WHATS NEW ARCHIVE :
FEBRUARY 2012

29th Feb: I think I am starting a trend here, LOL. After publishing the reserved ODC cannons introduction, all my friends play that opening against me. Well, to show you how the greats do it, click here for an annotated game ...Or click here for more annotated games. I will try to upload more annotated games and opening boards, but I fear copyright violation. I will see what I can do.
28th Feb: Monday blues... Added a second opening in continuation of the opening yesterday. Click here ...or go to the openings page..
27th Feb: Sunday...Added a new opening Central Cannon with Right ranked chariot and 7th Filed Horse vs Screen Horse Defense. Click here .... or just go to the openings page on the menu. Also added 2 more day's worth of answers. Click here ... Been trying to collect the games played in another defunct competition, the Yinli Cup, 銀荔杯, but I lack most of the game. If anybody has them, please email me at xqinenglish@gmail.com or admin@xqinenglish.com. Thanks... 
26th Feb: More annotated games...click here ... Was bored yesterday, I googled my website using the keyword Xiangqi, and guess what, I finally made it to the top 3 pages...LOL. not bad. Last time I checked, it was nearly 20 pages before I could find the site...LOL. 
25th Feb: Added the second and last page to elephant vs rt proper horse for the time being. Click here ...Also added the ans to some of the puzzles over the past few days. Click here ... 
24th Feb: Busy, rainy day here... Since I was at it, I decided to do another opening page on Elephant with 3rd Pawn Opening vs Rt Proper Horse. Click here to the openings page or here to the board directly...
23rd Feb: Finally finished annotating the game. Have uploaded it...Click here to go to the game directly or click here for more annotated games. Also uploaded the second page to the yesterday's opening. Click here ... Please cross ref the game to the openings discussion. The game is relatively new while the book from which the opening came from is relatively older. Enjoy! 
22nd Feb: Flipped thru some of the games played in 2010 and found that elephant opening was used with increasing frequency. Did a board on Elephant with 7th Pawn Advancement vs Right Proper Horse. Click here ...Trying to find time to add a board using the same opening played by GM Zhao Guorong vs Master Cai Yi. Hope to be able to upload it today or latest by Wednesday...
21st Feb: Monday blues... The only thing that brightened my day was seeing Linsanity in play today. Uploaded 4 days worth of ans to the puzzles. Click here ... 
20th Feb: Suddenly noted that I had not uploaded any annotated game in some time. So, I flipped through the books, and found this very exciting game played in 2010 between Red's GM Zhao Xinxin vs Black's GM Zheng Yihong. Click here ... Went to the local bookstore today to help get books for a fan. Never bought so many books in my lifetime...over 60-70 books at one shot. And it felt good....LOL. Have fun!
19th Feb: Added another minisummary to the Reserved Opposite Cannons ...Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ...
18th Feb: Added page 02 to Central Cannon with Pawn Ranked Chariot vs Reserved Opposite Direction Cannons. Click here ...
17th Feb: Have been very interested in the Opposite Direction Cannons as of late. Firework filled counter from black. I found a file on the net which showed quite neat variations of one of the variants of the ODC, the Reserved Opposite Direction Cannons or 后补列炮 in Chinese. Click here for page 1 of some of the variations that I have done...
16th Feb: Finally, after about 8mths, I have uploaded almost all of the all the games played in the 5 Rams Cup for the past 30 years...whew... Click here ... 
15th Feb: Got bored with uploading the 5 Rams Cup Games. Found, translated and did a super summary board on the following opening, Central Cannon with 7th Pawn Advancement and Pawn Ranked Chariot vs Screen Horse Defense with 7th Pawn Advancement and Left riverbank horse variation whereby red charges the central pawn forward and black plays the right ranked chariot before even moving the elephant to the center. It is quite a contemporary piece of work. Click here ...
14th Feb: Valentine's day... Have uploaded the games in rounds 3 and 4 in the 28th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ... Apologies and hats off to the xq players on my facebook fanpage for mistaking a draw for a win in one of the puzzles: 20120211 poc 2 puzzle. Hats off to Mr Wong Kan Seng from Malaysia for providing a brilliant move which would have altered the course of the game when GM Hu Ronghua won his game against GM Li Laiqun in the 4th 5 Rams Cup. I found that puzzle on the net and did not think much about it until I pasted it. Good to see more and more people having fun! Keep the stats up!
13th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds one and two in the 28th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ... Also added some answers to some of the puzzles. Click here ...  My internet ist still very unstable and keeps getting cut off...sigh... 
12th Feb: Have uploaded all the games in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...My internet has been very unstable and keeps getting cut off...sigh...  
11th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds 3 and 4 in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...

10th Feb: Have uploaded the games in rounds 1 and 2 in the 27th 5 Rams Cup.  Click here ...
9th Feb: Added another 56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse vs Sandwiched Horse Defense Board. Click here ... Also added the ans up till the 6th of Feb. Click here....  
8th Feb: Added a new opening 56 Cannons with Left Proper Horse and 7th Pawn Advancement vs Sandwiched Horse Defense. Click here ... Still having trouble with editing , so the games of the 27th 5 Rams Cup would have to wait.
7th Feb: I went to the local bookstore for the first time in 2 months and bought another 20 or so manuals and periodicals. One of the articles that I browsed through was about Shanghai's Sun Yongzheng becoming the 15th National Champion in 2011, earning him the title of Grandmaster also. I got interested and spent 2 hours doing a game which he played against Grandmaster Lv Qin in the same tournament. Click here ... In the same periodical from which the game came from, there was a very tiny column, describing how China's Xiangqi dominance had come to an end in the recent 15th Asian Games whereby Vietnamese players won both the Male Singles and Female Singles tournament. Mighty interesting. It is time for the world to play Xiangqi!
6th Feb: My online server broke down again and everything is in a mess...only able to upload 2 days worth of ans. Click here ...  Was going to upload the 27th 5 Rams Cup...but it is 4am now, and the system is still unstable...sigh. going to bed first. 
5th Feb: Finished uploading all the games to the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ... 2 more years worth of games to go before I finish uploading all the games. If anybody has the missing games in N16 and N20 (I think...) please tell me at admin@xqinenglish.com or xqinenglish@gmail.com . Thanks! 
4th Feb : Finally, had more time to upload more games played in rounds 4 and 5 of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...    -->DAMN, the service that I use to upload and make the site went crazy again. Have not been able to paste the boards and I just found out that some of the stuff that I did yesterday were also crazy. 3.30 am...will try to retify it or get help tomorrow...Ouch... --> 4pm. After hours of trying, the boards are ok...Click here ...  Also added more ans to the daily puzzles the past week. I am happy that there is increased response. Thanks! Click here ...     
3rd Feb: Busy busy busy...sigh. was only able to upload the games in  rounds 2 and 3 of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...   
2nd Feb: Busy again...sigh. was only able to upload the first 5 games of the 26th 5 Rams Cup. Click here ...   
1st Feb: Found a super summary of 57 Cannons vs Single Horse Defense with left cross palace ranked chariot variation. Click here ....took me a few hours to annotate it...

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Last Updated: 24th May 2012
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