Introduction to the
Opposite Direct Cannons p07
Small Variation: Red R9+1 and black C9-1

The Small Variation of the ODC is completely different though. It is less volatile that the big variation and allows black to control his game better. There are also more chance of springing a counter on black.
In the previous board, red played R9+1 and black countered with H2+3. In this board, black plays C9-1.
Again, it is never enough to encourage the newcomer or beginner to go through the Ancient manuals,
in particular The Secret in the Tangerine and The Plum Flower Manuals to get a hang of this opening.
I have included two boards for your perusal to compare variations in case you get lost.

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First created : 16th Mar 2012
Last modified: 16th Mar 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.
5. <<列手炮新編>> by GM Wang Jialiang, and Yang Dian

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