Chapter 2 Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense 25

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.
Please go to the previous page before continuing this one as it is an improvement of it. The moves given here are seen very often in actual competition, especially the ones in the second board. In this variation, red does not play P7+1 and it makes a world of difference in the moves.
GM Liu DianZhong does a nice, succint job of introducing the important moves in this variation nicely. The importance of availability of space to maneuver is shown especially in the second board.
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Opening discussed:
第45局五七炮对屏风马7卒右炮巡河红退车巡河
第46局五七炮对屏风马7卒右炮巡河红退车兵线

Board 45:
ECCO:C67 五七炮對屏風馬進7卒
ECCO:C67 57 Cannons vs Screen Horse defense with 7th Pawn Advancement.
Board 46:
ECCO:C65 五七炮對屏風馬進7卒
ECCO:C65 57 Cannons vs Screen Horse defense with 7th Pawn Advancement

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First created : 10th Dec 2012
Last modified:
11th 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
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