The Plum Flower Manual, Original
梅花谱  Vol. 1, Game 3

This is volume 1 of The Plum Flower Manual by Wang, or the original Plum Flower Manual. 
This is another masterpiece, which has shaped the thinking of openings for centuries to come.
Volume 1 is dedicated to black using the Screen Horse Defence against Red's Central cannon.
In games 1 and 2, Red uses the riverbank cannon and quickly aims at black's left (red's right) elephant. Like the Secret in the Tangerine, the kills are spectacular.
Game 3 is basically a continuation of games 1 and 2. Black trounces red again and again in all the variations.
Although by contemporary standards, some of the moves are questionable for red (and especially stressed so in the Anti-Plum Flower Manual), it is nevertheless a must read.
This game has more variations than the previous two, so I have added two boards for your to compare and learn. 
Enjoy!

 On to game 4 ...

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