates>: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|Nov-11-11|| ||brankat: Never heard of either Matthew Sadler or Fred Yates. But, Pirc does look quite OK, I'd say.|
|Dec-19-11|| ||brankat: R.I.P. GM Pirc.|
|May-15-13|| ||TheAlchemist: An anecdote...
Pirc and Vidmar used to play a lot during WW2 (reportedly they played more than a thousand unofficial games during the war and around two thousand in total). Their games often attracted many kibitzers (mosquitoes, as Vidmar used to call them), most of them attended regularly and were treated to many humorous remarks by both masters.
Once a new spectator, who didn't know either master, famously quipped: "These two are like ass and shirt!" <the literal translation of the Slovenian "rit in srajca", which is derived, I think, from the Italian expression "culo e camicia" or possibly the French "cul et chemise" and the closest English equivalent would be "thick as thieves", I think - anyway it simply means that the two are always together>
"Did you hear, Vasja?"
"What, doctor?" asked Pirc, deep in thought.
"He called you an ass," said Vidmar with a smirk and made his next move.
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