Basic Kills where the Pawn is the Key Piece Introduction
When a pawn makes it to your opponent's palace, it is sometimes called a devil or small ghost (小鬼). And when there of two of these ghosts at the position of the elephant's eye at the enemy palace, you are ready for his kill. Usually, another major piece or the king is needed to complete this kill, and one of the enemy advisors is usually captured in the process. In active play however, it is seldom possible to make this kill as your pawns are seldom allowed to move that far into enemy territory.
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The basic kills listed in this section include:
- Two Devils Knocking Checkmate
- Eunuch Chasing Emperor Kill
- Repatriation of Buddha Checkmate
- Old Pawn Searching Mountain Checkmate
- Small Ghost Ascending Emperor Throne Checkmate
The names can be rather interesting and they reflect the cultural and social values in the ancient times.