GM Liu Dianzhong's Endgame Lectures Chapter 08
Chariot Cannon Endgames 04

This is the 4th page in Chapter 8 which is focused on 1r1c endgames.
This is a continuation of the previous page. Only two examples are discussed in this page, and they all show why 1r1c1a is a sure win against 1r2e. This is a rather lengthy and complex endgame situation that require a certain amount of skill. Very important tactics are shown. Please go through the variations and compare them at different stages to have a better grasp. And because comparison is so important, I have added 2 boards for each example for you to compare the variations.
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: 4th Dec 2012
Last updated: 4th Dec
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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