Jan 15, 2009

Shogi News; FUKAURA become challenger . (Osho sen)

Shogi News ; The 58th Osho sen , Osho league

A shogi game of Osho league between FUKAURA and MARUYAMA started 8 December 2008 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

Sente; FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote; MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-7d
3.P-2e R-7b
4.G-7h G-3b
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-7e
7.Px7e Rx7e
8.K-6i P-9d
9.R-2h P*2c
10.P-9f S-6b
(diagram 1)

MARUYAMA is very strategical player , he usually select very limited openings . He had selected "Yokofutori" as Gote before , but recently he choiced "Ittezon kakukawari" or "Yonteme San-San Kaku senpou" . In this game , he choiced very interesting & rare opening , "Nana-Yon Fu senpou" with 2...P-7d .

"Nana-Yon Fu senpou" has 2 starting version ; (1) 1.P-7f P-7d , (2) 1.P-7f P-3d , 2.P-2f P-7d. MARUYAMA selected 2nd version .

replied with simply developping his Rook Pawn . And the game advanced something like "Aigakari" or "Yokofutori" .

(diagram 2)

11.Bx2b+ Sx2b
12.S-8h G-7b
13.S-4h R-7d
14.S-7g K-5b
15.P-5f N-7c
16.S-6f P-9e
17.Px9e P*9g
18.B*8f P-8d
19.Lx9g P-8e
20.B-6h P-6d
21.G-5i S-6c
22.K-7i S-3c
23.B-5g N-6e
24.S-7e R-7c
25.B-6f S-4d
26.G5i-6h G-6b
27.K-8h P-5d
28.P*7g P-5e
(diagram 2)

Both players advanced their each camp move by move . Slowly MARUYAMA has some difficulty in using his Rook , and in the same time it is difficult for him to make solid Kakoi .
Finally the battle was opened above his King's head .

(diagram 3)

29.Px5e B*3c
30.P-5d S-5e
31.Bx5e Bx5e
32.S-6f B-4d
33.P*2d Px2d
34.Rx2d B*1b
35.S*5e B-3c
36.R-2e P-8f
37.Px8f P*7f
38.Px7f Rx7f
39.K-8g R-7a
40.P*7f P*2d
41.R-4e K-4a
42.N-7g B-4b
43.Sx6e Px6e
44.Nx6e N-3c
45.R-4f Lx9e
46.Lx9e P*8e
47.Px8e S*8f
48.K-8h Sx9e
49.N*7e S-6d
50.Sx6d Bx6d
51.P-5c+ B-5e
52.K-7i Bx4f
53.Px4f R*9i
54.L*8i S*9h
55.K-6i K-3a
56.S*8h Rx8i+
57.G-7i G-6a
58.B*5d L*4a
59.B-6c+ P-3e
60.Gx8i Sx8i+
61.S-7g B-2c
62.+Bx4a Kx4a
63.R*2a resigns

After 125 moves , FUKAURA won this game , and he got the best score in this league . Then FUKAURA became the challenger of Osho sen title match . The match will start 17 January 2009 .

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