The study of Xiangqi openings is a huge topic whereby it is impossible for me alone to introduce all. If anyone is interested in helping, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . I will try to present each opening in as simple terms as possible and categorize them according to the ECCO system. Even though I personally do not agree with some of the ways it is arranged, it is still the best system on Xiangqi openings that I know to date, and the ONLY decent one that is present. http://www.xqbase.com/ecco/ecco_intro.htm is the url for those interested, though it is completely in Chinese.
The WXF recommendations will be used first and foremost. However if there are no current translations, I will use my own.
Abbreviations will be used because typing is hard work...and some of the abbreviations may seem funny but you will get the hang of them quickly. I have added a short article for those interested. Click here...
http://www.51dz.com/0/n---13193--.htm is the url where I have found some of the openings. Please applaud the hard work of the men who did them!
In this section, ECCO B0x is discussed.
It is a collection of rare or unusual counters of the Central Cannon, including the Parrot Cannons, the Turtle Back Cannons, the Right 3 Step Tiger (the Left 3 Step Tiger is considered orthodox)...
As these are relatively rare counters to the Central Cannon, they are hard to collect. It will take some time...
Being rare would also mean to a certain extent that they are unorthodox. Have Fun!
Central cannon vs Turtle back cannon
中炮 对 龟背炮
Page 01 : What the ancient manuals give us...
Page 02 : Red plays the left side horse variation
Page 03 : Red uses 2 proper horses
Page 04 : Red uses the riverbank chariot variation
Please go to the links here for some actual games using the Turtle Back Cannons. 01 02 . Or go to the official youtube channel and search for the relevant playlist.
Central cannon vs Tandem cannons defence: 中炮 对 重迭炮
First Created: 8th March 2012
Last Updated: 17th Feb 2017
1. Gerog Jeiter for helping me do a site map of my site on HIS website...LOL. I hope to be able to have my own but for now, his will suffice.
1. <<布局定式与战理>> by Master Zhang Qiang 张强 and Master Yan Wenqing 阎文清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
2. <<象棋布局精要>> by GM Liu Dianzhong 刘殿中 , Qi Jinan 齐津安3. <<象棋现代布局丛书>> A huge series of opening books by various Masters and Grandmasters.
4. <<炮类布局大全>> ,<<相类布局大全>>, <<兵类布局大全>>, <<马类布局大全>> by 杨典 et al.
5. <<象棋布局精华>> by GM Wang Jialiang 王嘉良, Zhang Zhiqiang 张志强
6. <<仙人指路对卒底炮>> by Jin Qichang金启昌 , Yang Dian 杨典
7. Various internet sources.
8. <<象棋实战技法>> by 傅宝胜
9. <<象棋步局精要>> by 刘殿中 齐津安
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