59Cannons 7th Pawn  Advancement and Pawn Ranked Chariot Vs Screen Horse Defence 7th Pawn Advancement with Edge Cannon for Chariot Exchange
Red R4+2 variation and R8+6 variation 

ECCO:C45 五九炮过河车互进七兵对屏风马平炮兑车

Board 1 variation R4+2                                                     Board 2 variation R8+6 

This is perhaps another very commonly played opening, and it is very very complex. Red uses the 59 cannons and black answers with the screen horse defence with edge cannon for chariot exchange variation.
It is also extremely complex. In fact, I have a 200+ page manual just dedicated to this opening, and I have never gone past the preface. The variations and sub variations and sub-sub variations are guranteed to make you dizzy, but I have tried to present the most rudimentary variations here.

For abbreviation's sake,
59c7paprr = 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 the name of 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 re
presents 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.


First created : 10th November 2011
Last modified: 14th November 2011
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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