Face to face laughing checkmate
White faced general checkmate
This is perhaps the most basic of the kills in Xiangqi. You must know it. The two kings in Xiangqi cannot face each other in the same file without any intervening piece. As there are only 3 files in the palace, the king is often used to aid in attack, especially in endgame when there are much fewer pieces. This is quite different from international chess.
I can previously called it the white faced general checkmate after one of its chinese names. But the free ebook by Zhu Baowei called it the face to face laughing checkmate. Well, I guess both names are fine!
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