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It was last modified on: 2001-12-15
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Pao. Moves like rook, but must jump when taking.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
David Paulowich wrote on 2006-04-03 UTC
The position White: King b4, Cannon b6, Ferz c3 and Black: King a2 leads to 1.Cc6 Ka1 2.Kb3 Kb1 3.Fe2 Ka1 4.Ch6 Kb1 5.Ch1 Ka1 Fe1 mate. Note that 5.Fe1 Kc1 6.Ch1 also mates.

I am not sure if King and Cannon and Alfil can force mate. Starting with White: King b4, Cannon b6, Alfil c5 and Black: King a2, how can we force the Black King back to the first rank, allowing the White King to move to b3? Note that the White Alfil cannot attack any square on the second rank.