Basic Kills where the Cannon is the Key Piece Introduction
This section on the basic kills featuring the cannon might be especially interesting to the reader with a background in International Chess.
It is also the best place to start learning how to use the cannon and what it can do.
This is perhaps the first kill most beginners come to experience when they first learn Xiangqi. While creating this webpage, it brought back memories of my father teaching me the rudiments, and offering candy as a reward to learn Xiangqi many many years ago...
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The basic kills listed in this section are:
- Double Cannons Checkmate
- Smothered Cannon Checkmate
- Double Toast Checkmate
- Headhunter Cannon Kill
- Heaven and Earth Cannons Checkmate
- Cannons Sandwiching Chariot Checkmate
- Detonating Mine Attack
The video for this section was combined with basic kills for the horse when it was published on Youtube.