Apr 21, 2009

Shogi News : HABU also selected Yagura opening . (Meijin sen)

Shogi News: The 67th Meijin sen : 7 games title match

The 2nd game of Shogi Meijin sen 7 games title match between HABU and GOUDA started 9:00 A.M. , 21 April 2009 at Kumamoto joh , Kumamoto .

Sente: HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : GOUDA Masataka (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.S-6h P-3d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.P-5f P-5d
5.S-4h S-4b
6.G4i-5h G-3b
7.G-7h K-4a
8.K-6i G-5b
9.S-7g S-3c
(diagram 1)

HABU opened the Bishop line with 1.P-7f , this move means he want to select Yagura , Kakukawari or Furibisha . When HABU is sente , his most favorit opening is Yagura .
GOUDA pushed his Rook Pawn with 1...P-8d . This move means GOUDA accepts HABU's decision . HABU moved his left Silver with 2.S-6h and he selected Yagura opening . Both player advanced their each camp naturaly .

(diagram 2)

10.B-7i B-3a
11.P-3f P-4d
12.G5h-6g G5b-4c
13.S-3g B-6d
14.B-6h K-3a
15.K-7i P-7d
16.K-8h K-2b
(diagram 2)

Both players completed Yagura gakoi , and after moving their Bishops , their King entered Yagura gakoi . While these moves HABU selected "San-Nana Gin senpou" and GOUDA replied with B-6d variation .

(diagram 3)

17.S-4f S-5c
18.N-3g P-9d
19.P-1f P-1d
20.P-2f S-2d
21.R-3h P-8e
22.L-1h S-4b
23.P-9f N-3c
(diagram 3)

HABU advanced his attacking formation with 17.S-4f , and GOUDA naturaly advanced deffensive formation with S-5c . HABU jumped his right Knight N-3g and his formation became "Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou" . GOUDA's right Silver joined defence with 22...S-4b .
HABU sealed the 47th move and the game once stopped this evening . The game will restart next morning .

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