WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
JANUARY 2012

31st Jan: I was reviewing my openings page and I found something missing...boards on the central cannon vs single horse defense. One of the oldest counters against the central cannon, the single horse defense was once thought to be inadequate against the central cannon (single horse defense diehard fans pls forgive me...). However, an increase in the use of the thundering defense against red's Angel's Pawn with left central cannon variation has breathed life into the single horse defense again. The board which i found on the internet was quite interesting and demonstrated the very basics of red attacking the center with the central cannon and black using the single horse defense. Enjoy! Click here ... Also added a few day's worth of ans to the daily puzzles page. I think a lot of people are watching from the sidelines, I hope that there will be more participation! Click here ... 
30th Jan: A second board on the 56 Cannons with side horse variation vs the sandwiched horse is ok, Click here ...
29th Jan: Since I was at it, I did and uploaded the 56 cannons variation of the central cannon with side horse opening against the sandwiched horse... Click here...
28th Jan: Uploaded the last few games to the 25th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ... Also added a new openings board, Central cannon with left side horse variation vs Sandwiched Horse Opening with 7th Pawn Advancement. Red chooses the 57 cannons in this one. Click here ...
27th Jan: Added more gams to the 25th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ... Also added 2 days worth of answers to the daily puzzles. Sigh, have to start work tomorrow after the Chinese New Year Holidays...blues..
26th Jan: Started adding the games to the 25th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ... For those new to the site, a sitemap of my site is found on another website .
  http://www.xiangqi.de/xqinenglish_sitemap.html ... Still have no time to a site map of my own. Corrected a few mistakes also, I think I had mis-linked the games to the 5 Rams Cup page, have corrected them also.
25th Jan: Added a second new opening board discussing the central cannon with pawn ranked chariot and 7th pawn advancement vs screen horse defense with 7th pawn advancement and left riverbank horse variation. Click here ... 
24th Jan: Added a new opening board discussing the central cannon with pawn ranked chariot and 7th pawn advancement vs screen horse defense with 7th pawn advancement and left riverbank horse variation. Click here ...
23rd Jan: Added the final games to the 24th 5 Rams Cup. Click here .Happy New Year! May your new year be marked by great improvements in Xiangqi! Also added more ans to some of the previous games. Click here ...
22nd Jan: Added rounds 3 and 4 to the 24th tournament. Click here  ...   Today is the last day of the year of the Rabbit in the Lunar Chinese Calendar. Tomorrow will mark the first day of the Year of the Dragon. Happy New Year!
21st Jan: Started adding the games to the 24th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...       
20th Jan : The third elephant with 3rd Pawn Advancement vs Rt Palcorner Cannon is ok and uploaded. Click here ...
19th Jan: The second elephant board with 7th Pawn advancement vs Rt Palcorner cannon opening is out. Click here ... Also added the ans up till 1/16. Click here...
18th Jan: As promised the first board on the Elephant opening vs Right Palcorner Cannon opening. Click here...
17th Jan: Added the final 2 pages to the 23rd 5 Rams Cup. Click here...  In the process of doing some opening boards on Elephant vs Right Palcorner Cannon opening, the opening that was played at a high frequency by the grandmasters in the 19 and 20th 5 Rams Cup. I was not familiar with this opening and to my surprise, it is a very interesting opening. Will upload it over the next few days.
16th Jan: Added 2 pages worth of games in the 23rd 5 Rams Cup. Click here... Again, I believe it is incomplete. If anyone has the whole set of games, please email 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! Also added the answers to the daily puzzles up till 1/12. Click here ...
15th Jan: the second board on the opening I have uploaded yesterday is done. Click here...
14th Jan: In continuation of the openings that I have done the past few days, I have added another board on a similar variation: Angel's Pawn with Left Central Cannon vs Thundering Defense with Opposite Direction cannons variation. Click here...
13th Jan: Added the second page to the same opening yesterday plus a summary board. Have fun. Click here ...
12th Jan: Finally found some time to add a new opening : Angel's Pawn with Right Central Cannon vs Thundering defense with the same direction cannons variation. Click here ....
11th Jan: Added the final few games to the 22nd 5 Rams Cup. Added also the ans up till the 8th of Jan.
10th Jan. Added 8 more games to the 22nd 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...
9th Jan. Added 8 more games to the 22nd 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...
8th Jan. Only able to upload 4 games to the 22nd 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...
7th Jan. Hit with the flu for the 3rd time in 2 wks. It is becoming an epidemic in taiwan....sigh. Only able to upload the ans to the puzzles up till 4th Jan. Please go to the ans section to see it.
6th Jan. Finally finished the section on sdc rr vs fr. These represent the modern day opening theory on this board. Both sides use proper horses. Click here ...
5th Jan. Added a 4th board on sdc rr vs fr. Both sides still play proper horses but black moves A6+5 early. Red continues with the double ranked chariots variation. click here...
4th Jan: Added a third board on sdc rr vs fr with both sides using proper horses. Red uses an interesting double ranked chariot variation. Click here ...
3rd Jan: Added a second opening on the same direction cannons rr vs fr. Click here ... Some body gave me the flu again as a present for the new year. sigh...
2nd Jan : Added the answers to the puzzles up till 12/30. Also cleared my cpu and filed various games that I have been lazy to add the past few months. And also added an opening board, sdc rr vs fr whereby red plays R6+5.Been some time since I did an opening...click here.

1st Jan : HAPPY NEW YEAR ! May the new year be filled with more Xiangqi delights. Have added an extra page on 1r1c endgames. Click here ... There has been increasing flow to my site and I thank all you people for the support. I had never expected that a simple website like mine would keep growing and growing. Still much room for growth and 2012 will be a new year for me. There are now nearly 830 pages on this site, and I have nearly 12000 unique vistors with over 130 hits per day from countries all over the world. Many keep coming back for the stuff I publish. Might not seem much, but believe you me, it is great encouragement. I hope more people will share the fun I have had with Xiangqi. I will keep on going before I take a break with 1000 pages or over 1500 hits per day or 50000 unique visitors. Spread the word, spread Xiangqi!!!! Muahahahahahahhahahaa!

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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
FEBRUARY 2012

29th Feb: I think I am starting a trend here, LOL. After publishing the reserved ODC cannons introduction, all my friends play that opening against me. Well, to show you how the greats do it, click here for an annotated game ...Or click here for more annotated games. I will try to upload more annotated games and opening boards, but I fear copyright violation. I will see what I can do.
28th Feb: Monday blues... Added a second opening in continuation of the opening yesterday. Click here ...or go to the openings page..
27th Feb: Sunday...Added a new opening Central Cannon with Right ranked chariot and 7th Filed Horse vs Screen Horse Defense. Click here .... or just go to the openings page on the menu. Also added 2 more day's worth of answers. Click here ... Been trying to collect the games played in another defunct competition, the Yinli Cup, 銀荔杯, but I lack most of the game. If anybody has them, please email 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... 
26th Feb: More annotated games...click here ... Was bored yesterday, I googled my website using the keyword Xiangqi, and guess what, I finally made it to the top 3 pages...LOL. not bad. Last time I checked, it was nearly 20 pages before I could find the site...LOL. 
25th Feb: Added the second and last page to elephant vs rt proper horse for the time being. Click here ...Also added the ans to some of the puzzles over the past few days. Click here ... 
24th Feb: Busy, rainy day here... Since I was at it, I decided to do another opening page on Elephant with 3rd Pawn Opening vs Rt Proper Horse. Click here to the openings page or here to the board directly...
23rd Feb: Finally finished annotating the game. Have uploaded it...Click here to go to the game directly or click here for more annotated games. Also uploaded the second page to the yesterday's opening. Click here ... Please cross ref the game to the openings discussion. The game is relatively new while the book from which the opening came from is relatively older. Enjoy! 
22nd Feb: Flipped thru some of the games played in 2010 and found that elephant opening was used with increasing frequency. Did a board on Elephant with 7th Pawn Advancement vs Right Proper Horse. Click here ...Trying to find time to add a board using the same opening played by GM Zhao Guorong vs Master Cai Yi. Hope to be able to upload it today or latest by Wednesday...
21st Feb: Monday blues... The only thing that brightened my day was seeing Linsanity in play today. Uploaded 4 days worth of ans to the puzzles. Click here ... 
20th Feb: Suddenly noted that I had not uploaded any annotated game in some time. So, I flipped through the books, and found this very exciting game played in 2010 between Red's GM Zhao Xinxin vs Black's GM Zheng Yihong. Click here ... Went to the local bookstore today to help get books for a fan. Never bought so many books in my lifetime...over 60-70 books at one shot. And it felt good....LOL. Have fun!
19th Feb: Added another minisummary to the Reserved Opposite Cannons ...Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ...
18th Feb: Added page 02 to Central Cannon with Pawn Ranked Chariot vs Reserved Opposite Direction Cannons. Click here ...
17th Feb: Have been very interested in the Opposite Direction Cannons as of late. Firework filled counter from black. I found a file on the net which showed quite neat variations of one of the variants of the ODC, the Reserved Opposite Direction Cannons or 后补列炮 in Chinese. Click here for page 1 of some of the variations that I have done...
16th Feb: Finally, after about 8mths, I have uploaded almost all of the all the games played in the 5 Rams Cup for the past 30 years...whew... Click here ... 
15th Feb: Got bored with uploading the 5 Rams Cup Games. Found, translated and did a super summary board on the following opening, Central Cannon with 7th Pawn Advancement and Pawn Ranked Chariot vs Screen Horse Defense with 7th Pawn Advancement and Left riverbank horse variation whereby red charges the central pawn forward and black plays the right ranked chariot before even moving the elephant to the center. It is quite a contemporary piece of work. Click here ...
14th Feb: Valentine's day... Have uploaded the games in rounds 3 and 4 in the 28th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ... Apologies and hats off to the xq players on my facebook fanpage for mistaking a draw for a win in one of the puzzles: 20120211 poc 2 puzzle. Hats off to Mr Wong Kan Seng from Malaysia for providing a brilliant move which would have altered the course of the game when GM Hu Ronghua won his game against GM Li Laiqun in the 4th 5 Rams Cup. I found that puzzle on the net and did not think much about it until I pasted it. Good to see more and more people having fun! Keep the stats up!
13th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds one and two in the 28th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ...  My internet ist still very unstable and keeps getting cut off...sigh... 
12th Feb: Have uploaded all the games in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...My internet has been very unstable and keeps getting cut off...sigh...  
11th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds 3 and 4 in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...

10th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds 1 and 2 in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...
9th Feb: Added another 56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse vs Sandwiched Horse Defense Board. Click here ... Also added the ans up till the 6th of Feb. Click here....  
8th Feb: Added a new opening 56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse and 7th Pawn Advancement vs Sandwiched Horse Defense. Click here ... Still having trouble with editing , so the games of the 27th 5 Rams Cup would have to wait.
7th Feb: I went to the local bookstore for the first time in 2 months and bought another 20 or so manuals and periodicals. One of the articles that I browsed through was about Shanghai's Sun Yongzheng becoming the 15th National Champion in 2011, earning him the title of Grandmaster also. I got interested and spent 2 hours doing a game which he played against Grandmaster Lv Qin in the same tournament. Click here ... In the same periodical from which the game came from, there was a very tiny column, describing how China's Xiangqi dominance had come to an end in the recent 15th Asian Games whereby Vietnamese players won both the Male Singles and Female Singles tournament. Mighty interesting. It is time for the world to play Xiangqi!
6th Feb: My online server broke down again and everything is in a mess...only able to upload 2 days worth of ans. Click here ...  Was going to upload the 27th 5 Rams Cup...but it is 4am now, and the system is still unstable...sigh. going to bed first. 
5th Feb: Finished uploading all the games to the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ... 2 more years worth of games to go before I finish uploading all the games. If anybody has the missing games in N16 and N20 (I think...) please tell 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! 
4th Feb : Finally, had more time to upload more games played in rounds 4 and 5 of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...    -->DAMN, the service that I use to upload and make the site went crazy again. Have not been able to paste the boards and I just found out that some of the stuff that I did yesterday were also crazy. 3.30 am...will try to retify it or get help tomorrow...Ouch... --> 4pm. After hours of trying, the boards are ok...Click here ...  Also added more ans to the daily puzzles the past week. I am happy that there is increased response. Thanks! Click here ...     
3rd Feb: Busy busy busy...sigh. was only able to upload the games in  rounds 2 and 3 of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...   
2nd Feb: Busy again...sigh. was only able to upload the first 5 games of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...   
1st Feb: Found a super summary of 57 Cannons vs Single Horse Defense with left cross palace ranked chariot variation. Click here ....took me a few hours to annotate it...

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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
MARCH 2012

31st March: Today marks the 1st Anniversary of this site. Never expected it to last so long and never expected that I would get so much help. There are now over 1000 pages to my site. A special thank you note is mandatory. Click here ...  I will take a 3 wk break, although the urge to upload stuff now and then would be hard to quell. The daily puzzles will go on and I will upload the ans every few days. Thank you again.

30th March: Another GM Xu Yinchuan annotated board. Click here ...Also uploaded the ans up till the 26th.Click here ...
29th March: Found and uploaded another board commented by the winner. Click here... also did the bio of another GM,  GM Jiang Chuan. For more information about the Xiangqi greats, click here ...
28th March: 3am, and I have finally finsihed today's board, a very interesting one played by two female GMs, GM Zhang Guofeng and GM Ouyang Qilin. The commentary was provided by GM Zhang herself and is a peek into the way experts view the game. GM Zhang's games are also some of the best games to watch! I have also proceeded to upload their bios, together with another male GM's bio, GM Wan Chunlin. For more annotated games, click here . For more information about the Xiangqi greats, click here ...
27th March: Added a new board on openings basics which I found a few days ago. It is on the topic of finding a target to attack in the opening. It was done by another amateur like myself and the moves given are very interesting. Click here ... Also added the ans to the puzzles up till 03/22. Click here .
26th March: Found and annotated a game by one of the youngest GM's , if not the youngest, GM Xie Jing against GM Bu Fengbo in 2009. For his autobiography, though very limited, please click on his name. For the game, click here... For more annotated games, click here . And Mr Wong Man Sang from Brunei has pointed out another flaw in the 20120320 poc 2 puzzle, which I have corrected. LOL. Thanks again Mr Wong for coming to my rescue!
25th March: A third game I found by luck with the same opening. Click here ... For more annotated games, click here . Also added the answers up till the 20th of March. Click here .25th March: Thanks to Trevor Tao for pointing out a mistake I made with the 20120320 poc 2 puzzle.
24th March: And since I was at it, I found another few games by other GMs with the same opening. Click here for today's addition ...
23rd March: A second very very nice 5 Rams Cup game by GM Xu Yinchuan .Click here ... For more annotated games, click here .
22nd March : I looked at my annotated games section and found to my horror that I had not done any games by GM Xu Yinchuan ... ouch. Today's game was played by him vs GM Hong Zhi. Click here ... Have fun! For more annotated games, click here .
21st March: Lazy day. Uploaded the ans up till 3/18. Click here .More annotated games tomorrow.
20th March: Master Li Hongjia goes up against GM Liu Dahua in today's annotated game. I think I am falling in love with uploading the games! Have fun!
19th March: I found many games with decent annotations and will proceed to upload them over the next week. Today's addition is a game whereby GM Liu Dianzhong goes up against GM Zhao Guorong. As usual, GM Liu Dianzhong chooses to attack... Have fun! I also updated an old addition with some new information that I found recently on The Game that Lost Huashan, which was allegedly played by Emperor Zhao Kuangyin many centuries ago.
18th March: GM Bu Fengbo's autobiography has been uploaded together with a game he played against another GM, GM Tao Hanming. Click here ... For more annotated games, click here . Also added the answers up till the 14th of March. Click here .
17th March: It has been sometime since I did autobiographies of the Xq greats. Today, I researched and did a short autobiography of one of my heroes, GM Liu Dianzhong. Also added a game he played a few years ago as black against GM Zhao Xinxin. Click here ...For more annotated games, click here .
16th March: Another page 7 to the ODC. Another variation. Click here... or click here to the ODC submenu bar on the left in case you missed out on the previous editions.
"Il Fogliaccio degli Astratti" is the magazine on which Mr Antonio Barra has written to Xiangqi lovers in Italian....Nice piece on the Same Direction Cannons and they are variations not found on this site. I do not understand Italian but the moves look good! You may see it here ...
15th March: My hands were itchy and I decided to upload a VERRRRRRY long game, the longest I have done thus far. Now they ache... Click here ... For more annotated games, click here ... Also added the answers up till the 10th of March. Click here
14th March: Another tiring day. I found one rather old game played by the female GMs and here it is. Click here ... For more annotated games, click here ...
13th March: Another board played by the GM's. Hong Zhi vs Sun Yongzheng. Click here ... For more annotated games, click here ...
12th March: A 6th page on the ODC saga. Click here ... Also added the answers up till the 8th of March. Click here ... And I am proud to announce that this website was mentioned in a magazine. in the section on Xiangqi written by Mr Antonio Barra. It is completely in Italian and I can only guess that it was an article on the Same Direction Cannons.... I hope more of the Western world learns about this game. I await Mr Barra's permission to post his nice articles.
11th March: A 5th page on the ODC saga. Click here ...  A friend mentioned the use of Deferred ODC with major and minor variation as a better name for it. any thoughts? please contact me!  Sigh, there is still a lack of decent official names for the many terms in the game, and that is one problem that I have tried my best to overcome. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any suggestions.
10th March: Finally finished the translation of a game, one that pits Master Zheng Weitong against GM Lv Qin . Nice game! Click here ... For more annotated games, click here .
9th March: Added page 4 to the ODC saga. Hope you like it. This time black tries yet another approaach. Click  here  ... or Click here to the ODC submenu bar on the left in case you missed out on the previous editions. Also added the answers up till the 4th of March. Click here ...
8th March: Added page 3 to the introduction to the ODC.  This time black tries a new approach tot e big variation of the odc... Click here ... or Click here to the ODC submenu bar on the left in case you missed out on the previous editions. They were condensed from a very nice book on the topic. I would like more feedback if possible. If there are any suggestions, please tell me.
7th March: Added another annotated game , this one on one of the hottest and youngest stars in China, Master Zheng Weitong, click here. For more annotated games, click here .
6th March: Page 2 of the introduction to the ODC has been uploaded and linked. Click here to go directly to that page or here to the ODC submenu bar on the left. Have also uploaded the ans to the puzzles up till the 2nd of March. Click here ... Not much response lately! And give me a "like" on facebook to give me encouragement! LOL.
5th March: As promised, I spent a few hours going through my books and did an introductory board on the Opposite Direction Cannons. Also went to the bookstore, but there was not much new material on this opening. Learning the roots of this opening would help you understand why certain moves are played and why some are not. Click here for page 01 of the introduction. Also, spent the entire afternoon revamping the openings section so that it looks neater. Just hover your mouse over the Openings tab in the menu bar and many sub-menu bars will appear. Click on the opening you like. My fingers are aching now...
4th March: Today's annotated game is a very interesting game, a seldom played opening by red. Master Zhu Xiaohu is upcoming player and shows his brilliance in this rather lengthy game. Click here ...or click here for more annotated games. Have Fun!

3rd March: The translation of annotated games seems to be a hit. Quite a few friends have expressed their delight. LOL. Well, I am not that good, I cannot understand most of the moves, if I could, I would be sitting there, making a living as a professional Xq player, LOL. But have fun and enjoy today's edition, a breathtaking battle between GM Liu Dahua and Master Hao Jichao. Very nice game. Click here... or click here for more annotated games. Have fun! The Reserved ODC seemed to have gained some momentum also, I think I will do a little bit more study on his cousin, the Halfway ODC, as a favor to a good friend... LOL.
2nd March: Uploaded more ans to the Daily Puzzles Section. Click here ...Also added another opening page to the Reserved ODC; click here... which I have been getting some feedback on...LOL.
1st March: Been lazy, added a short annotated game by two GMs. Click here... Or click here for more annotated games. Been reading up on a lot of games played recently. Gives me a bit of breathing space from the chores of doing the daily puzzles LOL. If you have any comments about the annotated games, please tell 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!

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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
APRIL 2012

30th April: Page 5 in the opening series is out. Click here ... Also corrected a mistake. The turtle back cannons is also known as the phoenix cannons, not the mandarin duck cannons...
29th AprilL: Page 4 in the opening series is out. Click here ...Also added the ans up till the 26th of April. Click here ...
28th April: Thanks to Sergei from Russia for pointing out a mistake I had made with the hyperlink to GM Hu's game. It has been corrected. Have also added the 3rd page on opening theory ... Click here. There is only one me at the moment doing the site, if you find any mistakes, please tell 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. . It would be greatly appreciated.
27th April: Added the second board to the opening theory section. Click here ...
26th April: Added the ans up till the 22nd. Click here ... Added another annotated game, where GM Hu Ronghua played black with a very rare counter. Click here ...Very interesting opening and midgame!
25th April: Found a series of boards teaching opening theory. have done the first 5...still sick with the flu. Click here ... or go to the basics section under the opening menu bar on the left.
24th April: Added a new game, GM Hong Zhi vs GM Zhang Guofeng. Very nice match! Click here ... or visit the selected games section. Also added a few more bios to the xq greats section. Still struck with the flu...
23rd April: Had planned to resume my efforts in promoting Xiangqi to the World yesterday...but I am still struck with a severe flu. The best I can manage is to upload 4 super duper long endgame puzzles that were provided to me on the facebook fanpage. click here...each puzzle is over 100 moves...!
22nd April . Ans up till the 18th are out! Click here ... Been down with the flu due to extremes in temperature lately sigh...
15th April: Have corrrected the ans to 20120409. Also added the ans up till the 12th.Click here ..
14th April : Uploaded the ans up till the 10th of April. Have fun! Click here ... yeah, i know you miss me... LOL
10th April: Uploaded the ans up till the 6th of April. Have fun! Click here ...
4th April: Uploaded the ans up till the 2nd of April. Have fun! Click here ... Very poor response for the puzzles page. Please do go and try them. I spent quite a bit of time on it. 
3rd April: Enjoying a short break from Xiangqi. Uploaded the ans up till the 30th of March. Click here ...

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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
MAY 2012

31st May: The last two boards in the double cross river cannons are finally uploaded: p12 and p13. p14 is a super summary of all the previous boards so that you may revise it... Have also uploaded the ans to the daily puzzles up till the 26th. Click here ... Have fun!
30th May: Added the 10th and 11th board to the double cross river cannons saga.
29th May: Been busy...added an annotated game. An interesting one too, a non-professional Xq player vs a soon-to-be GM, back in 2006. Click here ...
28th May: Added the 8th and 9th board to the same opening. Wanted to do more today, but down with sinusitis...sigh. Have Fun.
27th May: The 7th board on the same variation. Click here .... Also added the ans up till the 24th. Click here ... Have fun!
26th May: the 6th board on the double cannons cross river variation is ok for viewing now. Click here ... More on the archives. Click here or hover your cursor over the What's New section.
25th May: Posted a game played in the 15th Yinli cup. The players and commentator were all from the Guangdong team! Click here ... More on the what's new archives. Click here  ... Also found a tiny bit of time to add some of the nice words of encouragement to the what they say section ...
24th May: Added one more page to the double cross river cannons. Click here ... Also added to the archives... Click here or hover your cursor over the What's New section.
23rd May: Added the next page to the double cross river cannons saga. Click here ... Or here to go to the ECCO classification of this opening! Also added a few more pages to my archives. It has taken me much longer than I had expected. Click here or hover your cursor over the What's New section. I have only managed to upload a few more monthly logs. And, I will try to cut down on the grammatical mistakes and spelling errors...lol. I am appalled by them! LOL.

22nd May: Added an annotated game whereby Master Pan Zhenbo W GM Xu Yinchuan in this very exciting game. Click here .... Also added the ans up till the 20th of May ... Click here ...
21st May: Sunday, finally found some time to do the next double cross river cannons variation. This time a slightly more modern variation is seen. Click here ...
20th May: GM vs GM in this North vs South Match. Click here ... Unfortunately, I have yet been able to find more details about the match.
19th May: An annotated game between Master Wang Yang vs GM Liu Dahua back in 2005. Click here ...Also added the ans up till the 16th of May ... Click here ...
18th May: A third board on the same opening, the traditional way! Click here... 
17th May: Have added the second board to the double cross river cannons variation. Click here ...
16th May: Have added the first board in a series of 3 boards on one of the bloodiest screen horse variations there is: the double cross river cannons. Click here ...
15th May: Added a second GM Xu Yinchuan game, this time against Master Li Zhiping. Click here ...Also added the ans up till the 12th of May ... Click here ...
14th May: Have added all 10 games played in the 1st ever Yinli Cup, a tournament which was equivalent in nature to the 5 Rams Cup. Indeed, these two tournaments were often thought to be the toughest tournaments in the world. Click here for a short introduction of the Yinli Cup. The games can be found on the right hand column. I have tried my best to collect the games, sort them out and classify them according to the openings played. Hope you enjoy them.
13th May: Thunder and lightning and rain for the past few days...sigh. So I decided to add an unorthodox opening , the Thunder God Cannons . Click here ... Unorthodox opening, proceed at your own risk...
12th May: Computer more or less back to normal...sheesh. now I am way back in the work i should have done... LOL. Uploaded the ans to the puzzles till the 8th ...Click here ... And Mr Chris Hankinson has come to my rescue, clearing doubts about a comment by GM Xu Yinchuan (move 4) in the game I uploaded a few days ago. Thanks! Have made the appropriate corrections.
11th May: Only been able to upload a short modern day game by Master Zhu Xiaohu against GM Hu Ronghua's famed sandwiched horse defense. Click here ... My computer would be hopefully ok by tomorrow or two days later.
10th May: not been able to do much stuff. uploaded a game by GM Xu Yinchuan which was also annotated by him.
9th May: the final duck entry. Click here for p6. I think my computer is done for, will need to reboot it. but do not fret, I will try to upload the stuff as usual using my brother's laptop of if need be, at the local internet cafe. somehow, some of the emails that you have sent are either lost or incomplete...if there is anything important for me, please send them again to 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. or just leave a message on the fanspage on facebook.  i will try to get back to u asap. Thanks.

8th May: More duck, click here for page 5. This is the second last board in the series...whew...
7th May: Another game by GM Lv Qin, this time against GM Wang Jialiang. Click here ... Also added the ans up till the 30th of April . Click here ...
6th May: In case you have had enough duck for a while, I have added an annotated game played by 2 GMs when they first started out decades ago. Nice game. Click here ...
5th May: More duck for lunch and dinner! Click here ...
4th May: What..no meat for one day and you complain? Ok, more duck , the 3rd board in the series of openings of the Madarin Duck Cannons. Click here .... Also added the ans up till the 30th of April . Click here ...
3rd May: GM Liu Dahua vs GM Hu Ronghua. Added the first game whereby GM Liu won against GM Hu. Click here ...
2nd May: More Duck for dinner. Click here for page 2 on the mandarin duck cannons.
1st May: What is for dinner? Duck... The mandarin duck cannons ...click here for page 01 in a series of boards devoted to this unorthodox opening.

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Last Updated: 31st May 2012
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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
JUNE 2012

30th June: Added another annotated endgame on the Same Direction Cannons. The commentary was done by GM Liu Dianzhong and it seems to be one of the boards in a series of lectures by him. It explains many concepts throughout the game. Click here ... And I hope you are not sick of the Same Direction Cannons by now...LOL. Repetition is the best way to improve. Still thinking of what to do the next month, but the cross palace cannons seems to be a good place to start. Please email me if you have any suggestions or requests. Thank you!
29th June: Added an annotated game whereby GM Lv Qin goes up against GM Lin Hongmin. Click here ...
28th June: Still could not find the board I wanted to upload yesterday, so I redid the whole thing...Click here . Also uploaded the ans up till the 24th. Click here .... Have fun.
27th June: I had wanted to add the second board to the one published on the 25th but somehow I lost it...After half an hour of searching, I decided to add a new one and continue searching tomorrow. Click here for today's entry, the Same Direction Cannons: RANKED chariot vs Slow Chariot variations, not very often seen. It was a file that I found on the internet and it seemed to be by Master Shang Wei. Have fun.
26th June: Over 30 photos of the the recent Asian Xiangqi Individual Championships in Macau have been selected and uploaded, courtesy of Mr Peter Sung. It also shows GM Lv Qin in a simultaneous chess exhibit. Click here ..,
25th June: Added a new board on the Sdc : filed chariot vs slow chariot variation, from a file on the internet. Click here ... Also uploaded the ans up till the 20th. Click here .... 
24th June: Back to the basics. A modern day analysis of Game 1 of Vol 1 of The Secret in the Tangerine ....Essential for beginners to prevent themselves from falling for the oldest opening trap of all time!
23rd June: June and July, the sporting months...Was a bit upset that OKC lost so soon in the NBA finals. At least I found some consolation in the European cup. Badminton has been nice too....and then there are the Olympics soon...lol... Anyway, added another selected midgames page. Click here for 3 examples on maneuvering ...
22nd June: Added a midgame page discussing the role of the pawn, king and advisor/elephant in midgame. click here .... or here for more selected midgame examples...
21st June: Added a new board on the D13 opening. Click here ...And I have spent the past 1-2 hr trying to figure out why the photos would not work as a slideshow. There seems to be something wrong with the app for slideshow that is given on my site. Will try to rectify the problem over the next few days. Sigh...
20th June: 2.30am ...finally finished one of the slideshows I promised yesterday. Click here ... Ans up till the 18th are also out. Finally found some time to do them... Click here ....
19th June: Monday again and a menacing typhoon is expected to hit over the next 2-3days with expected flooding...More time to spend on Xiangqi...LOL. Page 02 of the same opening has been uploaded. I want to thank Malaysian Xq representative Mr Wong Man Sang for allowing me to upload the photos he took of major Xiangqi events. Will try to change them into a nice slideshow over the next few days. If anybody has more photos regarding Xiangqi, please share with me and the world. Please email 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. . Ps, the slideshow app they provide for this site needs some learning...so bear with me.
18th June: Sunday. Spent most of my time playing Avengers Alliance on facebook. Ha, it was at 2am that it struck me that I had not prepared today's addition...LOL. A nice modern day review of ECCO D14, same direction cannons: filed vs slow chariot. It was a file on the net which I found, whose author seemed to be Master Liang Wenbing, aka the Gold Medal Coach in China after having coached a few GMs and many Masters. I think I have the book but it is buried somewhere under the mountain of books behind my computer... Now back to Avengers, I need to get Mockingbird!!! ps: to Greg, please tell Doug I have quite a few one move puzzles...LOL
17th June: Finally, all the games played in the Baoren cup are uploaded. Click here ... And I have also added the ans up till the 12th on the puzzles page.Click here ....
16th June: Added a p10-11 to the Baoren Cup Games. Click here ... And a million thanks to Mr Chris Hankinson for providing more photos of Xiangqi. I am trying to collect more pics, any pic or photo related to Xiangqi to share with the English speaking world. If you have anything to share, please email 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. . Please click here for a short slide show that I am trying to make with the limited photos or pictures I have at the moment.
15th June: Added a new commented game by GM Jiang Chuan whereby IGM Wu Guilin plays against Philippines Zhuang Hongming in the 2009 Han Xin Cup. Would also like to thank the Malaysian Xq players for their lively support on the facebook fanspage. I hope Xiangqi grows internationally. Also corrected a mistake found in the poc 1 of 20120615 ... db 20120615 poc 1. Thanks to Francis Khew Guan Jie from Singapore for pointing out a mistake and my apologies for not understanding his comments at first. I think I might have to go on break soon , to hide in a mountain hole to train myself in the deadly arts of Xiangqi endgames killing technique...Anyone to join me?!
14th June: Added P7-9 of the Baoren Cup. Click here ...
13th June: Flooding everywhere in Taipei where I live...and I still do not get a holiday, LOL. Anyway, added a selected midgame's page on things NOT to do in Xiangqi. Nice examples that I found on the net. Also added the ans to the puzzles up till the 8th...good response lately. Click here !
12th  June: P4-6 of the Baoren Cup are uploaded. Click here ...
11th June: I have spent much time organizing the game that I have from the 1991 Baoren Cup and categorized them according to the ECCO opening. I think the list of my games are incomplete but that is the best I can do. The Baoren Cup was an interesting tournament because only the Same Direction Cannons was allowed for all the game. Click here ... or go to the selected games page for the link.
10th June: The 4th board on D29 opening is out. Click here ... Also added the ans up till the 6th this month, in view of the increasing number of visitors to the webpage. Click here ... Have fun! And  Mr Georg Jeiter says that my site has exploded and he has had trouble doing a site map of my map on HIS site...any ideas on how to organize my site better? Please send me your suggestions to 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. Spent several hours today doing something which I hope can be uploaded tomorrow..
9th June: The 3rd board on opening D29 is out. Click here ... Also trying something new, adding a page on the games played with the C04 opening. Click here ....
8th June:  Added a selected midgames page, click here or go to the relevant section.Click here . Also added the ans to the puzzles up till the 4th. Click here ... Have fun!
7th June: Another male vs female game. Click here ...  Also found to my delight, a game played by GM Jiang Chuan vs GM Zhao Xinxin last month in the 2012 Hanxin Cup, that more or less followed the opening that was presented last month. Click here ...
6th June: Another opening board on D29. Page 02 in the series. If you have enjoyed the previous edition, you will love this one!
5th June: In 1981, a best same direction cannons game of the year was selected...I did not know that they did that...anyway, it was Master Liu Xing vs GM Bu Fengbo. Nice game! Click here ...
4th June: A new board on the D29 opening Same Direction Cannons: Filed chariot with double headed snake pawns vs Double ranked chariots. Click here ... Also uploaded the ans up till the 31st of last month. Click here ... Have fun! Finally had time to do so! 
3rd June: GM Hu Ronghua takes on GM Li Laiqun in the deciding match in the 1991 Baoren Cup Same Direction Cannons King competition held in 1991. Click here!
2nd June: Strike while the iron is hot. I had some nice feedback from various people with the selected midgames section I added yesterday. Today's 3 boards will focus on exchanging chess pieces, how the pros do it. Click here ... And I thank Mr Georg Jeiter from Germany from pointing out to me many hyperlinks that I have forgotton to do. There are over 1100 pages now to this site, and I am a little bit overwhelmed sometimes. And I think I may have forgotten to upload or link certain sections or pages. If you do spot any mistakes, please email 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. and tell me. But do give me a little bit of time to correct them. And I have decided that this month's (or at least for the next 2-3wks) major theme would be the same direction cannons. I have been losing many games recently with that opening, with both red and black. Pisses me off...lol. Have fun with the sdc for weeks to come! For those who want to know what I have uploaded the past few weeks, please go to the archives section.
1st June: Added a new section , a selected midgames section. I will try to do them in various thems. Click here ... or hover your cursor over Midgames on the menu bar on the left to see the submenus...or here directly to the page...

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Last Updated: 2nd June 2012
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WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
JULY 2012

31st July: Been a hectic month, very hectic. The body and mind are getting old. Added 2 more short endgames to GM Liu's lectures and have also published two more day's worth of answers. click here ...
30th July:Page 9 on 1h1p vs 1c1a/e endgames are out. More complicated that I had thought. Never did have the patience to go through them move for move, variation for variation. I tried adding some of the moves to show the beginner the final kill. It is way past midnight, the mind is the clear, and broadcasts of the Olympics are beckoning...if you find any mistakes, pls tell me!
29th July: A new commentated game by GM Wang Bin. Click here ... Time for the olympics...sigh...hope that one day Xiangqi will be able to join it as a mindsport!
28th July: 3 days worth of answers to the daily puzzles are out. click here .... Also added four more endgames in the series by GM Liu. Click here for p7 and p8...
27th July: added an annotated game showing the importance of your formation in Xiangqi. Click here ...
26th July: Had a wisdom tooth extracted today...not in the finest of moods...Added two more pages on endgame lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong. Click here for p5 and p6.
25th July: Added a new annotated game. Click here  . Have fun!
24th July: Yesterday's entry should have been the 23rd...LOL. Anyway, have uploaded another three more boards on the basics of 1h1lp vs 1a2e endgames in the series of lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong. Many priniciples to follow. Still rusty after the break, hope to be able to increase efficiency and production to that of a few months ago...LOL. Have fun.
22nd July: Back still hurts. Boss went on holiday...had to do double shifts...sigh. Anyway, to those who missed me...(I am sure there are...) sorry for the delay. Will slowly work my way back to daily production as before. Uploaded the ans to all of the puzzle games that I had done before...Click here . There has been no Xiangqi for me for the past week. But I have been thinking, I think I will still gear my site to the the fundamentals.
14th July: Had a visit to an excolleague at my old hospital for some tests. All is well, but I think I need to take a 10 day break to recuperate. Will be uploading stuff again starting the 22th July. Will upload the ans to the puzzles over the next few days.
13th July: Finally managed to upload the ans to the extra mmlm puzzle presented to me by Mr Felix Tan of the AXF. Click here to go to the ans section and click on db 20120601 to see it. Also added the ans up till the 6th. And also added three more boards on 1h1p endgames by GM Liu. Click here ...
12th July: Added a selected midgames page. click here ...
11th July: Too tired to do much. Added a new opening board, the cross palace cannon vs left proper horse. A rather rare but interesting opening. Click here ...
10th July: Added the next page on 1h1bp vs 1a1e endgame by GM Liu. This is slightly more advanced stuff. Enjoy! Have been slightly ill as of late. No time and energy to do as much as I had in the past. Hope I feel better over the next few days. Ans up till the 4th are also out. click here ....
9th July: Added the first page on horse endgames by GM Liu. This is the place to start to learn how to use the horse.
8th July: Have been feeling unwell the past 2 days. Too tired to add much, but p03 , and the last of the endgames on pure pawn endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong have been uploaded. Stats show that there has been a decrease in the number of visitors to my site since the publication of the endgames...LOL. But I will continue uploading the endgames section as one must learn them well to really have a good fundamental beginning in Xiangqi. Learning Xiangqi Endgames = learning the fundamentals! Have fun!
7th July: Was only able to upload p02 of GM Liu's endgame lecture notes on pawn endgames.
6th July: A VERY busy day!!!!!! Was only able to add the ans up till the 2nd of July,  click here .... and also two more variations for the A64 opening. (click here ) . Also corrected the wrong link to the ans yesterday. Thanks to Richard for telling me that. Please, there is only one me doing this entire site, and I am bound to be make many mistakes. If you see any, please tell me!
5th July: It has been sometime since I did something for endgames. One of the reasons for that is that although it is one of the most important aspects of the game, finding the relevant boards and classifying them took too much time. So I decided to do something more efficient....I decided to base basic endgame theory on one book while adding bits and pieces here and there. The book I chose was authored by GM Liu Dianzhong which is for beginners and contains over 250 examples, discussing everything there is to basic endgame theory. I admit that I never did pay my dues for endgame theory, but I think it is high time that I did so and share it with you in the process. So, click here for the first page on endgame theory by GM Liu, or hover your cursor over the Endgame button in the menu and a submenu would appear. 250 boards, that would take a few months, interspersed with the other usual stuff....have fun!
4th July: Page 2 of the discussion on the cpc is out. Click here ...Also uploaded the ans up till the 30th of last month. Click here ....
3rd July: As promised, the first in a series of boards discussing the Cross Palace Cannon. Click here ...
2nd July: Been a busy month. Have not been able to accomplish much. Sigh...Added an annotated game played with the Cross Palace Opening. Click here ... Also uploaded the ans up till the 28th. Click here .... Hmmm..I think I have uploaded over 1000 puzzles over the past year...The June What's New Archives are also out...Click here ....
1st July : Rough day at work... sheesh... Was only able to add one page on a series of midgame tactics on attacking by unlinking your opponent's elephants in attack. Click here ...

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WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
AUGUST 2012

31st Aug: Page 3 and 4 of Chapter 1 of GM Liu Dianzhong' book has been uploaded. There are examples this time, not just pure narrative...LOL. Ans up till the 26th are also published! Click here ....I have also discovered a few mistakes to page 1 of yesterday's upload. I have made the necessary correction and added material that I had missed. And also made a few corrections to the the last slideshow on my photo gallery for now. Thanks to Mr Felix Tan for pointing them out...while browsing them well past midnight ....lol.
30th Aug: Page 1 and 2 of Chapter 1 of GM Liu Dianzhong' book is finally out. Took me sometime to try to translate the material into English. As there are still NO commonly accepted terms for various termininology like 頓挫...I have tried my best to translate. It is slightly heavy reading, but if you REALLY into learning the endgame, please go through it. I would also welcome anybody with better terms for them!!!
29th Aug: Part 2 is out from Chris's study. Ans up till the 24th are out also, given the increase in response! Click here .... Thanks to Flame Kho for helping me introduce my facebook fanpage to the folks in Malaysia!
28th Aug: Chris has done it again. Many fans have written to me expressing their thanks for his work. Well here is part 1 of 4 more boards! And thanks to Georg Jeiter who found out that I had made a wrong link in p7 of the cannon endgames. LOL. Thanks!
27th Aug: Another day spent in the amusement park...only managed to add the final page to the 1c1p endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong ...whew. click here ...also added the ans up till the 22nd. Click here .... And a million thanks must be given to Greg Thompson who spot a few fatal flaws in the games 3 and 4 of the elephant series. Thanks!
26th Aug: Finally, had the time to add on to the endgames series. The first board is tough to memorize. Click here ...
25th Aug: Finally, everything is back to normal...added the ans up till the 20th. Click here .... And page 5 of the Chris's very welcomed addition to my site is out. Will start making the stuff that I have generated the past few days into webpages asap.
24th Aug: I had wanted to add another endgames page but the site which I use to generate the stuff from my site is malfunctioning. Luckily, I have page 4 from Chris's study. Quite a few people have expressed their delight in the lectures thus far. Again, A MILLION THANKS goes to Chris!
23rd Aug: Page 3 of the good stuff from Chris's study is out. Also, ans up till the 18th are also out. Click here .... I use mtwebcenters to generate the stuff (I am absolutely computer illiterate...) and somehow they have been upgrading the site and a few functions are out. Will try to add on daily. And, another typhoon is due to hit Taiwan where I am staying now. Bitch. Hope the electricity stays alive, or else I would have to dust away the dust from my chessboard...sigh.
22nd Aug: Page 2 of the good stuff from Chris out! Click here ...
21st Aug: A zillion thanks to Mr Chris Hankinson for more donations of his personal study material on opening theory. If you have enjoyed the advisor series over the past few days, you are going to LOVE the elephant series. Click here for page 1 . Please visit Chris's website for more good stuff. The link is found on my link page... (somehow I have forgotten the url...oops...lol!) And by the way, Georg Jeiter of Germany has asked me if there are any sites with active discussions on Xiangqi, especially the Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense...Well, please share the good stuff. Chinese , English etc websites are hugely welcomed. I hope to be able to compile a list of the good stuff to share with the world.
20th Aug: The next page on 1c1p endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong are out. Ans up till the 16th are also out. Click here ....
19th Aug: Here is a new page of 1c1p endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong. Had tried to do more, but the first example in this page took me nearly an hour...
18th Aug: The 5th and final page from Chris study is out. Click here ...Ans up till the 14th are out. Click here ....
17th Aug: The 4th page from Chris's study is out. Click here ...Go to the opening basics page for more on basic opening stuff and theory...
16th Aug: Ans up till the 12th are out. Click here ... And so is the third page from Chris's study. Click here ... Go to the opening basics page for more on basic opening stuff and theory...
15th Aug: Added the second page from Chris's study. Good stuff! click here or go to the opening basics page...
14th Aug: Been tied down to work and my wife's pregnancy (entering the third trimester) recently and I was ecstatic to have Chris Hankinson help me out! He graciously donated some personal study material, a series of five boards on the importance of playing the right advisor early on in the opening. Thanks Chris!!! The world is much better! Click here ! Go to the opening basics page for more on basic opening theory...
13th Aug: A busy sunday...sigh. have not been able to do much, but here is a new page of 1c1p endgames. Added the ans up till the 8th of Aug. Click here ....
12th Aug: Added the second page on the same opening but which is labeled as A45 by ECCO. Click here .
11th Aug: Added a new opening page on ECCO E44, Pawn vs Pawn. This is quite a good game especially for beginners as it demonstrates the very basics of some of the more important principles. Click here ...
10th Aug: Added another endgame lecture page on 1c1p endgames by GM Liu. Click here ...the third board is rather complicated. I have tried to add the variations that were not included in the board, but I am not confident enough. If you spot any mistakes or have better moves, please email 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. . Getting old with a weary mind...and I have to work 5 hours later...
9th Aug: Added the ans up till the 2nd of Aug. Click here .... Also added a new endgame lecture by GM Liu Dianzhong. Click here ...
8th Aug: Quite a few friends expressed delight in the three selected midgames I published a few days ago. Well, there is the next page! Click here ...
7th Aug: Did a few minor adjustments to the site's Ans to the Daily puzzles as my cell phone was very slow in downloading the puzzles. Also added the ans up till the 2nd of Aug. Click here .... Also added the last page on pure cannon endgames by GM Liu. Click here ...
6th Aug: Have uploaded a new annotated game, GM Zhang Guofeng vs GM Hu Ronghua , in 2008, one of the rare appearances by the GM. Also, a million thanks to Greg Thompson for the new pic on the home page!
5th Aug: Have uploaded ALL the ans to the puzzles last month. Click here ...Also started the first page of cannon endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong. The last endgame puzzle was a little complex for me...LOL. Now I understand why I lose my games LOL. And to dear Georg, tell me what you think of the new color for the links. Took me nearly 20 min just to change them...lol.
4th Aug: Been some time since I added to the midgames section. So, here it is: three endgames played by the late GM Yang Guanlin. Seeing how the great ones play is an enjoyment in itself. Have fun!
3rd Aug: Whew...no power shortage. Just in case it happens, I have uploaded today's entry: the last page on horse endgames in GM Liu Dianzhong's book on endgames for beginners. Click here ...
2nd Aug: Noticed a few mistakes in the heading of the endgame puzzles and proceeded to correct them. ( p9, p11 ) . Also added one more page devoted to 2 horse endgames from the same book by GM Liu Dianzhong . Ans up till the 28th of July are also out. click here ... . Finally, there is a raging typhoon hitting Northern Taiwan as I write and quite a few friends have phoned me telling me that power had been cut. In the event of a power breakdown, please tune in the next day...
1st Aug: Added 5 more boards in two pages on the endgame lecture series by GM Liu Dianzhong. Click here to go to p11 and p12. The July What's New Archives is also out...Click here .... Been a hectic month. Finally managed to hit 1200 pages on the site... Will continue to slog!

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First Created : 1st Sept 2012
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WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
SEPTEMBER 2012

30th Sept: Uploaded another annotated game, GM Hong Zhi vs GM Yu Youhua . There has been a major increase in flow to my website recently. I thank all supporters and hope that the game of Xiangqi will be enjoyed by all, and not just the Chinese speaking population!
29th Sept: Got bored with the Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense, and tired of doing endgames. Did not have any suitable midgames either...So, I spent the entire afternoon doing ALL three Elephant openings in GM Liu Dianzhong's book. There were only three. Enjoy! Ans up till the 24th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
28th Sept: Added an annotated game: GM Yu Youhua vs GM Liu Dianzhong. And a million thanks must be given to Mr Trevor Tao for showing me that the db 20120920 poc 2 puzzle is flawed, black should win. Mr Felix Tan has also shown me that that there seems to be a faster way for red to win in the db 20120921 poc 1 puzzle! Click here  to go to the respective boards.
27th Sept: Added 1r vs 1h2e to the endgame lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong ... Ans up till the 22nd of Sept are also published! Click here ...
26th Sept: Added the last 3 boards to the variations that I have been uploading for the past 2 wks, by GM Liu Dianzhong of course! 
25th Sept: Too tired to do much. Added a short and basic endgame page 1r vs 1c2a.
24th Sept: Sunday...family day. Added a new annotated game by GM Liu Dianzhong .
Ans up till the 20th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
23rd Sept: Added page 5 on opening theory by GM Liu Dianzhong. Have fun... Ans up till the 18th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
22nd Sept: TGIF. Added a new page on endgame by GM Liu Dianzhong . Click here ...
21st Sept: Added page 4 on opening theory by GM Liu Dianzhong. Have fun... Ans up till the 16th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
20th Sept: First of all, 3 corrections to be made. Mr Felix Tan has informed me that the ans for the 20120914 mmlm puzzle is a little bit flawed. Click here to see the corrections made.  Mr Angus MacGregor from Australia has made improvements to the endgame boards eg ldz 085 and 086. Click here ... Nice work! Please do not fail to inform me if you find any mistakes or have better suggestions. Secondly, have added 2 pages worth of endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong . Thirdly, this years Yang Guanlin Cup is currently underway with not many rounds left. Please google for stqiyuan to see some of the games played. I have not had time to see them yet. This is one of the premiere Xiangqi events annually!
19th Sept: Been some time since I added midgames played by GM Yang Gualin. Click here for part 3...
18th Sept: Manic monday...decided to take it easy. Just added 4 basic endgames from GM Liu's book. Click here .... Ans up till the 14th of Sept are also published! Click here .... Had been thinking of doing a site map, but I guess Georg Jeiter has done a better job than me...Maybe another day.  http://www.xiangqi.de/xqinenglish_sitemap.html . Have fun!
17th Sept: Quite a few friends have expressed their delight in the GM Liu Dianzhong's annotated games that I have uploaded thus far. Well, here is another one! Special thanks must be given to Mr Chris Hankinson for providing it and doing some of the annotations too!
16th Sept: The last of 1h1c + 1p endgames. That concludes chapter 5 from the GM's book!
Ans up till the 12th of Sept are also published! Click here .... 
15th Sept: More 1h1c endgames, in fact the last page, have been uploaded. Ans up till the 10th of Sept are also published! Click here .... 
14th Sept: To make your learning experience more concrete, I found an actual game played by GM Liu Dianzhong using the opening variations that have been uploaded the past few days. Thanks to Mr Chris Hankinson for giving me that board. The endgame reached is also similar to the endgames that I have been uploading the past few weeks. Have fun!
13th Sept: To let the visitors to my site have a better feel of the opening I uploaded yesterday, I added one more new page, both with important 59 cannon variations. Click here ...
Ans up till the 8th of Sept are also published! Click here ....Tell me what you think!!!
12th Sept: Today's addition is very important. A must see opening page from GM Liu Dianzhong's book. The first board is one of the most commonly played variations in today. Please memorize them all. The second board is a more volatile variation. Click here.
11th Sept: Added another endgame's page from the book by GM Liu Dianzhong.  Click here...
10th Sept: Did quite a bit of checking and house cleaning of my site. If there are any broken links, please tell me. After much consideration, I decided to add a new subsection to the openings section, basically a book by GM Liu Dianzhong's book on the fundamentals of opening theory. I did this to make the openings section more cohesive. I had already done a tiny portion in the openings intro section many months ago, and will transfer that stuff over the next few days/weeks. Just hover your cursor over the menu bar on the openings section and you should see it, or click here ... Ans up till the 6th of Sept are also published! Click here ....Tell me what you think!!!
9th Sept: Been some time since I uploaded stuff about midgames. So here there are, 3 boards annotated by GM Zhang Guofeng. Click here ...
8th Sept: An annotated game played way back in 1979 has been uploaded, been busy with the endgames portion as of late. Shows some of the basics of the elephant opening as explained by GM Hu Ronghua. The elephant opening has come a long way since then! I found this in a tattered 1979 version of <<北方棋藝>> ,which later became simply <<棋藝>>, the main Xq periodical in China today... Should be nostalgic for those 40 and above....lol. And special thanks must be given to Mr Felix Tan of the AXF for providing a faster way to kill in the db 20120831 mmlm puzzle! Click here ... Ans up till the 4th of Sept are also published! Click here ....
7th Sept: The third page of 1h1c endgames is out. Be sure to learn the 1h1c tactics shown.
6th Sept: Finally, I have finished translating the entire chapter 1 of the book on basic endgames by GM Liu...whew...click here for page 7. Good advise for how to learn the endgame. Ans up till the 2nd of Sept are also published! Click here ....
5th Sept: The second page of 1h1c endgame by GM Liu Dianzhong are out. Need to surf the net for more stuff for the puzzles LOL. Getting harder by the day.
4th Sept: The first page of 1h1c endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong are out. Ans up till the 31st Aug are also published! Click here ....
3rd Sept: Page 04 of the series on openings by Chris is out. Another very nice piece on opening theory.
2nd Sept: Found some time to do more translation of GM Liu's book. P5 and 6 of the first chapter are out.
1st Sept: Page 03 of the series on opening's by Chris is out. Click here. And so are the ans up till the 28th ( in view of the increase in the responses!). Click here ... Also squeezed time to do the August Archives. Click here... 

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First Created : 30th Sept 2012
Last Updated: 30th Sept 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
October 2012

31st Oct: Added two new pages of endames. Click here to go to the menu page...
30th Oct: Ans up till the 26th of Oct are out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames board. Click here ....
29th Oct: A new page and the first one on another big big variation in the screen horse defense: the left riverbank horse variation, has been uploaded. Click here...
28th Oct: Finally found some time to re-do the ECCO coding pages that I had accidentally deleted a few weeks ago when I was doing a minor overhaul of my site. Apologies must be given to Mr Gerog Jeiter who had helped me out in this section last year... LOL. Please hover you cursor over the submenu to see it. Ans up till the 24th of Oct are out. Click here ... And I have been very busy lately, as seen from the embarassing number of mistakes that has been found in the puzzles section. Will try to get things back into a groove soon!
27th Oct: Added a new opening variation today from GM Liu Dianzhong 's book. Click here ... going to be a very very busy month, preparing for the birth of my son. Will try to add on daily, but if I am unable to, will announce here and on facebook.
26th Oct: Ans up till the 22nd of Oct are out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames page.
25th Oct: Finally, a less busy hectic day. Found some time to do an annotated game by GM Hu RongHua vs GM Zhao GuoRong. A textbook game too!
24th Oct: I hate busy tuedays too... Ans up till the 20th of Oct are also out. Click here ... Also added another short endgames page. Click here ...
23rd Oct: I hate mondays... Ans up till the 18th of Oct are also out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames page. Click here ...
22nd Oct: Had some time and spent much of it today doing an uploaded game. A same direction cannons game... (sheesh, I cannot believe that I have not seen the sdc for the past month or so!!!). Have fun! Oh, a visitor commented on not being able to see the blue link...I am sorry, I pay to use a computer generated website to generate my website, and I am still struggling to learn to use it...And I seem to be defeated by it at the moment...
21st October: Went down to the local bookstore yesterday hoping to get more stuff for my site. An orbituary in one of the latest magazines to Master Li ZhongJian left me shocked. I have always found his endgame compositions a delight. Alas... Today's entry is a short summary of the achievements of this great man. A man who contributed to both Xiangqi, International Chess and even Janggi in China. RIP.
20th October: Added another endgames page, the last on pure 2r endgames. Ans up till the 16th of Oct are also. Click here ... And I have found out that I have indeed deleted quite a few important pages on the generation of ECCO when I did a slight makeover a few weeks ago. Will proceed to add to them over the next few days. Thanks to Georg Jeiter for pointing them out.
19th October: Freaking busy week. Only managed to add one new page to the endgames section.
18th October: Finally, a new openings variation other than the ecrx variation has been uploaded : cc7paprr vs sch7pa rt a ...lol. Ans up till the 14th of Oct are also. Click here ...
17th October: Added another endgames page, this time the first on 2r endgames. Click here.
16th October: Ans up till the 12th of Oct are also. Click here ... Added the last page to 1r endgames  from the lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong .
15th October: Another openings page, and the last in the section on cc vs sch with ecrx.
14th October: Another openings page, this time with the 57 Cannons. This is a continuation of the opening uploaded yesterday.
13th October: Added another openings page. Been a hectic month. sigh...
Ans up till the 10th of Oct are also. Click here ...
12th October: The 56 Cannons variation in ECCO C4x is discussed in today's upload. I have done a minor makeover the past few months, changing things here and there. If you find any mistakes or missing links please tell me.
11th October: Added a new opening page to the GM's lecture, which is similar to the game that I had uplaoded a few days ago. Ans up till the 8th of Oct are also. Click here ... Mr Georg Jeiter has also informed me of missing pages in the ECCO section. I think I may have accidentally deleted it a few weeks ago when I was doing a minor overhaul of my site. And I just broke 1300 pages today...If you find any missing pages or any mistakes please tell 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. . Thank you. I will rectify that situation asap. And to 'celebrate' 1300, I have added a submenu bar to the selected annotated games that I have done thus far. Just hover your cursor over the menu bar and you should be able to see it!
10th October: Any busy day...sigh. I am getting old...Only managed to add a new page to the endgames section. Ans up till the 6th of Oct are also. Click here ...
9th October: Finally the computer is rebooted and more or less back to normal...But it was a tough day at work... Only managed to add a new page to the endgames section.
8th October: Added a very exciting game, based on the C42 opening that I uploaded 2 days ago. Have a nice sunday!
7th October: Ans up till the 4th of Oct are also. Click here ...  Have not been able to add much. Bought a new hard disk to replace my faulty one and had the computer rebooted by the computer man... Still downloading apps and stuff sigh. Hope tomorrow all will be back to normal.
6th October: I hate doing stuff on laptops...First of all, an embarassing mistake pointed out by Mr Trevor Tao for the db 20120930 poc 1 puzzle has been rectified. Secondly, a million thanks must be given to Mr Chris Hankinson for providing LIVE footage of the game that I had uploaded yesterday. Although, it is a short video, it shows move 18...hehehehe. Click on the hyperlink here ...  Thirdly, a new opening board by GM Liu Dianzhong has been uploaded. Finally, ans up till the 2nd of Oct are also. Click here ...  
5th October: Computer still spoilt. Darn. Added a new annotated game by GM Zhao Xinxin vs IGM Ruan Chengbao.
4th October: The hard disk on my pc is about to go into retirement. I hope it can last for some more time. Trying to save all my stuff on a backup...sigh. Added one more page of endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong. Ans up till the 30th of Sept are also out. Click here ...
3rd October: Any busy day...Tiring Tuesday. Added 4 more endgames to the endgames section by GM Liu Dianzhong. Ans up till the 28th of Sept are also out. Click here ...
2nd October: Too tired to do anything much...added another short page to the endgames section by GM Liu Dianzhong .
1st October: Uploaded the archives to Sept 2012. Found a very very nice introduction to the central cannon vs screen horse opening, which seemed to be a video lecture by GM Hu Ronghua! Click here...took me the entire day to do it...Ans up till the 26th of Sept are also out. Click here ...

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First Created : 31st Oct 2012
Last Updated: 31st Oct 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
SEPTEMBER 2012

30th Sept: Uploaded another annotated game, GM Hong Zhi vs GM Yu Youhua . There has been a major increase in flow to my website recently. I thank all supporters and hope that the game of Xiangqi will be enjoyed by all, and not just the Chinese speaking population!
29th Sept: Got bored with the Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense, and tired of doing endgames. Did not have any suitable midgames either...So, I spent the entire afternoon doing ALL three Elephant openings in GM Liu Dianzhong's book. There were only three. Enjoy! Ans up till the 24th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
28th Sept: Added an annotated game: GM Yu Youhua vs GM Liu Dianzhong. And a million thanks must be given to Mr Trevor Tao for showing me that the db 20120920 poc 2 puzzle is flawed, black should win. Mr Felix Tan has also shown me that that there seems to be a faster way for red to win in the db 20120921 poc 1 puzzle! Click here  to go to the respective boards.
27th Sept: Added 1r vs 1h2e to the endgame lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong ... Ans up till the 22nd of Sept are also published! Click here ...
26th Sept: Added the last 3 boards to the variations that I have been uploading for the past 2 wks, by GM Liu Dianzhong of course! 
25th Sept: Too tired to do much. Added a short and basic endgame page 1r vs 1c2a.
24th Sept: Sunday...family day. Added a new annotated game by GM Liu Dianzhong .
Ans up till the 20th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
23rd Sept: Added page 5 on opening theory by GM Liu Dianzhong. Have fun... Ans up till the 18th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
22nd Sept: TGIF. Added a new page on endgame by GM Liu Dianzhong . Click here ...
21st Sept: Added page 4 on opening theory by GM Liu Dianzhong. Have fun... Ans up till the 16th of Sept are also published! Click here ...
20th Sept: First of all, 3 corrections to be made. Mr Felix Tan has informed me that the ans for the 20120914 mmlm puzzle is a little bit flawed. Click here to see the corrections made.  Mr Angus MacGregor from Australia has made improvements to the endgame boards eg ldz 085 and 086. Click here ... Nice work! Please do not fail to inform me if you find any mistakes or have better suggestions. Secondly, have added 2 pages worth of endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong . Thirdly, this years Yang Guanlin Cup is currently underway with not many rounds left. Please google for stqiyuan to see some of the games played. I have not had time to see them yet. This is one of the premiere Xiangqi events annually!
19th Sept: Been some time since I added midgames played by GM Yang Gualin. Click here for part 3...
18th Sept: Manic monday...decided to take it easy. Just added 4 basic endgames from GM Liu's book. Click here .... Ans up till the 14th of Sept are also published! Click here .... Had been thinking of doing a site map, but I guess Georg Jeiter has done a better job than me...Maybe another day.  http://www.xiangqi.de/xqinenglish_sitemap.html . Have fun!
17th Sept: Quite a few friends have expressed their delight in the GM Liu Dianzhong's annotated games that I have uploaded thus far. Well, here is another one! Special thanks must be given to Mr Chris Hankinson for providing it and doing some of the annotations too!
16th Sept: The last of 1h1c + 1p endgames. That concludes chapter 5 from the GM's book!
Ans up till the 12th of Sept are also published! Click here .... 
15th Sept: More 1h1c endgames, in fact the last page, have been uploaded. Ans up till the 10th of Sept are also published! Click here .... 
14th Sept: To make your learning experience more concrete, I found an actual game played by GM Liu Dianzhong using the opening variations that have been uploaded the past few days. Thanks to Mr Chris Hankinson for giving me that board. The endgame reached is also similar to the endgames that I have been uploading the past few weeks. Have fun!
13th Sept: To let the visitors to my site have a better feel of the opening I uploaded yesterday, I added one more new page, both with important 59 cannon variations. Click here ...
Ans up till the 8th of Sept are also published! Click here ....Tell me what you think!!!
12th Sept: Today's addition is very important. A must see opening page from GM Liu Dianzhong's book. The first board is one of the most commonly played variations in today. Please memorize them all. The second board is a more volatile variation. Click here.
11th Sept: Added another endgame's page from the book by GM Liu Dianzhong.  Click here...
10th Sept: Did quite a bit of checking and house cleaning of my site. If there are any broken links, please tell me. After much consideration, I decided to add a new subsection to the openings section, basically a book by GM Liu Dianzhong's book on the fundamentals of opening theory. I did this to make the openings section more cohesive. I had already done a tiny portion in the openings intro section many months ago, and will transfer that stuff over the next few days/weeks. Just hover your cursor over the menu bar on the openings section and you should see it, or click here ... Ans up till the 6th of Sept are also published! Click here ....Tell me what you think!!!
9th Sept: Been some time since I uploaded stuff about midgames. So here there are, 3 boards annotated by GM Zhang Guofeng. Click here ...
8th Sept: An annotated game played way back in 1979 has been uploaded, been busy with the endgames portion as of late. Shows some of the basics of the elephant opening as explained by GM Hu Ronghua. The elephant opening has come a long way since then! I found this in a tattered 1979 version of <<北方棋藝>> ,which later became simply <<棋藝>>, the main Xq periodical in China today... Should be nostalgic for those 40 and above....lol. And special thanks must be given to Mr Felix Tan of the AXF for providing a faster way to kill in the db 20120831 mmlm puzzle! Click here ... Ans up till the 4th of Sept are also published! Click here ....
7th Sept: The third page of 1h1c endgames is out. Be sure to learn the 1h1c tactics shown.
6th Sept: Finally, I have finished translating the entire chapter 1 of the book on basic endgames by GM Liu...whew...click here for page 7. Good advise for how to learn the endgame. Ans up till the 2nd of Sept are also published! Click here ....
5th Sept: The second page of 1h1c endgame by GM Liu Dianzhong are out. Need to surf the net for more stuff for the puzzles LOL. Getting harder by the day.
4th Sept: The first page of 1h1c endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong are out. Ans up till the 31st Aug are also published! Click here ....
3rd Sept: Page 04 of the series on openings by Chris is out. Another very nice piece on opening theory.
2nd Sept: Found some time to do more translation of GM Liu's book. P5 and 6 of the first chapter are out.
1st Sept: Page 03 of the series on opening's by Chris is out. Click here. And so are the ans up till the 28th ( in view of the increase in the responses!). Click here ... Also squeezed time to do the August Archives. Click here... 

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First Created : 30th Sept 2012
Last Updated: 30th Sept 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
October 2012

31st Oct: Added two new pages of endames. Click here to go to the menu page...
30th Oct: Ans up till the 26th of Oct are out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames board. Click here ....
29th Oct: A new page and the first one on another big big variation in the screen horse defense: the left riverbank horse variation, has been uploaded. Click here...
28th Oct: Finally found some time to re-do the ECCO coding pages that I had accidentally deleted a few weeks ago when I was doing a minor overhaul of my site. Apologies must be given to Mr Gerog Jeiter who had helped me out in this section last year... LOL. Please hover you cursor over the submenu to see it. Ans up till the 24th of Oct are out. Click here ... And I have been very busy lately, as seen from the embarassing number of mistakes that has been found in the puzzles section. Will try to get things back into a groove soon!
27th Oct: Added a new opening variation today from GM Liu Dianzhong 's book. Click here ... going to be a very very busy month, preparing for the birth of my son. Will try to add on daily, but if I am unable to, will announce here and on facebook.
26th Oct: Ans up till the 22nd of Oct are out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames page.
25th Oct: Finally, a less busy hectic day. Found some time to do an annotated game by GM Hu RongHua vs GM Zhao GuoRong. A textbook game too!
24th Oct: I hate busy tuedays too... Ans up till the 20th of Oct are also out. Click here ... Also added another short endgames page. Click here ...
23rd Oct: I hate mondays... Ans up till the 18th of Oct are also out. Click here ... Also added a new endgames page. Click here ...
22nd Oct: Had some time and spent much of it today doing an uploaded game. A same direction cannons game... (sheesh, I cannot believe that I have not seen the sdc for the past month or so!!!). Have fun! Oh, a visitor commented on not being able to see the blue link...I am sorry, I pay to use a computer generated website to generate my website, and I am still struggling to learn to use it...And I seem to be defeated by it at the moment...
21st October: Went down to the local bookstore yesterday hoping to get more stuff for my site. An orbituary in one of the latest magazines to Master Li ZhongJian left me shocked. I have always found his endgame compositions a delight. Alas... Today's entry is a short summary of the achievements of this great man. A man who contributed to both Xiangqi, International Chess and even Janggi in China. RIP.
20th October: Added another endgames page, the last on pure 2r endgames. Ans up till the 16th of Oct are also. Click here ... And I have found out that I have indeed deleted quite a few important pages on the generation of ECCO when I did a slight makeover a few weeks ago. Will proceed to add to them over the next few days. Thanks to Georg Jeiter for pointing them out.
19th October: Freaking busy week. Only managed to add one new page to the endgames section.
18th October: Finally, a new openings variation other than the ecrx variation has been uploaded : cc7paprr vs sch7pa rt a ...lol. Ans up till the 14th of Oct are also. Click here ...
17th October: Added another endgames page, this time the first on 2r endgames. Click here.
16th October: Ans up till the 12th of Oct are also. Click here ... Added the last page to 1r endgames  from the lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong .
15th October: Another openings page, and the last in the section on cc vs sch with ecrx.
14th October: Another openings page, this time with the 57 Cannons. This is a continuation of the opening uploaded yesterday.
13th October: Added another openings page. Been a hectic month. sigh...
Ans up till the 10th of Oct are also. Click here ...
12th October: The 56 Cannons variation in ECCO C4x is discussed in today's upload. I have done a minor makeover the past few months, changing things here and there. If you find any mistakes or missing links please tell me.
11th October: Added a new opening page to the GM's lecture, which is similar to the game that I had uplaoded a few days ago. Ans up till the 8th of Oct are also. Click here ... Mr Georg Jeiter has also informed me of missing pages in the ECCO section. I think I may have accidentally deleted it a few weeks ago when I was doing a minor overhaul of my site. And I just broke 1300 pages today...If you find any missing pages or any mistakes please tell 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. . Thank you. I will rectify that situation asap. And to 'celebrate' 1300, I have added a submenu bar to the selected annotated games that I have done thus far. Just hover your cursor over the menu bar and you should be able to see it!
10th October: Any busy day...sigh. I am getting old...Only managed to add a new page to the endgames section. Ans up till the 6th of Oct are also. Click here ...
9th October: Finally the computer is rebooted and more or less back to normal...But it was a tough day at work... Only managed to add a new page to the endgames section.
8th October: Added a very exciting game, based on the C42 opening that I uploaded 2 days ago. Have a nice sunday!
7th October: Ans up till the 4th of Oct are also. Click here ...  Have not been able to add much. Bought a new hard disk to replace my faulty one and had the computer rebooted by the computer man... Still downloading apps and stuff sigh. Hope tomorrow all will be back to normal.
6th October: I hate doing stuff on laptops...First of all, an embarassing mistake pointed out by Mr Trevor Tao for the db 20120930 poc 1 puzzle has been rectified. Secondly, a million thanks must be given to Mr Chris Hankinson for providing LIVE footage of the game that I had uploaded yesterday. Although, it is a short video, it shows move 18...hehehehe. Click on the hyperlink here ...  Thirdly, a new opening board by GM Liu Dianzhong has been uploaded. Finally, ans up till the 2nd of Oct are also. Click here ...  
5th October: Computer still spoilt. Darn. Added a new annotated game by GM Zhao Xinxin vs IGM Ruan Chengbao.
4th October: The hard disk on my pc is about to go into retirement. I hope it can last for some more time. Trying to save all my stuff on a backup...sigh. Added one more page of endgames by GM Liu Dianzhong. Ans up till the 30th of Sept are also out. Click here ...
3rd October: Any busy day...Tiring Tuesday. Added 4 more endgames to the endgames section by GM Liu Dianzhong. Ans up till the 28th of Sept are also out. Click here ...
2nd October: Too tired to do anything much...added another short page to the endgames section by GM Liu Dianzhong .
1st October: Uploaded the archives to Sept 2012. Found a very very nice introduction to the central cannon vs screen horse opening, which seemed to be a video lecture by GM Hu Ronghua! Click here...took me the entire day to do it...Ans up till the 26th of Sept are also out. Click here ...

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First Created : 31st Oct 2012
Last Updated: 31st Oct 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
November 2012

30th Nov: Last day of the month. Will end this hectic month with an annotated game with the cc7fh vs sch 2prc opening played back in 2007. I hope that after some theory, some actual examples would help you appreciate the game more...sort of like walking the walk after talking the talk. Unfortunately, the commentator of the game was unknown but the commentary was very nice.
29th Nov: Rainy wednesday here in Taiwan...and rain will continue for days to come. Growing mouldy and lazy. Anyway, have added the first page on a new major variation in the cc vs sch saga: red's right ranked chariot with 7th Filed Horse variation vs black's sch. Ans up till the 24th are also out. Click here ...
28th Nov: Crazy tuesday. I recall having uploaded a series of lectures on the double cross river variation of the screen horse defense earlier this year. Have uploaded the only board in GM Liu DianZhong's book on this opening today. Very exciting opening and I repeat, not one for the faint of heart. The reader is advised to go through the openings that that I have uploaded earlier and the links can be found in today's uploaded page itself, or simply go to the ECCO classification and search for C04.
27th Nov: Manic monday...Ans up till the 22nd are out. Click here ... And also added the second page to chapter 8 of 1r1c endgames. Must learn fundamentals.
26th Nov: Only had a little bit of time to add a new endgames page. And to my horror, I found out that I had labeled the endgames pages from the past 2 wks wrongly, and I have proceeded to re-do them and hyper-link them again... If you have been following the endgame lectures, we are now at Chapter 8...LOL. There are only about 70 pages left in the GM's book and we have covered over 150+ pages. Hang in there!!!
25th Nov: To put theory to actual practice, I have searched deep to find this C80 game that corresponds to the recent opening boards on the cc with left rbc vs sch opening that has been uploaded the past few days. Have Fun! Hah...finally sunday tomorrow....Ans up till the 18th of Nov of Oct are also out. Click here ...
24th Nov: Oops, have been too busy at work to have noted that I had made a few wrong links. Mr Robert Adams has informed me that I had made the wrong links to the Same Direction Cannons Series, which have been promptly corrected. Also added the final board to the Central Cannon with left riverbank cannon variation and also the final two boards to the sdc: fr vs rr.
23rd Nov: Check out the new page, the first in a few pages of the Central cannon with left riverbank cannon variation vs the screen horse defense. This is a very modern day opening which often played in competition nowadays.
22nd Nov: Been sometime since I added to the midgames section, which is the hardest to master. Click here for 4 midgames from the 11th Asian Xiangqi Singles Championships with analyses by female GM Zhang GuoFeng. Ans up till the 18th of Nov of Oct are also out. Click here ... 
21st Nov: Busy ... Click here for 5 endgames on 1r1h1p endgames.
20th Nov: Ans up till the 16th of Nov of Oct are also out. Click here ...Also managed to add three very lengthy 1r1h vs 1r endgames... I hate busy Mondays... and PS Mr Elton Yuen and Mr Felix Tan have provided better answers to the db 20121113 poc 2 puzzle. I swear I will stop using the puzzles from that book/file...LOL.
19th Nov: The first page on sdc fr vs rr 01 from GM Liu Dianzhong's book has been uploaded. Lazy sunday...
18th Nov: The second and last page on the sdc: rr vs fr 02 from GM Liu Dianzhong's book has been uploaded. Ans up till the 14th of Nov of Oct are also out. Click here ...
17th Nov: Added the next page on 1r1h endgames by the GM. And I forgot to mention that Dr Rene Gralla was the author of that nice German report on Xiangqi yesterday. http://www.deutsch-chinesische-allgemeine.de/interessant-und-am%C3%BCsant/?logout=1
16th Nov: Found an interesting file over the net. It contained games played in 2008 Computer Olympiad . I do not know the validity of the games played, but they looked good. Unfortunately, there were no comments... Anyway, if anybody has more info about the event, please tell 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. . And for German speaking Xiangqi players (yes, Georg...) , Dr Rene Gralla has most graciously shared information about Xiangqi in Germany: the recent 2012 German Xiangqi Championships. Please go to page 18 of the pdf (which can also be found in the downloads section) . Other reports can be found here (in German) and also here (in Chinese, the People's Daily ) . Dr Rene Gralla is very interested in Xiangqi. If you go to the WXF site, you can see many of his works, including the piece whereby he interviewed Professor David Li. Just go to the WXF website and search/type "Rene Gralla", and many of his works, including the MTV report on Xiangqi can be seen. My heartfelt thanks are to be given to Dr Gralla for sharing. It feels good that Xiangqi is everywhere! PS: Dear Georg, I expect you will tell me what that article is all about....LOL.
15th Nov: Ok I admit it, I got bored with the cc vs sch opening. So, instead of continuing, I have taken the liberty to add the sdc boards by GM Liu from the same board, in chapter 3. That should be a breath of fresh air. For the first board, I added a little bit of stuff....a lot actually. Have fun! Click here for it. Ans up till the 12th of Nov of Oct are also out. Click here ...
14th Nov: Added 2 pages worth of endgames to GM Liu Dianzhong introductory course. Click here for the first page or here for the second page.
13th Nov: Added the final board to the left riverbank horse variation lectures by GM Liu Dianzhong 's .
12th Nov: Added a new annotated game by GM Xu Yinchuan vs GM Liu Dianzhong in continuation of the opening boards that I have been uploading recently.
11th Nov: gotta shake off some rust after a one week break. Still thinking of ways to add my Xiangqi manuals into my wife's milk for my son to drink... that should shorten his learning curve...Anyway, have added the next opening in the GM's series on the left riverbank horse variation. Click here ....
4th Nov: Sorry for the long delay. Have been in the hospital taking care of my wife and the birth of my son. Things would probably resume back to normal hopefully by the end of this week.Ans up till the 28th of Oct are out. Click here ...
1st Nov: The October archives are out. Check it out to see what you have missed over the past month. Ans up till the 28th of Oct are out. Click here ... Also added the second page to the left riverbank horse variation. Very aggressive. Not for the weak of heart.

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First Created : 1st Dec 2012
Last Updated: 1st Dec 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.

WHAT'S NEW ARCHIVE :
December 2012

31st Dec: Last day of the year. Added a game played by GM Li LaiQun vs GM Hong Zhi in June this year. It is sort of a coming out of retirement match by GM Li LaiQun. And I have made several changes to the menu bar because it seems very slow on my mobile phone. Also spent quite a bit of time making additions for certain pages and deletions from others. This has been an eventful year for me and I am glad that my website is still around and going strong. Hopefully, more and more people will grow to learn and love the game of XiangQi as I do. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
30th Dec: Added the next page to yesterday's opening. And the ans up till the 26th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
29th Dec: Got bored with cc vs sch. Added a cc vs lt c blockade with odc variation page. Have fun! Mr Trevor Tao has also kindly pointed out a flaw in the db 20121223 mmlm puzzle! Yes it is flawed and black should win. LOL. Thanks!
28th Dec: Added the next wordy page on endgame theory by GM Liu DianZhong. And the ans up till the 24th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
27th Dec: Uploaded a match played in 2005 using the opening that I have uploaded the past two days. Master Li HongJia took on Master Jiang Chuan ( Jiang became GM only 2-3 years ago).
26th Dec: Added the next page, in continuation to yesterday's opening. And the ans up till the 22nd of Dec are also out. Click here ...
25th Dec: Added one page to a very fashionable opening and one that is very complex. It is often seen in competition nowadays: 57c3pa vs sch13pa rt rbh.
24th Dec: Merry X'mas! Added an annotated game found from the net. The game was played in 2004 in the General's Cup (which I was sooooooooo tempted to abbreviate as 'G Cup'...). Master Jing XueYi went up against Master Zhang ShenHong in this one, using the opening uploaded on the 20th. And the ans up till the 20th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
23rd Dec: Added more GM Zhang GuoFeng's midgames analyses. Click here. And Merry X'mas in case I forget!!!
22nd Dec: Well the end of the world just came and went... Added a page with two boards, the only two in the GM's book discussing the 58 Cannons vs Screen Horse Defense. And the ans up till the 18th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
21st Dec: Added the first page to chapter 9 of the endgames section. The GM shares his thoughts on how to play a better endgame. Also changed the ugly background color if you viewed the site from a mobile phone. Ans up till the 16th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
20th Dec: Added the next and final page in the cc prr without 7pa vs sch with 37pa variation. Click here. Was browsing my site from my mobile phone last night when I found that there were certain pages that were ok on the website but had problems on the mobile phone. Will call up the internet company that I use to try to solve that problem. If you find out any pages that have problems showing up on your mobile , please tell me which ones they are. There are over 1400 pages on my site now, and I cannot possibly go through each one of them on my mobile phone. --> Re did part of the starting of chapter 1 from the GM's book on openings. Had to re-do everything. Somehow things went berserk when they upgraded the site. Will continue to rectify things.
19th Dec: Ans up till the 14th of Dec are also out. Click here ... Also added the first page to a new important variation in GM Liu DianZhong's book on openings. Click here.
18th Dec: Took me a few hours, but I have managed to upload the 4th page on midgames anotated by GM Zhang GuoFeng which seems to be a hit, LOL. Ans up till the 12th of Dec are also out. Click here ...  
17th Dec: A must see classic game way back in 1965. GM Hu Ronghua vs GM Wang JiaLiang. Spent the entire afternoon doing it. This one would go down in the history books.
16th Dec: Ans up till the 10th of Dec are also out. Click here ... Also added the final page containing endgames tabiat from the GM 's book. The final chapters and first chapter are basically on how to play the endgame. Very wordy. Will need time to do them.
15th Dec: Lazy...managed to add section 9 (only 2 boards) in the GM's book on openings for beginners.
14th Dec: Ans up till the 8th of Dec are also out. Click here ... There has been a decreased response to the puzzles on facebook. Any ideas why? Also added the next lengthy page to 1r1c endgames. Endgames are the basics and one of the best ways to learn Xiangqi efficiently. I notice that flow to my site decreases whenever endgames are uploaded, LOL, but it is a must. Guess I will have to upload more LOL.
13th Dec: Another busy day at work. Was only able to add one more page to the 1r1c endgames. Ans up till the 6th of Dec are also out. Click here ... Also found out that I had forgotten to add one more board to the  57c vs sch7pa 02 board uploaded 2 days ago. Somehow missed it... there should be three not two boards on that page.
12th Dec: Busy Tuesday!!! Added the next page in 1r1c endgames to the GM's book.
11th Dec: Page 2 on the 57c vs sch7pa 02 is out. I realized that I had made a minor mistake in yesterday's upload with the title of the boards uploaded and have promptly corrected them. In the boards uploaded yesterday and today, red does NOT play P7+1. Now back to Marvel Avengers...
10th Dec: Added first page to the next section on the 57c vs sch7pa, which is slightly different from the previous page uploaded two days ago. Ans up till the 4th of Dec are also out. Click here ...
9th Dec: Added a selected midgames page on three boards with comments and analysis by female  GM Zhang GuoFeng.
8th Dec: Added a new openings page on the 57 Cannons (traditional) vs the screen horse.
7th Dec: Lost badly in an internet game recently and so I did some research. Uploaded two games played with a similar opening. Click here for the first game and here for the second game. PS: Not related to today's upload, Greg, the one horned monster is a very very very vicious opening... LOL. Maybe I will check my library for more on the ohm and the 9tt..
6th Dec: Finally found time to continue on the screen horse opening. Click here ....
Ans up till the 2nd of Dec are also out. Click here ...
5th Dec: I had wanted to add on to the screen horse but decided against it anyway. Added 2 boards on the odc, the original big and small variation of it. Click here ....
4th Dec: Added only two boards on 1r1c1a sw 1a2e , very lengthy endgame but a very worthwhile one to learn as it demonstrates a very important tactic. Took me over 2 hours just to do these two boards... Ans up till the 30th are also out. Click here ...  And a million thanks must be given to some  of the visitors to this site who have told me that I had wrong titles for some of the content page...Been blurry.
3rd Dec: Been some time I uploaded some stuff on endgames. Here is the next page in the
GM Liu Dianzhong book.
2nd Dec: Uploaded a sdc game by GM Yang GuanLin who lost to Master Zhao QingGe way back in 1978. Ans up till the 28th are also out. Click here ...
1st Dec: First day of the last month of the year. The Nov archives are out. Ans up till the 26th are also out. Click here ... GM Liu Dianzhong 's only 2 board discussion on the sdc: fr vs sr is also out.

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First Created : 31st Dec 2012
Last Updated: 31st Dec 2012
Acknowledgements:
The frequent visitors to my site who have asked for this.