Aug 18, 2009

Shogi News : FUKAURA won the 1st game of challenger deciding match . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen challenger deciding 3 games match

10:28 P.M. 17 August 2009 , after 102 moves , FUKAURA won the 1st game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding 3 games match . The score of this match becomes "FUKAURA 1 --- 0 MORIUCHI" . They will have next game of this match 1 September 2009 at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Tokyo .

You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

(diagram 1)

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

FUKAURA selected Ittezon Kakukawari as the opening of this game with 3...Bx8h+ . MORIUCHI made Hayakuri Gin shape with 9.S-4f . FUKAURA seemed to make Koshikakegin form with S-5d or Shiken Bisha form with R-4b , but he didn't select both lines . FUKAURA advanced the 6th file Pawn and he dropped a Bishop with 13...B*7c to disturb MORIUCHI's attacking .

(diagram 2)

14.R-1h K-4b
15.P-5f K-3a
16.P-5e Px3e
17.Sx3e Bx5e
18.P*3d S-4b
19.P-4f P-7e
20.R-5h S-6d
21.R-5f N-7c
22.P-2d Px2d
23.P-8f Px7f
24.Rx7f P*7d
25.Rx7d P*7e
26.P*5f Bx7g+
27.Rx6d +Bx7h
28.Kx7h S*6c
29.Rx4d S-4c
30.B*5e P-6f
31.Bx6f Sx4d
32.Bx4d P-7f
33.S*6h N-6e
34.S*6f G*7g
(diagram 2)

MORIUCHI's Rook once escaped from FUKAURA's Bishop line . MORIUCHI advanced the 5th file Pawn and blocked FUKAURA's Bishop line . After the 3rd file Pawn exchange , FUKAURA's Bishop captured 5e-Pawn . MORIUCHI blocked the opponent's Bishop line again with 19.P-4f and FUKAURA started attacking in the left side of MORIUCHI's camp with 19...P-7e .

MORIUCHI's Rook moved to the 5th file with 20.R-5h aiming at 5e-Bishop . FUKAURA protect the Bishop with 20...S-6d and MORIUCHI's Rook moved up to defend the 7th file by Rook's side power .

FUKAURA's right Knight jumped with 21.N-7c to join attacking . After sacrificing the 2nd file Pawn , MORIUCHI pushed the 8th file Pawn with 23.P-8f to disturb FUKAURA's Knight jump with N-8e .

After some moves , sacrificing a Bishop , FUKAURA attacked MORIUCHI's King directly , and MORIUCHI also tried to attack FUKAURA's King .

(diagram 3)

35.S6fx7g Px7g+
36.Nx7g Nx7g+
37.Sx7g N*6e
38.P*7f P*7e
39.S-6f Px7f
40.Sx6e S*7g
41.K-6i R*6h
42.K-5i R-2h+
43.B*5g P*6f
44.Sx7f P*7e
45.G-3i S-6h+
46.Bx6h +Rx3i
47.K-5h +R-3h
48.K-5g Px7f
49.N*3c Nx3c
50.Px3c+ Px6g+
51.Kx6g N*7e
(diagram 3)

After 102 moves , FUKAURA won the game .

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