## Outcome: Advantages go to Black

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
5. H8+7  H2+3    6. P7+1  R1+1

Now we reaches the most effective situation for both sides.
Red starts with Central Cannon, Proper Horses with 3rd Pawn and 7th Pawn Advancement.

Whereas, Black replies with Same Direction Cannon, Proper Horses and Double Ranked Chariots.

Now is Red's turn.

7. C8=9  …………

In this post, we will discuss Red C8=9 variation.
This is not the nice move for Red.
If Black handle it correctly, he will gain some advantages.

7. …………  R4+5

Black R4+5 is the most effective move to counter-attack.Black is planning to attack Red's left horse.

If you recall from previous posts, normally Black R4+5 to attack Red's horse is not wise. This is because Red could E7+9 then follow by R9=7 to protect the horse.

However, in this example, Red C8=9 had occupied the position and Red can not play E7+9 anymore.

As current board situation, there are 3 main variations for Red.
1) H3+4
2) H7+8
3) R9=8

In this post, we will discuss H7+8

8. R9=8  …………

We have learnt from previous post, Red's variations R3+4 and R7+8 are not good, advantages all go to Black.

In this post, Red chooses R9=8.

The purpose of R9=8 is to protect left's horse.

8. …………  R4=3

R4=3 is a good move.

9. R8+2  …………

As planned, Red protects his horse with chariot.

9. …………  R1=4

Key move.

10. C5=4  …………

If Red played C9-1, Black would R4+7!

Red moved away his central cannon is to prepare for E3+5 to consolidate the defense. In addition, also prepare for C4+1 to attack black's cannon or C4+5 to threaten Black's horse and cannon.

10. …………  P3+1

Key move.

Black just ignore Black's C4+5!

11. C4+1  …………

We have learnt from previous post, Red C4+5 was not a good move.

In this post, Red chooses C4+1 to attack Black's chariot.

Therefore what is the most effectiv move for Black?

11. …………  H3+2

Correct move!

If Black played R3-1, Red would E3+5. Black's chariot is under attack.

12. R8+3  R3+1   13. E3+5  C2=4
14. A4+5  C4+6   15. C9+4  R3=5
16. C9=3  E7+9   17. R8+2  R4=6
18. C4=2  R5=3

Current board situation:

1) Red is under sttack
2) Red has lost his elephant

Outcome:
Advantages go to Black