Jun 24, 2009

Shogi News : HABU defend his title Meijin . (Meijin sen)

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

7:31 P.M. 24 June 2009 , after 81 moves , HABU won the last game of Shogi Meijin sen 7 games title match . The score of this match becomes "HABU 4 --- 3 GOUDA" , and HABU defend the 67th Meijin .

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 G6a-5b
6.G4i-5h S-3b
7.S-7g B-3a
8.P-3f P-4d
9.B-7i G-4c
10.K-6h P-7d
11.K-7h S-7c
12.P-3e Px3e
13.Bx3e P-7e
14.Px7e Bx7e
15.G-6g K-4b
16.P-4f R-7b
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with HABU's sealed move , 17.P*7f . This move forced GOUDA to make his Bishop's position ; 6d or 5c .

(diagram 2)

18.S-4g S-6d
19.S-3f K-3a
20.R-4h K-2b
(diagram 2)

GOUDA backed his Bishop to 5c , and his camp became defensive position . GOUDA's King entered Hidarimino with 20...K-2b , and HABU developped his formation and started attacking with 21.P-4e .

(diagram 3)

22.P-6e Bx3e
23.Sx3e S-5c
24.N-3g S-4d
25.Sx4d Gx4d
26.S*5c S*4c
27.Nx4e B*1e
28.B*2f Bx2f
29.Px2f B*3g
30.R-3h Bx1i+
31.Sx4d+ Sx4d
(diagram 3)

After Bishop exchange , HABU jumped his left Knight , GOUDA tried to defend HABU's attack . But HABU's attack seemed to break GOUDA's camp . GOUDA dropped his Bishop and promoted it , to attack HABU's Rook .

(diagram 4)

32.P*3c Nx3c
33.Nx3c+ S4dx3c
34.P*3d Sx3d
35.Rx3d S*4c
36.R-3i +B-2h
37.N*3d Sx3d
38.Rx3d N*4b
39.R-3e P*3d
40.R-4e P*4c
41.B*6a resigns
(diagram 4)

After 81 moves , HABU won the game .

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