Every sport or field has its greats or heroes we look up too. Einstein for physics, Pele for soccer, Michael Jordan for basketball, Bobby Fischer/Kasparov... for chess and many more.
It is the same for Xiangqi. Without these supermen/superwomen, Xiangqi would not be as exciting as it would be. The list below is by no means exhaustive, indeed, there are too many biographies or introductions for the webmaster to write about. Bear with me, as the list will slowly grow.
I would also like to take the opportunity to invite anyone to share stories with me. Please email me the stuff you have and I will blend it in. These people deserve recognition.
To prevent fan wars, the following list will be listed by country and in alphabetical order. Thanks!!!
2017 Update: More of the greats can be found in the Lexicon of Xiangqi by the webmaster, available for sale on Amazon.