56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse and 7th Pawn Advancement vs Sandwiched Horse Defense with 7th Pawn Advancement p01
B44 五六炮左正馬對反宮馬

This is another commonly used variation when Red goes against the Sandwiched Horse Defense (SAH) : the 56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse and 7th Pawn Advancement. It is also perhaps one of the oldest counters that Red has to offer against the versatile SAH.
56Cannons with Left Proper Horse and 7PA vs Sandwiched Horse Defense with 7PA
In this board, black chooses to edge his right cannon to develop his right filed chariot. Both sides push their 7th Pawn foreard.
I have based this board primarily on Master 阎文清 and Master 张强's work after briefly checking it against different manuals by different authors.  
The moves give represent the generally "orthodox" moves that have been proven over time in many competitions. However, I do advise the reader to form his conclusions about the various formations as there is no sure-win opening variation in Xiangqi, and different formations may be treated the differently by different people.
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. 
Two of the same boards are presented for you compare the different variations.
Have fun!

First created : 8th Feb 2012
Last modified: 8th Feb 2012
Acknowledgements: None yet

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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