Jun 24, 2009

Shogi News : The last game started . (Meijin sen)

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

The 7th and last game of Shogi Meijin sen 7 games title match between HABU and GOUDA started 9:00 A.M. , 23 June 2009 at Hotel Foresta , Toyota city , Aichi .

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
(diagram 1)

HABU selected Yagura as the opening of the last game and GOUDA accepted it . The game seemed to advance most common line until GOUDA's 5...G6a-5b . This move has some meanings ; Gote's Haya gakoi , early 7th-file-Pawns exchange .

(diagram 2)

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
(diagram 2)

Replying GOUDA's 5...G6a-5b , HABU also moved up the right Gold with 6.G4i-5h . He also tried to select Haya gakoi . GOUDA advanced his left Silver and his camp temporaly became Hidari mino .

HABU started making his Kakoi with Haya gakoi way , and GOUDA used his Bishop and preparing the 7th-file-Pawns exchange .

(diagram 3)

12.P-3e Px3e
13.Bx3e P-7e
14.Px7e Bx7e
15.G-6g K-4b
16.P-4f R-7b
17. sealed
(diagram 3)

HABU exchanged the 3rd file Pawns with 12.P-3e and GOUDA also exchanged the 7th file pawns with 13...P-7e . HABU started developping his attacking formation with 16...P-4f . GOUDA's R-7b disabled Sente's B-7a+ .

HABU sealed the 33rd move , and the game once stopped . The game will restart next morning , 9:00 A.M. (in JST ) 24 June 2009 . The game will end next evening .

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