GM Liu DianZhong has been a very active player of XiangQi for over 40 years now. He has much experience both as a player and a coach. Some of his more famous disciples includ GM Li LaiQun (who needs no introduction), Master Yan WenQing (the openings specialist who EVERYBODY fears) and his wife, GM Hu Ming ( multi-time National Champion) ... the list goes on.
He wrote a series of books <<象棋新編教程>> (New syllabus of Xiangqi), aimed at beginners in XiangQi at the turn of the century. There were 5 books in the series and this book totaling 184 pages is concerned with the basics of opening theory. There are only 7 chapters in this book but the GM does a nice job of showing the fundamentals of each opening system and the major variations without going into too much detail.
Although it is aimed at beginners, it is not as simple as you would think. Very thought provoking work.
In Chapter 1, the GM discusses about basic opening theory and gives a short account of what XiangQi openings are about in section 1. He then gives examples with clear cut explanations to help readers grasp the basics. One of the best books that I have read in a long time. Concise, sincere and does not beat about the bush.
Chapter 1: How to learn the XiangQi opening.
Section 1: Basic fundamentals of XiangQi opening theory.
First created : 14th Dec 2012
Last modified: 17th Dec 2012
Mr Felix Tan for various advice on this section.
Mr Chris Hankinson for various technical support.
1. <<象棋新編教程--象棋布局精要>> by 刘殿中 GM Liu DianZhong and 齐津安 Qi JinAn
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