## #15 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red A4+5 or A6+5 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Black

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7    3. R1=2  R9+1    4. A4+5  …………

Red A4+5 was common in old days.
For this variation, what is the best move for Black?

## #14 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red C8=6 then C6+5 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Black

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

As mentioned in earlier post, Red C8=6 is not efficient.

4. …………  H2+3    5. H8+7  R1=2    6. R9=8  C2+4    7. C6+5  …………

In this variation, Red plays C6+5 to attack Black's left horse.

What is the best move for Black to respond?

## Xiangqi Puzzle: Creative way to checkmate

Recently I came across this puzzle from Facebook Xiangqi Page.

A brilliant and excellent idea to solve this puzzle.

Red moves first and wins. Answer is at the bottom of the page.

 Red moves first and wins

## #13 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red C8=6 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Black

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

Both reaches Same Direction Cannon Filed Chariot vs Ranked Chariot variation.

4. C8=6  …………

As mentioned earlier, the most effective move for Red would be P3+1.
However, in this variation, Red plays C8=6.This is also a common mistake for Xiangqi Beginners.

Let see how to gain the advantages for this mistake.

## #12 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red R2+4, Black R9=4 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Black

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
3. R1=2  R9+1    4. R2+4  …………

I have seen many Xiangqi beginners like to play R2+4 in this situation, however this is not the smart move for Red.As discussed, the most effective move for Red would be P3+1.
In this point, how can Black gain the advantage?

## #11 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red R2+6, Black R9=4 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Red

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
3. R1=2  R9+1    4. R2+6  …………

As mentioned in previous post #10, Red R2+6 is not efficient. The correct move for Red would be P3+1.

4. …………  R9=4

We had concluded that Black P3+1 would lead the advantage to Black if Red played R2+6 in previous move.

However, Black plays R9=4 instead of P3+1.

In this case, how could Red gain the advantages?

## #10 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red R2+6 variation.

Outcome: Advantage to Black

1. C2=5  C8=5

Same Direction Cannon Opening confirmed.

2. H2+3  …………

Red developed his right horse.

Another valid move for Red would be R1+1 for Ranked Chariot formation.

However, Same Direction Cannon Ranked Chariot is out of the scope in this chapter.

2. …………  H8+7

Now is Black's turn to develop his left horse.

Black also could play R9+1, it would lead to the same variation.
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3. R1=2  R9+1    4. R2+6  …………

As mentioned in previous post, the most effective moves for "Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot" are as below:

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

As seen on board, Red plays R2+6 instead of P3+1 in ply #4. R2+6 is not a effective move for Red. Black must know how to utilize Red's mistake and turn it into his own advantages.

4. …………  P3+1

Black P3+1 would be the most effective move to against Red.

## Actual Xiangqi End Game played!

This is the actual end game within the author and a xiangqi friend at Seremban...a small town in Malaysia.
At the end, Red won the game due to Black's mistake. However, it is interesting to analyze whether there is a better move for Red to win the game.
After analysis in deep, there is a simple way to checkmate.

Let try it and left your comment/feedback in the comment column.

Red moves and wins. Have fun!

Answer is at the bottom of the page.

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## #9 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Black R9=8 variation

Outcome: Advantage to Red!

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  …………

Red developed his right 's horse.

2. …………  H8+7

Black also developed his left's horse.

3. R1=2  …………

Red plays R1=2 for Filed Chariot, which is more popular than R1+1.

Based on games statistic, Red R1=2 has a higher winning rate if compared with R1+1.This might be the reason why R1=2 is more popular than R1+1.

Red also could play R1+1 for Ranked Chariot, however this is out of our discussion in this chapter.

3. …………  R9=8

Since Red R1=2 has a higher winning rate, could Black trade his left chariot with Red's filed chariot? This is a common question has been asked by several Xiangqi beginners.

## #8 Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot - Red C5+4 variation

Outcome: Advantage to Black!

1. C2=5  C8=5

Black player is the one who initiated Same Direction Cannon variation.
Therefore it is very important for Black to understand the variation in detail before select C8=5 for Same Direction Cannon.

Black player should know how to counter attack if Red made a mistake.

2. C5+4  …………

The first question should ask about Same Direction Cannon is can Red play C5+4 in this move?

By playing C5+4, Red had gained the middle pawn immediately. However, is it a smart move?

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

One of the famous Same Cannon Direction Cannon variation at modern day is "Same Direction Cannon Double Headed Snake Pawn Formation vs Double Ranked Chariot" variation.

The move list as below.

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

1. 炮二平五  炮８平５    2. 马二进三  马８进７
3. 车一平二  车９进１    4. 兵三进一  车９平４
5. 马八进七  马２进３    6. 兵七进一  车１进１

There are total 6 moves to form this variation.These are the most efficient moves by both players.
If any of the player did not follow the move-list, the other party would gain the initiative immediately!

## #6 Same Direction Cannon Opening - Modern Day

#6 Same Direction Cannon Opening - Modern Day

After few hundred years of development, there are three main variations for Same Direction Cannon Openings at modern day.

There are:

## #5 Same Direction Cannon Opening - Lesson Learnt from ancient Xiangqi manual

Referring to previous posts from various Xiangqi Ancient Manuals #1, #2, #3 and #4

What have you learnt about Same Direction Cannon Opening?

## #4 Same Direction Cannon from Book of Plum Blossom

In the old days, people believe that Central Cannon was the most powerful opening. Whereby, Same Direction Cannon or Difference Direction Cannon was the most effective opening for Black to respond Red's Central cannon Opening.

During that time, Screen Horse Defense was not well develop yet.
Until year 1700, Xiangqi ancient manual "Book of Plum Blossom" had written and published by Wang Zaiyue. In this book, Wang emphasized that Screen Horse Defense Opening could contend against Central Cannon Opening.After that, Screen Horse Defense Opening was well develop.

The Xiangqi ancient manual "Book of Plum Blossom" also consists Same Direction Cannon variation full game.

One of the full game as shown below.

## #3 Same Direction Cannon Game from Golden Roc Eighteen Variation manual.

Same Direction Cannon Opening full game also documented on an ancient manual called "Golden Roc Eighteen Variation".This ancient manual was published in Ming Dynasty before year 1540.

Golden Roc Eighteen Variation manual had described in detail for Same Direction Cannon and Difference Direction Cannon Opening.
Even another ancient manual "The Secret In The Tangerine" also documented some of its full games from "Golden Roc Eighteen Variation" manual.

Let review together, one of the game from this famous Xiangqi ancient manual Golden Roc Eighteen Variation.

## #2 Same Direction Cannon Opening  - Horse Sacrifice With Thirteen Moves Kill

If we talked about Same Direction Cannon Opening, there was a opening trap that every Xiangqi player must knows.

Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) has long history. It has been developed at China more than few hundreds years. Several ancient manuals had been published during this year. One of the masterpiece of Xiangqi ancient manual is "The Secret In The Tangerine". According to historical data, it was written in AD1632 during the Ming Dynasty by Zhu JinZhen. There were lot of xiangqi opening traps had been recorded in this manual.As we learnt from this ancient manual,  Xiangqi's opening trap already well developed since many year ago.The term Xiangqi Opening Traps refers to a move which may tempt the opponent to play a losing move in the game's opening.

In order to learn Xiangqi's opening trap well, it is always good to learn from its origin and evolution. The following game from the "The Secret In The Tangerine" manual, is the most famous Xiangqi's opening trap all time.The game is called Horse Sacrifice With Thirteen Moves Kill. This is a must-learn xiangqi opening trap.

## #1 The beginning of Same Direction Cannon Opening

The first Xiangqi game record was documented on an ancient manual called ShiLinGuangJi. This manual was written by Chen Wenjing, thousand year ago during Song Dynasty. There were two full xiangqi games and one xiangqi end game had been documented in this annual manual. One of the full game was Same Direction Cannon Opening.

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## 王天一（中国） 先胜 吴俚葙（东马）2016年第19届亚洲象棋锦标赛（团体组）

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## Black captured Red's sacrificed horse in later stage.

Click below link for similar games
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Black learnt from previous game and did not capture the sacrificed horse in 6th move.
However, Red setup another trap to win the game.

1. C2=5  C8=5    2. H2+3  H8+7
3. R1+1  R9=8    4. R1=6  R8+6
5. R6+7  H2+1    6. R9+1  …………

## 王天一 红负 曹岩磊2016年第8届淮阴韩信杯象棋国际名人赛

2016-11-13

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## 2016年全国象棋个人赛

2016-11-08 15:00
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## 2016年全国象棋个人赛男子甲组

2016-11-10 08:30

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## 王天一 胜 徐崇峰2016年全国象棋个人赛男子甲组

2016-11-06

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## 2014 3rd Biguiyuan Xiangqi Championship Invitation Tournament

Round 6
2014-12-04

Annotated by:

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## 广东 许银川 胜 广东 吕钦2016年第四届财神杯视频象棋快棋赛

2016-01-24

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## 2014年第03届碧桂园杯全国象棋冠军邀请赛

2014-12-04

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## 山东 张瑞峰 负 杭州 王天一

2016年高港杯第三届全国象棋青年大师赛
2016-10-11

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2016-10-16

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## 杭州 王天一 胜 天津 张彬

### 非胜不可的王天―

2016年高港杯第三届全国象棋青年大师赛
2016-10-12

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1. 兵七进一  …………

## Grand Master Wang Yang Loses to Grand Master Wang Tianyi

### A match within Grand Masters, ended in 10 moves

2016 Fying God Cup National Xiangqi Champhion Competition
8th June 2016
Round 3

Annotated by: Wong Ping Loong @ http://xiangqielephantgame.blogspot.my

1. C2=6  …………

Red started with Cross Palace Cannon opening.

1. …………  H8+7

## Master Zhao Wei Loses to Grand Master Jiang Chuan

2016 Tiantian National Xiangqi Premier League

Round 21
14th Oct 2016

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## 江苏 程鸣 胜 杭州 王天一

### 王天—惨败！

2016年高港杯第三届全国象棋青年大师赛

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## 天津 孟辰 胜 杭州 王天一

2016年第05届温岭·长屿硐天杯全国象棋国手赛

2016-09-23

### 这局棋，完全显不出王天—的身价。

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## An interesting Xiangqi internet game

This is a weekly tournament via  internet for three members.The winner of past week playes with winner of this week and so on.
The time control is 30min for each player.
The interesting for this tournament is fixed the first two moves. Example, Central Cannon vs Screen Horse match.These would help the members to improve their opening skill.

For this game, the fixed first two moves are
1. C2=5 H8+7
2. H2+3 H2+3

which are the Central Cannon vs Screen Horses.

## GM Sun Yongzheng loses to GM Jiang Chuan

Event: 2016 2nd National Champhions North South Team Competition
Date: 27th July 2016

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2016-07-27

## 内蒙古 王天一 胜 江苏 王斌

2014年荪湖杯·决战名山全国象棋冠军挑战赛
2014-10-11

## Grand Master Jiang Chuan wins Master Dang Fei

2016 Tiantian National Xiangqi Premier League
Round 20
27th Sept 2016

2016年天天象棋全国象棋甲级联赛

2016-09-27

## 湖北 汪洋 负 四川 王天一

2016年飞神杯全国象棋冠军挑战赛
2016-06-08

### 特级大师的超短局。十分回分胜負！

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## 杭州 王天一 负 天津 孟辰

### 应胜不胜的王天―！

2016年第05届温岭·长屿硐天杯全国象棋国手赛

2016-09-23

## GM Jiang Chuan wins GM Lu Qin

2015 4th Biquiyuan Cup Xiangqi Invitation Tournament
4th Dec 2015
Round 6

## Xiangqi Books: Understanding the Elephant

Including eBook version

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## GM Tao Hanming Loses to GM Jiang Chuan

2016 7th Yang Quanlin Cup Xiangqi Open Tournament
5th Sept 2016
Round 1

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## 南方队 许银川 胜 北方队 王天一

2016年第二届吉视传媒·净月杯象棋全国冠军南北对抗赛
2016-07-27 第02轮

# Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer Part 1

## History of Xiangqi

Authored by Jim Hau Cheng Png
Edition: 1
Chinese Chess, or Xiangqi which is the preferred term, is the most played board game or form of chess in the Orient. Yet despite its popularity inside of Asia, it is relatively foreign to the West.
Understanding the Elephant: A Xiangqi Primer is a series of books aimed at promoting the game to the West.
In the very first part of the series, the history of Xiangqi is presented. Ancient Chinese texts, and contemporary books on the subject have been used to present and compare early articles or books on the topic in the West.

## Xiangqi Opening Hints: How to counter Red's  Central Cannon Ranked Chariot, pushing Central Pawn rapidly

In below examples, Red choose R1+1 instead of P7+1 during opening (better move would be P7+1). Black could counter with P3+1!

## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 2 - Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia) wins Gitter Lucas (Germany)

 Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia)

 Gitter Lucas (Germany)

Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia) wins Gitter Lucas (Germany)

Round 2
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. C2=5  …………

## GM Jiang Chuan Draws to GM Wang Tianyi

2016 7th Yang Quanlin Cup Xiangqi Open Tournament
Round 7
8th Sept 2016

## Li Chengqi loses to Jiang Chuan

Event: 2016 Tiantian Xiangqi Premier League

Round: 19

Date: 13 Sept 2016

## GM Jiang Chuan wins GM Zhao Xinxin

Event: 2016 2nd National Champions North South Team Competition
Date: 30th July 2016

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2016-07-30

## GM Sun Yongzheng loses to GM Jiang Chuan

Event:2016 5th Wenling Zhang Yu Dong Tian Cup National Xiangqi Tournament
Date:23 Sept 2016

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2016年第05届温岭·长屿硐天杯全国象棋国手赛
2016-09-23

## How to counter Red's Central Cannon Filed Chariot Opening with Push Central Pawn rapidly??

 Example 1

## 杭州 王天一 胜 火车头 钟少鸿

### 王天—遇到瞎眼狗。

2016年第05届温岭·长屿硐天杯全国象棋国手赛

2016-09-23

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## 6轮01台-越南 赖理兄 先胜 德国 薛涵第

2016年第07届杨官璘杯全国象棋公开赛

6轮01台

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## 马来西亚 沈毅豪 先负 德国 薛涵第

2016年第07届杨官璘杯全国象棋公开赛

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E05 仙人指路对金钩炮

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## 马来西亚 沈毅豪 胜 中华台北 许明龙

http://www.dpxq.com/hldcg/search/view_m_74620.html

2016年第07届杨官璘杯全国象棋公开赛

2016-09-05 09:00

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## 中国澳门 曹岩磊 胜 马来西亚 陈裕伟

http://www.dpxq.com/hldcg/search/view_m_74608.html

2016年第07届杨官璘杯全国象棋公开赛

2016-09-05 09:00

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## 北京 王天一 胜 黑龙江 陶汉明

2016年宝宝杯象棋大师公开邀请赛

2016-09-16 15:00

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## Xiangqi Grandmaster Jiang Chuan - annotated games

Copyright owner: Jiang Chuan Xiangqi Fans Club
Translated by permission: Wong Ping Loong

## GM Sun Yongzheng (Shanghai) loses to GM Jiang Chuan (Beijing)

Event: 2010 China National Xiangqi Men Championship
Date: 24th Oct 2010.

1. E3+5  …………

Great Xiangqi Grand Master Hu Runghua, has gained good results by using Elephant Opening. Since then, elephant opening variation has became a popular opening for Shanghai Team. Shanghai's players often use elephant opening in main tournaments and have obtained good results.
Before this game, GM Sun also often used elephant opening against me, he either won or draw.

## GM Wang Tianyi (Beijing) wins GM Cao Yanlei (Macao)

2016 Baobao Cup Xiangqi Master Invitation Tournament
Round 11, 17 Sept 2016

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## Grandmaster Wang Tianyi wins Grandmaster Hao Jichao

2016 7th Yang Quanlin Cup National Xiangqi Open
6th Oct 2016
Round 4

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## 北京 王天一 胜 北京 唐丹

2016年宝宝杯象棋大师公开邀请赛

2016-09-15 15:00

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## 北京 王天一 胜 澳门 曹岩磊

2016年宝宝杯象棋大师公开邀请赛

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## 杭州 王天一 胜 黑龙江 郝继超

2016年第07届杨官璘杯全国象棋公开赛
Date:2016-09-06 15:00

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## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 2 - Bieg Pascal (Germany) loses to Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

 Bieg Pascal (Germany)

 Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

Bieg Pascal (Germany) loses to Rumyantsev Dmitriy (Russia)

Round 2
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  R9=8
3. R1=2  E7+5

Black E7+5 is rare. The popular choices are H2+3, P7+1 or P3+1.

## Xiangqi Grand Master Jiang Chuan - annotated games

Copyright owner: Jiang Chuan Xiangqi Fans Club
Translated by permission: Wong Ping Loong

### Hu Qingyang loses to Jian Chuan

Tournament: 2016 Tiantian Xiangqi National Xiangqi Premier League
Round: 17
Date：23rd Aug 2016

## Xiangqi Grandmaster Jiang Chuan - Annotated Games

Original copyright owner: Jiang Chuan Xiangqi Fans Club
Translated by permission: Wong Ping Loong

### Demin Alexander (Russia) Loses To Jiang Chuan (China)

Tournament：2016 World Xiangqi Tournament
Round：1
Date：Aug 2016
Venue：Finland

1. C2=5  H2+3    2. C8+4  …………

Red advances his cannon prematurely. This is a rare move and caused bad outcome in actual game.

## I am pleased to announce that with written permission from Grand Master Jiang Chuan, I am allowed to translate all of his annotated games publish in Jiang Chuan Xiangqi Fans Club.

 Grand Master Jiang Chuan

Jiang Chuan was born on 26th January 1984, in Wenzhou, China. He starts to learn Xiangqi at year 1990. In year 2002, he gained China National Xiangqi Master title. In 26th October 2010, he won China National Championship tournament and gained China National Xiangqi Grand Master title. In 25th November 2011, he won 12th World Xiangqi Championship tournament and gained Xiangqi International Grand Master title.

I am pleased to announce that with written permission from Grand Master Jian Chuan, I am allowed to translate all of his annotated game publish in Jiang Chuan Xiangqi Fans Club.

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## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 2:  Trenh A Sang (Vietnam) wins Nauman Ingo (Germany)

Trenh A Sang (Vietnam) wins Nauman Ingo (Germany)

 Both players on the game

 Trenh A Sang (Vietnam)

 Nauman Ingo (Germany)

Round 2
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. E3+5  …………

Red selects elephant opening.

1. …………  P3+1

Black responds with Pawn opening is rare. Normally, Black will play C8=4 or C2=4.

## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 2- De Leeuw Arnout (Netherland) loses to Xie Jing (China)

De Leeuw Arnout (Netherland) loses to Xie Jing (China)

## De Leeuw Arnout (Netherland)

 Xie Jing (China)

Round 2
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  R9=8
3. R1=2  H2+3

Both reach Central Cannon vs Screening Horse Opening variations.

## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship: Round 1- Nauman Ingo (Germany) loses to Ding Wa Chong (Netherlands)

 Nauman Ingo (Germany)

 Ding Wa Chong (Netherlands)

Nauman Ingo (Germany) loses to Ding Wa Chong (Netherlands)

Round 1

2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Date: 22nd August 2015
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. P3+1  P3+1

Both use Pawn Opening variation.

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## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship. Round 1: Lay Kam Hock (West Malaysia) wins Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia)

 Both players on action

 Lay Kim Hock (West Malaysia)
 Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia)

Lay Kam Hock (West Malaysia) wins Iwan Setiawan (Indonesia)

Round 1
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Date: 22nd August 2015
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

## 2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship:  Round 1: Hong Chia Chuan (Philippines) wins Sone Toshihiko (Japan)

 Hong Chia Chuan (Philippines)
 Sone Toshiniko (Japan)

2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship:  Round 1:

Hong Chia Chuan (Philippines) wins Sone Toshihiko (Japan)

Round 1
2015 14th World Xiangqi Championship
Date: 22nd August 2015
Venue: University of Applied Languages (SDI), Munich, Germany

1. C2=5  …………

Red Central Cannon opening, very common uses in this tournament.