Originally posted by Jusuh
dont know about the sites/books, but it is practically always playable. KID, Pirc, some Sicilians, QID and many many other well-known opening include fianchettoing. Personally I play it also against Four Knights def. and Caro-Kann..
Thanks for the feedback, I am starting to learn and study openings however at the current level I play I found myself many more times that not in a 'non-opening' position. Either I have messed up or my opponent isn't playing an opening I can find in the one book I have (Chess Opening, Theory and Practice - falling apart as you an image) or in any database or the open is list to 4 moves with nothing following (i.e no mention of fianchetto or castling).
So I often myself at move 4, all on my own as it were, just winging it. I try for moves that give me an advantage or sometimes I have a plan, but again at my level I'm limited in what I can 'see'.
If find I do well with reading 'in general if x = y or x < Y and a = b then it best if you'. So I am hoping to find some literature/training in that portion of the game that might at least give me some insight. Or is it just an area that really isn't studied on it's own