Double Fianchetto – The Ultimate Workbook I have to admit that I had not planned to start
writing again so soon after the publication of the first book, but as everybody knows the world went
into the Corona pandemic which completely changed everybody’s life.
After many years without playing online I began to play some online blitz on a regular basis, just to
have some practice. Normally I would have played some tournaments, but at the moment of writing,
nobody can say when we can start playing regular tournament chess again. Of course online chess
cannot replace over-the-board chess, but it is definitely better than nothing.
The main part of the book is divided into exercises and solutions, with 110 positions taken from
double fianchetto games. I have divided the exercises into chapters, with each chapter featuring
games by players who have deployed the double fianchetto quite often. You will find a lot of typical
motifs used by these players.
Double Fianchetto – The Ultimate Workbook
The difficulty level ranges from very easy through to very tough, but I won’t give points for the
solutions. The ideas vary from tactics to important strategic subtleties. The reader decides how
honestly he or she tries to solve these exercises. It is also not necessary to solve all of them, but it is
definitely important to think about these positions and take your time. The reader should gain an
impression of the many ideas and structures which are possible in the double fianchetto positions.
Sometimes you will find the complete games in the solutions section, but sometimes you will only
find the most important moves up to a certain point, because the rest would be irrelevant to the topic.
In some solutions I also give the first moves, because I guess that it would be very interesting to know
which move order was played to reach the positions in question.