op ECCO B1x and B2x
B1x CC vs Single Horse Defense
B2x CC vs Left 3 Step Tiger (excluding Halfway ODC)

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 xqinenglish@gmail.com or admin@xqinenglish.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...
 is the url where I have found some of the openings. Please applaud the hard work of the men who did them!

 Central cannon vs Single horse defence 中炮 对 单提马
For unknown reasons, when black plays the left single horse defense, the ECCO is listed as B05  central cannon vs left horse advancement. For classification's sake, I have still listed this under the Single Horse Defense page.
     B05 Central cannon with pawn ranked chariot vs left single horse defense      
         1. The basics Red attacks the old fashioned way with P5+1 down the center! p01  
     B10 57 Cannons vs Single Horse Defense with Left cross palace ranked chariot variation.
         Click here ...

Central cannon vs Left 3 step tiger: 中炮 对 左三步虎
      B24 CC with pawn ranked cannon vs Left 3 step tiger 3PA variation: 中炮过河炮对左三步虎 
             1. Black plays left riverbank chariot. P01   
      CC 7th pawn vs Left 3 step tiger : 中炮近七兵 对 三步虎

First Created: 5th March 2012
Last Updated: 5th March 2012
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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