GM Liu Dianzhong's Endgame Lectures Chapter 05
Horse Cannon Endgames 05

This is the 5th page on horse-cannon endgames and it is also the last of pure 1h1c endgames. The next section will deal with 1h1c1p endgames, which is another huge area of study by itself.
The examples shown in this page is a culmination of the endgames in the previous pages. There are no immediate kills and more often than not, it is shown how the endgame can be simplified to a sure win situation. The reader is encouraged to read the previous page and the lectures leading up to this one before busting your brains on this one.
The endgames shown are all must learn fundamentals.
I have tried my best to add the explanations to some of the variations to help the beginner appreciate the game better. If you discover any mistakes or have better moves, please email me at or

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First created: 15th Sept 2012
Last updated: 16
th Sept 2012
GM Liu Dianzhong for making learning endgames a much easier job!
Mr Felix Tan for advice in various aspects of the game.
References :
1. <<象棋新編教程--象棋殘局基礎>> by GM Liu Dianzhong 劉殿中, Qi Jinan 齐津安.
2. <<象棋辭典>> by the late legendary Master Tu Jingming 屠景明
3. <<跟我學象棋 初級教程>> by Wang Guodong 王國棟, Fang Shiqing 方仕慶, Li Yangui 李燕貴

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