Mar 17, 2009

Shogi News: WATANABE won over TANIGAWA's Ittezon Kakukawari . (NHK cup)

Shogi News: The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A game of NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between WATANABE and TANIGAWA was broadcasted 28 December 2008 .


Sente: WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote: TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8d
4.P-2e Bx8h+
5.Sx8h S-2b
6.S-3h S-3c
7.K-6h S-6b
8.P-3f P-6d
9.S-3g S-6c
10.S-4f S-5d
(diagram 1)





TANIGAWA selected "Ittezon Kakukawari" as the opening of this game with 2...G-3b . WATANABE pushed his Rook Pawn with P-2e after moving up his left Gold witth G-7h . After Bishop exchange , both players advanced their each Silvers . WATANABE made "Hayakuri Gin" formation , and TANIGAWA replied with "Koshikake Gin" formation .

(diagram 2)

11.P-3e Px3e
12.Sx3e P-8e
13.P-2d Px2d
14.Sx2d B*5e
15.P*3g Sx2d
16.Rx2d P*2c
17.R-2h N-3c
18.B*7g P-6e
19.Bx5e Sx5e
20.S-7g P-1d
21.P-9f P-9d
22.P-1f N-4e
23.S*4f S*4d
24.B*3d B*5d
25.G-5h Sx4f
26.Px4f S*2g
27.R-4h Nx3g+
28.Nx3g P*3f
29.P*3h Px3g+
30.Px3g G-3c
31.B-5f N*6d
32.B-2i P*3h
(diagram 2)

WATANABE exchanged 3rd file Pawn by his right Silver and tried exchanging 2nd file Pawn & Silver . After dropping the Bishop on 5e square , TANIGAWA replied the Silver exchaange . WATANABE also dropped his Bishop with B*7g , and exchanged Bishops again . TANIGAWA tried to attack WATANABE's camp with N-4e , WATANABE defended his camp with S*4f . After some moves , TANIGAWA seemed to succeed in making WATANABE's piecies useless , but he cost all his piecies in hand .

(diagram 3)

33.S*7e S-5e
34.K-7i P-7d
35.Sx6d Sx6d
36.N*5f P-3i+
37.Nx6d +Px2i
38.N*4e S*4d
39.Nx3c+ Sx3c
40.S*7b +P-3i
41.G-5i +P-3h
42.R-6h B*5e
43.Sx8a+ R-3b
44.+Sx9a Bx6d
45.L*3e Bx4f
46.Lx3c+ Rx3c
47.G*5f Bx3g+
48.N*4e R-3b
49.Nx5c+ B-3f
50.P*3d L*5b
51.P-3c+ Lx5c
52.+Px3b K-6b
53.+P-4b +Bx5i
54.+Px4c Lx5f
55.Px5f K-7c
56.+S-9b G*7b
57.R*3c N*8f
58.Px8f N*8g
59.K-8h B-6i+
60.+P-5b resigns
(diagram 3)

After 119 moves , WATANABE won this game .

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