Friday, April 28, 2017

Xiangqi Puzzle: Control the movement of the King

Xiangqi Puzzle

Most Xiangqi players can do basic analysis and mostly focus on how to checkmate.

Whereas,  Xiangqi Grandmasters rather focus on controlling the board situation. They are dare to sacrifice his main pieces in order to gain the control.

The board position shown below is one of the example. 

Red's pieces are nearby opponent's palace and ready to launch the final wave of attack. However, it seems that there is no immediate threat from Red. There is no check in Red's next move.

Further analysis, Black's King is staying on a dangerous position. This advantages go to Red. After deep analysis, Red player has managed to control Black's King movement and checkmate in next few moves.

Red to move and win.

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