Sep 5, 2009

Shogi Game record : Gote Nakabisha ; Sente Hidari mino . (Asahi cup)

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup Shogi open sen : 1st preround

A shogi game of Asahi cup 1st preround between INABA Satoshi (amateur) and NISHIKAWA Kazuhiro started 10:00 A.M. , 4 July 2009

You can see the original game record on the Net .
(Flash version , written in Japanese)

Sente : INABA Satoshi (amateur)
Gote : NISHIKAWA Kazuhiro (4 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.S-4h S-4b
4.K-6h P-5d
5.P-5f R-5b
6.G4i-5h K-6b
7.S-7h S-5c
8.P-2e B-3c
9.S-5g S-6d
10.P-6f K-7b
11.G-6g P-7d
12.K-7i K-8b
13.P-3f S-7b
14.P-9f P-9d
(diagram 1)

NISHIKAWA closed his Bishop line with 2...P-4d , and he selected Nakabisha with 5.R-5b , especially closed Nakabisha . INABA made Hidari mino with 7.S-7h . This strategy is relatively very rare choice among professional shogi players . Instead of closed Nakabisha , Gokigen Nakabisha becomes more popular .

NISHIKAWA advanced his left Silver to 6d ; the shape of YAGURA ryu Nakabisha , and made Kata mino gakoi with 13...S-7b .

(diagram 2)

15.P-3e Px3e
16.R-3h R-3b
17.S-4f P-3f
18.P-6e S6d-7c
19.P-2d Px2d
20.Rx3f P-4e
21.Bx3c+ Rx3c
22.P*3d R-4c
23.S-5g P-4f
24.Px4f B*4g
25.R-3i P*4h
26.B*6f P-4i+
27.Rx4i B-3h+
28.R-5i L-1b
29.P*2b P-6d
30.Px6d P*6e
31.B-7g Sx6d
32.Px2a+ P-5e
33.B-8f S-6c
34.+P-3a Gx3a
35.P*6f G-3b
36.N*4e P*4g
37.R-5h P-4h+
38.Rx4h +Bx2i
39.P-3c+ Gx3c
40.Px6e Sx6e
41.Nx3c+ Rx3c
42.B-4b+ R-3i+
(diagram 2)

INABA started attacking the head of NISHIKAWA's Bishop with P-3e . Both players Rooks came to the 3rd file with 16.R-3h & 16...R-3b . After the Bishop exchange , INABA declined the Rook exchange with 22.P*3d .

After the 4th file Pawn sacrifice with 23...P-4f , NISHIKAWA dropped a Bishop with 24... B*4g forking 3f-Rook and 2i-Knight . INABA protected both pieces with 25.R-3i . INABA dropped a Bishop with 26.B*6f , aiming at NISHIKAWA's 1a-Lance and 2a-Knight .

Sacrificing a promoted Pawn , NISHIKAWA made his Bishop promoted with 27...B-3h+ . INABA aimed at 2a-Knight with 29.P*2b . Without replying the Pawn drop , NISHIKAWA threatened INABA's 6f-Bishop with 29...P-6d .

By dropping a Pawn with P*4g , NISHIKAWA forced INABA to move the Rook and make 2i-Knight unprotected . Exchanging INABA's 2 Pawns , 1 Knight and NISHIKAWA's Gold , INABA made a promoted Bishop , NISHIKAWA made a promoted Rook .

(diagram 3)

43.+B-4c P*6f
44.G6g-6h Px5f
45.+Bx6a Px5g+
46.Gx5g N*8d
47.G*6b Nx7f
48.+B-7a K-9b
49.S-7g +Rx4h
50.P*5h +Rx5g
51.Sx7f S*6h
52.K-8h G*7g
53.Nx7g Sx7g+
54.K-7i R*7h
(diagram 3)

After 108 moves , NISHIKAWA won the game .

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