Black uses the left central cannon in this variation. This is a very old choice of counter/tactic for Xiangqi. It is also considered a mroe aggressive counter from black.
In this variation, black chooses to play P7+1 instead of P3+1. This is a more subtle opening for black. The moves give represent the generally "orthodox" moves that have been proven in many competitions.
I do not expect that anyone will be a master of this opening after going through the boards but at least , do not make the basic mistakes or go against the principles of this opening.
For abbreviation's sake,
E = Elephant opening
Lt CC = Left Central Cannon
7pa = 7th Pawn Advancement
First created : 26th Nov 2011
Last modified: 27th Nov 2011
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1. <<象棋实战技法>> by 傅宝胜
2. <<象棋步局精要>> by 刘殿中 齐津安
3. Various internet sources.
4. <<布局定式与战理>> 阎文清 张强 . Some of the videos that you see on this site by HK Jimmy are based on this book or other books in a series of books by the same authors. Perhaps one of the best series of books on openings in the past 2 decades.
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