Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fianchetto

This is one strategy in chess I got from my father when using the Indian Defense. It is a pattern of development wherein the bishop delays the occupation of the central posts thus limiting the opponent's movement. In chess, it's all about controlling the center. And since it will be controlling a significant number of key posts, it is subject to many attacks.

Fianchetto

I used to think that this is a weak move since most of the time it's path is blocked by it's knight in shining armor and is unable to maneuver the whole board, which in the first place is the objective of it's development. That always made me feel like I have one piece LESS than my dad.

fianchetto detail

But one false move from this mighty opponent could sometimes cost him his rook which gives me material gain if not the very elusive victory.

15 comments:

  1. Mr. Bjornik, you are utterly phenomenal! Another divine piece for your chess series. Wow! I like his delicate little hand. You know me and hands. And feet. And I'm still marveling over your intricate backgrounds. How do you do it! Thank you for another entertaining lesson.

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  2. All the chess moves are greek to me, but your work is absolutely fabulous and it's amazing and wonderful to come here! I know a lot of adjectives, but I can't say enough about the beauty of your work! :)

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  3. Wow! your style is beautiful! I really like those.

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  4. Hey! That's a great Jordan! And I liked the other old portraits, too. Who are you kidding, Legs? Your portraits are exquisite, with much more finesse than anything I've ever done. By the way, is that your photo on the corner of Multiply? You look like a movie star!

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  5. This guy is fantastic buddy, dig the lighting and the subtle details - as always - are a delight. Bravo.. bravo...

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  6. I agree with Bella! It's another amazing piece. I think I could look at your pieces for hours and still not see all the details. Amazing work!

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  7. Hahaha! Bella, you're the second one who fell for that picture. That's my grandpa Bruce Lee! And sorry, I won't agree with you there, your portrait is waaaayyy better! I like that, Legs!:)

    Hi Dion, sent you an email. It's funny because before reading your comment, I just read an article about art nouveau and the famous artists of the movement. And my nostrils were going to explode at your flattery. I just love Audrey Beardsley's style so thank you very much!

    Valerie, Peter, Aya and Indigine, thank you!:)

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  8. Bjornik dear,
    I just want to say that you are usual brilliant self with this piece. Playing catch up after an exhausting week.

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  9. very intriguing blog- wonderful work

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  10. Chess seems even more interesting with your characters!

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  11. Bjornik, I too don't know what to say about art. But I do know that your art is wickedly fantastic. Incredible, truly.

    When you can hold it up like that is it on paper and cut up. It is so mesmerizing.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  12. Another deliciously delightlful piece... and I like the way you've presented it here!!

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  13. the detail and texture of your work is always amazing!

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  14. I find your work amazing - it's just so fascinating! Brilliant!

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