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I have decided to add this to the menu bar because I have daily additions. However, because the scope of my project is so big, I cannot possibly upload everything I want in a short time. Besides, visitors to my site have different needs and wants. Beginners would want more basic stuff while more advanced players would want to know more about the different variations of certain openings. And others just want to know what is going on in the World of Xiangqi. As I have no time to install a RSS feed, this is the next best thing I can do. 
In the event that my online server breaks down, that is, you do not see anything new on this page for over 24 hours, please go to my facebook fanpage for further notifications.
Lexicon of Xiangqi Terms in English
Available since June 2017. The first ever Lexicon of Xiangqi Terms in English.
https://www.amazon.com/Lexicon-Xiangqi-Chinese-Chess-English/dp/9574347079
Thanks.

https://www.soscisurvey.de/xiangqi/

Hi dear friends and visitors, please help to fill in the short questionnaire. It is a very important study by my German friends Mr. Martin Berger and Mr. Wang Ge to study the behavior of Xiangqi players, especially non-Chinese ones, but all are welcome.
Thanks in advance!


Xiangqi right in the heart of New York City
Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Hankinson.
From left: Meet Greg, Henry and Matt ...who play Xiangqi frequently and ferociously in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA... And according to Chris, they play mean chess...


Photo taken by Mr Gao GuanZhong, depicting the scenic Yu Garden Tea House Yu in Hamburg, Germany, the site where the 2014 Han Xin Cup is held. Photo provided by Dr Rene Gralla, who has promised to write articles about the Han Xin Cup. Dr Gralla is the man wearing the blue t-shirt overseeing the players play XiangQi.

 

2018-11-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week and here are now out. Or click here for the menu. It would seem that uploading four games per day is too time consuming, I might not be able to keep doing so. Will resume the two boards a day routine.
2018-11-02: The boards that have been uploaded the past week and here are now out. Or click here for the menu. From next week onwards, the 2005 A League matches would be uploaded. As a bonus to my Vietnamese friends, I have inserted key words in Vietnamese. Many thanks to my Vietnamese friends who have helped in translation.
2018-10-26: It has been a very busy week for me and the world of Xiangqi. The Asian Xiangqi Championships are being held in Shanghai now.  As for the site, the boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-10-19: Very fruitful trip to Hangzhou. The 2018 Chu-River and Han-Border Million Dollar (Renminbi) match will be held on the morning of 2018/10/20 (UTC+8hr Greenwich), between GM Wang Tianyi and GM Xu Chao. I have put up a poll for fun on the facebook page and you may see the results. The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-10-12: Am at Hangzhou China right now, attending the annual Hangzhou Chess Conference. Will try to upload as many interesting photos as possible. The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-10-05: The WXF Elite Cup is currently under way. http://caxf.ca/caxf/doc/game/2018wtt/ is the url where the matches are uploaded! Thank you Mr Peter Sung!
2018-10-05: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Will be going to China next week for Xiangqi related activities but the videos will keep continuing. I might not have time to do the translations into Vietnamese though. Sorry about that!
2018-09-28: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-09-21: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. And, finally, the World Xiangqi Rules, in English, would be ou
t in October, by the People's Sports Publishing House. It would be a milestone in promoting Xiangqi. I do not know how to obtain a copy yet, will keep all informed when I do.

English Version of World Xiangqi Rules


2018-09-14: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. I have tried to add the limited Vietnamese terms and names as much as possible. It would be impossible to add to the entire site, but I would try my best to add to future videos etc.
2018-09-07: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Have decided to try my best to add Vietnamese to my videos, or at least the names of the players. It is hard work but I will try to keep doing it for all my videos. Help has been provided by Mr. Vu Thien Bao and Mr. An Thien Tran who are great promoters of Xiangqi in their own right.
Mr. Vu's website, www.tuongky.com has recently added an English interface. There allegedly 10,000 Xiangqi puzzles on the website with a Q&A format to test your skills. There are only over 3000 puzzles on this site, without the brilliant Q&A format that could be found on Mr. Vu's website. It was previously available in only Vietnamese and Chinese but is one of the best Xiangqi websites that I have ever seen and I greatly recommend it. A pat on the shoulders is also necessary for Mr. Vu.
Please also click on the LINKs button on the menu bar for more great Xiangqi resources.
2018-08-31: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Or click here for the latest file, in Chinese, which is an annual report on the Xiangqi situation in China and the world.
2018-08-24: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-08-17: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. The 2018 WXF title list in Chinese is also available in the downloads section. Please click here for the English version.
2018-08-10: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. I thank all who took an interest in the posts I posted on Facebook last week, especially the one about Hu Ronghua, perhaps the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T).
2018-08-03: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-07-31: Finally, the UTE Endgames Tabia is out in two volumes. The author has received some help from Vincent Chai, the East Malaysian Xiangqi Representative for the Youth Division in the AXF Tournament in 2012. Chai is a potential International Master in the webmaster's opinion. The author hopes that the West can know more about the depth and beauty of Xiangqi endgames. Thanks to all for the support and encouragement over the years.

 Understanding the Elephant Part 3A: Endgame Introduction and Endgame Tabia 1 Understanding the Elephant Part 3B: Endgames Tabia 2

2018-07-27: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Books are done, ISBN just arrived. Into the final process.
2018-07-20: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Books are done, now waiting for isbn to arrive.
2018-07-13: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Enjoying the World Cup!
2018-07-06: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Working on a new book 90% done, and enjoying the World Cup!
2018-06-29: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Enjoying the World Cup!
2018-06-22: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Have also made updates to the link page, now that there is so much more information on the net.
2018-06-15: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-06-08: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-06-01: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. There was some misunderstanding with my publisher about my latest book the past wk, which have resolved. The paper form of the book is now, sorry for the long wait.
2018-05-25: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
  Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin Vol 2
And finally, Volume 2 of Becoming a Xiangqi Assassin is now out. Sorry for the long wait! Available on Amazon at the following link.
2018-05-18: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. And finally, a new book will be out next wk... into the final stages of making the ebook and also formatting the print volume.
2018-05-11: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-05-04: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-27: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Sorry for being low key. Have a bloody headache the past month organizing and writing the latest Understanding the Elephant book. So far, over 450 pages have been written and there are over 1000 diagrams already. And it is about half way done... might have to make it into a two-volume edition, but I guarantee that it would help everybody's endgame. Also, I have been asked many times about the Becoming A Xiangqi Assassin continuation. Over the past 2 years, since publishing the first book, I have analyzed hundreds of games and am in the process of selecting the best boards for the second instalment. Trying my best, but slowing the tempo down a little bit. Getting old.
2018-04-20: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-13: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-04-10: Saw an interesting article by Mr. Ba Yanchao on management and managed to obtain his permission to translate and publish it on my site.
2018-04-06: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-30: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.

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018-03-23: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. And thanks to all the fans. I have over 100 subscribers to the youtube channel now. The aim of the Youtube channel is to provide videos top-quality games by the experts. So far there are over 1200 videos there and I have tried to categorize them according to tournament and the grandmasters. It is hard work but  I am certain that over time, it would be a nice source of top quality Xiangqi games. I often get inspired by the games and I am sure you would too. Thanks!
2018-03-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-03-08: It has been a very long, and painful journey. I started writing the Lexicon, Secret in the Tangerine series and also the Elegant Pastime Manual Series in 2016. It was hard work, but I had my brother with me. Unfortunately, he passed away in November 2016. Today, it is with a heavy heart, that I finish publication of the last installment of the Elegant Pastime Manual, Volumes 5&6. The journey started out with two brothers but ended with only me left. I will continue bravely, albeit alone.
Nevertheless, I wish to thank the visitors who have bought the books to help me with the maintenance of this site. I will continue writing Xiangqi, for it is in the world of Xiangqi where I can find solace. Thanks to all again through the years.

                                                  Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 5&6
2018-03-06: Very nice PDFs on the development of Xiangqi in Europe. Check out the Downloads page (article 13).
2018-03-02: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Today is the 15th and day of the Lunar Chinese New Year Celebrations. Still, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-23: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-16: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-15 Today is the eve of the Lunar Chinese New Year. The new year would be the year of the Dog. Happy New Year to all and thanks for the continued support!
2018-02-09: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. It is going to be the new year next wk, but the daily uploads will not stop! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
2018-02-02: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Also, the ISBN for the second book in the series of the Elegant Pastime Manual has arrived. It should be on the shelves over the weekend. Sorry to keep all waiting. The book was already 80% done last year, around the time when the Lexicon was out. However, there were new regulations on the pieces and I had to re-do all 1200+ of the diagrams. Thanks to all for the support.

  Elegant Pastime Manual Volumes 3&4
2018-01-26: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-01-19: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu.
2018-01-12: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. I am glad that the photos of the Japanese National Tournaments and Annual Tournament in Belarus got many likes the past wk. It is a burning desire for me to want to spread Xiangqi.
2018-01-05: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. New year, new resolutions. Have some ideas that I am contemplating.
2017-12-29: The boards that have been uploaded the past week are now out. Or click here for the menu. Have also archived the what's new passage here. Click here for the archives this year or go to the Master Archive section in the tool bar. Been a very very busy week at work. Reflecting on 2017, I consider Xiangqi to have had a breakthrough year. The internet has been alive with Xiangqi activities. May 2018 be even better! Happy New Year to all!

This picture was provided by Dr Rene Gralla. Xiangqi is everywhere!
 It is a scenic venue at the Yu Garden in Hamburg, Germany. It is a replica of the original in Shanghai. Dr. Rene Gralla (left) and Mr. Li Feng (right) from Confucius Institute (CI) Hamburg try out the innovative XiangQi scenario with figurine pieces in 3D whilst being watched by Ms Min Zhou (center left) - she is the wife of Mr. "Romeo" Zhong Xue who is the Spokesman and General Coordinator of the European XiangQi Federation (EXF) - and Ms Wu Yin (center right) who teaches Chinese language at the CI Hamburg.

Photo by Bernd-Juergen Fischer and donated by Dr Gralla.

Ps: the chess board and chess pieces were painted by Dr Gralla himself!

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