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 game 5, black still uses the riverbank cannon but he moves his right horse to the side early into the game.
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 4 boards, so I have added two boards for your to compare and learn.
On to game 6...
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