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brulla 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Pirc and King's Indian Friends,
what are to your opinion the principal differences
between Pirc and King's Indian?
At first glance I see one: in Pirc, White does not play c4, also seldom f3 (Saemisch).
What strategical differences does this imply?

Sincerely yours,
brulla
chris21 26 ( +1 | -1 )
I think the moves by black are the same in both openings, albeit different move order. The Kings Indian is played against 1d4 and the Pirc is played against 1e4.

The Austrian attack of the Pirc goes 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 bg7 5. Nf3 0-0 Then usually 6.Bd3 although 6 0-0 is also popular.
chris21 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Although ,forget the bit about 6 0-0 being popular I must be getting mixed up as the kings bishop hasn't moved yet :0
caldazar 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Some strategic points 1. Playing c4 and then Nc3 is slower than just Nc3.
2. Playing c4 makes it less safe for White to castle queenside, although White does so anyway in some lines of the King's Indian.
3. Playing c4 limits the scope of White's light-squared bishop.
4. Playing c4 increases White's control over the center, especially over d5, and gives White more space to work with.
5. Playing c4 slows down a queenside pawn expansion by Black by increasing control over b5.

An f3/Be3 system in the Pirc is perfectly respectable.
tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Principal difference: I know how to play the Kings Indian, But not the pirc. 8-)
triangulator 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I have noticed that in the KID it becomes closed a lot and white will play for Q-side attack and black will go for a dangerous Q-sadie attack, I don't see that in the pric, mostly it is black on the Q-side/center and white in the K-side/center
triangulator 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I have noticed that in the KID it becomes closed a lot and white will play for Q-side attack and black will go for a dangerous Q-sadie attack, I don't see that in the pric, mostly it is black on the Q-side/center and white in the K-side/center