Mar 30, 2009

Shogi News: KUBO gets his first title ! (Kio sen)

Shogi News: The 34th Kio sen : 5 games title match

6:46 P.M. 30 March 2009 , after 106 moves , KUBO won the last game of this match and he gets his first title "Kio" . And SATO lost his title .


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Sente: SATO Yasumitsu (Kio )
Gote: KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.G-6h K-6b
6.S-3h K-7b
7.P-4f K-8b
8.K-6i S-7b
9.K-7h P-9d
10.P-9f S-3c
(diagram 1)





KUBO selected "Gokigen Nakabisha" as the opening of this game . SATO exchanged the Bishops with 4.Bx2b+ , this move is a beggining of "MARUYAMA vaccin" . But SATO selected very rare variation , 5.G-6h ! KUBO naturaly made "Mino gakoi" and protected the 2nd file with S-3c .

(diagram 2)

11.S-4g P-8d
12.G4i-5h S-8c
13.P-6f G-7b
14.S-5f P-7d
15.S-6g R-5a
16.S-8h G-3b
17.P-6e S-4d
18.S-7g N-7c
19.S7g-6f S-5e
20.Sx5e Px5e
21.N-7g B*3c
22.P-3f L-9b
23.N-3g B-4b
24.S-6f P-9e
25.Px9e R-9a
(diagram 2)

KUBO developped his "Mino gakoi" to "Gin kanmuri" . SATO got a kurai (e-rank positioning Pawn) in the 6th file and supported it with S-6f . KUBO crashed his left Silver with SATO's 6f Silver . After Silver exchange , KUBO threatned in 9th file of SATO's camp and started attacking here with joining his Rook and Bishop .

(diagram 3)

26.S*9f S*9g
27.P-7e Lx9e
28.Sx9e Rx9e
29.B*8f Sx8f=
30.Lx9e B*9f
31.L*8i Px7e
32.P*7d N-8e
33.Nx8e Px8e
34.P-6d Px6d
35.R*6a Sx9e
36.Sx7e L*6e
37.P*9g Lx6h+
38.Gx6h G*5a
39.Rx6d+ Bx6d
40.Sx6d Sx7d
41.Px9f P*7g
42.Gx7g N*6e
43.N*9d K-8c
44.Px9e Nx7g+
45.Kx7g P*7f
46.Kx7f R*7i
47.S*7h P*7e
48.K-7g Rx1i+
49.R-6h L*7f
50.K-8h S*7i
51.K-9g Sx6h=
52.L*8d Kx8d
53.N*9f K-8c
54.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 106 moves , KUBO won this game .

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