This is one of the most basic of the killing techniques, one which most international chess players should get used to. Remember, the kings cannot face each other in the same file without any intervening piece. Thus, in the end game, the king is often used to help in attack. There are basically 2 components of the iron bolt: normally a cannon is used to control the central file, whilst pawns and/or chariots are used for checkmate, like an lowering the iron bolt on a door.
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