Oct 7, 2008

WATANABE won over "MORISHITA system" .(NHK cup)

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament .

A game of NHK cup tournament between MORISHITA and WATANABE was broadcasted 21 September 2008 .

Sente; MORISHITA Taku (9 dan)
Gote; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-8d
2. S-6h P-3d
3. P-6f S-6b
4. P-5f P-5d
5. S-4h S-4b
6. G-(4i)5h G-3b
7. G-7h K-4a
8. K-6i G-5b
9. S-7g S-3c
10. B-7i B-3a
11. P-3f P-4d
12. G-(5h)6g P-7d
13. B-6h G-(5b)4c
14. K-7i P-9d
15. K-8h P-9e
(diagram 1)


Both MORISHITA and WATANABE are "Ibisha" player , especially they like "Yagura" opening . This game also became a standartd "Yagura" game .

MORISHITA selected "MORISHITA system" in this game . This system is named after MORISHITA , because he made this system very effective .

WATANABE selected one of the newest variations .

(diagram 2)

16. P-1f S-7c
17. R-3h P-7e
18. Px7e Bx7e
19. P-6e B-4b
20. B-4f R-9b
21. S-5g K-3a
22. S-(5g)6f K-2b
23. N-3g P-6d
24. Px6d Sx6d
25. P*6e S-7c
26. S-7f P*7d
27. N-2e S-2d
28. P-2f P-9f!?
(diagram 2)

Replying WATANABE's 7th file Pawn exchange , MORISHITA advanced his pieces to good position and made a good shape .
WATANABE enterd his King into "Yagura gakoi" and suddenly started attacking in 9th file ;P-9f .

(diagram 3)

29. Px9f P*9g
30. Lx9g Bx9g!?
31. Nx9g Rx9f
32. P*9h L*4e
33. B-2h Lx4g+
34. R-3i R-9c
35. B*7b P*9f
36. Bx8a+ Px9g+
37. Px9g Rx9g+
38. K-7g N*8e
39. Sx8e Px8e
40. Bx7c+ Sx2e
41. +Bx7d S*8f
42. K-7f +R-9f
43. P-6d P*7e
44. +Bx7e Sx8g=
45. K-6e Sx7h=
46. G-7g G*8c
47. P-6c+ P*7d
48. P*8d Px7e
49. Px8c+ S-8g+
50. Px2e +Sx7g
51. Sx7g B*2h
52. R-2i N*6b
53. N*6f B-4f+
54. N*5e G*7d
55. resign
(diagram 3)

After 108 moves WATANABE won this game .

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