Ambar Chatterjee
Alekhine's Gun

Have you ever placed 2 two Rooks and Queen along the same file? Alekhine played this way to brilliantly overcome arch rival Nimzowitsch in 1930. Since then, this line up of the heavy pieces began to be known as Alekhine’s Gun.

The Alekhine Gun line-up has been seen in a number of master games, and in many instances (though not always), it was the most effective road to victory in the position. In this article I present 7 games with this theme.

Now that you have seen how this tactic works, how to set it up, how to proceed in another sector after the opponent is tied up and even how to frighten an opponent with this weapon, it is time to consciously consider it in your games when the opportunity arises.