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  1. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    07 Dec '07 20:54 / 1 edit
    Game 4302214

    I hope my opponent doesn't mind me showing off, but purely for bragging rights i want to post this game.


    I have finally managed to use Alekhine's Gun in a game, winning was a bonus



    edit....crap, misspelled the title, that'll eat into my brag a little
  2. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    07 Dec '07 23:33
    Alekhine just rolled over in his grave.
  3. 08 Dec '07 00:37
    After 10 d3 ? I think 10...e4 is winning a piece.
  4. 08 Dec '07 00:47
    After 19...Nd4 ? You would have lost your Bishop if White had played 20 Bxb7+ Kxb7 21 Qe4+ Kb8 22 Rxc3
  5. Standard member HurricaneConway125
    SUPREMO OF SOMERSET
    08 Dec '07 09:51
    Will someone please explain to me what Alekhines gun is?? It sounds so cool!
  6. 08 Dec '07 09:58 / 1 edit
    It sounds like a fancy name for the doubling of a rook and queen. Not sure whether there is some sort of subtle reference to alekhines suspiscious death though?
  7. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    08 Dec '07 11:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by HurricaneConway125
    Will someone please explain to me what Alekhines gun is?? It sounds so cool!
    Alekhine's gun refers to the tripling of heavy artillary on an open file. Usually with the Queen at the rear with the two Rooks in front of her.
    The term was actually taken from the game Alekhine-Nimzovich, San Remo 1930, where Alekhine used this technique to great effect.
    Check the game out if you get a chance. A true work of art.
    Alekhine's play throughout that particular tournament was outstanding.
  8. 08 Dec '07 14:59
    I have looked over that game several times and I really cannot find a single flaw in Alekhine's game. However, can somebody please explain to me how the rooks in the front are more efficient than with the Queen in the center of the gun? I find that to be a more practical placement for the Queen.
  9. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    08 Dec '07 16:10
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    I have looked over that game several times and I really cannot find a single flaw in Alekhine's game. However, can somebody please explain to me how the rooks in the front are more efficient than with the Queen in the center of the gun? I find that to be a more practical placement for the Queen.
    I guess because in an attack, you lose the queen last. That's my understanding of it.
  10. 08 Dec '07 16:51
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    I guess because in an attack, you lose the queen last. That's my understanding of it.
    I'm sure that's right. If you have to give up the queen before both rooks, fewer tactics are feasible because you might come out behind in the piece count, or your opponent might be able to abort the capture sequence to his benefit.
  11. 08 Dec '07 19:42
    I guess it depends on the situation though, right? If the situation calls for a Queen to, let's say checkmate the King, after the initial rook strikes, then perhaps the Queen would be best in the middle. I don't know though, I don't use Alekhine's Gun often.
  12. 08 Dec '07 20:14
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    I guess it depends on the situation though, right? If the situation calls for a Queen to, let's say checkmate the King, after the initial rook strikes, then perhaps the Queen would be best in the middle. I don't know though, I don't use Alekhine's Gun often.
    You're probably right, I'm sure it depends on the situation. I imagine you could find examples like you mentioned.
  13. 08 Dec '07 21:26
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Game 4302214

    I hope my opponent doesn't mind me showing off, but purely for bragging rights i want to post this game.


    I have finally managed to use Alekhine's Gun in a game, winning was a bonus



    edit....crap, misspelled the title, that'll eat into my brag a little
    J.R.Capablanca wore a bullet proof vest.
  14. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    08 Dec '07 23:19 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    J.R.Capablanca wore a bullet proof vest.
    h3 would've ruined my day bigtime, and i was expecting it....i guess i wouldn'tve gotten away with it against a higher rated player, but duecer did beat me 3 out of 4 of our previous encounters so i still think it counts
  15. 09 Dec '07 09:29
    Alekhine's Gun?

    Someone should pop a cap in your ass for this crappy game.