## #19 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red H8+7, Black R9=3 then C5=3

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7    3. R1=2  R9+1    4. H8+7  …………

Red H8+7 also possible.
It is also tempt Black to play P3+1.

4. …………  P3+1

Mistake. Black is planning to attack Red's horse at file 7.
A better move for Black is C9=4.

5. P3+1  …………

Correct move.

5. …………  R9=3

There are two main variations for Black to attack Red's horse.
1) R9=3
2) C2=3

In this post, we discuss Black R9=3.
Black R9=3 is to prepare for P3+1 in next move.

6. E7+9  C2+4    7. A6+5  P3+1    8. P7+1  R3+4    9. R9=7  …………

In this situation, Black has 4 main variations.
1) R3=7
2) C5=3
3) H2+3
4) C3+1

In the previous post, Black played R3=7, the outcome was advantage to Red.

In this post, we discuss Black C5=3 variation variation.

9. …………  C5=3

Black C5=3 to attack Red's horse. There is no way for Red's horse to capture.
So, what is the best move for Red to counter back?

10. R2+5  …………

Correct move!

10. …………  C3+5   11. R2=8  …………

Key move.
Now Red is capturing Black's right cannon by R8-2 and also capturing Black's horse by R8+4. Black's cannon cannot move away, because it is blocking Red elephant's eye.If Black moved his cannon, Red would play E9+7 captured Black's chariot.

11. …………  H2+3

If Black played R3+1 to protect his cannon, then Red would C8+7 to capture Black's horse. Red has gained initiative.

12. R8-2  P1+1   13. A5+6  …………

Threatening to capature Black's cannon by C5=7.

13. …………  C3+1   14. C8=7  …………

Excellent move.Red sure will gain free material.

14. …………  C3=6   15. C7+5  R3+4   16. E9-7

Red has gained material.

Current board status analysis:

1)Red has gained free material, obviously, has gained huge advantages!

2) Red's pieces are placed on strategic position. Black's chariot still at initial position. Strategic position wise, Red also in advantages.