Fianchetto, pronounced “Fee-an-ket-o” is an Italian word that means “on the flank” and is referred to a White Bishop placed on G2 or B2 and Black’s Bishop placed on G7 or B7.
Here you’ll see idea behind Fianchettoing Bishops. Both sides develop pieces as you normally would in Chess openings while both players Fianchetto their Bishops so they are in effective positions that will benefit them during the remainder of the game. Specifically White, putting both Bishops on optimal squares making them dangerous for Black. While Black’s Bishop is on the diagonal, it’s also blocked by its own pawns while White’s Bishops are aiming right at Black’s pieces, which is ideal.
Why is Fianchettoing Bishops Important?
Placing Bishops these squares is ideal the bishop to be placed on. These positions enable the Bishop to attack or defend any peace along that diagonal. This allows the Bishop to be as active as possible throughout the game. If you know what in it’s owned piece is, where a piece has been trapped by other pieces making the piece useless, a fianchettoed Bishop is the exact opposite. This is why many chess openings involve fienchettoing a Bishop.
Like other Chess pieces, you want to maximize the attacking and defending capability the piece has. Fienchettoing allows the Bishops to perform at their maximum potential and value throughout the duration of the game.
I hope this guide on how to Fianchetto helped you. If you liked this post, you may also be interested in other Chess Terms like castling and blunder.