Extremely Brilliant and Superb Xiangqi Manual
<<极巧穷奇>> by 张希秋

<<极巧穷奇>> (Hanyu Pinyin Ji2 Qiao3 Qiong2 Qi2) 
This is another ancient manual, whose author was 张希秋. There is very very limited data on this ancient manual. It was thought to be written in the Ming Dynasty and is a collection of 249 endgame puzzles. Red wins in nearly all the games in the book. However, contemporary study has shown that there are some flaws.
Some have compared it to the Elegant Pastime Xiangqi Manual in terms of the beauty of the kills. Most of the puzzles in this book are unique and not found in other ancient manuals. I personally think that the kills shown are less complex but much more practical than the Elegant Pastime Xq Manual. I find it more appropriate for the beginner or intermediate to start with this manual before proceeding to the Elegant Manual.
Please click on the game you want to see and it will lead you to a new page in the same window. I have tried to link the pages for your perusal. Enjoy!

First Created: 14th August 2011
Last updated: 2nd Oct 2011
Acknowledgements: None yet

References:
1. <<中国象棋江湖秘局-极巧穷奇>> by 了然 

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