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Fianchetto

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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.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    Garfeild17

    Sorry but i don't get it
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    Samishere

    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

     


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3

    zam5

    thank you! I wanted to learn more about the fianchetto.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #4

    eyesallhazy

    Fianchetto goes great with most openings.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #5

    danzz

    i get it

     


  • 7 years ago · Quote · #6

    WhiteFire

    We call it the fanggorein Gaknor Beast.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #7

    rich34788

    Why do you give it such a beastly name?
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #8

    WhiteFire

    The line of fire of both Bishops makes two fangs.
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    Eccomi

    The Vainglorious Arachnid Feast?
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    kungfoodchef

    I like the queen side Fianchetto because it puts alot of pressure on the kings position

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    johnmichael

    why call it fianchetto?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    princetrumpet

    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?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    srn347

    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.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    Niekro

    Thank you.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    flash123359

    I fianchetto early and leave the bishop there because it almost always pays off towards the end of the game.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #16

    Schleppi

    Fianchetto is pounced    fee-uhn-ket-o

    Hear the pronunciation at this link.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fianchetto

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #17

    plane129

    good

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #18

    anhhuyalex

    Nice!

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #19

    Gerik

     the fianchetto is such a great position.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #20

    majello

    this is a great position..i love using the fianchetto

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