Chapter 2 Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense 23

Chapter two deals with the perhaps the most played opening and counter in Xiangqi today: the Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense.
There are 13 sections to this chapter.
This is the second page of red's right ranked chariot with 7th file horse vs black's screen horse defense.
GM Liu DianZhong shows a few more variations and the basic principles of each one. This is the last  page in the series. There are volumes written about this opening alone but the boards given are concise and show the general characteristics clearly.
The third board in this page is the only board discussing a not-so-often played variation now: red's 7th file horse vs the screen horse. The chariots are not developed early and red charges the horse forward H7+6 early instead. This is known as the trailblazer horse or 先鋒馬 in chinese. There are important principles to learn in opening theory.
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Opening discussed:
第40局中炮横七路马对屏风马左边炮
第41局中炮横七路马对屏风马左士象
第42局中炮七路马对屏风马
Board 40:
ECCO:C13 中炮右橫車對屏風馬
ECCO C13 Central cannon with Right ranked chariot vs Screen Horse Defense
Board 41:
ECCO:C12 中炮右橫車對屏風馬
ECCO:C12 Central cannnon with right ranked chariot vs Screen Horse Defense
Board 42:
ECCO:C02 中炮右橫車對屏風馬
ECCO:C02 Central cannnon with right ranked chariot vs Screen Horse Defense

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First created : 6th Dec 2012
Last modified:
8th Dec 2012
Acknowledgements:
Mr Felix Tan for various advice on this section.
Mr Chris Hankinson for various technical support.

Master Reference:
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
Other references:
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