Sep 2, 2009

Shogi News : MORIUCHI won the 2nd game of challenger deciding match . (Ryuo sen)

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

The evening of 1 September 2009 , after 122 moves , MORIUCHI won the 2nd game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match . The score of this match becomes " FUKAURA 1 --- 1 MORIUCHI" .

The 3rd/last game will start 11 September 2009
at Shogi Kaikan , Tokyo , and the winner of the game will become the challenger of the 22nd Ryuo sen title match .

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

Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.P-2e B-3c
4.S-4h R-4b
5.K-6h K-6b
6.K-7h S-7b
7.P-5f K-7a
8.G4i-5h S-3b
9.B-7g G4a-5b
10.S-5g P-9d
11.K-8h P-6d
12.L-9h P-4e
(diagram 1)

After both players opened the Bishop line with 1.P-7f and 1...P-3d , MORIUCHI closed the Bishop line with 2...P-4d . By this move , he meant to select Uso-Yagura or Furibisha in this game . FUKAURA immediately advanced the 2nd file Pawn with 3.P-2e to disturb MORIUCHI's natural development of Uso-Yagura .

MORIUCHI's Rook moved to 4b and his camp became Shiken Bisha . MORIUCHI made Mino gakoi and FUKAURA started making Ibisha Anaguma with 9.B-7g . Replying FUKAURA's 12.L-9h , MORIUCHI reopened his Bishop line with 9...P-4e .

(diagram 2)

13.P-6f P-7d
14.K-9i N-7c
15.S-8h S-4c
16.G-7i S-5d
17.P-9f K-8b
18.G-6g G-6c
19.P-3f P-8d
20.B-5i P-1d
21.P-1f S-8c
22.B-3g G-7b
23.S-6h P-8e
24.S6h-7g R-4a
25.G-7h L-9b
26.R-5h S-4c
27.S-6h S-4d
28.S6h-7i P-5d
29.B-5i S-5c
30.B-6h P-1e
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA declined a Bishop exchange with 13.P-6f and his King entered the hole of Ibisha Anaguma with 14.K-9i . MORIUCHI advanced his left Silver to 5d and made his Mino gakoi developed to Taka mino gakoi .

While FUKAURA was moving his Bishop to 3g , MORIUCHI further developed his Taka mino gakoi to Ginkanmuri . After some moves , MORIUCHI started attacking with 30...P-1e .

(diagram 3)

31.Px1e P-6e
32.Px6e Lx1e
33.Lx1e P*6f
34.G-5g Nx6e
35.B-5i S-6d
36.B-3g P-4f
37.Px4f P-7e
38.L*6i Nx5g+
39.Rx5g Px7f
40.P*6e S-7e
41.P-4e G*7c
42.N*4d P-9e
(diagram 3)

Sacrificing a Lance with 32...Lx1e , MORIUCHI got a Pawn . And he dropped a Pawn with 33...P*6f . FUKAURA's 6g-Gold escaped to 5g , but MORIUCHI's Knight aimed at the Gold with 34...Nx6e . After some moves , MORIUCHI's 7f & 6f Pawns became a very effective basis for attack , and in the same time , he made his Kakoi solid and safty one . MORIUCHI started attacking in the 9th file to attack FUKAURA's King directly .

(diagram 4)

43.P*7g Px9f
44.Px7f S7e-8d
45.Lx6f G6c-7d
46.R-6g P*6c
47.N-3b+ Rx4e
48.+Nx3c Nx3c
49.P*4f Rx2e
50.P*2h P*7e
51.B*4b Px7f
52.Bx3c+ N*7e
53.R-4g P-9g+
54.Sx9g Lx9g+
55.Lx9g P*9f
56.Lx9f P*9e
57.N-1g Px9f
58.L*9h L*7g
59.Nx7g P-8f
60.L*8i Rx1e
61.Bx1e L*9g
(diagram 4)

After 122 moves , MORIUCHI won the game .

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