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Why is a fianchetto good?
Why Fianchetto Bishops are best used as long range pieces. When bishops are too close to enemy pieces, they can get attacked by pawns and knights. Fianchettoing allows your bishop to control the long diagonals from the side (while also providing a great defense for king castling).
How does castling protect the king?
Castling is an important goal in the opening, because it serves two valuable purposes: it often moves the king into a safer position away from the center of the board, and it moves the rook to a more active position in the center of the board.
Why do you play fianchetto the bishop in chess?
Not only will the bishop help you fight for the center but the pawn on b3 or g3 (for white) will help you with a further pawn break like c4 or f4 to undermine the opponent’s center. As a defensive move, fianchettoing the bishop on the side where you castle is not so straightforward.
What do you like about ” your double fianchetto “?
Horrible opening man. what i dont like about “your double fianchetto” is that you wind up weakening the pawn structure for your king’s defense; no matter which side you castle to! plus, you have done this weakening early, which gives your opponnent plenty of time to formulate an attack. Good luck! Re: the diagram above… You may like this Is 3000 ELO chess possible?
How does Kamsky play the double fianchetto in chess?
He’d hold off on pawn breaks and crystallizing the structure until it became clear there was an advantage in doing so. Anyway, Kamsky often plays the double fianchetto, moving toward a hippo-like structure, and he’s contested for the world title. So it’s not like these ideas don’t have high-level support. Just not in the way the OP promoted them.
How does fianchettoing a bishop affect the center?
The answers to your two questions are related. Fianchettoing a bishop allows the bishop to attack the center from the sidelines, from the second rank. Normally the bishops would have to go to the fourth rank (c4, f4 for white) or the fifth rank (b5 or g5 for white) pinning an enemy knight to have an influence on the center.