Sunday, May 21, 2017

Xiangqi New Book: XIANGQI Grandmaster Hu RongHua and his Elephant Openings - coming soon


Xiangqi New Book: 

XIANGQI Grandmaster Hu RongHua 

and his Elephant Openings


Coming Soon !



New Xiangqi Book: Xiangqi Puzzles Two Moves Kill - FREE edition for download

New Xiangqi Book: 

Xiangqi Puzzles Two Moves Kill 

FREE edition for download







Xiangqi Puzzles Two Moves Kill


Authored by Ping Loong Wong
One move kill is too easy for you? Then try this!

Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.

"XIANGQI Puzzles Two Moves Kill" is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in two moves. The book consists of 320 puzzles. Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. Answers to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book.

Solving puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your Xiangqi's skill. For the beginners, simply learning the killing ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop their tactical skills.

This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: "Xiangqi For Absolute Beginners. Teach Yourself Xiangqi Step by Step".

Publication Date:
May 21 2017
ISBN/EAN13:
154668428X / 9781546684282
Page Count:
102
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Chess / General


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill! FREE Edition for download!

XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill! 

Available Now @ Amazon.com Paperback and Kindle Edition



Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.

XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in one move. The book consists of 472 puzzles. Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. Answers to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book.

Solving puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your Xiangqi’s skill. For the beginners, simply learning the killing ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop their tactical skills.

This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: “Xiangqi For Absolute Beginners. Teach Yourself Xiangqi Step by Step”.


Product details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 154654917X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546549178
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches



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Sunday, May 14, 2017

#63 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8+2 H7+6 H6+4

 #63 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8+2 H7+6 H6+4


Outcome: Advantages go to Black




  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
  3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  H2+3    6. P7+1  R1+1

Now we reaches the most effective situation for both sides.
Red starts with Central Cannon, Proper Horses with 3rd Pawn and 7th Pawn Advancement.

Whereas, Black replies with Same Direction Cannon, Proper Horses and Double Ranked Chariots.

Now is Red's turn.

  7. C8+2  …………

In the previous, we had learnt that Red C8=9, all advantages go to Black.

In this post, we will start to discuss C8+2 variation.

The purpose of Red C8+2 is to prepare for H7+6 then follow by C5=6.By doing this, Red can re-arrange its base into a better strategic position.

However, this move is not efficient. Black would gained advantages if answer it correctly.

Thus, what is the most effective move for Black?

  7. …………  R1=3

This is an excellent and creative move!

In the surface, Black R1=3 hidding his chariot under the horse, and seems hard to develop in the future.

There are 2 main variations for Red to respond:
1) H7+6 as planned, ignored the purpose of Black R1=3

2) R9+2 a better move to against Black R1=3


Thursday, May 11, 2017

#62 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8+2 H7+6 H6+5

#62 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot 


Red C8+2 H7+6 H6+5


Outcome: Advantages go to Black




  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
  3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  H2+3    6. P7+1  R1+1

Now we reaches the most effective situation for both sides.
Red starts with Central Cannon, Proper Horses with 3rd Pawn and 7th Pawn Advancement.

Whereas, Black replies with Same Direction Cannon, Proper Horses and Double Ranked Chariots.

Now is Red's turn.

  7. C8+2  …………

In the previous, we had learnt that Red C8=9, all advantages go to Black.

In this post, we will start to discuss C8+2 variation.

The purpose of Red C8+2 is to prepare for H7+6 then follow by C5=6.By doing this, Red can re-arrange its base into a better strategic position.

However, this move is not efficient. Black would gained advantages if answer it correctly.

Thus, what is the most effective move for Black?


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Book: Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill

Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill


Authored by Ping Loong Wong




Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.
XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in one move. The book consists of 472 puzzles. Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. Answers to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book.

Solving puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your Xiangqi's skill. For the beginners, simply learning the killing ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop their tactical skills.

This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: "Xiangqi For Absolute Beginners. Teach Yourself Xiangqi Step by Step".

Publication Date: May 09 2017
ISBN/EAN13: 154654917X / 9781546549178
Page Count: 130
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Games / Chess / General


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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 German Xiangqi Bundesliga Tournament @ Steinwiesen - GM Xue Zhong's Games

2017 German Xiangqi Bundesliga Tournament 

@  Steinwiesen - GM Xue Zhong's Games

Date: 6-7 May 2017
Venue: Steinwiesen



Karsten Hoffarth draws Xue Zhong






Bastian Gollmar loses to Xue Zhong


#61 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8=9, R9=8, C4+1

#61 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8=9, R9=8, C4+1


Outcome: Advantages go to Black




  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
  3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  H2+3    6. P7+1  R1+1

Now we reaches the most effective situation for both sides.
Red starts with Central Cannon, Proper Horses with 3rd Pawn and 7th Pawn Advancement.

Whereas, Black replies with Same Direction Cannon, Proper Horses and Double Ranked Chariots.

Now is Red's turn.

  7. C8=9  …………

In this post, we will discuss Red C8=9 variation.
This is not the nice move for Red.
If Black handle it correctly, he will gain some advantages.



  7. …………  R4+5

Black R4+5 is the most effective move to counter-attack.Black is planning to attack Red's left horse.

If you recall from previous posts, normally Black R4+5 to attack Red's horse is not wise. This is because Red could E7+9 then follow by R9=7 to protect the horse.

However, in this example, Red C8=9 had occupied the position and Red can not play E7+9 anymore.

As current board situation, there are 3 main variations for Red.
1) H3+4
2) H7+8
3) R9=8

In this post, we will discuss H7+8

  8. R9=8  …………

We have learnt from previous post, Red's variations R3+4 and R7+8 are not good, advantages all go to Black.

In this post, Red chooses R9=8.

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Book: XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill

New Book: XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill


Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.

XIANGQI Puzzles One Move Kill is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in one move. The book consists of 472 puzzles. Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. Answers to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book.

Solving puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your Xiangqi’s skill. For the beginners, simply learning the killing ideas and enjoying the examples will help develop their tactical skills.

This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: “Xiangqi For Absolute Beginners. Teach Yourself Xiangqi Step by Step”.



Sunday, May 7, 2017

#60 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8=9, R9=8, C4+5

#60 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot Red C8=9, R9=8, C4+5
Outcome: Advantages go to Black






  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
  3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  H2+3    6. P7+1  R1+1

Now we reaches the most effective situation for both sides.
Red starts with Central Cannon, Proper Horses with 3rd Pawn and 7th Pawn Advancement.

Whereas, Black replies with Same Direction Cannon, Proper Horses and Double Ranked Chariots.

Now is Red's turn.

  7. C8=9  …………

In this post, we will discuss Red C8=9 variation.
This is not the nice move for Red.
If Black handle it correctly, he will gain some advantages.



  7. …………  R4+5

Black R4+5 is the most effective move to counter-attack.Black is planning to attack Red's left horse.

If you recall from previous posts, normally Black R4+5 to attack Red's horse is not wise. This is because Red could E7+9 then follow by R9=7 to protect the horse.

However, in this example, Red C8=9 had occupied the position and Red can not play E7+9 anymore.

As current board situation, there are 3 main variations for Red.
1) H3+4
2) H7+8
3) R9=8

In this post, we will discuss H7+8

  8. R9=8  …………

We have learnt from previous post, Red's variations R3+4 and R7+8 are not good, advantages all go to Black.
In this post, Red chooses R9=8.

The purpose of R9=8 is to protect left's horse.