Chapter 2 Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense 24

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 start on a completely new system of opening. Red uses the 57 Cannons ( not fifty-seven , but five-seven cannons whereby there is a central cannon and a cannon on the 7th file). This is a very very often played opening and has its own set of rules.
GM Liu DianZhong shows the basic and major variations nicely. The importance of availability of space to maneuver is shown especially in the second board.
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Opening discussed:

Board 43 and 44:
ECCO:C68 五七炮互進七兵對屏風馬
ECCO:C68 57 Cannons with 7th Pawn Advancement vs Screen Horse defense with 7th Pawn Advancement.

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First created : 8th Dec 2012
Last modified:
10th Dec 2012
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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
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