GM Liu Dianzhong's Endgame Lectures Chapter 07
Chariot Pawn Endgames 01

This is the first page of Chapter 7 dealing with 1r1h endgames.
The 1r1h combination is one of the most basic and also one of the hardest to learn as when the two pieces are combined, a filed/ranked/pincer type of attack may be possible.
In this page, various combinations with 1r1h is pit against 1c2p2a2e and 1h2p2a2e. The best possible defense is shown in the first two boards. In the last two boards, 1r1h is pit against 1rxaxe.
Please go to the previous page before you start this one.
I have redone GM Liu Dianzhong's lectures adding footnotes to his explanations to make things easier for the newcomer and
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: 17th Nov 2012
Last updated: 26th Nov
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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