One Chariot One Cannon Endgames p01

Chariot and Cannon endgames are quite often encountered in actual play. Both kill with rank type and filed type checkmates. In endgames, the cannon needs cannon mounts to be functional, otherwise it would be merely a piece that can be used to block.
These endgames are very practical. When there are other pieces to act as cannon mounts, the cannon's function would be multiplied manifold. But there are still tricks and lessons to be learnt.
In this section, the combination of one chariot and one cannon is compared against various combinations of the chariot with/without other defending pieces.
As in most other endgames, the positioning of the king and chariot are of the utmost importance.
The following endgames are discussed. 
1r1c sw 1r (red has central chariot) , 1r1c d 1r (black has central chariot)
1r1c hw 1r1e , 1r1c pw 1r1e
1r1c sw 1r1a (red has central chariot)

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First created : 26th December 2011
Last updated: 26th December 2011
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