Same Direction Cannons :
What the ancient manuals tell us!

I had come across this board on the internet a few days ago. I believe it is a very very good board to start with for the beginner who wants to learn about the very basics of this opening.
It explains many concepts and you will understand why modern day variations are played the way they are. Took me quite some time to transcribe and translate the board. Reviewed many concepts for me also. 
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 3 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 : 4th 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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