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PostHeaderIcon A Puzzle to demonstrate the 2HC tactics

While editing the games on the “2HC Checkmate Routine” page, a sudden inspiration helped me to compose this endgame puzzle.

PostHeaderIcon Passing the turn to your opponent

In xiangqi, a situation may arise in which the position favours the player not having the turn to move. Diagram 1 shows an example. It is Black’s turn to move. He has a choice between K5=4 and A5+6, Red could win easily in either case.

In diagram 2, we have the same position except it is Red’s turn to move. Logically, one would ask if there is a way to ‘pass’ the turn to the opponent and win as in the first diagram? Read the rest of this entry »