Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) Opening Tabia and their Principles:
Same Direction Cannons: Filed Chariot vs. Ranked Chariot Part 2
The Same Direction Cannons: Filed Chariot vs. Ranked Chariot is perhaps the most commonly played Same Direction Cannons variation today. It is also a fundamental opening system that must be mastered.
In "Opening Tabia" Master Yan Wenqing and Grandmaster Zhang Qiang demonsrated some of the newer ways of playing this opening system. a
The variation is divded into three different sections in the book:
- Red Proper Horses and 3rd Pawn Advancement Variation
- Red Double Headed Snake Pawns vs. Black's Double Ranked Chariot Variation
In this page, Red would utilize the Double Headed Snake Pawns while Black counters aggeressively with the Double Ranked Chariots Variation. Black's Double Ranked Chariots is considered perhaps to be his best counter!
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