Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Xiangqi Opening: GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Opening #5

Xiangqi Opening: 

GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Opening #5



Game #9 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Wang JiaLiang 王嘉良 @ 13-Nov-1965 
1965 China National Xiangqi Tournament 
Elephant Opening vs Left Central Cannon



Game #10 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Zang RuYi 臧如意 @ 18-Nov-1965 
1965 China National Xiangqi Tournament 
Elephant Opening vs Right Crossed-Palace Cannon




Monday, February 20, 2017

#38 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+5


#38 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+5 


Outcome: Advantage go to Red

  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7    3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  R4+5

We had discussed Black R4+3 and R4+4, advantages all go to Red.

In this post, we will start to discuss Black R4+5.

As mentioned earlier, the most efficient move Black would be H2+3 for proper horse.

Now Black plays, R4+5, what is the move for Red?


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #8

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #8


Palcorner Cannon Opening


Palcorner Cannon Opening transformed to Sandwiched Horses Defense vs Opposite Direction Cannon" played by Xiangqi Grand Master #8


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Game #22 Lin HongMin draws to GM Liu DianZhong @ 17th Nov 2011
Game #23 Hu RongHua draws to GM Lu Qin @ 9th Nov 2011
Game #24 GM Li LaiQun wins GM Lu Qin @ Feb 1979
Game #25 GM Lu Qin loses to GM Zhao XinXin @ 29th Sept 2011


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Xiangqi Opening: GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Opening #4

Xiangqi Opening: 

GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Opening #4


Game #7 Game #7 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Dai RongGuang 戴荣光 @ 25-Aug-1965 
Other Xiangqi Tournament 
Elephant Opening vs 3rd Pawn Advancement




Game #8 Game #8 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Chen YongFa 陈永发 @ 30-Sep-1965 
Xianqgi Friendly Match 
Elephant Opening vs Right Central Cannon



Friday, February 17, 2017

#37 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+4, then R4=7



#37 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+4, then R4=7


Outcome: Advantage go to Red

  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7    3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  R4+4

As mentioned, the most effective move for Black is H2+3.
Now Black R4+4 is not a good move.

  6. C5=4  R4=7

We had discussed Black P5+1 in previous post, advantage went to Red.

In this example, Black plays R4=7.
So, what is the best move for Red to respond?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Xiangqi Opening: GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Openings #3

Xiangqi Opening: 

GM Hu RongHua's Elephant Openings #3


Game #5 Game #5 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Yan GuanLin 杨官璘 @ 30-Dec-1964 
1964 China National Xiangqi Tournament 
Elephant Opening vs 3rd Pawn Advancement




Game #6 Game #6 Hu RongHua 胡荣华  wins  Dai RongGuang 戴荣光 @ 10-Apr-1965 
Other Tournament 
Elephant Opening vs Others


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #7

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #7


Palcorner Cannon Opening


Palcorner Cannon Opening transformed to Sandwiched Horses Defense vs Opposite Direction Cannon" played by Xiangqi Grand Master #7


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Game #19 ZhuYongJi loses to GM Jiang Chuan @ 25th Oct 2012
Game #20 Huang Hai Lin loses to GM Wan ChunLin @ 23 March 2012
Game #21 GM Hu RongHua draws to Li XueSong @ 17th Nov 2011


Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Treasurer God Cup Xiangqi Tournament - Wang TianYi wins Zhao Jincheng @ 6 Jan 2017


Wang TianYi wins  Zhao Jincheng @ 6-Jan-2017

2017 Treasurer God Cup Xiangqi Tournament  





Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #6

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #6

Palcorner Cannon Opening

Palcorner Cannon Opening transformed to Sandwiched Horses Defense vs Opposite Direction Cannon" played by Xiangqi Grand Master #6


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Game #16 Sun Bo loses to GM Xie Jing @ 8th May 2013
Game #17 GM Tao HanMing Loses to Cheng Ming @ 15th Aug 2013
Game #18 GM Lu Qin wins Gollmar Bastian @ 30th May 2013



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Puzzle: Actual internet game

Puzzle: Actual internet game



This is an actual game played on internet by author.
Black moved H6+4, threaten to checkmate by H4+2. However, Red had a trick to win the game....

Red to move and win.

Actually, Black would win the game if not played H6+4, so....what is the correct move for Black?

Leave your answer in the comment.

Have fun.



#36 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+4 then P5+1



#36 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R4+4 then P5+1


Outcome: Advantage go to Red

  1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7    3. R1=2  R9+1    4. P3+1  R9=4
  5. H8+7  R4+4

As mentioned, Black H2+3 would be the correct move.

In previous posts, we had discussed Black played R4+3, advantages all went to Red.

We will discuss Black R4+4 in this post.

Obviously, Black R4+4 is threaten to capture Red's 3rd pawn.

Therefore, what is the best move for Red to respond?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #5

Palcorner Cannon Opening played by Xiangqi Grand Master #5

Palcorner Cannon Opening

Palcorner Cannon Opening transformed to Sandwiched Horses Defense vs Opposite Direction Cannon" played by Xiangqi Grand Master #5


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Game #13 Zeng Jun draws to GM Zheng WeiTong @ 24th Sept 2013
Game #14 GM Wang YueFei draws to GM Sun YongZheng @ 14th Sept 2013
Game #15 GM Tao HanMing draws to GM Jiang Chuan @ 25th Aug 2013