Originally posted by HurricaneConway125Alekhine'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.
Will someone please explain to me what Alekhines gun is?? It sounds so cool!
Originally posted by kfennessyI guess because in an attack, you lose the queen last. That's my understanding of it.
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.
Originally posted by huckleberryhoundI'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.
I guess because in an attack, you lose the queen last. That's my understanding of it.
Originally posted by kfennessyYou're probably right, I'm sure it depends on the situation. I imagine you could find examples like you mentioned.
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.
Originally posted by huckleberryhoundJ.R.Capablanca wore a bullet proof vest.
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
Originally posted by Ice Coldh3 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
J.R.Capablanca wore a bullet proof vest.