[Comment "auto-generated from "]
[Event "Analysis"]
[Site "Benoni Pirc"]
[Date "2015.01.01"]
[Round ""]
[White "9.Qe2"]
[Black "8...Rb8 variation"]
[Result "*"]
[EventDate "2015.01.01"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd3 Na6 7.O-O c5 8.d5 Rb8 9.Qe2 {A slight improvement of white's position. For reference this move is covered in Nunn and McNab - The Ultimate Pirc p.30, Vigus - the Pirc in Black and White p.141 and Moskalenko - The Perfect Pirc-Modern p.115} 9...Bg4!? {The active move. Not analyzed much as far as I can tell (Moskalenko gives 9...Bg4!?N and ends there so it is plausible he has checked it though).} 10.a4 
    ( 10.Bc4 Nd7 11.h3!? 
        ( 11.a4 Nb6 12.Bb3 c4 13.Ba2 Qc7 14.Be3 Nc5 {(Unclear)} )
    11...Bxf3 12.Rxf3 Nb6 13.Bxa6 bxa6 14.Qxa6 Qc8 15.Qe2 
        ( 15.Qxa7 Re8 16.Nd1 e6 17.dxe6 Rxe6!? {(Unclear)} )
    15...f5 16.Kh2!? e6 17.dxe6 Qxe6 18.exf5 Qxf5 19.Qd3 Qxd3 20.Rxd3 g5!? 21.Rf3 gxf4 22.Rb1 Be5 {(Unclear)} )
    ( 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Rxf3 Nc7 12.f5 
        ( 12.a4 e6 13.dxe6 Nxe6 14.Qf2 Nd4 15.Re3 Re8 {Black should be OK.} )
    12...Nd7 13.a4 Ne5 14.Rf2 a6 15.a5 e6 16.dxe6 fxe6 17.fxg6 Nxg6 {Black is OK.} )
    ( 10.Bxa6 bxa6 11.Qxa6 Nh5 12.Qxa7 f5!? {(Unclear)} )
10...Nb4 11.Bc4 a6 
    ( 11...Nh5 12.Be3 e6 
        ( 12...Bd4 13.Nd1 Nxf4 14.Qd2 Bxf3 15.Rxf3 Bxe3+ 16.Nxe3 Nh5 17.Ng4 f6 18.c3 Na6 {(White is better) Black's knights are sad pieces.} )
    13.dxe6 fxe6 14.f5 {With some initiative.} )
12.a5 Qc7 
    ( 12...Re8 13.Rd1 Qc7 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Nh5 
        ( 15...Nd7 16.Bf4 {(White is slightly better)} )
    16.Re1 {White keeps his centre, which should be enough for some pull.} )
    ( 12...e6 13.dxe6 Bxe6 14.Bxe6 fxe6 15.e5 dxe5 16.fxe5 Nd7 17.Bg5 Qc7 18.Be7 Rxf3 19.gxf3 Nxe5 {(White is slightly better) White has the material.} )
13.h3 Bc8 14.Ng5 h6 
    ( 14...Nd7 15.Nd1 
        ( 15.Nb1 b5 16.axb6 Nxb6 17.c3 Nxc4 18.Qxc4 Nc2 19.Ra2 h6 20.Nf3 e6 {(Unclear)} )
    15...b5 16.axb6 Bd4+ 17.Be3 Nxb6 18.c3 Nxc4 19.Qxc4 Nc2 20.cxd4 Nxa1 21.dxc5 { Looks quite promising for white.} )
    ( 14...Nh5 15.Qd1!? Bd7 16.g4 {(White is slightly better) With a favorable pushing back of black's forces.} )
15.Nf3 e6 16.dxe6 Bxe6 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.e5 dxe5!? 19.Nxe5 Kh7 20.Na4 Rbe8 {White will need to work to prove an edge, although he should have the more promising of the two positions.} *