Jul 22, 2009

Shogi News : MORIUCHI beated TAKAHASHI . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

10:16 P.M. , 22 July 2009 , after 78 moves , MORIUCHI won the Ryuo sen tournament game with TAKAHASHI . MORIUCHI will have next game of this tournament with HABU 7 August 2009 .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente : TAKAHASHI Michio (9 dan)
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.P-2e Bx8h+
4.Sx8h S-2b
5.S-7g S-3c
6.S-3h S-6b
7.K-6h P-7d
8.G-7h P-8d
9.G-5h P-9d
10.S-2g S-7c
11.S-2f P-1d
12.P-3f P-8e
(diagram 1)

The game started with TAKAHASHI's 1.P-7f . TAKAHASHI wanted to advance the game Yagura opening , but MORIUCHI declined it with 1...P-3d . After 1...P-3d , TAKAHASHI
could still try to select Yagura with 2.P-6f . But in that line , Gote also has other choice include Migi Shiken Bisha , open style Furibisha .

Then TAKAHASHI naturaly pushed the 2nd file Pawn . MORIUCHI moved up the left Gold with 2...G-3b . After 2...G-3b , the game mainly advances Ittezon Kakukawari .
TAKAHASHI advanced the 2nd file Pawn without G-7h , and MORIUCHI exchanged the Bishops . The opening of the game became Ittezon Kakukawari .

TAKAHASHI developped his camp without deciding the way of his right Silver ; Bougin , Hayakuri Gin or Koshikakegin . In the other hand , MORIUCHI also didn't show his Silver use .

Finaly TAKAHASHI selecte Bougin with 10.S-2g and replying it MORIUSHI selected Hayakuri Gin form with 10...S-7c . TAKAHASHI advanced his right Silver with 11.S-2f and MORIUCHI declined the opponent's S-1e by P-1d . Then TAKAHASHI prepared the attack in the 3rd file with 12.P-3f and MORIUCHI also prepared attacking with advancing the 8th file Pawn .

(diagram 2)

13.P-6f S-6d
14.P-3e Px3e
15.Sx3e P-7e
16.P-2d Px2d
17.P*3d S-2b
18.Rx2d P*3g
19.P-6e Sx6e
20.P*6b Gx6b
21.P-3c+ Nx3c
22.B*2a G-6a
23.S-3d P*2c
24.Bx3b+ Px2d
25.+Bx4c N-7c
(diagram 2)

TAKAHASHI started attacking with 14.P-3e . After the 3rd file Pawn exchange , MORIUCHI also started attacking with 15...P-7e . TAKAHASHI pushed the 2nd file with 16.P-2d without replying 15...P-7e . TAKAHASHI forced MORIUCHI to back the 3c-Silver with dropping a Pawn on 3d .

TAKAHASHI captured the 2d-Pawn by the Rook . MORIUCHI dropped a Pawn with 18...P*3g . Sacrificing 2 Pawns in the 6th file (19.P-6e & 20.P*6b) TAKAHASHI tried to continue attacking . The Bishop dropping ; 22.B*2a seemed very effective attack , but MORIUCHI defend with 22...G-6a and 23...P*2c . MORIUCHI's 25...N-7c is very effectively protected 6e-Silver including a counterattack line when Sente captured the 6e-Silver with +Bx6e .

(diagram 3)

26.P*6b Kx6b
27.Px7e P*4b
28.+B-3b P-8f
29.Px8f B*4i
30.Sx3c+ Bx5h+
31.Kx5h R*2h
32.P*3h Rx3h+
33.G*4h +Rx2i
34.N*7d K-7b
35.Nx8b+ Kx8b
36.+Bx6e Nx6e
37.S*8d +Rx8i
38.R*8c K-7a
39.R-7c+ G*7b
(diagram 3)

After 78 moves , MORIUCHI won the game .

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