Originally posted by Eladar
I never said I was better than the people who beat me. 😉
In that case, you know what you have to work on, right?
Darax has a point about the b3 opening though. It's a fine, though somewhat passive opening if you play it right, but what I've seen from the games I looked at, you're not utilizing the potential of the fianchettoed bishop at all. From your last game:
For the first part of the game, the bishop sat there staring at the c and d pawn, looking like a third, slightly bigger pawn. Eventually, the c pawn moved, but the sorry bishop continued to bite into the granite wall of his own blockaded d pawn.
Black's bishops, on the other hand, which only took one move a piece to develop, both have active roles and are enjoying the view of tasty open diagonals.
So, in conclusion, the fianchetto has it's place in chess, but only if you make use of the bishop.
Just my advice of course, there are other openings such as the KIA where the bishop eyes its own pawns for a bit, but in general if that's the case, it's not worth spending two moves developing it.