Solution to Problem 13.
Called by Chess with
Mate in three moves.
Daniel W. VanArsdale. Aug. 29, 2017.
The images of rooks in the diagram represent cannons (paos).
Cannons on a4, g1, h1. Mate in three.
C = Cannon (Pao), the Chinese
Rook S = Knight
1. C-a1 C x a1 (any other move by black
allows immediate mate)
2. C-b1 C x a7 (the only move black has)
3. P-b7 mate
Options for White
2. K-e7 (c7
or d7) C-h8
2. K-e7 (c7 or d7) C-g7+ (or C-g2, g3,
C-a6+ (not C-b4 for then C-a1 mates next move)
2. S x a6 stalemate (white's first move threatened S-a6
and S-c7 mate)
[1. C-R1, CxC 2. C-KN1 CxP 3. P-N7 mate]
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