Opening Basics
Movement of the Elephant 03

This is the third page of a series of 5 lectures provided by the Mr Chris Hankinson, US Representative in Xiangqi. It is part of his personal collection and study into the game.
I am sure you have enjoyed the boards as much as I have done. In this example, the implications of attacking on the weak side is shown. Although very basic, it represents and explains very important principles of the movement of the elephant early in the game.
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 4 in the series! Click here to go back to the introduction on openign theory ...

First created : 23rd Aug 2012
Last modified: 27th Aug 2012
1. Chris Hankinson for sharing his study of the game with the WORLD!
2. Greg Thompson for spotting an embarassing mistake in one of the variations. If you have not noticed it, you will not see it anymore,...LOL. Thanks Greg!

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

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