Dec 29, 2008

Shogi News; HORIGUCHI beated title holder . (NHK cup)

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A shogi game of NHK cup TV shogi tournament between FUKAURA and HORIGUCHI was broadcasted 23 November 2008 .

Sente; FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote; HORIGUCHI Kazushiza (7 dan)

(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 G-5b
9.S-7g S-3c
10.B-7i B-3a
11.P-3f P-4d
12.G5h-6g P-7d
13.B-6h G5b-4c
14.K-7i P-9d
15.K-8h P-9e
(diagram 1)

FUKAURA selected "Yagura" opening in this game , and HORIGUCHI accepted it .
Both player didn't select "Kyusen Yagura" variations and advanced the game "Ai Yagura" . FUKAURA choiced "MORISHITA system" ;13.B-6h and HORIGUCHI's plan was one of the most common variations ;P-9e , G-4c form .

(diagram 2)

16.P-2f 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.S5g-6f K-2b
23.N-3g P-4e
24.B-5g S-4d
25.P-1f P-1d
26.P-2e P-6d
27.Px6d Sx6d
28.P*6e S-7c
29.P-4f Px4f
30.R-4h S-7d
31.P*4e S-3c
32.Bx4f P*7f
33.S-6h P-9f
34.Px9f P*9g
35.Lx9g S-7e
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA's King entered "Yagura gakoi" , and HORIGUCHI developed his right Silver to make his attacking formation . HORIGUCHI exchanged 7th file Pawn and FUKAURA developped the left side of his camp . After some moves , HORIGUCHI started attacking in 9th file .

(diagram 3)

36.P-6d Sx6d
37.Gx7f P*6e
38.S6f-7g N-7c
39.P-2d Px2d
40.P*2c Gx2c
41.P*2e P*7e
42.G-8f P-8e
43.G-9e P-7f
44.Sx7f P-6f
45.Px2d Sx2d
46.P-4d Gx4d
47.P*4c B-5c
48.P*7d P*7g
49.Sx7g P*7e
50.Px7c+ Px7f
51.S-6h S-6e
52.Bx2d Gx2d
53.P*2e G-2c
54.S*2d S*6i
55.Sx2c+ Kx2c
56.P-2d K-3b
57.G-7i P-7g+
58.Nx7g Rx9e
59.Px9e Bx9g+
60.Kx9g B*7e
61.G*8f Lx9e
62.B*9f Bx8f
63.Px8f G*8g
64.Kx8g G*7f
65.K-8h L*8g
(diagram 3)

After 130 moves , HORIGUCHI won this game .

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