Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) Opening Tabia and their Principles: Palcorner Cannon Opening
The Palcorner Cannon opening started gaining popularity in the early 1980s and has kept evolutionizing. Its offensive and defensive variations have become a system on its own.
For the first move, the Cannon is traversed to the palace corner. It is less direct and very agile opening system where Red tries to sound Black out and thus counter more precisely and accurately. Based on the situation, Red can continue with the Sandwiched Horse Defense, Single Horse Defense 54 Cannons, et cetera as possible formations to continue.
The following four boards will examine the most popular counters to this opening.
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