Throat cutting checkmate
大胆穿心/大刀剜心/小刀剜心

The throat cutting checkmate is a very powerful checkmate. It is also quite often attempted, but most experienced players would try to defend beforehand. Nonetheless, it is imperative to know this very beautiful kill. The two chinese verses refer to the same kill.

This kill is performed when a chariot is sacrificed to kill the opponent's central advisor. In 小刀剜(Pinyin: wan1) 心, a pawn is used instead of the chariot. With this sacrifice, the defence of the your opponent is torn apart, allowing for the other pieces to go in for the final kill!

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