May 26, 2008

MARUYAMA won with his favorite opening .

18 May 2008 , 8:00 P.M. a shogi game of 2nd "Daiwa shoken cup tournament ; Saikyousen " started . (Saikyou means strongest !)
The game was between TANIGAWA ( 9 dan ) and MARUYAMA ( 9 dan ) .
MARUYAMA selected the opening 2...B-3c , this is his recent favorite opening .



Black ; TANIGAWA
White ; MARUYAMA
1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f B-3c
(diagram)









MARUYAMA advanced his camp to make "GINKANMURI".


White's Silver is sitting at 2c square . After White's King positions at 2b square , this Silver (2c) looks like a crown of king . Then this formation is called "Ginkanmuri" ; meaning silver crown .
After 124 moves MARUYAMA won this game .

May 22, 2008

HABU won the 4th game !

21 May 2008 , at 8:57 P.M. , HABU (Osho Oza ) won the 4th game of Meijin match .



Then the score become "HABU 3 - 1 MORIUCHI " .



If HABU win next game , he get not only 66th Meijin but also "19th-life-time Meijin " .



























Next game will start 5 June 2008 , at Yamanashi .

May 20, 2008

4th game of Meijin match has started .

20 May 2008 , the 4th game of 66th Meijin 7 games match between MORIUCHI (Meijin) and HABU (Osho , Oza ) , has started at Nagoya .







MORIUCHI (Meijin) selected , "Ittezon-kakukawari " , and the opening advanced "SATOU's direct mukai-bisha ".

1. P-7f P-3d

2. P-2f P-9d

3. P-2e Bx8h+

4. Sx8h S-2b

5. S-7g S-3c

6. S-3h P-9e

7. K-6h R-2b

(diagram)

This opening is relatively rare one , because whtite's camp has a weak point ; "droping Bishop at 6e" . Then the game is also advanced this line .

8. B'6e B'7d

9. Bx4c+ G-5b(6a)

10. P-7e Gx4c

11. Px7d Px7d

(diagram)


This line has never appeared in professional shogi players' public game before .

The game has stopped today , and will restart next morning .






May 18, 2008

HABU has become the challenger of "Kisei" .

13 May , the game between HABU (Osho , Oza ) and KUBO (8 dan ) started .



The winer of this game is the challenger of "Kisei" .



KUBO selected "Gokigen nakabisha " , and HABU replyed "cho-kyusen" variation .



1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-5d
3. P-2e R-5b
4. G-5h P-5e
5. P-2d Px2d
6. Rx2d P-5f
7. Px5f Bx8h+
8. Sx8h B' 3c
9. Rx2a+ Bx8h+
10. N' 5e K-6b (diagram )


You can see this game record at http://sankei.jp.msn.com/culture/shogi/kifu/kisei/079/079yosen_cho.htm .

6:51 P.M. , HABU won this game , then HABU become the challenger of "Kisei ".

The 79th Kisei 5 games match between SATO (Kisei , Kio) and HABU (Osho , Oza) will start 11. Jun 2008 .

May 17, 2008

YAUCHI got her new title ; "Jo-o" (means Queen)

14 May , the 4th game of Minavi- joshi-open started .

KAI (joryu 2 dan ) selected the "gokigen-nakabisha " as opening .


1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-5d
3. P-2e R-5b







And YAUCHI (jo-ryu Meijin) selected the MARUYAMA's vactin variation (with SATO's new move P-9f ).


4. Bx2b+ Sx2b
5. P-9f P-9d
6. S-7h






16:41 P.M. , YAUCHI won the game , and she got the title " Jo-o" ( meaning Queen in Japanese ) . Then she have two titles .













The main site of this title match is http://mynavi-open.jp/broadcast/index.html , and you can see all games of this titel in this site .

HABU lost by his click miss

11 May , a game between HABU ( Osho , Oza ) and WATANABE (Ryu-o) started .
This is one of the 2nd "Daiwa-Shoken cup " games . They had played the game on the Net .

HABU lost the game by his click miss !!

You can see this game record on http://www.daiwashogi.net/ ( sorry! only in Japanese )

The next game of 2nd "Daiwa-Shoken Cup" will start at 2008 18 May at 8:00 P.M. in JST , between TANIGAWA (9 dan) and MARUYAMA (9 dan) . You can see this game on the same site . http://www.daiwashogi.net/

May 9, 2008

HABU won the 3rd game !


HABU (Osho , Oza ) won the 3rd game at 9:39 P.M. May 9 2008 .

Then the result of 66th Meijin match has become " HABU 2 - 1 MORIUCHI ".

The 3rd game of the Meijin match started



The 3rd game of the 66th Meijin 7 games match between MORIUCHI(Meijin) & HABU(Osho , Oza) started May 8th 2008 at Fukuoka city .


MORIUCHI (Meijin) selected "Aigakari" opening . The opening advanced "Hiki-hisha bougin " .




At 6:32 P.M. , the game stopped , and will restarted next morning .






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