Same Direction Cannons :
Evolution in the 20th Century

I had come across this board on the internet a few days ago. It is very direct and explains what happened to the Same Direction Cannons opening in the early 20th century, and can be thought of as the link between the same opening in the ancient manuals and contemporary play!
It may seem crude by modern day standards, but nonetheless, it is essential for you to understand why so many ancient manual variations are not played nowadays. 
This came from one of the sites in China. I believe that GM Wang Jialiang was the original author.

I need ideas to improve, and if you find any major mistakes, please email me at or . I need feedback!
Anyway, I have pasted 2 boards just in case you get lost in the variations. 3 boards makes learning faster also...
Enjoy... (what the heck have I got myself into...LOL )


First created :20th October 2011
Last modified: 18th 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.

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