Feb 3, 2009

Shogi News; KUBO won with "Niteme San-Ni Hi senpou" . (Osho sen)

Shogi News; The 58th Osho sen ; Osho league .

A shogi game of Osho league between TAKAHASHI and KUBO started 8 December 2008 .

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

Sente: TAKAHASHI Michio (9 dan)
Gote: KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f R-3b
2.P-9f K-6b
3.P-9e K-7b
(diagram 1)

KUBO selected "Niteme San-Ni Hi senpou " with 1...R-3b . TAKAHASHI pushed 9th file Pawn in very early stage of the game . This Pawn has interesting means .

(diagram 2)

4.S-6h P-3d
5.P-6f S-4b
6.S-6g P-3e
7.B-7g P-3f
8.Px3f Rx3f
9.R-8h R-3d
10.S-2h S-3c
11.P-6e S-4d
12.P*3g G4a-5b
13.P-8f P-2d
14.P-8e P-2e
15.G-3h K-8b
16.P-8d Px8d
17.Rx8d P*8c
18.R-8f S-7b
19.G-5h B-3c
20.K-4h P-6d
21.Px6d S-5e
(diagram 2)

After protected 8c Pawn by 7b positioned King , KUBO opened the Bishop line with 4...P-3d . TAKAHASHI closed his Bishop line and made "Mukai Bisha" formation with R-8h . Then the opening became "Ai Furibisha" . KUBO made "Mino gakoi" but TAKAHASHI couldn't make solid castle . Then KUBO had an advantage .

(diagram 3)

22.P-5f P*6f
23.Px5e Px6g+
24.Gx6g Rx6d
25.P*6f B-2d
26.S*4f S*7h
27.G-6h Sx8i+
28.Rx8i N*5f
29.K-5h Nx6h+
30.Kx6h G*5f
31.S*5h Rx6f
32.Bx6f Gx6f
33.P*6g B*7g
34.K-7h Gx7f
35.P*8d Bx4f
36.Px4f Px8d
37.B*9h B-8f+
38.Rx8f Gx8f
39.N*6d G-9g
40.B-6e R*7e
41.K-6h Rx6e
42.Nx5b+ Gx5b
43.G*5f R-7e
44.K-5g R-7h+
45.R*2b S*6i
46.Sx6i +Rx3h
47.S*4h B*7i
48.B*6h Bx6h+
49.Sx6h B*6i
50.S6h-5i +Rx4h
51.Sx4h G*5h
52.K-6f N*7d
53.K-7e S*8f
54.Kx8d S-8c
(diagram 3)

After 108 moves , KUBO won the game .

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