The Mandarin Duck Cannons or 鴛鴦炮 as it is known is one of the unorthodox counters to the central cannon. Black tries to concentrate his forces on his left flank. Red has many ways to attack.
I found an interesting file on the internet, whose url I forgot to save..oops.
It is also the most complete modern day study that I have seen regarding this counter.
This is the fourth page in a series of boards in this opening. Black uses the 3rd Pawn Advancement variation in this board. Red tries the riverbank cannon approach.
2 boards have been given for you to compare the variations.
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First created : 5th May 2012
Last modified: 5th May 2012
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1. An internet file which I found, the url which I seriously forgot to take note off!!!
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