The cannon and horse, when combined, offers multiple choices for attack. With the additions of an adivsor(s) and an elephant(s) to act as cannon mounts, the opponent's advisors and elephants are in danger. The cannon piece is also very mobile and can also sneak in smothered cannon checkmates, or horse cannon checkmates. And as in so many of the other endgames, the king plays a crucial role in helping to control the files.
In this section, the 1h1c combination is put up against various combinations of one solitary horse and other defensive pieces.
1h1c1a1e sw 1h2a, 1h1c1a2e sw 1h2e ,
1h1c1a2e sw 1h1a2e, 1h1c2a2e sw 1h2a1e (few examples)
First created: July 2011
Last updated: 18th November 2011
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