WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
January 2014

27th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 24th of Jan.
24th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 22nd of Jan.
22nd Jan: GM Hu RongHua vs Master Zhu YongKang in 1978. Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 20th of Jan.
20th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 17th of Jan.
16th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 14th of Jan.
13th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 10th of Jan.
10th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 8th of Jan.
8th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 6th of Jan.
6th Jan: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published last week.
NOTICE: I will be taking a long break from today onwards. The puzzles will continue as usual and so will the answers. From the 6th -13th, I will be "renovating" the site, making corrections here and there. So, I expect there will be a down time from past experience. Do not fret. After the 13th, I will only sporadically upload material when I am free. I am not slacking, just that I want to concentrate my energy and time on another XiangQi related project which I think is very needed to promote the game internationally. Please come here or go to my facebook page (icon on the left, below the menu bar) for further notices. Any inconveniences caused would be regretted. And again, I thank all for your support. According to my stats, over half a million pages from my site have been read last year. That is quite an accomplishment for humble me, and I am still rather computer illiterate for that matter. Thanks again and please help to spread the game.
PS: Due to the fact that poc 1 and poc 2 puzzles are increasingly harder to come by, I have made a few adjustments to the number of moves required. Please go the link above to see them.
3rd Jan: GM Zhao GuoRong vs GM Liu DaHua in 2006. Very exciting match...too bad it ended that way for Black! And a million thanks must be given to Mr Angus MacGregor for pointing out a flaw in example 5 of P3 from Questionable Positions and How to Attack . I have made the necessary corrections. Thanks! For those new to my site, there is only one me (most of the time anyway) doing it there are tons of mistakes. If you find any, pls notify me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks.
2nd Jan: I was slightly browsing through my site, but the pages did not seem to add up...I checked, and noticed that I had forgotten to upload an ancient manual 2 months back....lol. Well, here it is, 夢入神機 or Dreams of Divine Positions has been uploaded. Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 31st of Dec.
1st Jan: P3 from Questionable Positions and How to Attack is out. Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 30th of Dec. Click here for what has been done last month. And lest I forget....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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First Created : 4th Feb 2014
Last Updated: 4th Feb 2014
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WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
February 2014

27th Feb: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 24th of Feb. 
24th Feb: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 18th of Feb.Click here for for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 18th of Feb.the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 21st of Feb.
20th Feb: Click here for the puzzles that have been published up till the 18th of Feb.
And I need some help. If any visitor to my site has an English Dictionary on International Chess, preferably official and in pdf form, can you share with me? I've been trying to make the English terms of XiangQi easier to understand and am trying to bridge them with IC terms. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please send it to either email or both if possible. Thanks!
17th Feb: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 14th of Feb.
14th Feb: Happy Valentine's Day to all! Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 12th of Feb.
12th Feb: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 10th of Feb.
10th Feb: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 7th of Feb.
6th Feb:  Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 4th of Feb.
4th Feb: Happy belated Chinese New Year! The celebrations end in 12 days, on the 15th of the first month of the Lunar New Year. But I have to start work today...sigh...LOL. Anyway, have been enjoying my first Chinese New Year break, a real one in over a decade. I hope you have too! Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 31st  of Jan. Click here for the January Archives.

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First Created : 4th Feb 2014
Last Updated: 3rd Mar 2014
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The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
March 2014

31st Mar: Click here for the ans fo the puzzles that have been published up till the 28th of Mar. Click here for the Mar archives. Sorry for the low output recently, I'm trying as hard as I can to come up with the word list or lexicon of XiangQi terms, in English...
27th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 24th of Mar.
24th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 21st of Mar.
20th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 18th of Mar.
17th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles up till the 14th of Mar.
14th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles up till the 12th of Mar.
10th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 4th of Mar.
7th Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 5th of Mar.
5th Mar:  Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 3rd of Mar.
3rd Mar: Click here for the ans of the puzzles that have been published up till the 28th of Feb. Click here for the Feb Archives.  

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First Created : 31st Mar 2014
Last Updated: 31st Mar 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
April 2014

25th Apr: Sorry for the early upload of the answers. I am going back to Singapore for 3 days, to garner support for my XiangQi dictionary. So far, over 100 definitions have been written, there are several hundred more to go. The research has been tough but fulfilling. I will need a short break and I will stop posting puzzles for one week. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I welcome all ideas for the Dictionary, which is to be the first of its kind on XiangQi, and in English. Ans up till the 24th are out. Click here .
22nd Apr: Ans up till the 18th are out. Click here .
18th Apr: Ans up till the 16th are out. Click here .
17th Apr: Ans up till the 14th are out. Click here .
14th Apr: Ans up till the 11th are out. Click here .
10th Apr: Ans up till the 6th of Apr are out. Click here .
7th Apr: Ans up till the 4th of Apr are out. Click here .
5th Apr: Ans up till the 2nd of Apr are out.Click here .
3rd Apr: Ans up till the 31st of Mar are out. Click here .

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First Created : 1st May 2014
Last Updated: 1st May 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
May 2014

30th May: Ans up till the 28th of May are out. Click here .
26th May: Ans up till the 23rd of May are out. Click here .
22nd May: Ans up till the 20th of May are out. Click here .
18th May: Ans up till the 16th of May are out. Click here . There has been an marked increase in the availability of English resources on XiangQi. Please click on Singapore XiangQi Academy and learnxq.com .
14th May: Ans up till the 12th of May are out. Click here .
12th May: Ans up till the 9th of May are out. Click here .
10th May: Ans up till the 8th of May are out. Click here .
1st May: April Archives are out. And so are the answers up till the 25th of April. Click here . Still working hard on my dictionary. 

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First Created : 1st June 2014
Last Updated: 1st June 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
June 2014

30th June: Ans up till the 27th of June are out. Click here. Click here for the June Archives.
26th June: Ans up till the 24th of June are out. Click here.
23rd June: Ans up till the 20th of June are out. Click here.
20th June: Ans up till the 18th of June are out. Click here.
18th June: Ans up till the 16th of June are out. Click here.
16th June: Ans up till the 13th of June are out. Click here.
12th June: Ans up till the 10th of June are out. Click here.
9th June: Ans up till the 6th of June are out. Click here.
4th June: Ans up till the 2nd of June are out. Click here.
1st June: Ans up till the 30th of May are out. Click here. Click here for the May Archives. Still working hard on my English dictionary. About 30% done at least, with a few hundred entries already. Give me some encouragement!

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First Created : 30th June 2014
Last Updated: 30th June 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
July 2014

30th July: Ans up till the 28th of July are out. Click here.
29th July: I have finally found a little bit of time to transfer what is perhaps the best piece of material from Mr Peter Donnelly's website to mine. It shows the preface of a book by a Dane called Charles Kliene who is perhaps the first ever occident to introduce XiangQi to the West. And Mr Kliene was also the man instrumental in initiating Xie XiaXun into the ShangHai International Chess Club. We all knew what happened after that. No Kliene, no Hou Yifan. Period. Click here to read that article which showed what the XiangQi scene looked like 100 years ago in China. Also click here to see an interesting article on the World's Biggest XiangQi Problem.
28th July: Ans up till the 25th of July are out. Click here.
24th July: Ans up till the 22nd of July are out. Click here. It is also with great pleasure and honor that Mr Peter Donnelly has offered to pass his material on his website on XiangQi to be preserved in my website. Please click on the Peter Donnelly section in the toolbar to see it. There is still much work to be done but at least I was able to do some due to an extra holiday that I had today (typhoon hit Taiwan yesterday night). Thanks Mr Donnelly.
21st July: Ans up till the 18th of July are out. Click here.
18th July: Ans up till the 16th of July are out. Click here.
15th July: Ans up till the 11th of July are out. Click here. Finally the agony of the World Cup is officially over....I do not have to get up at 3am again...
10th July: Ans up till the 8th of July are out. Click here.
7th July: Ans up till the 4th of July are out. Click here. Sorry for the delay. My daughter started kindergarten and was quite busy with that and work on the dictionary.
2nd July: Ans up till the 30th of June are out. Click here. Been busy , but work on the dictionary is still going on.

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First Created : 4th Aug 2014
Last Updated: 4th Aug 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
August 2014

29th Aug: Ans up till the 28th of Aug are out. Click here.
25th Aug: Ans up till the 22nd of Aug are out. Click here.
19th Aug: Ans up till the 15th of Aug are out. Click here.
15th Aug: Ans up till the 14th of Aug are out. Click here. Will be going on a short vacation for a few days. Puzzles will be resumed as normal next week.
11th Aug: Ans up till the 8th of Aug are out. Click here.
6th Aug: Ans up till the 4th of Aug are out. Click here.
4th Aug: Ans up till the 31st of Aug are out. Click here. Click here for the July archives.

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First Created : 30th Aug 2014
Last Updated: 30th Aug 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
September 2014

30th Sept: Ans up till the 26th of September are out. Click here. Click here for the Sep Archives.
25th Sept: Ans up till the 24th of September are out. Click here.
22nd Sept: Ans up till the 19th of September are out. Click here.
18th Sept: Ans up till the 16th of September are out. Click here.
15th Sept: Ans up till the 12th of September are out. Click here.
11th Sept: Ans up till the 10th of September are out. Click here.
8th Sept: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!! May all have prosperity! Ans up till the 5th of September are out. Click here.
4th Sept: Ans up till the 2nd of September are out. Click here.
1st Sept: Ans up till the 30th of Aug are out. Click here. Click here for the Aug archives.

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First Created : 30th Sep 2014
Last Updated: 30th Sep 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
October 2014

30th Oct: Ans up till the 28th of October are out. Click here. Click here for the Oct Archives.
27th Oct: Ans up till the 24th of October are out. Click here.
23rd Oct: Ans up till the 20th of October are out. Click here.
20th Oct: Ans up till the 17th of October are out. Click here.
16th Oct: Ans up till the 13th of October are out. Click here. And do give me some applause, I have just broken the 1000 barrier for the number of definitions in my dictionary.
13th Oct: Ans up till the 10th of October are out. Click here.
8th Oct: Ans up till the 6th of October are out. Click here.
7th Oct: Ans up till the 3rd of October are out. Click here.
2nd Oct: Ans up till the 30th of September are out. Click here.

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First Created : 30th Oct 2014
Last Updated: 30th Oct 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
November 2014

27th Nov: Ans up till the 26th of Nov are out. Click here. Sorry for the delayed upload, I only stopped being feverish with a clear frame of mind yesterday.
21st Nov: Ans up till the 20th of Nov are out. Click here. Sorry for the early upload, my internet connection has been crazy the past few days. In fact, it broke down again this morning. Anyway, there will be a technician coming over to deal with the problem soon.
18th Nov: Sorry for the delay. Lost internet connection on Sunday night after doing the puzzles. Ans up till the 14th of Nov are out. Click here.
12th Nov: Ans up till the 10th of Nov are out. Click here.
11th Nov: Ans up till the 7th of Nov are out. Click here.
5th Nov: Ans up till the 4th of Nov are out. Click here.
3rd Nov: Ans up till the 31st of October are out. Click here.

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First Created : 1st Dec 2014
Last Updated: 1st Dec 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
December 2014

28th Dec: The daily boards showing the games published last week are now out. And a million thanks to Mr Felix Tan for giving me a new banner. Yes, 2015 will be the year for XiangQi Passion!Click here.
23rd Dec: The daily boards showing the games published on monday is now out.Click here.
21st Dec: The daily boards showing the games published last week are now out.Click here.
15th Dec: The daily boards showing the games published last week are now out.Click here.
12th Dec: The daily boards showing the games published the past 3 days are now out.Click here.
8th Dec: The daily boards showing the games published on W5 last wk is now out. Click here.
5th Dec: The daily boards showing the games published on W3 and W4 are now out. Click here. As for the videos of the games in the recent BiYuan Cup, as there are no commentaries available at this point in time, they will not be uploaded.
3rd Dec: The daily boards showing the 59 Cannons vs the Edge Cannon for Chariot Exchange Variation published on Mon and Tue are out. Click here. I have tried to find another similar opening for Wed upload but could not. Hope I am more lucky for Thur and Fri upload. The main idea is to help you familiarize yourself with the opening and get a rough idea of how that particular variation has evolved.
1st Dec: Ans up till the 28th of Nov are out. Click here. Starting from Dec 2014, the daily puzzles, pocs, mmlms etc will be published only now and then when I have the time. Instead, I will upload a daily game played. Like in the past, the commentaries to the game will be uploaded a a few days later. The reason for this big change is that, number one, I have more than 3000, maybe 4000 puzzles on my site now, adding more would not seem to do much. Number two, to help with actual play, the games played by the greats have and always be a source of inspiration. Number three, my kids are getting older and demanding more of my time. I apologize for any inconvenience caused. Also published are the Nov archives. There has been little done due to my fever, which I have thankfully recovered.

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First Created : 31st Dec 2014
Last Updated: 31st Dec 2014
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.