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A fianchetto is when a bishop sits on the longest diagonal, usually behind the moved knight's pawn. 















Here is another type called extended fianchetto.












This is exaggerated fianchetto.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #21


    the fiencetto is good when its done at the right time at the right place like if the diagonal is opened or if you have a peice to progress in front of it. it can be very sneaky

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #22


    You are a golden God !!! 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #23


    The Bishop is like every other piece in the game. You have to know when ,how ,and why your using it.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #24


    The more I see the better I like the position.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #25


    hahaha someone asked why you have such a  "beastly name!"  hahaha

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #26


    A name is a name and a friend is a friend. Friend.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #27



  • 5 years ago · Quote · #28


    it is actually my favorite position especially on castling side...

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #29


    hmmm... who needs the names? Just call it fianchetto!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #30


    my fav 2... i always castle after this. really good defense

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #31


    Well what should be the moves after this ??? I mean we can use fianchetto ?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #32


    Always use it!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #33


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #34


    The bishop controls the center from a safe distance.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #35


    i just really began using my bishops alot better because of the access that they have when the technique is used

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #36


    The fianchetto is a really solid formation.1.It moves your g pawn up to the protection of the f  and h pawns  so you get more support if someone is a attacking you on the g file.

    2.The bishop guards a lot of squares around your king.

    3.The bishop can get to almost any where within 2 to 4 moves if the centre is not closed.It emits a lot of pressure.

    Sometimes i like to call fianchettoed bishops  ''dragons'' after the famous sicilian g6 fianchetto.It really fits their name well.

    And lastly if your attacking a certain place on the board an fianchetto is a good way to store a bishop on the other side and still particpating in the attack and not gettig in the way.A fianchetto often setups a discovred attack.

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