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Last updated on 12/3/09, 6:59 PM.
Here is another type called extended fianchetto.
This is exaggerated fianchetto.
I love the fianchetto i do a bit different vareation since im usaly met with somone pushing a pawn to e4 or d4 to stop the night so i came up with d3 or e3 to put the knight in front and control the center a bit while not giving a chance for them to force the retreat and you still get to control those long diagonals for later on in the game when they come in handy
i get it
I like the queen side Fianchetto because it puts alot of pressure on the kings position
why call it fianchetto?
Fiancho is italian for "flank" or "side". Fianchetto is a diminutive term meaning little flank. The fianchetto gives the bishop the ability to attack for a long distance from the side.
Who says Americans only speak English?
Fianchettoing allows a bishop to control as many center squares as it can(2), protects against weak knight pawn existance(though the knight is put in the way to avoid unprotected bishop existance then rook next), and keeps the bishop safe from pawns and knights chasing it back. It is also the fastest way to castle.
I fianchetto early and leave the bishop there because it almost always pays off towards the end of the game.
Fianchetto is pounced fee-uhn-ket-o
Hear the pronunciation at this link.
the fianchetto is such a great position.
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