Facing a talented 1821 in this 15+15 game, I go for a “center fork trick” in the Pirc Defense to break up my opponent’s center. Although I feel optimistic, my opponent surprises and impresses me with two sharp decisions: 8.Bxc7 (a move I underestimated), and, later, 14.Nd5 (tricky, and another move I underestimated!). An instructive battle ensues.
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