You can play the Black Lion without looking at your opponent, at least not for 4 or 5 moves. Leonardo Cui of Canada played the first four moves in order with 1...d6, 2...Nf6, 3...Nbd7, and 4...e5. Ray Haines responded aggressively as White. Ray wrote:
"This is my game with Leonardo Cui. I had the better game in the center with a lot of space to work with. The computer rated the game as a little better for black after I gave up the first pawn. I also like black a little better after I gave up the second pawn. I had good control of the dark squares, which gave me a lot of play against his king. I liked my game here."
Thanks Ray. Both sides had chances. Black dropped a piece in tactics. In the end, he would have to give up his queen to avoid mate.
Haines - L.Cui, Houlton ME (1), 05.08.2017 begins 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 [The Black Lion. A normal Pirc Defence continues with 3...g6 ] 4.f4 e5
Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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