Selected Midgames 20120701
Unlinking the Elephants 01

The elephants play a very important role in defense in Xiangqi. In the course of attacking, one of the first things you would have to do is to break the defense created by your opponent's elephants, especially when they are linked. There are many ways to do so, and in today's addition, which I found on the net, the three examples show some of the ways whereby the attack is initiated by attacking the elephants. It is noteworthy to mention that GM Meng Liguo 孟立國 (GM Bu Fengbo's master) was nicknamed the Elephant Assasin 殺象能手...
The following three boards show three examples of this tactic...

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First created: 1st July 2012
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