Mar 1, 2009

Shogi News: KUBO won the 2nd game . (Kio sen)

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

6:26 P.M. (in JST) 28 February 2009 , after 57 moves KUBO won the 2nd game of this match . The score of this match become "SATO 0 --- 2 KUBO" . Then KUBO need only 1 win to get the title Kio . In the other hand , SATO must have 3 win without any lose to defend his title . Next game will start 8 March 2009 at Niigata city , Niigata .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente : KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)
Gote : SATO Yasumitsu (Kio)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e P-8d
3.R-7h P-8e
4.K-4h S-6b
5.P-7d G-7b
6.R-7e !
(diagram 1)

KUBO selected "Haya ISHIDA " as the opening of this game with P-7e & R-7h . SATO accepted it . After moving K-4h , KUBO tried to exchange 7th file pawn with P-7d , but most players think this move is bad move . Perhaps SATO also thought it and he replied with G-7b , the best reply that OHYAMA 15th life time Meijin played . Then KUBO shown the new move R-7e , no professional palyers had ever played .

(diagram 2)

6... K-4b
7.Px7c+ Sx7c
8.Bx2b+ Sx2b
9.N-7g B*5d
10.B*5e N-3c
11.Bx7c+ Gx7c
12.N-6e B*6d
13.Nx7c+ Nx7c
14.R-7d Bx2g+
15.S*7e N-6e
16.Sx6d Nx5g+
17.Kx5g +Bx4i
(diagram 2)

KUBO's R-7e perhaps supprised SATO . SATO naturaly moved his King with K-4b . KUBO started attacking in 7th file with Px7c+ and after exchanging the Bishops he joined his left Knight in attacking . SATO also tried to attack with dropping the Bishop at 5d . And both players roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

18.R-7a+ R-9b
19.Sx5c+ Kx5c
20.+Rx4a +Bx3i
21.K-6h G*5f
22.K-7h P*7g
23.K-8i Gx6g
24.B*7f S*7h
25.K-8h P*5d
26.+R-5a R-5b
27.N*6e K-6d
28.+Rx5b Sx6i=
29.G*7d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 57 moves , KUBO won the game .

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