Modern Defence

The Modern Defence is a Black defence against either e4 or d4, or pretty much any White opening for that matter. Black simply ignores what White is doing and fianchettos the King bishop.

Diagram: Modern Defence

The positions arising from the Modern Defence are often very similar to the Pirc Defence. The Modern is a little different in lines where Black avoids Nf6 or White plays c4. Hence, lines in the modern defence will often transpose to the Pirc Defence if Black plays Nf6 at some point.

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