Sep 10, 2009

Shogi Game record : SATO ryu Kaku koukan Mukai Bisha . (Asahi cup)

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

A shogi game of Asahi cup Shogi open : 1st preround between SATO Shinichi and TAKEDA Hiroshi (amateur) started 2:00 P.M. 4 July 2009 .

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

Sente : SATO Shinichi (4 dan)
Gote : TAKEDA Hiroshi (Amateur)

(diagram 1)

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

Replying SATO's 3.S-4h , TAKEDA exchanged the Bishops and moved his Rook to 2b : SATO ryu Kaku koukan Mukai Bisha . SATO advanced the 2nd file Pawn without dropping a Bishop .

TAKEDA made Kata mino gakoi and developed it to KIMURA mino . SATO made Bonanza gakoi and advanced the 7th & 4th file Pawns .

(diagram 2)

17.S-7f N-3c
18.N-3g R-2a
19.G4i-5h G-4b
20.P-6f S-6b
21.P-8f G-3b
22.P-8e R-5a
23.N-7g P-5e
24.S5f-6g S-5d
25.R-4h S5d-6c
26.P-6e P-5f
27.Sx5f P-3e
28.Px3e Px6e
29.B*3f P-6f
30.P-3d P*3e
31.B-1h B*2f
32.R-4g Bx1g+
33.Px3c+ Gx3c
34.P-4d +Bx1h
35.Lx1h Gx4d
36.P*6d S-5d
37.P-8d Px8d
38.P*8e Px8e
(diagram 2)

SATO supported the 7e Pawn by moving up left Silver with 17.S-7f and advanced the 8th file Pawn to control the 5th rank of these files . The strategy ; advancing the Pawn(s) to control the 5th rank is called "Kurai dori" . Especially Kurai dori on the opponent's King head area is called "Gyoku tou Kurai dori" .

TAKEDA's Rook backed to 2a and came to 5a and advanced the 5th file Pawn . Replying SATO's P-6e , TAKEDA aimed at the 3rd file , the head of SATO's right Knight . SATO dropped a Bishop with 29.B*3f to avoid being dropped a Pawn on 3f .

After some moves , SATO started attacking TAKEDA's King directly .

(diagram 3)

40.P-9e P*5e
41.Px9d P*9h
42.Lx9h P*9g
43.Lx9g Px5f
44.P*8c Kx8c
45.Rx4d P*9f
46.Lx9f P*9e
47.Sx8e Px4d
48.P-9c+ resigns
(diagram 3)

After 95 moves , SATO won the game .

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