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Pirc Defense is the opening, where white grabs the center and then black tries to break it. It is usually leads to somewhat interesting and exciting games.

The usual continuation is:

  • 1. e4, d6.
  • 2. d4, grabbing the center, Nf6, developing the knight.
  • 3. Nc3, devleoping the knight too (f3 is the Lion Defense), g6 (if e5, then 4. Nf3, Nbd7 and we are in Philidor Formation, Lion Variation.), trying to fianchetto the bishop.