Jun 27, 2009

Shogi News : KIMURA won the 3rd game . (Kisei sen)

Shogi News: The 80th Kisei sen : 5 games title match

7:15 P.M. 27 June 2009 , after 155 moves KIMURA won the 3rd game of the 80th Kisei sen 5 games title match . The score of this match becomes "HABU 1 --- 2 KIMURA" . Then KIMURA need only 1more win to get the 80th Kisei title . In the other hand HABU need continuous 2 wins without any lose to defend the title .

They will have next game 9 July 2009 at Ito city , Shizuoka .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(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 S-4b
6.G4i-5h G-3b
7.G-7h K-4a
8.K-6i P-7d
9.G5h-6g G-5b
10.S-7g S-3c
11.B-7i B-3a
12.P-3f P-4d
13.S-3g B-6d
14.B-6h G5b-4c
15.K-7i K-3a
16.K-8h K-2b
17.S-4f S-5c
(diagram 1)

KIMURA selected Yagura opening as the opening of this game , and HABU accepted it . The game advanced one of the most common lines . KIMURA selected San-Nana Gin senpou with 13.S-3g . After entering the King , he selected Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpoou , most common tactics of Ai Yagura , with 17.S-4f.

(diagram 2)

18.N-3g P-9d
19.P-1f P-1d
20.P-2f S-2d
21.R-3h P-8e
22.L-1h S-4b
23.P-9f N-7c
(diagram 2)

The game advanced the major line of Yon-Roku Gin San-Nana Kei senpou . KIMURA completed attacking formation . HABU jumped the left Knight with 23...N-7c , but this move seemed something dangerous .

(diagram 3)

24.P-2e S2d-3c
25.L-1g R-8a
26.R-1h R-8b
27.P-1e Px1e
28.Lx1e P*1b
29.R-5h R-5b
30.P-6e B-5c
31.S-6f R-8b
32.P-5e P-8f
33.Px5d Px8g+
34.Gx8g P*8f
35.G8g-7g B-6b
(diagram 3)

Replying HABU's 23...N-7c , KIMURA exchanged the 1st file Pawns . And He didn't attack HABU's Yagura gakoi continuously , but started attacking HABU's attacking pieces with 30.P-6e . KIMURA attacked HABU's Bishop head with P-5e , and HABU tried counterattacking . But HABU's pieces gathering around his King , less piece can use to attack . KIMURA attacked the head of HABU's left Knight with 36.P-7e , and KIMURA seemed to get an advantage .

(diagram 4)

37.Px9e Lx9e
38.Lx9e Nx6e
39.Sx6e Bx9e
40.P*8c Rx8c
41.Sx7d P-8g+
42.Gx8g Bx6h+
43.Gx6h R-8a
44.P*8f P*5g
45.R-2h P-1c
46.L*5f P*7f
47.Gx5g L*8d
48.N*9c R-9a
49.S-8c+ P-3e
50.B*7c Px3f
51.Bx9a+ Px3g+
52.Sx3g P-7g+
53.Nx7g P*7f
54.G-6g Px7g+
55.G8gx7g N*6e
56.G7g-6f B*6d
57.+Bx6d Px6d
58.+Sx8d B*5i
59.S-2f Bx8f+
60.R*8g +B-5i
61.K-9g P*8c
62.+S-8e N*8d
63.R-8i P*5h
64.K-8g P-1d
65.B*7c Px1e
66.Bx6d+ L*9b
67.Gx6e Lx9c
68.P*6h P-1f
69.P*1h +Bx2f
70.Rx2f S*9h
71.K-7g Sx8i=
72.P-5c+ N*7b
73.+B-6c Gx5c
74.Lx5c+ P*6d
75.+Lx4b Gx4b
76.N*3e Px6e
77.Nx2c+ Kx2c
78.S*2d resigns
(diagram 4)

After 155 moves , KIMURA won the game .

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