18887 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Is white's position Valid. I am a relative amatuer and have no engine and thought white's position looked rather formidable. I'm curious if anyone finds white' position to be sound, or is this just a nice to look at symmetrical assembly.
Typically, positions with the Bishops developed symmetrically... e3 and d3, f4 and c4, g5 and b5... are not particularly solid. An exception is the double-fianchetto with Bishops at g2 and b2, which can be quite resiliant given a good central formation.
Although I don't personally think double-fianchetto is a good formation I confess I struggle againts it in play. The idea of commiting both the b and g pawn early and the extra step's to develop the bishop without a direct purpose doesn't do it for me.
There is a direct purpose... it gives you Bishop-control of e4, d4, e5 and d5. No other formation will offer that so early in the game.
Having said that... I don't often play the double-fianchetto either.
white will drown into a pusy , but black will win the game. all depends of if you are omosexual or not. <º))))<<( .I.
"2015 Sinquefield Cup Round 7"
Discrimination in chess M/F?
by Pulpofeira a few minutes ago
Who Will Win The 2015 Sinquefield Cup?
by abeautifulgame a few minutes ago
There's a New Clock A'comin
by kenardi 3 minutes ago
by Chessonline2016 7 minutes ago
1001-2000 worst things to do while playing chess
by AC_SuperEgo 8 minutes ago
8/30/2015 - Corner Pocket
by ajedreznick 14 minutes ago
who invented the chess and when?
by batgirl 18 minutes ago
Scotch Gambit Canal Variation
by Veganomnomnom 19 minutes ago
Best aggresive games to study
by Pai_Mei 21 minutes ago
by Veganomnomnom 23 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!