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ANSWERS TO DAILY PUZZLES

This is a free service that has been provided by me for Xiangqi lovers.Not long after starting my website in 2011, I started posting puzzles on facebook to help people to improve their game. In November 2014, after over three years of publishing, I have decided to stop this service of providing puzzles for the following reasons:
a) there are over 3000, maybe even 4000 puzzles on my site, and I have taken much effort such that they are not the same. To my knowledge, at least 95% puzzles are unique and they have been found in my books, and files that I searched hard for on the internet. Such an amount of puzzles is rare on the internet to my knowledge and I think it is more than sufficient.
b) doing the puzzles has kept me from doing other stuff like presenting games, midgames, endgames e cetera
c) my children keep demanding more and more of my attention, and it is harder to find time to do them. It takes me about 3-4 hours at least to upload a week's worth of puzzles, and more often than not, over 6 hours if I am unlucky in finding puzzles.
Therefore, from Dec 2014 onward, I have chosen to upload videos of matches by the greats. This is a grossly inadequate section of my website, one that I wish to address and improve upon.
But I assure you, I will upload interesting puzzles now and then when I find them.
For endgame composition lovers, the ancient manuscripts on my website are full of them.
Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
The following is a key to the puzzles that I did in the past.
" A puzzle a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say.
The puzzles can be found on facebook. Click on the "find us on facebook" tab below the menu bar on the left. 
For those new to the site, for the puzzles up till 2013,
POC 1= piece of cake = very simple puzzles or puzzles about 3-6 moves
POC 2 = piece of cake 2 = moderately difficult puzzles, may have a few variations, about 7-11 moves,
MMLM = make my life miserable , difficult puzzle, 10-20 moves
Super MMLM = super make my life miserable puzzles, self explanatory, >20moves. guaranteed to keep your day busy.
BOTB = best of the best. Actual games played...
Since 2014, it has been getting harder and harder to obtain decent puzzles with the desired number of moves stated above. So, from 2014 onward,
POC 1= piece of cake = very simple puzzles or puzzles about 3-7 moves
POC 2 = piece of cake 2 = moderately difficult puzzles, may have a few variations, about 7-12 moves,
MMLM = make my life miserable , difficult puzzle, 13-20 moves
Super MMLM = super make my life miserable puzzles, self explanatory, 20-30moves. guaranteed to keep your day busy.
Super duper MMLM = super duper " " " " "  , >30
BOTB = best of the best. Actual games played...

Note: On bad days, when I cannot find enough puzzles, I will make the appropriate corrections."

Please click on the facebook link to the webpage below the menu bar on the left. This is the url where I have pasted the puzzles, or videos. Or click here      
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/xqinenglishcom/223543007685915 
I will try to publish them on a daily basis, unless they are too tough to be solved within a day! Grin!
Tell me what you think!
As for the answers, they will be published when I get a good response.

Please contact me for any questions or suggestions or others. Thanks!
Note: From May 2015 onward, content will be published sporadically. A slipped disc and physiotherapy has hindered my work somewhat. I apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Announcement: From Jan 2016, content will be uploaded at least twice per wk from Mon-Fri, and the ans or comments to puzzles and games posted on facebook will be published during the weekend, from Fri to Sun when I have the time.

First Created July 2011 
Last updated 8th Jan 2016
Acknowledgments : The voracious Xiangqi fans who keep asking for more!

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