#46 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black P3+1, C5-1,C5=3

Outcome: Equal

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
5. H8+7  P3+1

We had discussed Black R4+3 R4+4, R4+5 and R4+7, advantages all go to Red.

In this post, we will start to discuss Black P3+1.

As mentioned earlier, the most efficient move Black would be H2+3 for proper horse.

Now Black plays P3+1, is to prevent Red to develop left horse. In this case, what is the most efficient move for Red?

6. R2+5  …………

Correct move!

Black pawn became the target for Red!

In general, there are 3 main variations for Black.
1) E3+1
2) H2+3
3) C5-1

We had discussed E3+1 and H2+3 and its variation, advantages all goto Red.
In this post, we will discuss C5-1 variation.

6. …………  C5-1

Black C5-1 is the most effective move to counter with Red!

7. R2=7  …………

Red captured Black's pawn, in the situation, what is the best option for Black?

7. …………  R4+1

Excellent move! Black setup a trap for Red.

Here, Red has 2 main variations:

1) R7+4 - which fallen into Black's trap

2) H3+4 - a complicated variations

In previous post, Red played R7+4 and fallen into the trap. Black had gained advantages.

In this post, we discuss Red H3+4 variation

8. H3+4  H2+3

Black is planning to move C5=3 in next move.

9. C8+4  …………

Key move! Red C8+6 is important move.

Now Black has two main variations.
1) E3+5
2) C5=3

In the previous post, Black E7+5, advanages go to Red.

In this post, we discuss C5=3 variation.

9. …………  C5=3

Black's cannon is attacking Red's chariot.
Therefore what is the correct move for Red?

10. C8=7  …………

Correct move.
This is the main purpose Red played C8+4 before this.

10. …………  E3+5

Correct sequence.

11. R7-1  C3+2   12. R7+2  …………

Black has gain some initiative after exchange the cannon.

12. …………  C2-2   13. R9=8  C2=3
14. R7=8  H3+4   15. H4+6  R4+2
16. R8=7

Current Board status:

1) Situation is rather stable

Outcome: Equal situation