This is perhaps the most well known opening in ancient times and has been greatly discussed in detail in the Secret of the Tangerine and the Plum Flower Manuals. The Same Direction Cannons : Ranked Chariot vs Filed Chariot is still being played frequently nowadays.
This is the double ranked chariot variation for red, an interesting variation.
Modern day opening theory has made improvisions on the way the ranked chariot attacks for red. It is quite refreshing to see the changes.
In the following boards, I have scanned a few books and the moves recorded are basically from Master Yan Wenqing and Master Zhang Qiang's series on openings. I have added a few simple explanations here and there to help the beginner understand more of what is going on.
It represents a short introduction to this opening.
I have added 2 boards lest you get lost.
I need ideas to improve, and if you find any major mistakes, please email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . I need feedback!
First created : 3rd January 2012
Last modified: 3rd January 2012
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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