I had found this super summary board on the internet. It is quite a contemporary study of this opening, still often seen in actual compeition and is still a favourite of aggressive players.
Black's Left riverbank horse variation was extremely popular in the 80's and is still full of fireworks. However, as both sides walk a tightrope, it has slowly given way to the edge cannon for chariot exchange variation.
However, in the past few years, especially on the internet, black came up with this ranked chariot variation and has breathed new life into this opening.
Again, I reiterate, it is impossible to master this variation just by going through this board alone but at least you will know what has been going on in the world of Xiangqi the past few years with this variation and try not make certain basic mistakes.
I have included two boards for your perusal to compare variations.
First created : 15th Jan 2012
Last modified: 15th Jan 2012
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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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