Dec 10, 2008

Shogi News; HABU sealed the 41st move .(Ryuo sen)

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match

6:09 P.M. 10 December 2008 , HABU sealed the 41st move and the game once stopped today . The game will restart 9:00 P.M. next morning and will end the evening .

You can see the game nearly real time on the Net.
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(Java version , written in Japanese language)

Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
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.G4i-5h G-3b
7.G-7h K-4a
8.K-6i P-7d
9.G5h-6g S6b-5c
(diagram 1)

HABU selected "Yagura" opening as the opening of this game , and WATANABE accepted it .Both players advanced their each camp move by move , but WATANABE shown an attacking attitude by 9... S6b-5c . He didn't select "Ai Yagura" , but selected "Kyusen Yagura" .

(diagram 2)

10.P-2f P-8e
11.S-7g P-5e
12.Px5e Bx5e
13.B-7i B-7c
14.B-4f S-6d
15.P-7e R-8d
16.Px7d Rx7d
17.P*5f K-3a
18.P-2e G-5a
19.P-2d Px2d
20.Bx2d B-6b
(diagram 2)

This type of "Kyusen Yagura" sometimes played by AKUTSU , so this strategy is called "AKUTSU ryu" .

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