One cannon endgames are also some of the simplest of the endgames.
Though it is rare that a game will progress to an endgame with one cannon, it is nevertheless an important place to start learning the use of the cannon and the concept of the cannon mount炮台, which should be a relatively new concept to international chess players. The number of cannon mounts or quality of the cannon mounts is essential in this sort of endgame.
Another noteworthy point is that the cannon can perform a smothered cannon checkmate. Learning how to use the cannon in the game starts with learning these endgames.
In this section, the cannon is pitted against the opponent's defense.
Note: 1c sw 2a is a MUST KNOW endgame!
One cannon endgames:
1c1a sw 2a , 1c1a1e hw 1a1e , 1c2a1e pw 1a1e
First created: April 2011
Last updated: 8th November 2011
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