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The Big 4 Endgame Puzzles
The Gathering of the Seven Stars 七星聚会

This is perhaps the most well known endgame composition of all time. It is also one of the most complex, if not the most complex endgame composition of all time!
This masterpiece originated from <<竹香斋>> or <<The Bamboo Frangrance Manual>>. A few other ancient manuals also have it in its collection but it is generally accepted to have originated here.  In this game, the moves were recorded by 竹剑飘香 and painstakingly arranged from <<中国象棋谱>> and 朱鹤洲's contemporary study of 《竹香斋》等.
This is the url where I found the masterpiece in xq viewer format. http://blog.163.com/daohangdeng001@126/blog/static/121164899200962011414547/ 

It took me over 10 hours to subtitle them. There will be mistakes so tell me...
And to be very frank, I have never finished even one variation of the game in the past. Thank God for the Xq viewer...
Anyway, I am sure that you will get lost, so I have added 4 boards for your perusal.

First created: 22nd May 2011
Last updated: 22nd May 2011
Acknowledgments: None so far.

 

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