Chapter 2 Central Cannon vs Screen Horse Defense 27

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 only page on section 9 in the book.
In this section, red uses the central cannon with left side horse variation while black counters with the screen horse defense with the 7th pawn advancement variation. 
In the first board, red utilizes the 56 cannons while in the second board, red uses the right pawn ranked chariot. 
The ECCO classification is slightly different, demonstrating some of its discrepancies. However, as it is said on other areas on my website, the ECCO is thus far the closest thing that would allow a decent compilation and sorting out of the xq openings.
To be frank, I have little experience with this opening. I have seen boards of actual games played the past few years but have chosen to skip them. LOL. That is why I was quite pleased when
GM Liu DianZhong had this section. Very up to date material.
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Opening discussed:

Board 50:
ECCO:C53 五六炮左邊馬對屏風馬
ECCO:C53 56 Cannons with left side horse vs Screen Horse Defense with 7th Pawn Advancement
Board 51:
ECCO:C19 中炮過河車左邊馬對屏風馬
ECCO:C19 Central cannon with pawn ranked chariot and left side horse vs screen horse defense

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First created : 15th Dec 2012
Last modified:
19th Dec 2012
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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