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8 a8 b8 rd c8 d8 e8 f8 kd g8 h8 8
7 a7 pd b7 c7 rd d7 qd e7 nd f7 g7 pd h7 7
6 a6 pl b6 pd c6 nd d6   e6 pd f6 g6   h6 pd 6
5 a5   b5 bl c5   d5 pd e5 pl f5 pd g5   h5   5
4 a4   b4 pl c4   d4 pl e4 f4 pl g4   h4   4
3 a3   b3   c3 rl d3   e3   f3 nl g3   h3   3
2 a2 b2 c2 rl d2 e2 f2 g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 b1 c1 ql d1 e1 f1 g1 kl h1 1
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Alekhine's Gun in action
Alexander Alekhine vs. Aron Nimzowitsch, 1930

Alekhine's Gun is a chess formation and battery named after Alexander Alekhine, a former World Champion. It involves two rooks and a queen all lined up with the queen at the back. It was named after a game Alexander Alekhine played against Aron Nimzowitsch.

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