2 Chariot Endgames p04

In this section, endgames concerning only 2 Chariots are discussed. Please refer to the other sections of a combination of chariots with other attacking pieces like the chariot/horse/pawn...
As all would know, the Chariot is the most powerful piece in Xiangqi. Thus, when there are 2 chariots, the combination is even more powerful. It would need many defensive pieces to coordinate well to defend against this combination. Therefore, there is no need to discuss the "weaker" combinations when the 2 chariots is discussed.
The king, as usual is needed to help attack or defend. The chariots 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 2r endgames are discussed in this page, pitting them against various defensive combinations of 1 horse 1 cannon and other defensive pieces. 
In this section, the following endgames are discussed :
2r hw 1h1c2a2e (many examples) , 2r pw 1h1c2a2e   
Enjoy!

First created: 17th November 2011
Last updated: 17th November 2011
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