Pirc Alert! 2nd. ed.
Every chess player needs a defense he can trust. Pirc Alert! gives you a complete repertoire, everything you need to know to defend against White's most popular way of starting the game- 1.e4.
International Grandmasters Alburt and Chernin explain both the winning ideas as well as the theory and movers of the Pirc Defense, a dynamic system used by the world's chess elite.
Additionally, the merits of the Modern Defense, a related opening, are considered in every one of White's variations. Ideal for those who have other demands on their time, the Pirc rewards understanding its ideas over rote memorization.
Pirc Alert! is packed with surprise weapons. It gives you the most thorough explanation of an opening's themes and ideas ever published. Your whole approach to openings will leap to a new level. You'll win more games and enjoy chess more.
Proven educational techniques make it easy for you to read and remember. The most important ideas and positions are set off in color. Lesson previews give you the context, and unique "Memory Markers" lock in what you've learned. And nearly 1000 diagrams often allow you to study without a board.
Eight years after the Pirc Alert! was first published, this revised and updated 2nd edition deals with the current theory and has a no-secret-held-back approach of sharing unplayed theoretical novelties.
Grandmaster Alex Chernin is a world-championship candidate and the leading theoretician in the Pirc Defense. His ideas have brought the Pirc to the forefront of modern chess theory.
Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three times US Champion, former European Champion, and one of the world's most sought- after chess teachers, draws on his extensive experience to make this book easy to use for all players of all levels.