Crisscross chariot checkmate
In international chess, the king is free to roam the entire board. However, in Xiangqi, the king is limited to the palace, where there are only 3 ranks or 3 files, or a total of 9 intersections where it can move. The chariots can do damage with their checks to control the center file or throat rank before eventually mating.
This website and its content is copyright of xqinenglish.com 2011-2019. All rights reserved.