Opening Basics
Movement of the Cannon 01

This is the first page of a series of 4 lectures provided by the Mr Chris Hankinson again.
If you have enjoyed the previous lectures on the implications of moving the wrong advisor and elephant early in the opening, you would love this series!!!
The cannon is one of the first chess pieces, if not the first one to start the attack in Xiangqi. How it moves, in relation to the elephant is a fundamental lesson that all needs to learn. Again, the implications of not being able to play the elephants well are also dealt with. 
Please go to the previous board if you have not seen it for a more cohesive lecture.
A zillion thanks must be given to Chris Hankinson for providing them. They are based on Master Huang Shaolong's book (which one , I swear I do not know, and have not been able to find in the local bookstore...). I have touched up on some of the explanations to make things even clearer for the beginner.
Two boards of the same example are given below so that you can compare and appreciate the moves at different points in the game. Have Fun!

Click here for page 2 in this excellent series! Click here to go back to the introduction on opening theory ...

First created : 28th Aug 2012
Last modified: 29th Aug 2012
Acknowledgements:
Chris Hankinson for sharing his study of the game with the WORLD!
References:

1. An internet file which seemed to be based on one of Master Huang Shaolong's works.

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