Viktor Moskalenko is an International Grandmaster, a successful author and a well-known chess coach who has worked with Vasily Ivanchuk. A former Ukrainian champion, Moskalenko remains highly active as a player and has won numerous tournaments in his new home country, Spain.
Moskalenko wisely avoids the repertoire format, providing multiple replies to each white system. This approach should help Pirc players cultivate that essential virtue, flexibility. The main attractions are the accessible and enthusiastic explanations. -- James Vigus CHESS Magazine A fantastic book on the Pirc-Modern! When you play the Pirc, or against it, you cannot do without it. -- Martin Rieger Rochade Europa Magazine Moskalenko is up-to-date, his recommendations are easy to understand, he always points at equally playable alternatives, always includes must-play moves and he enriches theory. This is not only a presentation of theory in both openings but also a guide on how to play them. An excellent book. German Correspondence Chess Federation Myriad plans and setups are thoroughly discussed and helpfully summarized. Along the way, plenty of resources are provided for meeting each white system. --Paul Kane; Manchester Chess Federation -- Paul Kane Methodology and Research Technology Recommended for players who want to try out this opening complex as well as players who already have it on their repertoire. Full of resources, and the author does an excellent job of pointing them out, which makes the book both instructive and fun to read. -- Peter Doggers ChessVibes The game sections are bursting with ideas, plenty of helpful explanations. New moves and concepts abound. Viktor has done it again. Bravo! Put in the buy list. -- Grandmaster Glenn Flear