Jan 21, 2009

Shogi News; KUBO become a challenger . (Kio sen)

Shogi News; The 34th Kio sen ; challenger determinating tournament final .

The 2nd shogi game of Kio sen challenger determinating tournament final between KUBO and KIMURA started 7 January 2009 .

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

Sente; KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)
Gote; KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-5f P-3d
2.R-5h S-6b
3.P-5e K-4b
4.K-4h K-3b
5.K-3h P-6d
6.P-7f S-6c
7.K-2h G6a-5b
8.S-3h P-8d
9.B-7g P-1d
10.P-1f S-4b
(diagram 1)

KUBO aimed at "Nakabisha" in this game again . But KIMURA changed his reply , allowed KUBO to get a "Kurai" in 5th file ;P-5e , and gahtering the pieces around center , he aimed at "Nimai Gin Kyusen" .

KUBO's shape , Nakabisha with P-5e , is somtetimes called "Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha" . KUBO completed his Mino gakoi with S-3h .

(diagram 2)

11.S-6h S-3c
12.S-5g S-7d
13.G-7h S-6e
14.P-7e S-4d
15.S-4f P-7d
16.Px7d R-7b
17.B-8f G-6c
18.B-7e P-8e
19.P-7c+ Rx7c
20.B-4h S-7d
21.G-7g R-7b
22.P-8f Px8f
23.P*8d R-8b
24.Gx8f G-7c
25.R-7h Sx5e
26.S-4e S-6c
27.Sx3d P*7d
(diagram 2)

KIMURA advanced his both Silvers with S-6e and S-4d , and threatened the points 7f and 5e . KUBO also advanced his left Gold and Silver to protect his camp . KUBO's 7f Pawn protect itself by escaping 6e Silver with P-7e . And this Pawn (P-7f) also made KIMURA's 6e Silver dangerous . (KUBO has an attack to this Silver with N-7g. )
KIMURA tried to attack , but KUBO has greater advantage move by move .

(diagram 3)

29.R-7f B-1c
30.R-2f B-2d
31.N-7g S-4d
32.P*7e Px7e
33.P*7d Gx7d
34.Gx7e Gx7e
35.Bx7e G*3c
36.Sx3c+ Sx3c
37.N-8e S*7d
38.B-6f B-6h+
39.G*7c R-5b
40.P*7e Nx7c
41.Nx7c+ G*3e
42.Px7d S-5d
43.G*6b Rx6b
44.+Nx6b P-4d
45.R*8b S-4c
46.S*5a P*8a
47.R-7b+ G*3a
48.Sx4b+ Sx4b
49.G*5h +Bx5h
50.Gx5h Gx2f
51.Px2f P-6e
52.B-5g R*8h
53.G*4i S*6i
54.G5h-4h G*5h
55.+N-5b Gx5g
56.+Nx4b Gx4b
57.Gx5g B*5d
58.G*2b resigns
(diagram 3)

After 115 moves , KUBO won this game , and he become a challenger of Kio sen title match . The match will start 8 February 2009 at Toyama .

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