May 31, 2009

Shogi Game record : HABU won the championship . (NHK cup)

Shogi Game record : The 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament final

The final game of the 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between MORIUCHI and HABU was broadcasted 22 March 2009 .

Sente : MORIUSHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1 )

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-6f R-3b
3.B-7g K-6b
4.S-7h P-3e
5.S-6g S-7b
6.R-8h G4a-5b
7.S-3h P-7d
8.K-4h S-7c
9.G6i-5h S-4b
10.P-4f P-4d
(diagram 1)

Both MORIUSHI and HABU opened their Bishop lines , and MORIUCHI immediately closed his one with 2.P-6f . This move means MORIUCHI wanted to a game quiet one like Yagura , Sente Furibisha or Ai-Furibisha . By HABU's 2...R-3b this game seemed to advance Ai-Furibisha . MORIUCHI also selected Mukai-Bisha , a kind of Furibisha . HABU made Mino gakoi and MORIUCHI also made Mino gakoi . And they started advancing their Mino gakoi .

(diagram 2)

11.K-3i S-4c
12.P-6e P-3f
13.Px3f Rx3f
14.S-5f R-3b
15.R-6h K-7b
16.P-9f G6a-6b
17.G-4g S-3d
18.S-3g P-1d
19.G-3h N-1c
20.P-2f P-2d
21.S-3f P*3e
22.S-2g P-2e
23.Px2e P-4e
24.Bx2b+ Rx2b
25.B*3c R-2a
26.P-2d Px4f
27.Gx4f S-2e
28.K-4h P*2f
29.S-1h S-3f
30.P*3g P-2g+
31.Sx2g Sx2g=
32.Gx2g P-3f
33.G4fx3f P-5d
34.S*3b S*4d
35.Bx4d+ Rx2d
36.+B-2f Rx2f
37.G3fx2f B*4d
38.S*7g P*2h
39.R*4a B*3c
40.R-6i Px2i+
(diagram 2)

HABU exchanged the 3rd file Pawns and backed his Rook to 3b . HABU advanced his Mino gakoi to Bonanza gakoi and MORIUCHI advanced his Mino gakoi to Yagura gakoi .

seemed to success making an effective attacking formation with 19...N-1c , but MORIUCHI's 20.P-2f is a good move to disturb HABU's attack . HABU tried to continue attacking but he failed it . The position after MORIUCHI's move 41.Rx2i , MORIUCHI almost completely defend HABU's assult .

(diagram 3)

42.P*4e Bx2f
43.Gx2f Nx7g+
44.G-3e P-5e
45.S-4g +N-6g
46.P-4d P-5f
47.Sx5f S*4f
48.Sx6g G*4g
49.K-5i Sx5g+
50.K-6i +Sx6g
51.K-7i G-5g
52.K-8h G-6h
53.N*5d G-7h
54.K-9h G-5a
55.R-4c+ Gx8i
56.Kx8i S*7h
57.K-8h N*8e
58.B*5e B-1e
59.Nx6b+ Gx6b
60.G*5b P-9d
(diagram 3)

HABU still tried to continue attcking . And both players had some questinable moves . After many moves , MORIUCHI got a win advantage .

(diagram 4)

61.R-2a+ P*5a
62.Gx6b Kx6b
63.Bx7c+ Kx7c
64.+Rx6c Kx6c
65.+R-2c N*3c
66.+Rx3c Bx3c
(diagram 4)

By 63.Bx7c+ , MORIUCHI lost this game . If he played 63.+Rx5a instead of 63.Bx7c+ MORIUCHI won the game .

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