Introduction to the
Mandarin Duck Cannons P05
B03 中炮對鴛鴦炮

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 fiifth page in a series of boards in this opening. Black uses the 3rd Pawn Advancement variation in this board. Red tries a few other approaches as compared to page 4, amongst them the 57 cannons as seen in the picture below approach.
2 boards have been given for you to compare the variations.

On to page 06 which happens to be the last page for more duck ...

First created : 8th May 2012
Last modified: 8th 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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