Monday, December 11, 2017

1983 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

1983 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

The 3rd Wuyang Cup was held on 20-30 January 1983. Since there was new a China National Champion, Li Laiqun on 1982, therefore 4 players were competed in this tournament.

4 players were divided into 2 groups, the winner of the group would compete in final, whereas the losers would compete for 3rd place.

In first group, Hu Ronghua defeated Li Laiqun with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 lose. In the second group, Li Dahua defeated Yang Guolin with same score.

In the final, Li Dahua defeated Hu RongHua with 1 win, 3 draws. For 3rd place, Yang Guolin defeated Li Laiqun with 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 lose.

 There were total 16 games, enjoy!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship - Final - Game Records

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship  - Final - Game Records


2017年第06届碧桂园杯全国象棋冠军邀请赛 - 决赛


Total 12 games play by Xiangqi Grandmasters!
Enjoy readings!

Note: Due to too much effort, please help yourself to use Google Translator to translate players names from Chinese Characters into English

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship - Group B - Game Records

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship  - Group B - Game Records


2017年第06届碧桂园杯全国象棋冠军邀请赛预赛B组


Total 28 games play by Xiangqi Grandmasters!

Enjoy readings!

Note: Due to too much effort, please help yourself to use Google Translator to translate players names from Chinese Characters into English



Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship - Group A Game Records

2017 The 6th BiGuiYuan Cup Xiangqi Championship  - Group A - Game Records

2017年第06届碧桂园杯全国象棋冠军邀请赛预赛A组

Total 21 games play by Xiangqi Grandmasters!

Enjoy readings!

Note: Due to too much effort, please help yourself to use Google Translator to translate players names from Chinese Characters into English!


1982 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

1982 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament


The second Wuyang Cup was started on 27 December 1981 for 16 days. In this tournament, the competition was 4 Rounds Robin System. Hu Ronghua and Liu Dahua were received same points after final round. Therefore, according to the rules, they need to compete in fast game to determine the winner. Finally, Hu Ronghua defeated Lin Dahua in the fast game and became the winner.


Enjoy the games.

Friday, December 8, 2017

1981 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

1981 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament


Wuyang Cup is one of the highest level of Xiangqi Tournament all the time. The tournament was began on January 1981, and only the China National Xiangqi Champions were invited. The tournament was sponsored by Mr. Fok YingTung, and organized by Wuyang Newspaper and New Sport Magazine.


During that time 1981, the players who competing were Yang Guolin, Hu Ronghua and Liu Dahua. The competition system was Double Round Robin system. The winner receives 2 points, draw each player receives 1 point, lose is 0 point.  In the first round, Li Dahua wins 2 games, Yang Guolin 1 win 1 lose abd Hu RungHua lose both games. In the second round, Hu Ronghua wins  both games, Yang GuoLin and Li Dahua both 1 draw 1 lose. Final results, Liu Dahua total 5 points and won the tournament. Hu RungHua 4 points as first runner up, and Yang Guolin 3 points for second runner up.


Below were the games play during that tournament!





2017 Germany Xiangqi League Selected Games

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2017 Germany Xiangqi League Selected Games





Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 "Char Yang Cup" 2nd Asian Xiangqi Individual Tournament 3rd Round Selected Games!


2017 "Char Yang Cup" 2nd Asian Xiangqi Individual Tournament 3rd Round

2017 年“茶阳杯“第二届亚洲象棋个人公开赛三轮

Selected Games!















Friday, October 20, 2017

New Xiangqi Book: The basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings - Actual Matches play by Grand Masters

New Xiangqi Book: 



The basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings - work in progress...............


I am almost finish my first draft of the book. Currently, I am writing the chapters for "Actual Matches play by Grand Masters" for Same Direction Cannon. Every move is explained with diagram.

Below is one of the example:

Let me know what you think. All comments/feedback are welcome.











Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Xiangqi Book: The basic of Same Direction Cannon Opening - work in progress!

New Xiangqi Book: 

The basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings - work in progress...............


Current I am writing a new book about Same Direction Cannon Openings. In this book, every move is explained with diagram.

Here is one of the game.

Let me know what you think. All comments/feedback are welcome.

Enjoy reading :)



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Xiangqi End Game Technique #3;: Using King to control center file

Xiangqi End Game Technique #3:

Using King to control center file



Diagram 1

Red to move.
Diagram 1 shown a composed game. Now is Red's turn. 

In the surface, it seems that Red can play R1=5 to control the center file follows by P8=7 checkmate. However, Black has a trick to turn the situation if Red plays R1=5.
Let see how Black countrr attack!

Red R1=5 Black P3+1   K6+1   R5=4   K6=5   C5-6. Black canno n is able to capture Red chariot! Black sure win!

Since Red R1=5 is a weak move, then what is the best move for Red?



Monday, August 7, 2017

Xiangqi End Game Technique #2: Use King to assist on an attack

Xiangqi End Game Technique #2: 

Use King to assist on an attack


Red moves first.

As shown in Diagram 1, Black is threathering to checkmate with R7+2. If Red plays C2-8, of course can resolve the check, however this is a weak move. 

Black could launch his attack by deploying his horse and pawns. Black would has gained huge advantages if Red plays R2-8.

Then, what is the best move for Red?


Diagram 1

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Xiangqi End Game Technique #1: Usage of King to control the movement of opponent piece





Xiangqi End Game Technique #1: 

Usage of King to control the  movement of opponent piece



As shown on the diagram 1, Red's pawn already stayed at opponent palace's centroid position. What need to be done by Red is to move his chariot to deliver the final kill. 

However, Black has both of his cannons formation to block Red' chariot to deliver the check. Black's cannon can just follow the movement of Red's chaiot. For example if Red R7=6, C3=4, R6=1, C7=9. Both cannon is protecting each other.

Black need to find a trick to overcome this situation.

For below case, Red can utilize his King to control the movement of Black' cannon.



Diagram 1


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Book: Xiangqi Puzzles Five Moves Kill FREE edition for download


Xiangqi Puzzles Five Moves Kill

Authored by Ping Loong Wong


XIANGQI Puzzles Five Moves Kill

Give your brain a workout the fun way 

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

The puzzles from author’s earlier books Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill, Two Moves Kill, Three Moves Kill and Four Moves Kill are consider easy level puzzles. 

"XIANGQI Puzzles Five Moves Kill" is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in five moves. The book consists of 280 medium level puzzles. These puzzles are for those players that were getting the easy problems pretty easy but are still struggling with the hard problems.Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. The main variations of the solutions to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book. The simple variations of the solution are not shown, the readers are expected to work it out by his own.

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".









OR buy the printed book from Amazon.com

eBook Kindle version is available  too


6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
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Monday, July 17, 2017

57 Cannon Opening Series #7: What happen if Red does not play P3+1 in the early stage?

57 Cannon Opening Series #7:


What happen if Red does not play P3+1 in the early stage?

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In the previous post, we had discussed the beginning of 57 Cannon Opening. However, 57 opening with crossed river chariot,need support from other pieces for the attack. In this case, the right horse. in order to develop the right horse, Red P3+1 is needed. 

In this post, we will discuss what would happen if Red did not play P3+1 in the early stage?

  1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  P3+1    3. R1=2  R9=8    4. R2+6  H2+3    5. C8=7  H3+2
  6. H8+9  …………

Now we reach the early stage of 57 Cannon Opening.

Basically there are 3 main variations for Black:
1) E3+5
2) E7+5
3) P1+1

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Book: Xiangqi Puzzle Five Moves Kill - Give your brain a workout the fun way

New Book: 


Xiangqi Puzzle Five Moves Kill 

Give your brain a workout the fun way



Coming Soon..........





Xiangqi Puzzles Five Moves Kill
Authored by Ping Loong Wong

XIANGQI Puzzles Five Moves Kill

Give your brain a workout the fun way

Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.
The puzzles from author’s earlier books Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill, Two Moves Kill, Three Moves Kill and Four Moves Kill are consider easy level puzzles.

"XIANGQI Puzzles Five Moves Kill" is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in five moves. The book consists of 280 medium level puzzles. These puzzles are for those players that were getting the easy problems pretty easy but are still struggling with the hard problems.Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. The main variations of the solutions to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book. The simple variations of the solution are not shown, the readers are expected to work it out by his own.

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".


Friday, July 14, 2017

57 Cannon Opening Series #6: The beginning of 57 Cannon

57 Cannon Opening Series #6:

The beginning of 57 Cannon





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In the previous post, Black C2+1 defense strategy has gained huge advantages against Red's Central Cannon Center Pawn Advancement attack strategy.

After several attempts, Red has found the solution....there is 57 Cannon Opening. This is how 57 Cannon Opening begins.

  1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  P3+1    3. R1=2  R9=8    4. C8=7  …………

Red has found the effective move to attack Black! C8=7.
The Central which stays on File 5, and another cannon stays on File is called 57 Cannon Opening.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

57 Cannon Opening Series #5: Black C2+1 Defenses Strategy

57 Cannon Opening Series #5:

Black C2+1 Defenses Strategy




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In the previous posts, Red 's Central Cannon Center Pawn Attack Strategy had gained huge advantages.

After further analysis, Black has found a efficient move to counter-attack Red's strategy.


  1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  P3+1    3. R1=2  R9=8    4. R2+6  …………

Red is planned to play P5+1 in next move.

  4. …………  C2+1

An improvement!


Monday, July 10, 2017

57 Cannon Opening Series #4:The Powerful Central Cannon Center Pawn Advancement

57 Cannon Opening Series #4:

The Powerful Central Cannon Center Pawn Advancement


The ancient manual 'Reverse Plum Blossom Manual" said Central Cannon Opening can defeat Screen Horses Defense! 

From the previous post, we had learned that Red's Central Cannon with Center Pawn Advancement attack strategy had gained huge advantages.




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  1. C2=5  H8+7    2. H2+3  P3+1

Black P3+1 was popular  in ancient Xiangqi manuals.