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The double fianchetto is fine, I think. If Korchnoi played 40. .. Rxd4, he probably would've won, right? Oh wait, he did - my bad!
I think the system the OP showed is not good, but the double fianchetto is viable in numerous openings.
It is quite playable in the English, the Sicilian Dragons, the KID, the QID, the Nimzo-Larsen, the KIA, the pirc/modern, and probably others I am missing.
Personally, I play it a lot, in the English, the Accelerated Dragon, and the QID. It exerts great pressure on the center, and often wins you a rook exchange, if the opponent gets careless. You just can't rush it. You need to develop knights as well, and tend to the center pawn structure.
I stumbled upon a game by Ponomariov when he had a 2684 elo rating where he double fianchettos and wins on white.
I can't tell if its a rapid game or not though. I'm guessing with such a bizarre opening, it is.
I do double fianchetto quite a bit as well. Sometimes I feel like it just makes me lose however I am so used to it now that I hesitate working with anything else. I agree that controlling the center is important. I sometimes work with some pawn moves in the center as well.
I run the double fianchetto, and it is just to aply hiden pressures for the later game when your opponent is to busy focusing on something else or desides to copy you early in the game, they end up losing their rooks.
Its control over the center of the board from the outside lanes.
recently alekseev (2710) lost to an unrated player against the double fianchetto in a rapid game:
Here is one of my game where my opponent played double fianchetto and I crushed him.
uhm using fianchetto in my sicilian dragon variation but im keep losing when i use that oppening :(
recently alekseev (2710) lost to an unrated player against the double fianchetto in a rapid game
It later turned out Nikolay was close to 2400 blitz rating before that event, so it wasn't a true unrated player.
if you are going to play a setup like that you just have to know what you are dealing with.
As others have said, the double fianchetto setup can be sort of "slow" in that it takes 2 moves to develop each bishop. In the meantime your opponent my get a lead in development and also a strong center. So if you like to chip away at a strong center than the df setup may suit you.
if you look at the kasp=korch game above, you see that Korchnoi did play in the center to get open lines etc BEFORE he commited to the 2nd fianchetto. If you just mechanically go into the 2 fianchettos regardless of what he opponents do, you are just giving the opponent a free hand to setup whatever center he wants to setup
It's disgusting...makes me almost sick to play against it and probably a sure sign of psychosis to be playing it. Why not just play checkers or connect four, or tic tac toe? Build a pyramid and hide behind it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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