Nov 30, 2008

SUZUKI won with Gokigen Nakabisha . (Asahi cup) ; Shogi News

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi Open .

A game of Asahi cup preround tournament between IIJIMA and SUZUKI started 10:00 A.M. 7 November 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net.
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/2/kifu/20081107asahi_11.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente; IIJIMA Eiji (6 dan)
Gote; SUZUKI Daisuke (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.G4i-5h K-6b
6.K-6h K-7b
7.S-4h K-8b
8.P-4f S-7b







SUZUKI selected "Gokigen Nakabisha" , in this game . It is his favorit opening . IIJIMA exchanged the Bithop ; "MARUYAMA vaccin" line , and he moved 5.G4i-5h ; IIJIMA's variation .

By IIJIMA's variation sente can make "Ibisha Anaguma" , because different from "Shin MARUYAMA vaccin" with "SATO's shinte line" , sente doesn't move 7i Gold in early stage of the game .

SUZUKI completed his "Mino gakoi" ; S-7b .

(diagram 2)

9.S-4g P-9d
10.K-7h S-3c
11.P-9f R-2b
12.P-1f P-1d
13.B*5c B*4d
14.Bx4d+ Sx4d
15.K-8h N-3c
16.G-7h R-2a
17.P-3f G-4b
18.N-3g S-5e
19.S-6h B*6d
20.R-4h P-2d
21.P-5f Px2e


SUZUKI moved his Rook from 5b to 2b . IIJIMA moved his King to 8h and make his King safty by G-7h in the same time this move prepared making "Ibisha Anaguma" safty . But IIJIMA couldn't make "Ibisha Anaguma" , because SUZUKI started attacking with 5e Silver and 6d Bishop .

(diagram 3)

22.Px5e P-2f
23.N-4e Nx4e
24.Px4e Bx5e
25.N*6f Bx1i+
26.R-4i +B-3g
27.P-4d Px4d
28.S-5f G-5c
29.B*4b G-4c
30.B-8f+ L*8d
31.+B-7g R-2e
32.P-7e N*6d
33.P-7d Nx5f
34.S-5g S*6e
35.S*4g +B-5e
36.P-3e P-2g+
37.S4gx5f Sx5f
38.Px7c+ Sx7c
39.P*7d S-6d
40.N*7f S5f-6e
41.S-4f +B-5f
42.Nx6d Px6d
43.G-4g +Bx4g
44.Rx4g +P-3g
45.Sx3g R-2i+
46.S*7f N*8e
47.Sx6e Nx7g+
48.Nx7g S*9g
49.Kx9g +Rx9i
50.N*9h B*7e
51.resigns

After 100 moves , SUZUKI won the game .

Nov 28, 2008

FUKAURA won over MIURA in Ittezon Kakukawari game .(Jun'i sen);Shogi News

Shogi News; The 67th Jun'i sen A-class league .

A game of Jun'i sen A-class league between MIURA and FUKAURA started 7 November 2008.


Sente; MIURA Hiroyuki (8 dan)
Gote; FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

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



FUKAURA choiced "Ittezon Kakukawari" ; 2...G-3b , as the opening of this game . But the beggining of this game is something interesting . MIURA puehed 3.P-2e , an early Rook Pawn push without G-7h .

I think MIURA perhaps wanted to advance the opening without G-7h . But FUKAURA didn't exchange Bishop ; 3...Bx8h , but he moved 3...P-8d . If MIURA still wanted to advance his camp without G-7h , his selectable move was P-2d and the game would transpositon to "Aigakari" or "Yokofutori" . Then MIURA moved 4.G-7h , and the game advanced common variation .

In addition to above , another interesting point of the opening exist . MIURA hadn't move his right Silver in early stage of game . In diagram 1 , MIURA still could select his strategy of opening include "Bou Gin" , "Hayakuri Gin" , " Koshikake Gin" .

(diagram 2)

12.P-4f G-5b
13.S-4g K-4b
14.S-5f S-5d
15.P-3f K-3a
16.N-3g P-1d
17.P-1f P-7d
18.P-6f N-7c
19.K-8h G5b-4c
20.R-4h K-2b
21.B*5a





MIURA selected "Koshikake Gin" in this game . Both player's King enterd their each "Yagura gakoi" . After moving R-4h , MIURA started attacking with B*5a .


After 120 moves , until Rx7i+ , FUKAURA won this game .

Then the score of both players in this league has become
MIURA 3 - 2
FUKAURA 2 - 3 .

Nov 27, 2008

Shogi News; WATANABE won the 4th game . (Ryuo sen)

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

7:21 P.M. 27 November 2008 , WATANABE won the 4th game , and the score of this match became "WATANABE 1 - 3 HABU" .

Next/5th game will start 4 December 2008 at Shirahama cho , Wakayama .



You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/081126.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language )
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/081126_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language )

Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei, Oza)
Gote; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)



1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2h S-7b
7.S-3h P-3d
8.P-9f P-9d
9.P-1f P-1d
10.S-2g P-8f
11.Px8f Rx8f
12.P*8g R-8d
13.S-3f K-5b
14.P-7f P-7d
15.Bx2b+ Sx2b
16.S-8h S-7c
17.S-7g S-6d
18.S-4e P-7e
19.S-5f S-3c
20.P-6f S-4d
21.S-6g G-7b
22.K-6h N-7c
23.G-5h N-3c
24.K-7i Px7f
25.S6gx7f S4d-5e
26.P*7e P-9e
27.B*7d P*8h
28.Kx8h G-8c
29.Px9e Gx7d
30.Px7d Rx7d
31.P*7e R-8d
32.G5h-6g P*7d
33.Px7d Rx7d
34.P*7e Sx7e
35.Sx7e Rx7e
36.S-7f R-7d
37.S*7e R-4d
38.P*7d Rx4g+
39.P*2d Px2d
40.Px7c+ +R-4i
41.Rx2d P*2c
42.Rx3d P-4d
43.P*7i K-4c
44.R-3e S*4e
45.G-5f P*7g
46.Nx7g P*3d
47.Rx4e Nx4e
48.Gx5e R*2h
49.N*3f Rx7h+
50.K-9g Nx5g+
51.Gx4d +Rx4d
52.S*5b K-5d
53.Px7h +R-4i
54.G*6e K-4e
55.R*4d K-5f
56.Rx4i G*4h
57.S*3h Gx4i
58.R*5e K-4f
59.Sx4i G*4e
60.P*4g +Nx4g
61.P*4h +Nx3g
62.Nx3g Kx3g
63.Rx4e R*8i
64.G*3h Kx3f
65.G*4f K-2f
66.L-9h Rx4i+
67.P*3i S*2i
68.G-2h +Rx3i
69.resigns

Nov 26, 2008

The 4th game started . (Ryuo sen) Shogi News .

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

The 4th game of 21st Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE and HABU started 9:00 A.M. (in JST) 26 November 2008 at Kikuchi city , Kumamoto .

Now the score of this match is "WATANABE 0 win - 3 win HABU" . To get 21st Ryuo title HABU need only one more win before he lose continuous 4 games . In the other hand , WATANABE must win all 4 games to defend his title .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/081126.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language )
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/081126_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language )


Sente; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei, Oza)
Gote; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2h S-7b
7.S-3h P-3d
8.P-9f P-9d
9.P-1f P-1d
10.S-2g P-8f
11.Px8f Rx8f
12.P*8g R-8d
(diagram 1)



HABU selected "Aigakari" opening in this game . Some professional players were surprised , because they thought HABU would select "Yagura" opening . After Rook's Pawn exchange , HABU backed his Rook to 2h . In Aigakari opening , backing Rook to 2h will lead the game relatively quiet and slow one include "Bou Gin" , "Koshikake Gin" .

HABU selected "Bou Gin" , and WATANABE replied R-8d form . R-8d form is usually called "Uki Bisha" , and this form has attacking and faster charactor .

(diagram 2)

13.S-3f K-5b
14.P-7f P-7d
15.Bx2b+ Sx2b
16.S-8h S-7c
17.S-7g S-6d
18.S-4e P-7e
19.S-5f S-3c
20.P-6f S-4d
21.S-6g G-7b
22.K-6h N-7c
23.G-5h N-3c
24.K-7i
(diagram 2)


WATANABE advanced his camp very offensive one . This means WATANABE's king can't make safty in the same time .

HABU's Kakoi became "Gin Yagura" , and WATANABE started attacking .

WATANABE sealed the 48th move and the game stooped once until next morning . The game will restart 9:00 A.M. 27 November .

HORIGUCHI won over ARIYOSHI's Yagura .(Ginga sen) ; Shogi News.

Shogi News; The 17th Ginga sen ; C-block

A game of Ginga sen C-block between ARIYOSHI and HORIGUCHI was broadcasted 6 November 2008 .


Sente; ARIYOSHI Michio (9 dan)
Gote; HORIGUCHI Kouji (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.S-6h P-3d
3.S-7g S-6b
4.P-5f P-5d
5.S-4h S-4b
6.G4i-5h G-3b
7.P-6f K-4a
8.G-6g S6b-5c
(diagram 1)






ARIYOSHI selected "Yagura" opening in this game . "Yagura" is his favorite opening .
HORIGUCHI naturaly replied until K-4a , but he shown the attitude to select "Kyusen Yagura" line by S6b-5c .

(diagram 2)

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


Both player exchanged 5th and 2nd file Pawns . ARIYOSHI completed his "Yagura gakoi" , and HORIGUCHI advacned his attacking piecies around 5th file ; R-5b , S-5d , B-4d , N-7c and 3c . Some players include NAKAHARA , GOUDA , AKUTSU like similer attacking formation .

HORIGUCHI started attacking with P-6e .

21.P-7e N-8e
22.Px7d Nx7g+
23.Bx7g N-4e
24.S-4f S*7e
25.P-7c+ Px6f
26.G6g-6h S-7f
27.N*5e Sx7g+
28.G7hx7g P*7f
29.G7g-7h K-3a
30.+P-6c Sx6c
31.Sx4e Bx5e
32.Px5e N*7g
33.N*2d G-3c
34.P*6d Sx6d
35.Rx2f P*2c
36.S*3b Gx3b
37.Nx3b+ Kx3b
38.Sx3d N*6g
39.K-8h S*7i
40.Gx7i Nx7i+
41.Sx2c+ K-4a
42.+S-3b K-5a
43.R-2a+ P*3a
44.Kx7i B*1b
45.+Rx1b Lx1b
46.+Sx4b Rx4b
47.B*1e R*4i
48.P*6i Nx6i+
49.resigns

After 96 moves , HORIGUCHI won this game .

Nov 25, 2008

SATOMI won the 1st game .(Kurashiki Touka sen) ;Shogi News.

Shogi News; The 16th Kurashiki Touka 3 games title match .

The 1st game of Kurashiki Touka title match between SHIMIZU and SATOMI started 6 November 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://tohka.kusa.ac.jp/16/kifu/flash/tohka16-1.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente; SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Kurashiki Touka , Jo-ryu Osho)
Gote; SATOMI Kana (Jo-ryu 2 dan)

(diagram 1)

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





SATOMI is 16 y.o. high school studnt and young women shogi professional . She likes "Furibisha" . This is her first challenge to title .

In this game , SATOMI selected "Gokigen Nakabisha" , and SHIMIZU replied with G-7h formation . The move 4.G-7h leads one of the major variations in "Gokigen Nakabisha" . After complet "Mino gakoi" ;S-7b , SATOMI pushed P-5e .

(diagram 2)

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


SHIMIZU exchanged her Rook Pawn , SATOMI tried to make "ISHIDA ryu" formation . SHIMIZU replied with "Bou Kin" , this is very effective strategy against "ISHIDA ryu" formation . After some moves , SHIMIZU got great advantage . SATOMI has difficulty to advance her camp under the pressure of SHIMIZU's "Bou Kin" .

(diagram 3)

23.G-2f P-3f
24.P*2e Px3g+
25.Nx3g R-5d
26.P*3e S-5a
27.G-3f S-5b
28.P-4d Px4d
29.P-3d P-4e
30.Px3c+ Px4f
31.G-4e R-5c
32.+Px3b P-4g+
33.G-4d +Px3g
34.R-1h P-5f
35.Gx5c Sx5c
36.R*4a N*8d
37.G*7e S*5b
38.R-3a+ G*2g
39.+P-4b Sx4b
40.+Rx4b Gx1h
41.N*4d Bx4d
42.+Rx4d R*4g
43.+R-5d Gx1i
44.+Rx5f L*5c
45.S*5d Lx5d
46.+Rx5d R-4h+
47.P-6e P*5c
48.+R-5f +P-4g
49.S-5i +Px5g
50.+R-6f +R-4g
51.P*4h +R-5f
52.+Rx5f +Px5f
53.L*6i N*5g
54.S-5h Nx6i+
55.Sx6i L*6f
56.N*8f K-7a
57.B*3d Lx6i+
58.R*1a P*4c
59.Bx5f R*5h
60.B-6g Rx4h+
61.P*5h P-9e
62.Rx1b+ Px9f
63.L*9d Lx9d
64.Nx9d L*9a
65.L*9e P-9g+
66.Kx9g P*9c
67.K-8h Px9d
68.Lx9d Lx9d
69.Lx9d L*7d
70.Gx8d Px8d
71.L-9b+ P*9a
72.+Lx8a Kx8a
73.L*9i N*8e
74.L-9c+ Nx7g+
75.Nx7g L*9e
76.P*9f Lx9f
77.P*9g +R-5i
78.Px9f +L-6h
79.N*7i +Lx7h
80.Bx7h S*9i
81.K-9g S*8h
82.resigns

After 162 moves , SATOMI won this game .

Nov 24, 2008

SATO won over TANIGAWA's Ittezon Kakukawari with Hayakurigin .(Jun'i sen) ; Shogi News

Shogi News; The 67th Jun'i sen A-class league .

A game of Jun'i sen A-class league between SATO and TANIGAWA started 5 November 2008 .


Sente; SATO Yasumitsu (Kio)
Gote; TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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







TANIGAWA choiced "Ittezon Kakukawari" as the opening of this game , and SATO selected "Hayakuri Gin" .

In this game , SATO pushed P-2e without G-7h . Why he select 3.P-2e ? Perhaps he wanted to try a move in this game . What is the move ?

(diagram 2)

9.S-7g S-5d
10.K-6h P-8d
11.P-3e Px3e
12.Sx3e P-8e
13.K-7i P-8f
14.Px8f P*8e
15.Px8e Rx8e
16.S-4f P*8f
17.P*8h B*9b
18.B*9f R-8b
19.G4i-5h P-9d
20.B-7h B-7d
21.P-6f P-9e
22.P-5f P-4d
23.P-7e B-6c
24.G-5g P-7d
25.P-5e S-4c
26.Px7d Bx7d
27.S-3e P*3d
28.S-4f K-4b
29.S-7f K-3a
30.G-6h G-5b
31.G-7g P-5d
32.S-7e B-8e
33.P*7f G-5c
34.Sx8f B-6c
35.P-8g K-2b
36.K-8h N-7c

SATO prepared "Hayakuri Gin" attacking ; S-4f , and TANIGAWA replied with "Koshikake Gin" formation ; S-5d . After King's move , SATO started attacking .

(SATO must move K-6h or P-1f , before attacking . Please see my blog ;Yamajunn's Shogi Opening traps)

After 3rd file Pawn exchange , replying TANIGAWA's P-8e , SATO defended the left side of his camp once before further attacking ; K-7i . In this game , SATO perhaps wanted to try this move ; K-7i . Instead of this move , G-7h is more natural , but in the line after G-7h , Sente will get worse position . (see my blog ; Yamajunn' Shogi Opening traps)

By K-7i , Sente can avoid a fork , after attacking with P-3e .

Both players advanced their own camps .



After 145 moves , until S*1e , SATO won this game .

Nov 20, 2008

KUBO won over NAGANUMA . (Asahi cup) ; Shogi News

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi open ; preround tournament

A game of Asahi cup preround between NAGANUMA and KUBO started 5 November 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/kifu/20081105asahi_11.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language )
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/kifu/j_20081105asahi_11.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente; NAGANUMA Hiroshi (7 dan)
Gote; KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)


(diagram 1)

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







KUBO usually selects "Gokigen Nakabisha" as Gote , but he selected closed "Shiken Bisha" as the opening of this game . In addition to it , he choiced "FUJII system" , the strategy attacking "Ibisha Anaguma" direct .

(diagram 2)

9.P-3f K-6b
10.B-6f K-7a
11.N-3g K-8b
12.B-5g S-5d
13.P-6f P-4e
14.G-6g P-6d
15.N-7g G4a-5b
16.K-8i S5d-6c
17.G-7h P-5d
18.P-2d Px2d
19.R-2f R-2b
20.P-6e Px6e
21.B-7e
(diagram 2)


NAGANUMA didn't select "Ibisha Anaguma" in this game , but select "Millenium gakoi" (or called Tochka ) . Then KUBO started entering his King into "Mino gakoi" , this means that KUBO transpositioned from "FUJII system" to standard "Shiken Bisha" .

After some moves , NAGANUMA started attacking .
(diagram 3)

21... B-4d
22.P-3e G-5c
23.Nx4e G-6d
24.B-8f P-8d
25.R-4f P-8e
26.Nx8e P*8d
27.B-7g P-5e
28.Px3d R-4b
29.P*2b Px8e
30.Px2a+ N*5d
31.P-3c+ Nx4f
32.+Px4b N-5h+
33.R*4c B-2f
34.S-5g +Nx5g
35.Gx5g B-4h+
36.G5g-6g R*3i
37.N-5c+ P-6f
38.G6g-6h S*6g
39.P*6i Sx7h=
40.Sx7h G*6g
41.S*7i Gx6h
42.Px6h G*6i
43.Sx6i Rx6i+
44.G*7h +B-5g
45.G*8h S*6g
46.K-9h Sx7f+
47.+Nx6c Gx6c
48.S*6e +Sx7g
49.G8hx7g P-6g+
50.G7gx6g +Bx6g
51.Px6g G*6h
52.S*8i Gx7i
53.Gx7i +Rx7i
54.G*7h G*7g
55.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 108 moves , KUBO won this game .

Nov 19, 2008

ITODANI won over GOUDA ! (NHK cup) ;Shogi News

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament .

A game of NHK cup between GOUDA and ITODANI was broadcasted 2 November 2008 .


Sente; GOUDA Masataka (9 dan)
Gote; ITODANI Tetsurou (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f G-3b
3. G-7h S-4b
4. Bx2b+ Gx2b
5. S-6h S-6b
6. S-3h P-6d
7. P-4f S-6c
8. S-4g G-5b
(diagram 1)






ITODANI choiced "Ittetzon Kakukawari" as the opening of this game , this is one of the most effecive opening for Gote today . For Sente , mainly 4 major tactics exist shown below .
  1. Bou Gin
  2. Hayakuri Gin
  3. Koshikake Gin
  4. SENZAKI ryu Migi Gyoku
In this game , GOUDA selected "Koshikake Gin" and ITODANI also select "Koshikake Gin" .

(diagram 2)

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


Both players made "Koshikake Gin" formation ; S-5f and S-5d form . ITODANI completed making "Yagura gakoi" but had not enterd the King yet . GOUDA started attacking before finished "Yagura gakoi" , but his Kakoi was still "Kani gakoi" .

(diagram 3)

20...Px4e
21. Sx4e Sx4e
22. Nx4e S-4d
23. Nx5c+ G-5c
24. B*7a R-8c
25. P-2d Px2d
26. P*2b Kx2b
27. Bx5c+ Sx5c
28. P*2c Kx2c
29. R-4a+ S*3a
30. P-3e S-(5c)4b
31. S*4e N*2b
32. +R-6a B*2g
33. G*4d Px3e
34. +Rx6d B*2e
35. P*3f P*4c
36. +Rx7d B-3h+
37. S-5f R-7c
38. +Rx7c Nx7c
39. G-4e Bx3f
40. P*4g B-2g+
41. R*7a N-3c
42. G-4f N-8e
43. Rx9a+ P*7g
44. Nx7g Nx7g+
45. Sx7g N*8e
46. K-8b +B-4i
47. G-(5h)6h Nx7g+
48. Gx(6h)7g P-7e
49. S-6g S*8e
50. N*6h Px7f
51. Gx7f Sx7f
52. Sx7f P*7g
53. Kx7g P*7e
54. S-6g G*7f
55. Nx7f Px7f
56. Kx7f +B-6c
57. P*2e Nx2e
58. P*3c +B-8e
59. K-6e R*7e
60. resign
(diagram 3)

After 118 moves , ITODANI won this game .

Nov 18, 2008

TAKI won over MIYATA in Yagura game .(Ginga sen) ; Shogi News

Shogi News; The 17th Ginga sen B block .

A game of Ginga sen between TAKI and MIYATA Toshio was broadcasted 1 November 2008 .

Sente; TAKI Seiichiro (7 dan)
Gote; MIYATA Toshio (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

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



TAKI selected "Yagura" opening in this game , and MIYATA accepted it . Both players didn't choice qucik attack variations and the game advanced quiet in early stage .

TAKI pushed 12.P-3e to advance his camp effective .

(diagram 2)

12...Px3e
13. Bx3e S-5c
14. S-3g G-(5b)4c
15. S-3f S-3d
16. B-6h S-4e
17. S-3e S-4b
18. R-3h S-3c
19. P-4f S-(4e)3d
20. S-2f P-2d
21. P*3e S-2c
22. S-3g B-4b
23. S-3f K-3a
24. K-7i P-9d
25. P-9f P-8e
26. G-(5h)6g P-7d
27. P-2f K-2b
28. K-8h L-9c
29. P-2e Px2e
30. N-3g P-2f
31. R-2h R-9b

TAKI exchanged 3rd file Pawn and tried making an ideal attacking formation . Of course , MIYATA disturbed it by crushing his Silver S-4e and S-(4e)3d .

MIYATA completed "Ginkanmuri" with S-3c , one of the safest Kakoi in "Ai Ibisha" , but it gave him less attacking piecies in same time .

TAKI started attacking in front of MIYATA's Ginkanmuri .

(diagram 3)

32. Rx2f P*2d
33. K-7i P-1d
34. P-1f B-6d
35. R-2i B-7c
36. P-6e P-6d
37. P*2e Px6e
38. Px2d Sx(3c)2d
39. P-5e Px5e
40. K-8h R-5b
41. S-2e Sx2e
42. Nx2e P*2d
43. S*3d Px2e
44. Sx4c+ Gx4c
45. P-4e S*2d
46. G*6c R-3b
47. Gx7c Nx7c
48. Px4d Gx4d
49. B*7a G*5d
50. Bx9c+ P*4f
51. Bx4f S*3h
52. R-2h S-4g+
53. B-7i P*3f
54. L*3d N-3c
55. G-5g +S-3g
56. R-2i +S-3h
57. R-6i P-3g+
58. +B-8c P*4f
59. +Bx7c P-4g+
60. +B-5a Sx3e
61. Gx4g +Px4g
62. Bx3e Gx3e
63. S*4c Gx3d
64. P*2d Gx2d
65. N*3f G-3e
66. Sx3b+ Sx3b
67. R*2d L*2c
68. Rx5d B*4e
69. R-5b+ resign

After 137 moves TAKI won this game .

Nov 17, 2008

KANAZAWA beated NODA's "Hineri Bisha" .

Shogi News; The 17th Ginga sen A block .

A game of Ginga sen between NODA and KANAZAWA was broadcasted 30 October 2008 .

Sente; NODA Keizou (6 dan)
Gote; KANAZAWA Takashi (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-8d
2. P-2f P-8e
3. P-2e G-3b
4. G-7h P-8f
5. Px8f Rx8f
6. P-2d Px2d
7. Rx2d P*2c
8. R-2f R-8b
9. P-9f P-9d
10. P-7e S-7b
11. N-7g P-3d




The opening moves "1.P-7f P-8d 2.P-2f P-8e" is mainly beginning of "Kakukawari" opening . But NODA transpositioned to "Aigakari" opening by 3.P-2e & 4.G-7h . If NODA moved 3.B-7g the game would advance modern "Kakukawari" opening , or by 4.B-7g would advance old "Kakukawari" opening .

After both Players' Rook Pawn exchange , NODA backed his Rook at 2f and KANAZAWA did at 8b . The Rook at 2f is called "Uki Bisha" , and at 8b is called "Hiki Hisha" .
NODA started making "Hineri Bisha" formation .

(diagram 2)

12. K-4h P-6d
13. P-8e S-6c
14. S-3h S-4b
15. R-7f K-4a
16. S-6h K-3a
17. P-5f B-3c
18. S-5g P-4d
19. K-3i K-2b
20. P-1f P-1d
21. S-4f S-4c
22. K-2h G-5b
23. B-7i P-5d



NODA finished making "Hineri Bisha" formation ; Rook at 7f usually run from 2h throug 2d and 2f , and he also made "Mino gakoi " without P-2g .

KANAZAWA made left side "Kin mino gakoi" ; G-3b and Silver 4b castle , with 3c Bishop . This Kakoi is rarely called "Kaku tsuki Kin mino" and only appears in anit "Hineri Bisha" game . He advanced the Kakoi left side "KIMURA mino" G-3b and S-4c castle .

(diagram 3)

24. B-5g B-2d
25. B-4h G-5c
26. R-8f P*8c
27. P-3f B-4b
28. S-(4f)3g G-5b
29. R-7f P-8d
30. P-7d Px7d
31. Px8d P-6e
32. P*7b Sx7b
33. Rx7d S*7c
34. R-7f P*7d
35. Nx6e S-6d
36. R-8f Sx6e
37. P-8c+ Bx8f
38. +Px8b B-6d
39. R*6a P*6c
40. +P-7b P-3e
41. +P-6b Px3f
42. S-4f P-4e
43. S-5e Px5e
44. +Px6c R*3a
45. Rx3a+ Bx3a
46. +Px5b N*2e
47. G*2g Sx5f
48. +P-4a B-5c
49. P*5d B-4d
50. R*8b P*6b
51. Rx8a+ S*3g
52. Nx3g Px3g+
53. Sx3g N*3e
54. +P-4b Nx2g+
55. Kx2g R*1g
56. Lx1g Bx1g+
57. K-3h G*2g
58. resign

After 114 moves KANAZAWA won this game .

Nov 16, 2008

KANAI won over MURANAKA . (NHK cup);Shogi News

Shogi News; The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament .

A game of NHK cup shogi tournament between KANAI and MURANAKA was broadcasted 26 October 2008 .

Sente; KANAI Kouta (4 dan)
Gote; MURANAKA Shuuji (4 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-(4i)5h G-3b
7. G-7h K-4a
8. K-6i P-7d
9. G-(5h)6g G-5b
10. S-7g S-3c
11. B-7i B-3a
12. P-3f P-4d
13. B-6h G-(5h)4c
14. K-7i B-6d
15. N-3g K-3a
16. R-3h K-2b

KANAI led the opening of this game "Yagura" opening , and MURANAKA accepted it . They made an early stage of this game quiet .

KANAI selecte "MORISHITA system" as the variation of this game ;23.B-6h. MORISHITA system is one of the most common variation of "Yagura" opening .
As anti MORISHITA system , Gote has various choices .
  1. Suzume zashi ; P-9e L-9c R-9b N-7c attacking formation
  2. Bougin ; B-6d S-7c attacking formation
  3. Go-San Gin gata ; S-5c formation
  4. Nana-San Gin gata ; S-7c formation without B-6d

(diagram 2)

17. P-2f P-8e
18. K-8h S-5c
19. P-1f P-1d
20. P-4f P-9d
21. S-4g P-9e
22. L-1h S-(5c)4b
23. P-6e B-7c
24. S-6f B-8d
25. P-4e Px4e
26. P-3e Px3e
27. P-1e Px1e
28. Bx3e



MURANAKA selected "Go-San Gin gata" , very defencive formation . KANAI pushed p-6e and made MURANAKA move his Bishop . After several moves , KANAI started attacking with 3 Pawns sacifice .

(diagram 3)

28...G-4d
29. B-6h S-3d
30. P*1c Lx1c
31. N-2e L-1d
32. S-3f B-6b
33. Sx4e Sx4e
34. N-1c+ K-3a
35. +Nx1d P*4f
36. L*4i P*3g
37. Rx3g S*5h
38. Lx4f Sx6g=
39. Gx6g B-5c
40. Lx4e Gx4e
41. P*4c Sx4c
42. P*3c Nx3c
43. B-1c+ K-4a
44. +Nx2c P-8f
45. Px8f P*8g
46. K-7h P*3f
47. R-3i P*4f
48. P-7e P-4g+
49. P-6d Bx6d
50. S*7i B-2h+
51. Sx8b+ +Bx3i
52. Kx8g R*6i
53. +Nx3b Sx3b
54. S*7h +Bx6f
55. Gx6f Rx6f+
56. R*3a resign

After 111 moves , KANAI won this game .

Nov 15, 2008

IINO won over SHIMIZU . (Ginga sen)

Shogi News; The 17th Ginga sen H block .

A game of Ginga sen between IINO and SHIMIZU (Jo-ryu) was broad casted 25 October 2008 .

Sente; SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)
Gote; IINO Kenji (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

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







IINO selected "Shiken Bisha" as the opening of this game without closing Bishop line , and SHIMIZU replied "Ibisha" naturaly . If IINO closed Bishop line with P-4d , the opening would transpositon to old standard / closed "Shiken Bisha" .

Instead of 5...K-8b , IINO was able to trans position other openings .
  1. 5...B-3c ---> "FUJII's open Shiken Bisha"
  2. 5...Bx8h+ ---> "Kakukoukan Furibisha"
  3. 5...P-4d ---> starndard "Shiken Bisha" or "TATEISHI ryu Shiken Bisha"
By P-3e , IINO shown his attitude to transposition "ISHIDA ryu" or "TATEISHI ryu Shiken Bisha" . Both "ISHIDA ryu" and "TATEISHI ryu Shiken Bisha" aimed to positon the Rook to 3d called "ISHIDA ryu hongumi" formation .
In ISHIDA ryu , the Rook would move 3d through 3b . In TATEISHI ryu Shiken Bisha" , the Rook would move 3d through 4d after pushing the Pawn 4e .

(diagram 2)

8. P-5e P-4d
9. P-2d Px2d
10. Rx2d G-3b
11. R-2f P*2c
12. P-3f Px3f
13. Rx3f P-1d
14. G-(4i)5h G-4c
15. R-2f S-3b
16. S-5g R-4a
17. P-9f P-9d
18. S-(7i)6h B-3c
19. S-4f P*3d
20. P-1f P-2d
21. N-3g B-5a
22. P*2b N-1c
23. P-1e Px1e
24. P*1d N-2e
25. Lx1e Nx3g+
26. Sx3g P-2e
27. R-1f N*2c
28. P-1c+ Bx1e
29. S-4f Lx1c
30. P*1d Lx1d
31. P-5d Px5d
32. P-2a+ Rx2a
33. N*2g L*2f
34. Nx1e Lx1e
(diagram 2)

SHIMIZU declined both "ISHIDA ryu" and "TATEISHI ryu Shiken Bisha" by P-5e .
IINO gave up making "ISHIDA ryu hongumi" formation ; G-4c . SHIMIZU tried attacking but the move P-5e made difficult to attack IINO's camp . After some moves , SHIMIZU's Rook was killed by IINO's Lance .

(diagram 3)

35. Rx2f Px2f
36. L*9h P-2g+
37. P-9e Px9e
38. Lx9e Lx9e
39. Lx9e P*9d
40. Lx9d P*9c
41. Lx9c+ Kx9c
42. P*2d L*8d
43. L*9i K-8b
44. S-7g P*9c
45. P*3c Gx3c
46. Px2c+ Rx2c
47. B-9g L*6d
48. P*9d Px9d
49. N*8f Lx8f
50. Bx8f +P-3g
51. Sx3g R-2i+
52. P*5i G-4c
53. L*9h P-8d
54. Lx9d P*9c
55. Lx9c+ Nx9c
56. P*9d P*9b
57. Px9c+ Px9c
58. B-7e N*8a
59. Bx8d N*5e
60. P-6f L*8c
61. B-7e P*8f
62. Px8f P-7d
63. Lx9c+ Nx9c
64. N*9d K-9b
65. Bx9c+ Kx9c
66. B*8b Kx9d
67. P*9e Kx9e
68. P*9f K-9d
69. P-9e Kx9e
70. N*8g K-8d
71. P-8e Kx8e
72. P*8f K-8d
73. K-8h R*9b
74. P-8e Kx8e
75. N-9g K-9f
76. G-7h Rx8b
77. P*8f N*9d
78. P-8e P*8f
79. S-4f B*5f
80. resign

After 158 moves , IINO won this game .

Nov 14, 2008

The 3rd game , HABU won again .(Ryuo sen)

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo sen 7 games title mtach .

In the 3rd game , 4:48 P.M. 14 November 2008 after 86 moves , HABU won the 3rd game .
Then the score of this match has beccome "WATANABE 0 win --- 3 win HABU" .
HABU needs only one more win to get the 21st Ryuo . In the other hand , WATANABE needs 4 wins without any more lose to defend his title .

Next game will start 26 November 2008 at Kikuchi city , Kumamoto , and will end the evening of 27 Nov.

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Sente; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)



1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f G-3b
3. G-7h P-8d
4. P-2e Bx8h+
5. Sx8h S-2b
6. S-3h S-3c
7. K-6h S-7b
8. P-3f P-6d
9. S-3g S-6c
10. S-4f S-5d
11. P-3e Px3e
12. Sx3e P-8e
13. P-2d Px2d
14. Sx2d B*5e
15. P*3g Sx2d
16. Rx2d P*2c
17. R-2h N-3c
18. K-7i P*3f
19. P-5f Px3g+
20. Px5e +Px2h
21. Px5d +P-3h
22. Gx3h R*4i
23. K-6h Rx2i+
24. P*3i Px5d
25. B*5c P*3g
26. Bx6d+ Px3h+
27. P*5b K-4a
28. S*2a S*4b
29. Sx3b+ Kx3b
30. P*2b G*3a
31. G*2a S*5c
32. Gx3a Kx3a
33. +B-6c Gx5b
34. P-2a+ K-4a
35. S*7a Gx6c
36. Sx8b+ N*5f
37. K-7g B*5i
38. G*6h Nx6h+
39. Gx6h G*6i
40. R*7a G*5a
41. S-7i Gx7i
42. B*7b G-6d
43. N*6c Bx6h+
44.resign

Nov 13, 2008

1st day ended . (Ryuo sen) ; Shogi News .

Shogi News; The 21st Ryuo sen 7 games title mtach .

The 1st day of 3rd game has ended with HABU's sealed move .
The game will restart next morning 9:00 A.M. (in JST) with an open of the sealed move .


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Sente; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

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









HABU selected "Ittezon kakukawari" again . To advance "Ittezon kakukawari" , there are some opening moves sets like shown below .
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f G-3b 3.P-2e Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f G-3b 3.G-7h P-8d 4.P-2e Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f G-3b 3.G-7h Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f G-3b 3.G-7h S-4b 4.Bx2b+ Gx2b
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f G-3b 3.G-7h P-9d 4.P-2e Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f P-9d 3.P-2e Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f P-9d 3.G-7h Bx8h+
  • 1.P-7f P-3d 2.P-2f Bx8h+
  • etc.
Each opening moves set has its own unique variations . In the diagram 1 , HABU just lost one move .

(diagram 2)

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









WATANABE selected "Hayakuri Gin" in this game . In the 1st game , he selected "Bougin" , but he lost the game . Many shogi professional players perhaps think that "Hayakuri Gin" is one of the most effective tactics to beat "Ittezon Kakukawari" .

(diagram 3)

11. P-3e Px3e
12. Sx3e P-8e
13. P-2d Px2d
14. Sx2d B*5e
15. P*3g Sx2d
16. Rx2d P*2c
17. R-2h N-3c
(diagram 3)







WATANABE started attacking with P-3e , and HABU had a counter attck ; B*5e . After dropping P*3g , exchanging Silvers , WATANABE backed his Rook to 2h . HABU jumped the Knight to 3c . The diagram 3 is appeared in the game between HABU and FUKAURA ; the 7th game of Oi sen title match .

(diagram 4)

18. K-7i P*3f
19. P-5f Px3g+
20. Px5e +Px2h
21. Px5d +P-3h
22. Gx3h R*4i
23. K-6h sealed
(diagram 4)








Differnt from Oi sen , WATANABE backed his King to 7i . Instead of K-7i , HABU moved S-7g in the game of Oi sen . HABU attacked WATANABE's Rook with dropping Pawn at 3f , and WATANABE also attacked HABU's Bishop at 5e with P-5f . HABU sacrificed the Bishop and WATANABE sacrificed the Rook , both player continued attacking .

MATSUO beated SHIMA in Ittezon Kakukawari game .(Asahi cup)

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi open .

A game of Asahi cup shogi open preround tournament between MATSUO and SHIMA started 2:00 P.M. 28 October 2008 .


You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente; MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote; SHIMA Akira (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f P-8d
3. P-2e G-3b
4. G-7h Bx8h+
5. Sx8h Sx2b
6. S-3h S-3c
7. S-2g P-8e
8. S-7g S-6b
9. S-2f P-5d






SHIMA choiced "Ittezon Kakukawari" as the opening of this game , and MATSUO accepted it . MATSUO's reply to "Ittezon Kakukawari" was "Bougin" . SHIMA pushed his Rook Pawn ;7...P-8e , in early stage of this game , but it became difficult for SHIMA to defend MATSUO's "Bougin" naturaly .

(diagram 2)

10. S-1e B*4b
11. K-6h K-4a
12. G-5h S-5c
13. P-6f S-6d
14. K-7i P-7d
15. G-(5h)6g P-9d
16. K-8h P-9e
17. P-3f P-1d
18. S-2f S-4d
19. S-3g P-7e
20. Px7e Sx7e
21. P*7f S-8d
22. P-4f N-7c
23. P-4e S-3c
24. P-5f K-3a
25. B*4f R-9b
26. S-2f G-5b
27. P-3e

SHIMA dropped the Bishop to defend "Bougin" . MATSUO completed his "Yagura gakoi" , and advanced his camp very effecive .

(MATSUO's Bishop at 4f got very good position . This Bishop was very effecive for attacking not only SHIMA's King directly , but also SHIMA's attacking piecies . Attacking the opponent's attacking piecies is sometimes called "B side attack" . )

(diagram 3)

27...Px3e
28. Sx3e P*3d
29. P-2d Px2d
30. Sx2d Sx2d
31. Bx2d B-6d
32. P*3g P*2c
33. B-6h R-8b
34. S*7d G-6b
35. P*2d Px2d
36. Bx2d R-8a
37. P-6e B-5c
38. P-5e P*2c
39. B-4f P-8f
40. Sx8f S*3e
41. B-5g Px5e
42. B-6f B-4b
43. Bx5e N-3c
44. P-3f S-2d
45. P*5c R-5a
46. B-6f P*7e
47. P-4d Gx5c
48. Px4c+ Gx(3b)4c
49. S-8c+ R-8a
50. P*5d Gx(5c)5d
51. +Sx8d Rx8d
52. S*5b resign

After 103 moves MATSUO won this game .

3rd game just started . (Ryuo sen)

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

The 3rd game of Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE and HABU has just started 9:00 A.M. , 13 November 2008 at Hiraizumi , IWATE .

The game will stop once this evening , about 6:00 P.M. with one player's sealed move , and will restart next morning 9:00 A.M.

Score of this match is now "WATANABE 0 win --- 2 win HABU " .


You can see the game record nearly real time on the Net .
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Sente; WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote; HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

Nov 12, 2008

ISHIBASHI defeneds her title "Jo-ryu Oi" . (Jo-ryu Oi sen)

Shogi News; The 19th Jo-ryu Oi sen 5 games title match .

The 5th/last game of Jo-ryu Oi title match , 8:05 P.M. 12 November 2008 , after 123 moves , ISHIBASHI won this game . The score of this match became "ISHIBASHI 3 win --- 2 win SHIMIZU , and ISHIBASHI defended her title .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente;ISHIBASHI Sachio (Jo-ryu Oi)
Gote; SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)



1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-6d S-6b
3. P-5f P-6d
4. G-7h S-6c
5. S-4h S-5d
6. S-5g R-6b
7. S-(7i)6h P-6e
8. S-6g Px6f
9. Sx(6g)6f S-6e
10. Sx6e Bx8h+
11. Gx8h Rx6e
12. B*8b P*6g
13. S*7i B*8d
14. P*6f Bx6f
15. Sx6f Rx6f
16. G-7g S*6h
17. Sx6h Px6h+
18. K-4h R-6b
19. Bx9a+ +P-6g
20. +Bx8a S*5g
21. K-3i S*5h
22. B*1e G-4b
23. N*6c K-4a
24. Gx6g Sx6g+
25. L*5i S-6h+
26. P-3f K-3b
27. B-3g G*8b
28. +B-9a G-(6a)7b
29. N-5a+ R-6e
30. R-3h +Sx5i
31. Gx5i L*5g
32. G-4i +S-5h
33. Gx5h R-6i+
34. S*4i Lx5h+
35. Rx5h P*6g
36. R-5i +R-7h
37. P*6i +Rx8i
38. L*2f +R-7h
39. S*3h N*4d
40. S*4e G-3c
41. P-5e P-6h+
42. Px6h G*6i
43. R-5g +Rx6h
44. R-5h +R-6e
45. P-3e K-2b
46. Sx3d Gx3d
47. Px3d N-4f
48. G*3e G-6h
49. Gx3f Gx5h
50. Sx5h S*3b
51. N*3e R*5f
52. Lx2c+ Sx2c
53. Nx2c+ Kx2c
54. S*2d Kx2d
55. B-1e Kx3d
56. P*3e K-2c
57. +Bx8b K-1b
58. G*2c Kx2c
59. +Bx7b N-3c
60. G*3d K-1b
61. Gx3c K-2a
62. +N-4a resign

MATSUO won over NAKATA in Ai Yagura .( Asahi cup)

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi open .

A game of Asahi cup Shogi open preround tournament between MATSUO and NAKATA Hiroki started 10:00 A.M. 28 October 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/kifu/20081028asahi_12.html
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Sente; MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote; NAKATA Hiroki (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-(4i)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-7d
12. G-(5h)6g P-4d
13. S-3g B-6d
14. B-6h G-(5b)4c

MATSUO selected "Yagura" opening as the opening of this game , and NAKATA accepted it . MATSUO choiced "San-Nana Gin gata" ; S-3g . They choiced one of the most common variations .

(diagram 2)

15. K-7i K-3a
16. K-8h K-2b
17. S-4f S-5c
18. N-3g P-9d
19. P-2f S-2d
20. P-1f P-1d
21. L-1h B-7c
22. R-3h P-9e
23. P-6e P-8e
24. N-2e S-4b
25. P-3e Sx3e
26. Sx3e Px3e
27. P-1e Px1e
28. P-6d Bx6d

Both players advanced the game "Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou" , "MORIUCHI ryu" , "MIYATA shinte" variation . MATUSO started attacking with 3 Pawns sacrifice ; P-3e , P-1e , P-6d .

(diagram 3)

29. Rx3e S*3d
30. R-6e P*3e
31. P*1c P-2d
32. Lx1e Px2e
33. Px2e Nx1c
34. P*3f P*1d
35. Lx1d P-8f
36. Px8f S-2c
37. Lx1c+ Lx1c
38. N*2g B-3g+
39. Nx3e P-6d
40. P-2d Sx2d
41. Nx4c+ Gx4c
42. Bx2d Px6e
43. S*1b G-3c
44. P*2c K-3b
45. B-1c+ R*1h
46. P-2b+ K-4c
47. +P-2c N*6f
48. Gx6f Px6f
49. G*6c Rx1c+
50. +Px1c P-6g+
51. Gx6g L*6a
52. P*6b Rx6b
53. Gx6b Lx6b
54. P*6c P*6f
55. Gx6f G*6h
56. L*7i B*5g
57. G-6e N-7c
58. Px6b+ Nx6e
59. R*6c K-3d
60. Rx6e+ N*5e
61. R*3e Bx3e+
62. Px3e K-2e
63. +Rx6h P*6g
64. B*1d K-2f
65. N*1h K-2g
66. S*3f resign

After 131 moves MATSUO won this game .

5th game has just started .(Jo-ryu Oi sen);Shogi News

Shogi News; The 19th Jo-ryu Oi sen .

The 5th game of Jo-ryu Oi sen 5 games title match between ISHIBASHI and SHIMIZU has just started 10:00 A.M. 12 November 2008 at Shogi Kaikan , Tokyo .

The game will end this evening , and winner of this game get the 19th Jo-ryu Oi .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://event.nishinippon.co.jp/shogi/joui/19joui5/tejun.shtml
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Sente;ISHIBASHI Sachio (Jo-ryu Oi)
Gote; SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)

Nov 11, 2008

SHIMA beated GOUDA in Ittezon Kakukawari .(Asahi cup)

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi open .

A game of Asahi cup Shogi open preround tournament between GOUDA and SHIMA started 10:00 A.M. 28 October 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/kifu/20081028asahi_11.html
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Sente; GOUDA Masataka (9 dan)
Gote; SHIMA Akira (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1. P-7f P-3d
2. P-2f G-3b
3. G-7h P-8d
4. P-2e Bx8h+
5. Sx8h S-2b
6. S-3h S-3c
7. S-7g S-6b
8. P-4f P-6d
9. S-4g S-6c
10. K-6h K-4b






SHIMA selected "Ittezon Kakukawari" as the opening of this game . GOUDA choiced "Koshikakegin" formation ;S-5f and SHIMA also made "Koshikakegin" formation ;S-5d .


(diagram 2)

11. P-9f P-9d
12. G-5h P-1d
13. P-1f G-5b
14. K-7i K-3a
15. P-3f P-7d
16. N-3g S-5d
17. S-5f P-4d
18. R-4h N-7c
19. P-4e Px4e
20. B*1g P-4f
21. Rx4f P*4c
22. R-4h S-4d
23. B-2f P-6e
24. P-7e Px7e
25. P*7d N-8e
(diagram 2)

GOUDA started attacking in 4th file with P-4e , but SHIMA's reply ;P*4c was very effective to defend and GOUDA became difficult to continue attacking SHIMA's left side . Then GOUDA started attacking in the right side of GOUDA's camp ;P-7e .

(diagram 3)

26. P-7c+ R-8a
27. S-8f P-3e
28. G-4g P-7f
29. Px3e P-7g+
30. Sx7g Nx7g+
31. Gx7g P*3f
32. +P-7b R-4a
33. N*3d Px3g+
34. Bx3g B*5i
35. R-7h Bx3g+
36. Gx3g S-3c
37. B*7c Sx3d
38. Px3d K-2b
39. Bx8d+ N*6d
40. G-4g B*4d
41. +B-8e G-(5b)4b
42. P*4e Bx7g+
43. Rx7g N*7f
44. R-7h P-6f
45. Px6f G*6h
46. Rx6h Nx6h+
47. Kx6h S*7f
48. +Bx7f Nx7f
49. K-7g R*7i
50. K-8f N-8h+
51. N-7g Rx9i+
52. P-2d Px2d
53. P*2c Gx2c
54. N*3e +R-9h
55. S*7f B*9e
56. K-7e Bx7g+
57. Nx2c+ Kx2c
58. B*8e P*7d
59. Kx7d +Bx7f
60. Bx7f +Rx9f
61. Bx5d Px5d
62. P*2e +R-7f
63. P*7e N*6b
64. +Px6b B*8e
65. K-6d N*7b
66. +Px7b S*6c
67. resign
(diagram 3)

After 132 moves SHIMA won this game .
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