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Opening Trilogy by Master Huang Shao Long

Master Huang Shao Long has been one of the best and most prolific authors in Xiangqi today. One of his works is a three manual triology on opening theory. Master Huang's books are among the most practical and books that you can find and you will see why. I will try to find time to slowly translate these three books. After going through these books, you will have a basic understanding of modern day Xiangqi openings.
It is with great pride that Master Huang himself has granted me permission to translate his works to be used on this site.

Cannon Horse Debate:
Chapter 1: Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense with early 3rd Pawn Advancement
Section 1: Riverbank Chariot vs Right Retreating Cannon
Section 2: Pawn Ranked Chariot vs High Right  Cannon
Section 3: The birth of the 57 Cannons vs Screen Horse Defense with 3rd Pawn Advancement
Section 4: What about using the 56 Cannons instead of the 57 Cannons?
Chapter 2: Central Cannon with 3rd Pawn Advancement vs Screen Horse Defense with 3rd Pawn Advancement
Section 1: 57 Cannons by Red vs Cross-riverbank ranked chariot counter by Black.
Section 2: 58 Cannons with edge horse and early C8+4 by Red vs Rapid P1+1 counter by Black.
Section 3: 58 Cannons with proper horses vs Left elephant variation
Chapter 3: Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense
Section 1: Black chooses the Left Riverbank Horse Variation
Section 2: Edge cannon for chariot exchange variation. Red charges the central pawn.

Pawn and Elephant Openings:
Chapter 1: Angel's Pawn with Elephant vs Thundering Defense
Section 1: Left Elephant vs Central Cannon
Section 2: Right Elephant vs Central Cannon
Chapter 2: Angel's Pawn with Central Cannon vs Thundering Defense with Same Direction Cannons Variation
Section 1: Rt filed chariot vs Black advancing the third pawn to attack.
Section 2: Black decides not to push P3+1 early.
Section 3: Red uses the left cannon blockade vs Black's Right rib-filed chariot
Chapter 7: Elephant Opening vs Left Central Cannon
Section 1: Red uses Screen Horse Defense with 3rd Pawn Advancement vs Black's Left Central Cannon with Pawn Ranked Chariot. (highly recommended)
Section 2: Red delays P3+1 and P7+1 and Black counters with the palcorner cannon.

Section 3:
Chapter 8: Elephant Opening vs Left Cross Palace Cannon
Section 1: Red chooses to attack with the left pawn ranked cannon and black chooses to develop left chariot as filed chariot.
Section 2: Red chooses to use the Screen Horse Formation to attack. Black advances P7+1 early.
Section 3: Red chooses to attack with the e-eye horse.

Chapter 9: Elephant vs Palcorner Cannon
Section 1: Elephant with Screen Horse Defense/Single Horse Formation vs Palcorner Cannon

 

Cannon vs Cannon Openings:
Chapter 1: Same Direction Cannons: Filed Chariot vs Ranked Chariot
Section 1: Red uses pawn ranked chariot and black counters with ribbed rank chariot.
Section 2: Red uses the 57 Cannons with Central Pawn Advancement vs Heavenly Horse Variation.
Chapter 2: Same Direction Cannons: Filed Chariot vs Ranked Chariot
Section 1: Red delays playing R2+6 and both players develop the other horse as edge horses.
Section 2: Black develops both horses as proper horses. Red uses 57C to attack.
Chapter 3: Same Direction Cannons: Filed Chariot vs Ranked Chariot
Section 1: Red pushes P3+1 and develops his left horse as a proper horse. Revolutionary!

 

First created : 7th October 2015
Last modified: 20161216
Acknowledgments: None yet
References:

1. <<馬炮對抗>> by Master Huang Shao Long 黃少龍
2. <<兵相布陣>> by Master Huang Shao Long 黃少龍
3. <<鬥炮峰火>> by Master Huang Shao Long 黃少龍

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