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Steven Zierk vs Varuzhan Akobian
National Open (2012), Las Vegas USA, rd 6, Jun-17
Czech Defense: General (B07)  ·  0-1



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Aug-26-12  me to play: I am interested in this opening...The Czech Defense, but haven't had much luck finding any books covering it. Just wondering if anyone knows of any. Thanks!
Aug-26-12  me to play: A book or a DVD.
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  cro777: The Czech (Pribil) System of the Pirc Defense is covered in the book "1...d6: Move by Move" by Cyrus Lakdawala.

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  cro777: In reply to both 1...e4 and 1...d4, GM Akobian often uses the flexible <1.d6> trying to steer the game into his favorite Czech (Pribil) System of the Pirc Defense.

After 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 (or 1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nf6) 3.Nc3, instead of <3...g6>, which is the main line Pirc, Black plays <3...c6>.

This system achieved the peak of its popularity in the early 1990's, mainly due to the efforts of players from former Czechoslovakia (J.Pribil, M.Pribil and others).

Aug-27-12  me to play: <cro777> Thanks for the info !
Oct-26-14  sreeskamp: See the highly instructive lecture of Akobian at the chess club of St. Louis on You Tube. Great lectures, all of them!

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