Dec 8, 2008

Shogi News; FUJII won with Mukai Bisha . (NHK cup)

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup TV shogi tournament

A game of NHK cup between KATAGAMI and FUJII was broadcasted on TV 9 November 2008 .

Sente; KATAGAMI Daisuke (5 dan)
Gote; FUJII Takeshi (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.P-2e B-3c
4.S-4h R-2b
5.K-6h K-6b
6.K-7h S-3b
7.G4i-5h K-7b
8.B-7g K-8b
9.K-8h S-7b
10.S-7h P-9d
(diagram 1)

FUJII selected standard "Furibisha moyou" opening ;2...P-4d in this game . This opening has a relatively quiet charactor and the player can select a lot of variations . KATAGAMI pushed P-2e immediatly , this move prevented Gote's "Uso Yagura" . But this move make Gote enable to select "Mukai Bisha" in the same time . In this game FUJII selected "Mukai Bisha" and his King entered "Mino gakoi" . KATAGAMI also made "Hidari Mino" .

(diagram 2)

11.P-9f P-8d
12.P-8f S-8c
13.S-8g G-7b
14.G-7h P-7d
15.P-5f N-7c
16.P-3f P-5d
17.P-6f P-2d
18.Px2d Bx2d
19.P-4f P-1d
20.B-6h B-3c
21.P*2e B-4b
22.N-3g S-4c
23.S-4g P*2c
24.G5h-6g G-5b
25.P-1f R-3b
26.R-5h P-3e
(diagram 2)

Both players advanced their "Hidari mino" and "Mino gakoi" to "Gin kanmuri" .
FUJII exchanged his Rook Pawn by his Bishop ;18...Bx2d , and KATAGAMI must reply with an effective move . If KATAGAMI moved useless move like 19.P-1f , he would lost his Rook after 19...B-7i!! ;check .

After some moves , FUJII started attacking on KATAGAMI's right Knight ; P-3e .

(diagram 3)

27.Px3e Rx3e
28.P*3f R-3a
29.P-5e Px5e
30.Rx5e P-6d
31.R-5h G5b-6c
32.N-7g P*5d
33.R-2h R-3b
34.R-2f B-5a
35.S-5h R-2b
36.B-5g P-5e
37.R-2i S-5d
38.B-3i R-3b
39.S-4g R-3d
40.B-1g P-1e
41.P-2d Rx2d
42.N-2e N-3c
43.B-3e Rx2e
44.Rx2e Nx2e
45.Bx4d P*4c
46.Bx1a+ N-3g+
47.R*2a B-6b
48.P*5c +Nx4g
49.P-5b+ B-2f
50.+B-3c P-5f
51.Gx5f R*5h
52.P*5e S*6g
53.L*7i B-5i+
54.+P-5c +B-6i
55.+Px6c +Bx7i
56.Kx7i Sx7h+
57.Sx7h G*6h
58.K-8h Gx7h
59.K-8g N*9e
(diagram 3)

After 118 moves , FUJII won this game .

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