May 28, 2009

Shogi Game record : MORIUCHI beated SATO's unique tactics . (NHK cup)

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

A semifinal game of the 58th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between SATO and MORIUCHI was broadcasted 15 March 2009 .


Sente : SATO Yasumitus (Kio )
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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






MORIUCHI seleted Ittezon Kakukawari as the opening of this game . After pushing the 3rd file Pawn , SATO moved up his right Silver with 8.S-2g . He tried to develop his unique Mukai Bisha . If without P-3f , SATO's Rook can't move to 8h , becasuse of the opponent's Bishop drop on 4e gives him disadvantage .

(diagram 2)

10.S-6f S-4d
11.P-4f P-5d
12.R-4h N-3c
13.G-3h P-6e
14.Sx6e P-7d
15.N-7g B*5g
16.B*9e G-6b
17.R-4g B-8d+
18.Bx8d Px8d
19.P-4e Nx4e
20.P*4f N-5g+
21.Rx5g B*8h
22.G-6h N-7c
23.R-4g Bx9i+
24.Sx7d Sx7d
25.P-7e S-6c
26.N*7d R-8a
27.Nx6b+ Kx6b
28.P-6f N*6d
29.K-4i Nx5f
30.G-6g +B-8i
(diagram 2)

Both SATO and MORIUCHI advanced their left Silvers with S-6f & S-4d . They developped their camps , without moving their Kings . MORIUCHI attacked SATO's 6f Silver and SATO tried to attack MORIUCHI's 4d Silver . After some moves , MORIUCHI got an advantage .

(diagram 3)

31.P-6e S-5e
32.K-3i S*5h
33.G-5g Sx4g+
34.G5gx4g R*7i
35.K-2h Rx7g+
36.S*6d S6cx6d
37.Px6d Sx6d
38.P*6c K-5c
39.S*7b R-2a
40.P-6b+ K-4b
41.S-6c+ N*1e
42.+Sx6d Nx2g+
43.Kx2g S*4i
44.S*3i P-2d
45.B*5c K-3c
46.N*4e K-2b
47.Px2d L*2e
48.G*2f Lx2f
49.Bx2f+ S*1e
50.+Bx1e Px1e
51.S*2c Gx2c
52.Px2c+ Kx2c
53.P*2d K-1d
54.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 106 moves , MORIUCHI won the game .

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