Thursday, December 28, 2017

Xiangqi Three Moves Kill Part 2

Xiangqi Puzzles Three Moves Kill Part 2

More puzzles from the book Part 2

The book is available in www.amazon.com NOW.








Give your brain a workout the fun way.
Train your tactical ability and exercise your calculation skills by solving Xiangqi puzzles.

XIANGQI Puzzles Three Moves Kill Part 2is a book where readers are prompted to find a checkmate or stalemate in three moves. The book consists of 228 puzzles. Each puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that players are likely to encounter on the board. Answers to the puzzles are presented at the end of the book.

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”.


6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
78 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1982061036 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1982061030

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

XIANGQI: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings. Every Move Explained.

XIANGQI: 

The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings. 

Every Move Explained.


The book is available at Amazon.com 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982035110/



XIANGQI: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings. Every Move Explained.

XIANGQI: 

The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings. 

Every Move Explained.


The book is available at Amazon.com 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982035110/







The book: Xiangqi: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Opening; Every Move Explained” has more than 700 diagrams with every move explained. 
Readers can easily follow the diagram with explanation without referring to a real Xiangqi board and pieces.

The book: “Xiangqi: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Opening; Every Move Explained” consists of 3 main sections. The first section is an introduction about Same Direction Cannon Openings from Xiangqi’s ancient manuals. As we learned, Same Direction Cannon Openings have begun more than thousand year ago. It was one of the most popular openings in old days.

In the second section of this book, we started to learn the basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings in details. Readers can learn and understand Xiangqi Opening Principle through this book easily.

In the final section, we learned from the actual matches played by Xiangqi Grandmasters. In this section, the Xiangqi Grandmasters have shown us how to use or against Same Direction Cannon Opening effectively.

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”.


You also can read some free samples from below links before you buy from Amazon.com

Game from ancient manuals
http://xiangqielephantgame.blogspot.my/2017/12/new-xiangqi-book-basic-of-same.html

Basic of Same Direction Cannon Opening
http://xiangqielephantgame.blogspot.my/2017/09/new-xiangqi-book-basic-of-same.html

Grandmasters actual matches:
http://xiangqielephantgame.blogspot.my/2017/10/new-xiangqi-book-basic-of-same.html

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 26, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1982035110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1982035112
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces


Monday, December 25, 2017

New Xiangqi Book: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings - Introduction

New Xiangqi Book: The Basic of Same Direction Cannon Openings - Introduction


In the first part of this book, I will explain each move for the selected games from the Xiangqi ancient manual. The purpose is to get readers understanding the beginning of "Same Direction Cannon Opening" and its evolution. This will also help the readers to understand the modern day Same Direction Cannon Opening principle.

Below are some examples.

The book is expected to be published in 1-2 weeks :)










Friday, December 22, 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

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".


1985 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

1985 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

The 5th Wuyang Cup was held on 4th - 14th January 1985 at Guangzhou. In this tournament, Yang Guolin was not participated due to his high age. As agreed by all participants and organizer, Lu Qin was represented Yang Guolin to compete in this tournament. Lu Qin is the student of Yang Guolin. During that time, Lu Qin was not China National Champion yet.

The tournament system was same as previous year.

Lu Qin defeated Li Laiqun with 2 wins 2 draws. In another group, Hu Ronghua defeated Li Dahua with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 lose.

In the final, Hu Ronghua defeated Lu Qin with 1 win 3 draws. Whereas, Li laiqun defeated Li Dahua in fast game.

Thursday, December 21, 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 :)



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.











1984 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

1984 Wuyang Cup Xiangqi Tournament

The 4th Wuyang Cup was held at 4th-13th January 1984.

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

Hu Ronghua and Yang Guolin were in Group 1. The first 3 matches were draw. Hu Runghua defeated Yang Guolin in march 4. Hu Runghua enter into the final.

Li Laiqun and Lin Dahua were in Group 2. There first 2 matched were draw, and 1 win 1 lose for match 3 and match 4. Therefore, the final seat need to be determined by fast game. The first fast game was draw, Li Laiqun defeated Liu Dahua in second fast game. Lee Laiqui in the final.

In final, Li Laiqun defeated Hu Ronghua with 3 wins 1 lose, whereas Yang Guolin defeated Lin Dahua with 2 wins, 1 draw, 1 lose.

As a results, Li Laiqun was the champion; Hu Ronghua first runner up, Yang Guolin second runner up and Liu Dahua 4th place.


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