The Pirc-Ufimtsev Defence1.e2-e4 d7-d6 2.d2-d4 Ng8-f6
1. e2–e4 d7-d6 Black adopts a modest setup with this pawn move which controls the e5-square and prepares the development of the knight to f6.
2. d2-d4 White accepts the chance to occupy the centre with a second pawn.
2...Ng8-f6 Black develops his knight and attacks the e4-pawn.
3. Nb1-c3 White develops his knight and protects the pawn on e4.
3...g7-g6 After this move we have the basic position of the Pirc Defence. Black is planning to fianchetto his dark-squared bishop, i.e. develop it to g7, and to castle immediately afterwards. Black’s setup is slightly passive, since he concedes more space in the centre to White. Black will later attack this centre with moves like …e7-e5 or …c7-c5.
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