Sun Zi's Art of War Chapter 03a applied to Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)

Chapter 3 of Sun Zi's Art of War is titled Attacking by Strategem. Compared with the earlier two Chapters, it is more applicable to Xiangqi.
Just as Sun Tzu's principles have guided military strategists for centuries, we now apply them to the strategic game of Xiangqi.

Note: The examples have also been made into short videos with corresponding tags to offer a clearer explanation.
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Translation of Sun Zi's Art of War is by Lionel Giles First Published in 1910.


Note on the English translations:

There are dozens of English translations of Sun Zi's Art of War. However, in the Webmaster's humble opinion, the best English translation is the one by Ralph D. Sawyer!  Higly recommended! The Webmaster has read many Chinese versions of the book and also three or four English versions.

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China by Ralph D. Sawyer.
His book can be found on Amazon at the following link:

Another interesting Sun Zi translation is Sun Tzu The Art of War by Stephen E. Kaufmann, a Karate expert. His translation contains some interesting insights.
Kauffman's book can also be found on Amazon at:

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