Aug 31, 2008

Shogi News; Ryuo sen tournament final ; HABU won the 1st game .

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo sen tournment final 3 games match .

The 1st game of Ryuo sen tournament final / the challenger deciding , 3 games match between HABU and KIMURA was started 29 August 2008 at Shogi kaikan, Sendagaya , Tokyo .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho, Kisei , Oza)
Gote; KIMURA Kazuki (8 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. G-5h(4i) 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-6g(5h) P-7d
13. S-3g B-6d
(diagram 1)

HABU led the opening to "Yagura " and KIMURA accepted it . KIMURA didn't select "Kyusen Yagura"; Quick attack variations of Yagura opening , and the opening developed "Ai Yagura" . HABU selected "San-Nana Gin senpou "; S-3g vaariation .

(diagram 2)

14. B-6h G-4c(5b)
15. K-7i K-3a
16. K-8h K-2a
17. S-4f S-5c
18. N-3g B-7c
19. P-2f S-2d
20. P-1f P-1d
21. R-3h P-9e
22. L-1h P-8e
(diagram 2)





Both HABU and KIMURA finished making "Yagura Gakoi" .
HABU made his formation "Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou" , and KIMURA had a diffencive formation . This diagram is also seen in the 5th game of "Oi" titel match between FUKAURA and HABU .

(diagram 3)

23. L-9h S-4b
24. K-9i B-6d
25. P-6e B-7c
26. N-2e N-3c
27. P-1e Px1e
28. P-3e Nx2e
29. Px3d P'3c
30. Px3c+ Sx3c(4b)
31. P'1d Lx1d
32. Px2e Sx2e
33. P-5e Px5e
34. R-5h P-8f
35. Sx8f P'3e
36. R-2h S-2d
37. P'5d Gx5d
38. Sx3e P-5f
39. R-3h P'3f
40. N'1g S-1f
41. Sx2d Px2d
42. P'3c G-4c
43. Rx3f P'3e
44. Rx5f S'4e
45. R-2f Kx3c
46. P-6d Bx6d
47. Bx3e N'3b
48. P'3d Kx3d
49. B-6h P'3e
50. R-6f P'5g
51. Rx6d Px6d
(diagram 3)

HABU selected the same line which he selected Oi sen . After making "Anaguma " , HABU started attacking with P-1e .

(diagram 4)

52. B'1b K-3c
53. P'5e G-5c
54. P-4f S-3d
55. B-2a+ S-2c
56. +B-3a G-4b
57. S'2b K-4c
58. S-1c+ S-3d
59. +S-1d P-5h+
60. B-7g R'4h
61. P-5d Gx5d
62. L'5f +P-5g
63. Lx5d Kx5d
64. Gx5g Rx7h+
65. G'8h +R-6i
66. P'3c L'8c
67. Px3b+ Gx3b
68. N'6f K-6c
69. +B-4a K-7c
70. +Bx7d K-7b
71. +B-4g +R-7i
72. N-7d R-9b
73. N-6b+ K-7c
74. P'6c P'7d
75. +B-5f P'8e
76. Sx8e Lx8e
77. +Bx3d R-8b
78. +B-7h +R-2i
79. S'6a S'8c
80. Bx4d G-4c
81. +N-7b Rx7b
82. Sx7b+ Sx7b
83. B-6b+ K-8b
84. R'4a S'6a
85. Rx6a+ Sx6a
86. +Bx6a R'8d
87. S'7b K-9c
88. S'8c P'8b
89. +B-7a Rx8c
90. Sx8c+ Kx8c
91. R'6b G'9b
92. +Bx8a S'8d
93. N'9f S-9e
94. R-7b+ K-9c
95. +Bx9b Lx9b
96. G'8a resign
(diagram 4)

After 191 moves HABU won this game .
Then the score become "HABU 1 win --- 0 win KIMURA ".
The winner of this match will have Ryuo title match with WATANABE .

Next game of this match will start 3 September 2008 .

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Aug 30, 2008

Shogi News; NHK cup tournament; SASAKI beated NAGANUMA with "Gokigen Nakabisha".

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup tournament .

A game of NHK cup tournament between NAGANUMA and SASAKI was broadcasted 24 August 2008 .

Sente; NAGANUMA Hiroshi (7 dan)
Gote; SASAKI Makoto (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-5d
3. P-2e R-5b
4. S-4h P-5e
5. G-6h B-3c
6. K-6i K-6b
(diagram 1)








SASAKI led the opening to "Gokigen Nakabisha" . NAGANUMA didn't select major popular tactics against "Gokigen Nakabisha" . SASAKI get the 5th file "Kurai" ; To position the Pawn at 5e , and the opening transpositoned to Gote "Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha " . NAGANUMA choiced interesting moves ; G-6h and K-6i . This formation has an idea against Gote's 5th file Pawn exchange ,because move of the King to 6i can become effective ; when Gote exchange the 5th file Pawn , P-5f Px5f Rx5f is not a check .

(diagram 2)

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

NAGANUMA developed his right Silver to 4f , SASAKI must move S-4d to keep the balance in 4th and 3rd file . SASAKI became difficult to advance and start attacking move by move .
NAGANUMA made "Ibisha Anaguma" and he got strategically victory , but to win is sometimes very difficult .

(diagram 3)

21. P-1f P-8d
22. R-3h P-1d
23. P-6e L-1b
24. G-6f B-2b
25. R-2h B-3c
26. P-8f S-8c
27. S-8g G-8b(7a)
28. G-8h R-5a
29. R-3h B-3b
30. G-6g R-5b
31. R-2h B-3c
32. R-3h B-2c
33. R-2h B-3c
34. N-3g R-5d
35. G-6f R-5a
36. R-2i B-4b
37. G-6g B-3c
38. S-4e
(diagram 3)

Because SASAKI felt difficult to select effective move , he advanced his "Anaguma"; P-8d --> S-8c --> G-8b(7a) . But NAGANUMA also felt difficult in how to start attacking .
Finaly NAGANUMA started attacking .

(diagram 4)

38...Sx4e
39. Nx4e B-4d
40. P-2d P-5f
41. Px5f Bx7g+
42. Gx7g(8h) B'3h
43. R-7i Bx4g+
44. Px2c+ Rx5f
45. Gx5f +Bx5f
46. N-5c+ S'6h
47. R-7h G'7i
48. S'8h Sx7g+
49. Rx7i +Sx8g
50. Sx8g P-8e
51. S'8h G'6h
52. G'7g Px8f
53. Gx8f Gx7i
54. Sx7i R'4i
55. G'7h S'7g
56. Gx7g Rx7i+
57. R'7h +Rx7h
58. GX7h R'5h
59. R'8h P'8e
60. Gx8e P'8d
61. G-8f +B-5e
62. S'7g N-7c
63. P-7e Nx6e
64. G-7f Nx7g+
65. Gx7g(7f) R-5i+
66. P'6i +Rx6i
67. P'6f +B-4f
68. Px7d S'7i
69. B'9g Sx8h
70. Gx8h R'5i
71. S'7h +R-7i
72. N'7e Sx7d
73. P'8c G-8a
74. P'4g +Rx8h
75. Bx8h S'7i
76. S-7f Sx8h
77. Kx8h R-7i+
78. K-9g B'8h
79. resign
(diagram 4)

After 156 moves until B'8h , SASAKI won this game .

Aug 28, 2008

Shogi News; Daiwa shoken cup; WATANABE won the championship !

Shogi News; The 2nd Daiwa Shoken cup ; Saikyou sen tournament final .

The final game of Saikyou sen tournament between SUZUKI and WATANABE started 2:00 P.M. 24 August 2008 at Tokyo .


Sente; SUZUKI Daisuke (8 dan)
Gote; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-1f K-4b
3. R-6h S-6b
4. K-4h K-3b
5. K-3h P-8d
(diagram 1)









SUZUKI is a famous "Furibisha" player . His move 2.P-1f perhaps means , if WATANBE reply 2...P-8d , SUZUKI will move P-5f and advanced the opening to "Gokigen Nakabisha" . ( We can call it Sente-Gote reversed "Gokigen Nakabisha" with P-1f.)

WATANABE's move 2...K-4b means to decline "Gokigen Nakabisha" . If SUZUKI still move P-5f , WATANABE will advanced the opening like following ; 3.P-5f Bx8h+ 4. Sx8h B'5g . Then Sente can't prevent Gote's promoting Bishop .

SUZUKI selected "Shiken Bisha" without closing Bishop's line by P-6f ; "FUJII's open Shikenbisha" .

(diagram 2)

6. B-7g Bx7g+
7. Nx7g K-2b
8. K-2h L-1b
9. S-3h K-1a
10. P-6f P-5d
11. P-6e S-5c
12. P-7e S-2b
13. G-7h P-8e
14. R-6f G-3a
15. S-6h R-8d
16. S-6g P-9d
17. P-9f S-4d
18. P-1e P-3e
19. R-7f P-5e
(diagram 2)

After King's move , SUZUKI moved B-7g , WATANABE immedialy exchanged the Bishop . If WATANABE didn't exchange , SUZUKI will move S-7h , and SUZUKI can easily advanced his camp and in the same time WATANABE have some difficulty to make "Ibisha Anaguma" without losing advantage .

After Bishop exchange SUZUKI finished making "Mino gakoi", and WATANABE started making "Ibisha Anaguma" . While WATANABE was making "Ibisha Anaguma" , SUZUKI advanced the left side of his camp "TATEISHI ryu" formation . Then SUZUKI got some advantage in this game , WATANABE has some difficulty to move his pieces .

(diagram 3)

20. S-5h L-9b
21. P-4f L-9c
22. P-2f G-5b
23. B'6a? B'3d!
24. Bx5b+ Bx7h+
25. P-7d +Bx8g
26. R-7e +B-8f
27. G'7f Px7d
28. Gx8f Px7e
29. Gx7e R-8b
30. +Bx4c S-3c(4d)
31. P-6d Px6d
32. Gx6d P'4h
33. Gx4h P'4g
34. Sx4g(3b) R'7i
35. N-6e Rx9i+
36. +B-5d P-8f
37. N-5c+ G'4d
38. +B-2g P-8g+
39. P'8c Rx8c
40. P'8d Rx8d
41. B'6f +R-2i
42. Kx2i Rx6d
43. B-7e R-6h+
44. R'7a P'4b
45. P'6i +R-7h
46. P'7i +R7g
47. +B-8i L'2d
48. N'4e Gx4e
49. +Bx4e N'3d
50. G'2h P'6f
51. +N-5d P-5f
52. +Bx5f P-6g+
53. +Bx6g +Rx6g
54. Sx6g P-3f
55. B-6f B'5i
56. K-3i Nx2f
57. Bx3c+ Sx3c
58. Rx3a+ Px3g+
59. Gx3g(2h) P'3h
60. K-4i Bx4h+
61. Kx4h B'3i
62. K-5h G'4h
63. resign
(diagram 3)

SUZUKI extended the advantage . But the dropping Bishop at 6a was a careless move , WATANABE's dropping Bishop at 3d made the position nearly equal chance .

After 124 moves untel G'4h , WATANABE won this game .

Aug 27, 2008

Shogi News; Oi sen; HABU won the 5th game .

Shogi News; The 49th Oi sen 7 games match ; 2nd day.

The 5th game of Oi sen 7 games match between FUKAURA and HABU restarted 27 August 2008 .

You can see this game record on the Net ;
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30...P-4e
(diagram 1)













The game restarted with FUKAURA's sealed move ; P-4e . HABU continued attacking .

(diagram 2)

31. Nx3c+ Sx3c(4b)
32. Sx4e P-8f
33. Px8e P-3g+
34. R-5h P'4d
35. P-5c+ Px4e
36. +Px4c Gx4c
37. Bx2d Sx2d
38. S'5b K-3c
39. P'3e N'4b
40. P-6d S'6i
41. Sx4c+ Kx4c
42. Px6c+ Sx5b
(diagram 2)


HABU sacrificed his Rook and Bishop and still continued attacking with small pieces .



43. +Px7c Sx6g+
44. N'5e K-4d
45. B'5c Kx5c
46. G'4c K-5d
47. Gx6g Nx7c
48. G'5c Kx5e
49. G-6f resign
(diagram 3)








4:13 P.M. after 97 moves until G-6f , HABU won this game .
Then the score of this match become "FUKAURA 3 win --- 2 win HABU ".

The 6th game will start 9 September 2008 at Jinnya , Hatano city , Kanagawa .
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Aug 26, 2008

Shogi News; Oi sen 5th game started .

Shogi News; The 49th Oi sen 7 games match .

The 5th game of Oi sen 7 games match between FUKAURA and HABU started 26 August 2008 at Tokushima City , Tokushima .

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Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote; FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

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

HABU led the opening to "Yagura", and FUKAURA accepted it . Both player advanced his camp move by move . The opening advanced "Ai Yagura " , HABU choiced "San-Nana Gin senpou"; S-3g variation . FUKAURA's reply was "Roku-Yon Kaku gata"; B-6d formation .

(diagram 2)

14. B-6h K-3a
15. K-7i P-7d
16. K-8h K-2b
17. S-4f P-8e
18. N-3g S-5c
19. P-2f P-1d
20. P-1f S-2d
21. R-3h P-9d
22. L-1h B-7c
(diagram 2)





Yagura "San-Nana Gin senpou" has several variations . Some of them are
  1. "KATOU ryu"
  2. "Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou"
  3. "WAKI system"
HABU selected "Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou" . FUKAURA made the defence and counterattack formation . In diagram 2 if HABU want to attack FUKAURA's camp , HABU will move N-2e or P-3e . But both attacking way is not effective . For this reason HABU tried making his King safer .

(diagram 3)

23. L-9h S-4b
24. K-9i B-6d
25. P-6e B-7c
26. N-2e N-3c
27. P-1e Px1e
28. P-3e Px3e
29. P-5e P-3f
30. Px5d sealed
(diagram 3)






HABU tried to make "Anaguma" , but FUKAURA disturbed by B-6d . If HABU complete making Anaguma by S-8h , FUKAURA will exchange Pawn and Bishop by P-8f . HABU got away the 6d Bishop by P-6e . HABU started attacking with Pawn push and sucrifice .
FUKAURA sealed the 60th move , and the game stopped today . They will restart this game next morning .

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Shogi News; JT Shogi Nihon Series; HABU won over TANIGAWA .

Shogi News; JT shogi Nihon Series 2008 tournament .

A game of JT shogi Nihon Series tournament between HABU and TANIGAWA started 23 August 2008 at Nagoya , Aichi .
You can see this game on the Net .
http://www.jti.co.jp/JTI/shogi/result/2008/2-2kyoku.html


Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote; TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-5d
3. S-4h Bx8h+
4. Sx8h R-2b
(diagram 1)










TANIGAWA led the openig "Gokigen Nakabisha" . HABU seemed to select "Nimai Gin kyuusen" to beat "Gokigen Nakabisha" , because he advanced his camp without P-2e . Then TANIGAWA exchanged the Bishops and ranged the Rook to 2b , so opening became "SATO ryu Mukai Bisha" with Bx8h+ .



SATO uses several "Mukai Bisha" openings as Gote . I show some lines below as examples .
(1) 1. P-7f P-3d 2. P-2f P-5d 3. S-4h Bx8h+ 4. Sx8h R-2b ;
SATO ryu Mukai Bisha with Bx8h+
(2) 1. P-7f P-3d 2. P-2f P-5d 3. S-4h B-3c 4. Bx3c+ Nx3c 5. K-6h R-2b;
SATO ryu Mukai Bisha with B-3c
(3) 1. P-7f P-3d 2. P-2f P-9d 3. P-2e P-9e 4. S-4h Bx8h+ 5. Sx8h S-2b 6. S-7g S-3c 7. G-7h R-2b;
SATO's direct Mukai Bisha

Both (1) and (2) line is appeared as a variation of "Gokigen Nakabisha " opening .

(diagram 2)

5. B'7g R-1b
6. P-2e G-3b
7. P-2d Px2d
8. Rx2d S-2b
9. K-6h S-2c
10. R-2h P'2d
11. K-7h N-3c
12. P-3f R-2b
13. N-3g R-2a
14. G-5h(4i) K-6b
15. P-4f K-7b
16. P-9f P-9d
17. P-8f S-6b
18. S-8g P-6d
19. S-4g P-7d
20. S-5f S-6c
21. K-8h G-6b
22. G-7h N-7c
23. P-4e P-6e
24. R-4h P-8d
25. P-4d
(diagram 2)

HABU tried to get the advantage by dropping his Bishop at 7g square , TANIGAWA had better to defend his Rook on 2b . TANIGAWA escaped his Rook to 1b , HABU tried attacking 2nd file , TANIGAWA protected there by G-3b . Against HABU's 2nd file Pawn exchange , TANIGAWA must use his left side pieces and several moves to protect 2nd file before he uses the Rook at 1b .

While TANIGAWA made his Rook useful , HABU advanced his camp . HABU succesfully made "Ginkanmuri " , but TANIGAWA cost too many moves and pieces on his left side he couldn't made safe castle without any defects . In other words , HABU got a better position .



After 123 moves until P'6f , HABU won this game .
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(diagram 3)

25...Px4d
26. Bx4d B'6d
27. R-4g P'4c
28. B-7g R-8a
29. P-6f Px6f
30. P'6e B-5c
31. Bx6f P-8e
32. Px8e P'8e
33. S-9h Nx8e
34. P'8d G-7c
35. N-4e Nx4e
36. Rx4e P-4d
37. Rx4d P-7e
38. N'6d K-6b
39. R-4i P'4c
40. G-6g P-9e
41. N-7g Gx8d
42. P'8b R-3a
43. Nx8e Gx8e
44. N'4e B-2f
45. P'4d N'5e
46. Sx5e Px5e
47. N'7g Gx9f
48. Bx7e Bx4d
49. P'9g S'8g
50. Gx8g Px8g+
51. Sx8g Gx8g
52. Kx8g P'8f
53. Bx8f N'7d
54. N-8e S'7h
55. Kx7h Nx8f
56. K-7g P'7b
57. Kx8f P'8d
58. S'5c Bx5c
59. Nx5c Kx5c
60. N'4e K-5d
61. G'5c Kx6e
62. P'6f resign
(diagram 3)

Shogi News; Ginga sen; MIURA won over CHIBA .

Shogi News; The 16th Ginga sen tournament .

A game of Ginga sen tournament between MIURA and CHIBA broadcasted 23 August 2008 .


Sente; MIURA Hiroyuki ( 8 dan)
Gote; CHIBA Sakio (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f B-3c
3. Bx3c+ Nx3c
4. K-6h R-4b
5. P-2e K-6b
6. K-7h K-7b
(diagram 1)








CHIBA led the opening "Yonteme san-san Kaku senpou"; 2...B-3c opening , and MIURA exchanged the Bishops immediately . CHIBA ranged his Rook to 4b ; "Shiken Bisha" .

In this formation , Gote needs additional Rook's move to use his Rook . One way of using Gote's Rook is move to 2b . Other way is to move the Rook 3d through 4d after pushing 4th and 3rd file to 5th rank . If Sente exchanges his Rook's Pawn , Gote will crush the Rook ; R-2b .

(diagram 2)

7. S-4h K-8b
8. G-5h R-2b
9. K-8h S-4b
10. S-7h G-7b
11. P-9f R-2a
12. N-7g Nx2e
(diagram 2)








CHIBA choiced the first way ; R-2b , as a way of using his Rook , and he seemed preparing his castle making "Anaguma" . In the other hand , MIURA completed "Hidari mino " .
Suddenly CHIBA started attacking with "Ni-Go Kei pon"; Nx2e attack .


After 115 moves until S'8g , MIURA won this game .

(diagram 3)

13. P-9e P-2d
14. P-4f P-5d
15. S-4g S-5c
16. P-8f G-4b
17. S-8g L-9b
18. G-7h K-9a
19. G-6h(5h) S-8b
20. P-6f P-3e
21. P-6e S-6b
22. P-8e P-7d
23. B'8f G-5b
24. P-6d Px6d
25. Bx6d S-7c(6b)
26. B-8f R-6a
27. S-5f B'4i
28. P'2f Nx3g+
29. Nx3g P-3f
30. N-4e P-3g+
31. R-2i B-3h+
32. R-8i P'6d
33. P-7e Px7e
34. Bx7e P'7d
35. B-6f +P-4g
36. P-8d Px8d
37. P'8e +Px4f
38. Px8d +Px5f
39. N'8c Gx8c
40. Px8c+ +Px6f
41. +Px7c Sx7c
42. N-8e S'7b
43. Nx7c+ Nx7c
44. S'8d N'7f
45. K-9h P'8c
46. Sx7c+ Sx7c
47. N'8e B'8h
48. Rx8h Nx8h+
49. Gx8h N'7f
50. Nx7c+ Nx8h+
51. Kx8h G'7g
52. Gx7g +Px7g
53. Kx7g S'6f
54. K-8f S-7e
55. K-9g G'8f
56. Sx8f Sx8f
57. Kx8f R'8i
58. S'8g resign
(diagram 3)

Aug 24, 2008

Shogi News; Ginga sen; MORIUCHI beated HASHIMOTO.

Shogi News; The 16th Ginga sen tournament .

A game of Ginga sen tournament between MORIUCHI and HASHIMOTO broadcasted 21 August 2008 .


Sente; HASHIMOTO Takanori (7 dan)
Gote; MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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. G-7h R-2b
(diagram 1)







MORIUCHI led the opening to "Ittezon Kakukawari" , Yonteme Kyuu-Yon Fu gata. (Ittezon Kakukawari 2...P-9d variation ) HASHIMOTO replied natural with moves .
After P-9e , MORIUCHI moved his Rook to 2b , the opening advanced "SATO's direct Mukai Bisha " .

(diagram 2)

8. B'6e B'7d
9. Bx4c+ G-5b(6a)
10. P-7e Gx4c
11. Px7d Px7d
12. P-4f G-5d
13. S-4g R-4b
14. S-6f K-6b
15. P-5f G-5b
16. S-5g P-3e
17. P-6f K-7b
18. K-6i S-6b
19. K-7i P-6d
20. G-5h S-6c
21. P-3f
(diagram 2)


After 102 moves until N-8e , MORIUCHI won this game .


Aug 23, 2008

Shogi News; Jun'i sen; GOUDA won over SATO .

Shogi News; Jun'i sen ; A class league .


A game of Jun'i sen A class league between GOUDA and SATO started 20 August 2008 at Shogi kaikan , Tokyo .

Sente; GOUDA Masataka (9 dan)
Gote; SATO Yasumitsu (Kio)

(diagram 1)

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








SATO led the opening to "Gokigen Nakabisha" , and the opening transposition to "Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha" . GOUDA started making a castle . SATO also started making a castle .

(diagram 2)

7. S-6h S-4b
8. G-5h(4i) K-7b
9. P-3f K-8b
10. S-3g S-5c
11. S-4f S-4d
12. S-7g P-1d
13. S-6f S-7b
14. N-3g G-3b
15. N-4e B-2b
16. P-2d Px2d
17. Rx2d P'2c
18. Rx3d!
(diagram 2)


GOUDA made "Funa gakoi" and SATO made "Mino gakoi" . GOUDA prepared to attack SATO's 5e Pawn by his both Silvers . SATO protected his 5e Pawn by his Rook , Bishop and left Silver . GOUDA started attacking by capturing SATO's 3d Pawn by his Rook .


After 71 moves until K-7g , GOUDA won this game .

Aug 21, 2008

Shogi News; Jun'i sen; FUKAURA beated TANIGAWA .

Shogi News; Jun'i sen ; A class league .

A game of Jun'i sen A class league between TANIGAWA and FUKAURA started 19 August 2008 .

Sente; TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)
Gote; FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

(diagram 1)

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









TANIGAWA led the opening to "Nakabisha" , more detail saying "Wanpaku Nakabisha" . FUKAURA replied with natural moves . Both player started making his castlle .



6. K-3h P-3d
7. S-6h K-3b
8. K-2h G-5b(6a)
9. S-3h S-5c
10. P-4f P-4d
(diagram 2)









TANIGAWA made "Mino gakoi" and completed basic formation of "Wanpaku Nakabisha" . FUKAURA made "Funa gakoi" and he showed the attitude that he wanted a quiet game , by P-4d .

(diagram 3)

11. P-5e Px5e
12. Rx5e G-4c
13. R-5i P'5d
14. S-5g B-3c
15. S-5f K-2b
16. P-4e S-4b(3a)
(diagram 3)








TANIGAWA exchanged 5th file Pawn , and backed his Rook to 5i . FUKAURA started advancing his castle more safety ; "Ibisha Anaguma" or "Hidari Mino" . Then TANIGAWA started attacking with P-4e before FUKAURA finished making safe castle .

10:54 P.M. after 94 moves until b-3c , FUKAURA won this game .
Then the score of both player's in this league become shown below .

TANIGAWA ( 1 - 1 )
FUKAURA ( 1 - 1 )


Aug 20, 2008

Shogi News; Jun'i sen; MARUYAMA won over MORIUCHI .

Shogi News; Jun'i sen; A class league .

A game of Jun'i sen A class league between MARUYAMA and MORIUCHI started 7 August 2008 .

Sente; MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote; MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-5d
3. P-2e R-5b
4. Bx2b+ Sx2b
5. G-5h(4i)
(diagram 1)









MORIUCHI led the opening "Gokigen Nakabisha" . MARUYAMA replied with "MARUYAMA's vactin" and selected "IIJIMA's variation" ; G-5h(4i) . In this variation Sente has a chance to make "Ibisha Anaguma" .

(diagram 2)

5... B'3c
6. B'7g Bx7g+
7. Nx7g K-6b
8. K-6h S-3c
9. S-4h K-7b
10. P-4f S-6b
11. S-4g R-2b
12. K-7h P-2d
(diagram 2)






MORIUCHI disturbed MARUYAMA to make "Ibisha Anaguma" by dropping Bishop .
MARUYAMA dropped his Bishop at 7g square . If MARUYAMA dropped it at 8h square , MORIUCHI will move P-5e , transpositon to "Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha" .
After Bishop exchange , MARUYAMA wasn't able to made "Ibisha Anaguma" but became easiar to drop his Bishop at 5c ; If MORIUCHI's Rook move 2b , MORIUCHI can't prevent MARUYAMA from making promoted Bishop , so MORIUCHI need S-6b before his Rook's move .
MORIUCHI started attacking with P-2d .


After 101 moves until Gx5h , MARUYAMA won this game .


Aug 19, 2008

Shogi News; HABU won over MARUYAMA .

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo tournament semifinal .

The game of Ryuo sen tournament semifinal between MARUYAMA and HABU ended .
You can see this game on the Net . Please click below URL .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/080819.html
(diagram 1)
















After diagram 1 , MARUYAMA continued attacking .

(diagram 2)

20...Px4e
21. P-2d Px2d
22. P-1e Px1e
23. P-7e Px7e
24. P-3e S-4d
25. Rx2d P'2c
26. R-2i G-6c
(diagram 2)







MARUYAMA continued attacking with 3 Pawns pushing and sacrificing . After the Rook's Pawn exchange he backed the Rook to 2i . These point ; sacrigicing Pawn's number and the Rook's position , are very important in "Kakukawari Koshikakegin" .

(diagram 3)

27. P'1b Lx1b
28. Px3d B'3h
29. R-3i B-2g+
30. B'1a +B-2h
31. R-6i S-4c
32. Nx4e P-5d
33. N-3c+ Nx3c
34. P'4e Sx3d
35. Px4d P'4b
36. P'3e S-2e
37. S'3d N'2b
38. Sx2e Nx2e
39. P-3d S'2d
40. P-6e
(diagram 3)


MARUYAMA still continued attacking with technique . HABU replied with Bishop dropping and made a Horse (Promoted Bishop) . HABU attacked MARUYAMA's attacking piecies . MARUYAMA escaped his Rook to 6i , and attcked 6th file .

(diagram 4)

40...Px6e
41. Sx6e P'6d
42. Sx6d Bx6d
43. P-4c+ Gx4c
44. P'4d Gx3d
45. P-4c+ Px4c
46. Rx6d Gx6d
47. B'5c K-2a
48. Bx6d+ Kx1a
49. +Bx7c R-3b
50. S'4a R-3c
51. +B-5a R'3i
52. K-8h P-7f
53. Sx7f S'6i
54. G-6h(5h) Sx7h+
55. Gx7h P'7g
56. Nx7g G'8i
57. K-9g P'3a
58. P'3b Gx9i
59. P'7i R-3h+
60. P'6h +R-3f
61. P-5f B'6d
62. N'7e +Rx5f
63. S'6e P-9e
64. Px9e Bx7e
65. K-9f +R-3f
66. P'5f B-5g+
67. +Bx3c Gx3c
68. Px3a+ L'2a
69. R'6a B'7c
70. K-9g P'9f
71. K-8h N'5a
72.resign
(diagram 4)

10:55 P.M. after 142 moves HABU won this game .
You can see this game on the Net . Please click below URL .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/080819.html


HABU will have next game of this tournament final with KIMURA as 3 games match . The winner of this 3 games match become the challenger of Ryuo title match .

Shogi News; Ryuo sen tournament; MARUYAMA vs HABU

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo sen tournament .

A game of Ryuo sen tournament between MARUYAMA and HABU started this morning (19 July 2008 ) . Now the game continues .

Sente; MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote; HABU Yoshiharu ( Meijin, Osho, Kisei, Oza)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-8d
2. P-2f G-3b
3. G-7h P-8e
4. B-7g P-3d
5. S-8h Bx7g+
6. Sx7g S-4b
7. P-9f P-9d
8. S-3h S-7b
(diagram 1)






MARUYAMA led the opening "Kakukawari" , and HABU accepted it .
If HABU wants to decline "Kakukawari" , he select 1...P-3d , 2...P-3d, 3...P-3d , in other words he will move P-3d before P-8e .



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


MARUYAMA advanced his camp to "Koshikakegin" formation and HABU followed MARUYAMA . Both player finished making his camp and MARUYAMA started attacking .
The game still continues .

Shogi News; YOKOYAMA beated the life time Meijin !

Shogi News; The 16th Ginga sen tournament .

A game of Ginga sen tournament between YOKOYAMA and NAKAHARA broadcasted 16 July 2008 .

Sente; YOKOYAMA Hiroaki (5 dan)
Gote; NAKAHARA Makoto (16th life time Meijin)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-7e P-8d
3. R-7h S-6b
4. P-6f K-4b
5. K-4h K-3b
(diagram 1)









YOKOYAMA led the opening to "ISHIDA ryu" and NAKAHARA accepted it by 2...P-8d . If Gote wants to decline "ISHIDA ryu" , he can selecte some ways ; 2...P-5d , 2...K-4b , 2...P-3e , 2...Bx8h+ . But NAKAHARA didn't select 3...P-8e , he declined the rough game; "Haya ISHIDA" , by this decision .

(diagram 2)

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



NAKAHARA made "Funa gakoi" and advanced it to "Hidari Mino gakoi" . YOKOYAMA made "Mino gakoi" , and he was making his attacking formation "ISHIDA ryu hongumi" step by step . But before YOKOYAMA finished making "ISHIDA ryu hongumi ", NAKAHARA started attacking with P-6e .


After 107 moves until R'3a , YOKOYAMA won this game .

Aug 17, 2008

Shogi News; Asahi cup ; SHIMIZUKAMI lose .

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup shogi open ; first preround;

A game of Asahi cup between SHIMIZUKAMI (amateur) and MATSUO started 17 August 2008.


Sente; SHIMIZUKAMI Tooru (amateur)
Gote; MATSUO Ayumu ( 7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-1f P-8d
3. P-6f S-6b
4. R-6h P-5d
5. S-3h K-4b
(diagram 1)









SHIMIZUKAMI selected "Shiken Bisha" as an opening . His early move of P-1f has some meaning ; (1) Sente wants to move P-6f after Gote's P-8d . (2) Sente can select "Fujii system " by dalying King's move . (3) If Gote replies P-1d , Gote wastes one move to make "Ibisha Anaguma" .
MATSUO simply started making his castle .

(diagram 2)

6. S-7h K-3b
7. S-6g S-5c
8. G-5h(6i) B-3c
9. P-4f K-2b
10. P-3f P-8e
11. B-7g S-4d
12. N-3g B-4b
13. K-4h K-1b
14. P-6e S-2b
15. K-3i G-3b
16. G-4g G-5a
17. S-5g G-4a
18. K-2h P-2d
19. P-1e G-3a(4a)
20. P-5f S-3c(4d)
21. P-2f S-2c
22. P-4e R-8d
23. B-6f R-8b
24. B-7g S-2b
25. P-9f P-9d
26. R-6g R-8d
27. R-5g P-8f
28. Px8f P-7d
29. R-6g N-7c
30. N-9g P-7e
(diagram 2)

MATSUO seemed to make "Ibisha Anaguma" , so SHIMIZUKAMI selected "Fujii system " MATSUO forced SHIMIZUKAMI to move his King by B-4b . MATSUO didn't selected "Ibisha Anaguma ", but he selected "Kushikatsu gakoi" .
SHIMIZUKAMI made "Mino gakoi" and and advanced it "Diamond Mino" .
After the making formation , SHIMIZUKAMI already had some difficulty to defence his Bishop's head Pawn ; 7f . MATSUO started attacking with P-7e .


After 116 moves until G'4h MATSUO won this game .

Aug 16, 2008

Shogi News; Ginga sen; SATO won with Bougin.

Shogi News; The 16th Ginga sen tournament .

A game of Ginga sen tournament between SATO and NAGAOKA broadcasted 14 August 2008 .

Sente; NAGAOKA Yuuya (4 dan)
Gote; SATO Yasumitsu (Kio)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f G-3b
3. P-2e P-8d
4. G-7h Bx8h+
5. Sx8h S-2b
6. S-4h S-3c
7. K-6h S-7b
(diagram 1)







SATO led the opening to "Ittezon Kakukawari" . NAGAOKA moved his King before advancing his right Silver .

(diagram 2)

8. P-4f P-9d
9. P-9f K-4b
10. S-4g P-1d
11. P-1f P-8e
12. S-7g S-8c
13. P-3f S-8d
14. N-3g P-9e
(diagram 2)







NAGAOKA started making "Koshikake gin" formation , but he did't finish making it , because SATO started attacking with "Bou gin" .

After 86 moves until L'3f , SATO won this game .

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