Aug 7, 2009

Shogi News : MORIUCHI won over HABU's Ittezon Kakukawari . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22th Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament ; The 1st semi final game

The evening of 7 August 2009 , after 95 moves , MORIUCHI won the 1st semi final game of Ryuo sen . He will have the final 3 games match of this tournament , with the winner of the other semi final game between KUBO and FUKAURA .

You can see the game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/090807.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/090807_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

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





HABU selected Ittezon Kakukawari as the opening of this game and he naturaly developped his camp to Koshikakegin formation . MORIUCHI simply advanced his right Silver and attacking with Bougin strategy .

(diagram 2)

10...Px1e
11.Sx1e Lx1e
12.Lx1e P*1c
13.P*1b S-2b
14.P-2d Px2d
15.Rx2d S*2c
16.R-2h Sx1b
17.P*2d S-6c
18.B*5f B*7d
19.Bx3d P*2c
20.L*2g Bx4g+
21.G-5h +B-4f
22.Px2c+ P*3f
23.+Px3b Px3g+
24.Lx2b+ +Px2h
25.K-6h K-6b
(diagram 2)

Sacrificing a Silver , MORIUCHI tried to break the 1st file of HABU's camp . HABU tried to defend the 1st and 2nd file by dropping a Silver in hand with 15...S*2c . But dropping a Bishop , MORIUCHI continued attacking .

Replying MORIUCHI's Bishop dropping , HABU also dropped a Bishop . But MORIUCHI continued attacking with capturing the 3d-Pawn by his Bishop and with dropping a Lance in hand with 20.L*2g .

Since the left side of HABU's camp already almost impossible to defend , HABU tried to attack MORIUCHI's camp by his dropped Bishop . After some moves , MORIUCHI completely broke the left side of HABU's camp and HABU got a Rook in hand .

(diagram 3)

26.+P-4b R*3i
27.Bx1b+ Rx2i+
28.+Lx2a +P-3h
29.N*7e S-7d
30.S*8c Rx8c
31.Nx8c+ Sx8c
32.+Px4c +P-4h
33.R*4b N*5b
34.+Px5b Gx5b
35.Rx4f+ +Px5h
36.Kx5h P*4g
37.P-6f P-4h+
38.+Rx4h P*4g
39.+R-3g P-4h+
40.+Rx4h N*5e
41.K-6h P*4g
42.+R-3g S*6i
43.P*3i G*5h
44.K-7g +Rx2a
45.S-7i +Rx1b
46.+R-3a Sx7h+
47.Sx7h L*5a
48.B*4e resigns
(diagram 3)

After 95 moves , MORIUCHI won the game .

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