Octagonal Horse Checkmate 八角马 (bā jiǎo 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 Octagonal Horse Checkmate is slightly different from the Palcorner Horse Checkmate. In this checkmate, the horse is placed on the opposite corner of enemy king, thus pinning the enemy king to its current position. Another friendly piece or piece-combination would then finish the kill.

In the Palcorner Horse Checkmate, the king may not be placed at the corner diagonally opposite the enemy horse.

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