2 Cannon Endgames 01

In this section, endgames concerning only 2 Cannons are discussed. Please refer to the other sections of a combination of cannons with other attacking pieces like the chariot/horse/pawn...
These endgames may look simple but they are not. 
Cannons are less powerful in endgames as there are relatively less pieces to act as their cannon mounts in endgames. The king, as usual is needed to help attack or defend. The cannons then attack with a filed type or ranked type or a file/rank type of checkmate. Sometimes, they are used to block the elephants or to pin the opponent's pieces.
The very basics of 2c endgames are discussed in this page, pitting them against various defensive combinations WITHOUT any other attacking pieces.
In this section, the following endgames are discussed :
2c sw 2a
2c d 2e , 2c2e sw 2e
2c1a sw 2a2e , 2c pw 2a2e
Have fun!

First created: 6th November 2011
Last updated: 6th November 2011
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