In this chess video, chess grandmaster 杨凯淇 describes a recent remarkable chess game where super-GM Caruana violated a chess principle:


I don't know what "bǎolǐng" means here, although I'd guess bǎo is 保. In English, we'd call the bishop the "fianchettoed bishop", borrowing from Italian. I'm also not sure if 却 is correct. So we might translate this to:

In this position, [he] moved the bishop to c3. [He] directly swaps his fianchettoed bishop for his opponent's c3 knight.

Question: What are the correct characters for 直接用自己的bǎolǐng象却换掉了对方的这个c3马?

  • Also that 却 might be 去 [qù]… seems to me there is no abruptness here, yet this “却” seems odd…
    – xbh
    Feb 4, 2021 at 17:59

1 Answer 1


It is called "堡垒象".

Not bao3ling3, but bao3lei3.

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