Jun 2, 2009

Shogi News : HABU selected Yokofutori again . (Meijin sen)

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

The 5th game of Shogi Meijin sen 7 games title match between HABU and GOUDA has started 9:00 A.M. 2 June 2009 at Akita Castle hotel , Akita city , Akita .


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-8d
3.P-2e P-8e
4.G-7h G-3b
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-8f
7.Px8f Rx8f
8.Rx3d B-3c
9.R-3f S-2b
10.K-5h R-8d
(diagram 1)





In this game , GOUDA played his 1st move 1.P-2f . This move shown , GOUDA wanted to select Aigakari in this game . But HABU declined it with 1...P-3d , and he selected Yokofutori by 3...P-8e . And the game advanced main line of Yokofutori San-San Kaku senpou , and until 9...S-2b the position was almost same line as 3rd game of this title match .

GOUDA selected different line from the 3rd game with 10.K-5h . By this move , GOUDA seemed to want YAMASAKI ryu line . In many games , Gote players select 10...K-4a the most common line . But HABU selected 10...R-8d , relatively rare line .

(diagram 2)

11.R-2f Bx8h+
12.Sx8h B*4d
(diagram 2)













GOUDA slided his Rook with 11.R-2f . Then HABU exchanged the Bishops and immediately dropped the Bishop with 12...B*4d . This move is a fork 2f Rook and 8h Silver . How Sente should move ?

(diagram 3)

13.R-2d N-3c
14.B*5e S-2c
15.Bx4d Sx2d
16.Bx5c+ R*2g
17.P*2c sealed
(diagram 3)










GOUDA must move 13.R-2d to avoid losing an advantage . If HABU sitll captured 8h Silver with 13...Bx8h+ , GOUDA would capture HABU's Rook with 14.Rx8d . Both players attacked each other roughly .

HABU sealed 34th move and game has once stopped . They will restart this game next morning 9:00 A.M.

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