Elbow Horse Checkmate 卧槽马 (wò cáo mǎ)

Very commonly used checkmate. Please refer to the diagram of the names of the positions of the horses in attack which is also the main menu for this section.
The Elbow Horse basically controls two points of the central file in the palace. Normally, another piece, usually a friendly chariot or cannon, is used deliver the final blow. 

For more information and examples, please refer to Understanding the Elephant 2: Basic Introduction and the Basic Kills.

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