May 3, 2009

Shogi Game record : KUBO beated WATANABE . (Asahi cup)

Shogi Game record : The 2nd Asahi cup Shogi open : semi final

A shogi game of Asahi cup between KUBO and WATANABE started 10:00 A.M. , 14 February 2009 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

Sente: KUBO Toshiaki (8 dan)
Gote: WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

(diagram 1)

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

KUBO selected Haya ISHIDA opening with 2.P-7e . WATANABE replied with K-4b , this move mean's , "please close your Bishop line with P-6f ! " . If KUBO still moved R-7h without P-4d , how WATANABE played ?
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KUBO moved 4.R-7h after 3.P-6f . And both players continued making Kakoi . KUBO pushed 8.P-7d , during making Kakoi .

(diagram 2)

9.Px7c+ Sx7c
10.P*7d S-6b
11.R-7f G-3b
12.S-6g P-4d
13.P-6e P-5d
14.B-6f L-1b
15.K-2h K-1a
16.S-3h S-2b
17.N-7g G-5b
18.G6i-5h G5b-4b
19.R-7e P-8f
20.N-8e P*7b
21.Px8f R-8c
22.S-5f G-3a
23.P-1f G4b-3b
24.P-4f S-5c
25.P-1e P-6d
26.P-4e R-6c
27.Px4d Sx4d
28.P-7c+ Px7c
29.P*7d P-5e
(diagram 2)

After 7th file Pawns exchange , KUBO dropped his Pawn with 10.P*7d , forced WATANABE to back right Silver with S-6b . Then KUBO made ISHIDA ryu formation with 11.R-7f and protected 8th file . WATANABE tried to make Ibisha Anaguma with 11...G-3b and 12...P-4d . After some moves , KUBO completed Hon mino gakoi and WATANABE finished making Ibisha Anaguma . A battle was started mainly in the left half of the board .

(diagram 3)

30.Px7c+ R-4c
31.S-6g P-3e
32.+P-6c P-3f
33.+Px6d Px3g+
34.Sx3g S-3e
35.P*4g P*3f
36.S-4h P*4f
37.+P-5d R-4a
38.Px4f Rx4f
39.G-3i P*8d
40.P*4d P*4b
41.R-7a+ Px8e
42.+Rx8a N*2e
43.B-7e Rx8f
44.P*3d B-2d
45.P-4c+ Px4c
46.+Px4c P*4g
47.+Px3b Gx3b
48.N*3c Sx3c
49.Px3c+ Bx3c
50.G*3a Gx3a
51.Bx3a+ G*3g
52.Nx3g Px3g+
53.K-2i resigns
(diagram 3)

After 105 moves , KUBO won the game .

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