Jul 17, 2009

Shogi News : HABU defended his title Kisei . (Kisei sen)

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

6:43 P.M. 17 July 2009 , after 106 moves , HABU won the last game of Kisei sen 5 games title match . The score of this match becomes "HABU 3 --- 2 KIMURA" , and HABU defended the Kisei title .

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Sente : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f 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 K-4a
11.G-3h R-8d
(diagram 1)

HABU selected Yokofutori as the opening of this game and KIMURA accepted it . After backed the Rook with 9.R-3f KIMURA set his King Nakazumai Gyoku position with 10.K-5h .

KIMURA developped his camp without dropping a Pawn on 8g , this line can advance YAMASAKI ryu . By the Rook's back , HABU transpositioned to Yokofutori NAKAHRA ryu with 11...R-8d .

(diagram 2)

12.P*8g R-2d
13.S-2h G-5a
14.P-7e R-8d
15.Bx3c+ Nx3c
16.N-7g S-6b
17.P-8f R-2d
18.P*2g P-7d
19.Px7d Rx7d
20.B*8c R-7e
21.P*7f R-7a
22.B-6e+ S-7c
23.P-8e K-3a
24.P-8d P*8b
25.+B-6f K-2a
(diagram 2)

KIMURA dropped a Pawn with 12.P*8g to prevent opponent's Pawn drop on 8f . HABU moved his Rook to 2d , and KIMURA moved up the right Silver with S-2h to decline a Rook promotion . HABU returned his Rook to the 8th file and completed NAKAHARA gakoi .

In the other hand , KIMURA exchanged the Bishops , jumped the left Knight with N-7g and advanced the 8th file Pawn . After some moves , KIMURA made a promoted Bishop and HABU's King moved to 2a .

(diagram 3)

26.R-5f S-6d
27.P-8c+ Px8c
28.P*8b N-7c
29.P-7e P-8d
30.P-7d N-8e
31.+Bx8d Nx7g+
32.Gx7g G-4a
33.N*8c R-7b
34.Nx9a+ N-4e
35.P-7c+ Sx7c
36.+B-8c B*7d
37.+Bx7b Bx5f
38.G-4h N*6e
39.Px5f R*8i
40.R*7a G4a-3a
41.P-4f Rx7i+
42.Px4e +Rx7g
43.B*4f +R-7h
44.L*6h N-7g+
45.+Bx7c +Nx6h
46.Bx6h S*7g
47.S*7i Sx6h+
48.Sx6h L*6d
49.N*2d Lx6g+
50.K-4g +Rx6h
51.Nx3b+ Kx3b
52.N*2d K-2c
53.G*2e +Rx4h
(diagram 3)

After 106 moves , HABU won the game .

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