This is perhaps the most played opening in Xiangqi today. Very complex. I have condensed and summarized some of the major or "orthodox" variations in this page.
For abbreviation's sake,
cc7paprc = central cannon with 7th pawn advancement and pawn ranked chariot,
sch7pappdc = screen horse defence with 7th pawn advancement and edge cannon for chariot exchange.
I used ppdc for edge cannon for chariot exchange because it is the hanyu pinyin abbreviation for this variation.
This work has been collected from a few openings manuals and I have tried to present them in more readable format. I believe it is the basic theory of this opening variation and it also represents the generally "orthodox" moves. 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.
The first 3 boards all deal with black's variations. The last board is the cumulation of all the three boards, so that you would have a better idea of the general picture.
There are too many variations to be listed one by one and it is beyond my capabilities to present all of them. It would take away too much time from mahjong which I am sorely missing.
Took me over a day to organize them. Enjoy.
First created : 8th October 2011
Last modified: 2nd Jun 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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