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 section 12 in the book and it is a very very popular and fashionable opening. Very complex variations to. Red uses the 57 Cannons with 3rd Pawn Advancement while Black plays the Screen Horse Defense, using the 1st and 3rd Pawn Advancement and right riverbank horse variation.
Again, 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.
The breadth of this variation is tremendous and crazy and there are volumes written about it. However, GM Liu DianZhong introduces the most important variations as in the boards.
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Board 59 and 60:
ECCO：C78 57 Cannons with 3rd pawn advancement vs Screen Horse Defense with 1st,3rd Pawn advancement and right riverbank horse
First created : 25th Dec 2012
Last modified: 26th Dec 2012
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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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