op ECCO B3x-B5x
Central Cannon vs Sandwiched Horse Opening 中炮对反宫马

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ECCO B3x-B5x Central Cannon vs Sandwiched Horse Opening 中炮对反宫马

This is one of the major openings. Prior to the 1960's, it was considered inadequate against the tyranny of the Central Cannon. However, Xiangqi Legend GM Hu Ronghua , singlehandedly revolutionized the opening and made it a viable counter. Since then, the Sandwiched Horse Opening has come a long way.

Central cannon vs Sandwiched horse defense (SaH)
中炮 对 反宫马
ECCO B3x-B5x
    CC vs SaH in a nutshell. Another crazy opening file... 

The Sandwiched Horse Manual by GM Hu RongHua.

    B33 CC 7pa PR chariot vs SaH 7pa: 中炮进七兵过河车 对 反宫马  
         1. Black uses A4+5 variation and black R9+2 variation  01    

    B34 CC with ranked chariot vs SaH : 中炮横车 对 反宫马
        1. Black H3+4/R8+4 variation and Black returns central cannon variation. 01 
        2. Red uses 7pa variation and  double ranked chariots variation + summary 02    

    B43 56C Left Proper Horse vs SAH ECCO:B43 五六炮左正馬對反宮馬 
        1. Black uses the ranked chariot. p01 

    B44 56C Left proper horse 7pa vs SaH 五六炮左正馬對反宮馬
        1. Black edges cannon to develop right filed chariot. p01

    B45 56c with left side horse variation vs SaH with 7pa :  五六炮左邊馬對反宮馬
         1. Red uses the 56c after the side horse. Black plays C2+1 ... p01   
         2. Red uses the 56c after the side horse. Black plays R1=2 ..  p02  

    B50 57c with left side horse variation vs sah with 7pa: 五七炮左邊馬對反宮馬 
         1. Red uese the 57c after the side horse and black counters with the right central elephant with left ranked chariot variation. p01   

    CC 3rd pawn vs SaH : 中炮进三兵 对 反宫马
    56 cannons vs SaH : 五六炮 对 反宫马
    57 cannons vs SaH:五七炮 对 反宫马
    CC with slow chariot vs SaH : 中炮缓开车 对 反宫马

First Created: 5th March 2012
Last Updated: 16th Feb 2013
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