Jul 31, 2009

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

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .

5:54 P.M. 31 July 2009 , after 110 moves , KIMURA won the 3rd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "FUKAURA 0 ---3 KIMURA" . They will have the 4th game 4 & 5 August 2009 at Sasebo city , Nagasaki . Then KIMURA need only one more win to get the 50th Oi . In the other hand , FUKAURA need 3 continuous wins without any more lose to defend his title . Sasebo city is FUKAURA's home town . He must want to win the game there .

You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
(diagram version , written in Japanese language)
(text version , written in Japanese language)

Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )
Gote : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h S-4b
6.Bx2b+ Gx2b
7.S-7g S-7b
8.S-3h P-6d
9.P-4f S-6c
10.S-4g G-3b
11.K-6h K-4a
12.P-1f P-1d
13.G-5h P-9d
14.P-9f K-3a
15.P-3f S-5d
16.S-5f P-4d
17.P-6f G-5b
18.K-7i P-7d
19.N-3g N-7c
20.K-8h S4b-4c
21.P-2e P-6e
22.Px6e P-7e
23.P-6d P-9e
24.Px9e P-3e
25.P-2d Px2d
26.P*2c P-8f
27.Px8f Px3f
(diagram 1)

The 3rd game restarted with opening FUKAURA's sealed move ; 28.Rx2d . In diagram 1 , KIMURA already started attacking , then FUKAURA tried to attack effectively before KIMURA .

(diagram 2)

29.B*2b K-4b
30.Bx1a+ Px7f
31.Sx7f N*6f
32.L*3e P*3d
33.Lx3d Sx3d
34.Rx3d Nx7h+
35.Kx7h P*7g
36.Nx7g B*2e
37.P-2b+ G-3c
38.Rx3c+ Nx3c
39.+P-2c P*3b
40.+Px3c Px3c
41.G*2d L*3b
42.Gx2e Rx8f
43.S*8g R-8a
44.P*3d R*2h
(diagram 2)

KIMURA captured the 3g-Knight , and FUKAURA attacked with dropping his Bishop on 2b . Both players attacked each others camp . After some moves , FUKAURA's important pieces ; 5g-Gold , 2e-Gold and 1a-promoted Bishop were all threatened by KIMURA's Rooks . And FUKAURA's attack seemed difficult to continue .

(diagram 3)

45.Px3c+ Lx3c
46.P*3d Rx5h+
47.N*6h Rx1a
48.Px3c+ K-5a
49.B*2d B*6i
50.K-7i P*8h
51.+P-4c K-6a
52.+Px5b Kx5b
53.G*6c K-4a
54.Kx8h +Rx6h
55.P*7h G*8f
(diagram 3)

After 110 moves , KIMURA won the 3rd game .

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