Feb 15, 2009

Shogi News; WATANABE beated HABU . (Asahi cup)

Shogi News; The 2nd Asahi cup shogi open tournament

A shogi game of Asahi cup shogi open between WATANABE and HABU started 15 December 2008 .

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

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-4d
4.P-2e B-3c
5.S-4h G-5b
6.P-5f G5b-4c
7.B-7g S-2b
8.B-6h K-4a
9.S-8h P-5d
10.K-6i S-6b
11.S-7g S-5c
12.G-5h K-3a
(diagram 1)

HABU selected "Ittezon Shift" as the opening of this game with 3...P-4d . WATANABE immediately advanced his Rook Pawn with P-2e to disturb HABU's making Yagura . If WATANABE didn't push P-2e , HABU could make Yagura gakoi naturaly with S-4b . HABU protected 4d Pawn with G-4c , WATANABE tried to exchange Bishop and 2nd file Pawn with B-6h .

(diagram 2)

13.P-6f B-5a
14.P-2d Px2d
15.Bx2d Bx2d
16.Rx2d S-2c
17.R-2h P*2d
18.G5h-6g P-1d
19.K-7i P-9d
20.P-3f P-9e
21.K-8h P-8d
22.S-3g S-4b
23.S-2f S-3c
24.P-1f K-2b
25.N-3g N-9c
(diagram 2)

Both Player developped their each camp . Just after HABU's B-5a , WATANABE exchanged 2nd file Pawn and Bishop . In this way , HABU cost useless one move . HABU made "Ginkanmuri" and WATANABE made "Yagura gakoi" . After some moves , WATANABE started attacking in front of HABU's King with P*2e .

(diagram 3)

26... Px2e
27.Nx2e S3c-2d
28.P-1e Px1e
29.P*1c N-8e
30.S-8f P*2g
31.Rx2g B*3h
32.R-2h Bx4g+
33.Sx1e +B-4f
34.Sx2d Sx2d
35.R-2i P*2h
36.R-4i +Bx3f
37.P*3c Nx3c
38.P-1b+ Lx1b
39.P*1c Nx2e
40.Px1b+ K-3c
41.B*5a N*4b
42.Bx7c+ R-9b
43.L-1c+ P-3e
44.P*2c N-3g=
45.R-3i P*7g
46.G6gx7g Nx7g+
47.Sx7g S*6d
48.+Bx6c P-2i+
49.R-5i G-5c
50.+B-4a K-3d
51.+Bx3b K-2e
52.P-2b+ K-1f
53.P*3h G*2h
54.Px3g +B-2g
55.+B-1d K-1g
56.+Bx2d K-1h
57.+B-2e P*1f
58.G*4h P-1g+
59.+B-4g P*2f
60.S*3h +Bx3h
61.Gx3h P-2g+
62.G-4h P-4e
63.R-6i S*4f
64.+B-2e +Px3g
65.G-5h P-5e
66.P*4g P*2d
67.+B-1d Px5f
68.Px4f Px4f
69.B*4e K-1i
70.Bx5f S-5e
71.B-8c+ R-9c
72.+B-8b P*6d
73.N*8c G-4d
74.Nx9a+ R-5c
75.S*6b R-5d
76.S*6c S-5f
77.Sx5d+ Nx5d
78.G5h-6h P-4g+
79.P-9f Px9f
80.P-8f P*5g
81.K-8g P-5h+
82.Gx5h +Px5h
83.R-7i +P-5g
84.Kx9f P*9d
85.P*9e +P-6g
86.Px9d +Px7h
87.Rx7h G*7d
88.R-8h S-6g+
89.K-9e +S-7h
90.R-8g P-8e
91.Px8e +Sx7g
92.Nx7g resigns
(diagram 3)

After 183 moves , WATANABE won the game .

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