Open the Fianchetto Diagonal

The fianchetto bishop can be a beast. An extremely powerful strategy is to open up the diagonal for a fianchetto bishop. This is a similar idea to opening files for rooks; open diagonals for bishops!

There are a number of openings where the fianchetto bishop is very strong. A lot of them are defences for Black: King’s Indian Defence, Sicilian Dragon, Benoni, Benko Gambit, and many others.

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