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lespaul 40 ( +1 | -1 )
What is the name of this opening? Hi, could someone please tell me the name of the defense in this picture I've uploaded? :

I'm not sure what order it SHOULD be played in, only that I've played it a few times and had only very convincing victories when using it.
lespaul 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Sorry For the double post :P
lespaul 8 ( +1 | -1 )
One more thing... I am referring to the position which black is in, if I didn't make that clear.
calmrolfe 37 ( +1 | -1 )
It seems to be a variant based on the Modern Defence, whose first two moves involve 1...g7 2...Bg6.

Your version ends up with a double fianchetto, which is in accord with the "hypermodern" theory of initially giving up the centre and sniping away at it from the sides. Perhaps a study of the games of Nimzovitch might reveal a similar sort of set up in one of his games.

Kind regards,

lespaul 48 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks... For your response, calmrolfe. I see that you haven't lost OR drawn a game yet... perhaps the new Cyrano!

So it's obviously a pretty rare opening? Which would probably imply that it's not particularly good?
Perhaps I need some stronger opponents to play it against...

You mentioned Nimzovitch? Hmm I just looked up some info about him... I see the similarities that you are pointing out, his hypermodern style is rather strange... but I think it might be worth some further research....

caldazar 99 ( +1 | -1 )
Double fianchetto openings tend to be flexible, reactionary systems where the player allows his opponent to carry out some plan and then attempts to exploit the negative aspects of his opponent's plan by using the superior flexibility of his position. Double fianchetto openings are also slow openings and tend to work best when the opposing player is also playing for a slow buildup rather than a quick attack.

A typical plan against double fianchetto systems is central play. There, the holder of the double fianchetto position must take care to strike back in the center in a timely fashion before the opposing player consolodates his position, lest he be suffocated by a lack of space.

I can't quite figure out how you managed to reach the position shown, though. Superficially, White's setup indicates some sort of kingside attack, but the placement of a few of the pieces is a bit odd(specifically, d3 and Bf4 instead of d4 and Be3). In any case, the position looks roughly equal to me.
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lespaul 33 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, you're right... Cladazar. All games I have had using this, or similar openings, have basically crowded the board, and left the opponent blocked.

Oh, this isn't an actual game. I just copied a picture of the chess board, and then moved the pieces around in paintshop pro.

Thanks for your analysis of the opening , it's very helpful.