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Last updated on 1/1/09, 9:51 AM.
When two rooks are in front of a queen on a file, it is called Alekine's Gun. It is called this because Alekhine used this strategy against Nimzovich in a known game.
Idea from "The Complete Book of Chess Strategy" by IM Jeremy Silman
Well I guess he's not the first nor the last to do that? John 62
i have had this used against me, it is one of the easiest moves to counter if you see it comming 2-3 moves in advance
so the significance of this position has not been mentioned... am i supposed to assume i get the queen if i do this (which i know is not necessarily true)
it is preety stong
The main problem is that it usually takes several moves to set up so your opponent is likely to see it coming and move to deflect it.
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