Jul 31, 2009

Shogi News : KIMURA won the 3rd game . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .

5:54 P.M. 31 July 2009 , after 110 moves , KIMURA won the 3rd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "FUKAURA 0 ---3 KIMURA" . They will have the 4th game 4 & 5 August 2009 at Sasebo city , Nagasaki . Then KIMURA need only one more win to get the 50th Oi . In the other hand , FUKAURA need 3 continuous wins without any more lose to defend his title . Sasebo city is FUKAURA's home town . He must want to win the game there .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
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(text version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )
Gote : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h S-4b
6.Bx2b+ Gx2b
7.S-7g S-7b
8.S-3h P-6d
9.P-4f S-6c
10.S-4g G-3b
11.K-6h K-4a
12.P-1f P-1d
13.G-5h P-9d
14.P-9f K-3a
15.P-3f S-5d
16.S-5f P-4d
17.P-6f G-5b
18.K-7i P-7d
19.N-3g N-7c
20.K-8h S4b-4c
21.P-2e P-6e
22.Px6e P-7e
23.P-6d P-9e
24.Px9e P-3e
25.P-2d Px2d
26.P*2c P-8f
27.Px8f Px3f
28.Rx2d
(diagram 1)

The 3rd game restarted with opening FUKAURA's sealed move ; 28.Rx2d . In diagram 1 , KIMURA already started attacking , then FUKAURA tried to attack effectively before KIMURA .

(diagram 2)

28...Px3g+
29.B*2b K-4b
30.Bx1a+ Px7f
31.Sx7f N*6f
32.L*3e P*3d
33.Lx3d Sx3d
34.Rx3d Nx7h+
35.Kx7h P*7g
36.Nx7g B*2e
37.P-2b+ G-3c
38.Rx3c+ Nx3c
39.+P-2c P*3b
40.+Px3c Px3c
41.G*2d L*3b
42.Gx2e Rx8f
43.S*8g R-8a
44.P*3d R*2h
(diagram 2)

KIMURA captured the 3g-Knight , and FUKAURA attacked with dropping his Bishop on 2b . Both players attacked each others camp . After some moves , FUKAURA's important pieces ; 5g-Gold , 2e-Gold and 1a-promoted Bishop were all threatened by KIMURA's Rooks . And FUKAURA's attack seemed difficult to continue .

(diagram 3)

45.Px3c+ Lx3c
46.P*3d Rx5h+
47.N*6h Rx1a
48.Px3c+ K-5a
49.B*2d B*6i
50.K-7i P*8h
51.+P-4c K-6a
52.+Px5b Kx5b
53.G*6c K-4a
54.Kx8h +Rx6h
55.P*7h G*8f
56.resigns
(diagram 3)



After 110 moves , KIMURA won the 3rd game .

Jul 30, 2009

Shogi News : FUKAURA sealed the 55th move . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .

Around 6:00 P.M. FUKAURA sealed the 55th move , and the game once stopped this evening . The game will restart next morning with opening the sealed move .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
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http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/50oui/text.html
(text version , written in Japanese language)

Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )
Gote : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h S-4b
6.Bx2b+ Gx2b
7.S-7g S-7b
8.S-3h P-6d
9.P-4f S-6c
10.S-4g G-3b
11.K-6h K-4a
12.P-1f P-1d
13.G-5h P-9d
14.P-9f K-3a
15.P-3f S-5d
16.S-5f P-4d
17.P-6f G-5b
18.K-7i P-7d
19.N-3g N-7c
20.K-8h S4b-4c
(diagram 1)

FUKAURA selected Kakukawari as the opening of this game and KIMURA accepted it . The game seemed to advance Kakukawari Koshikakegin doukei line . But FUKAURA changed the line with 20.K-8h .

The move K-8h is sometimes very dangerous move in Kakukawari games . When you are attacking the 8h-King is more safty but when you are attacked the 7i-King is more safty .

Replying FUKAURA's 20.K-8h , KIMURA also selected uncommon move ; 20...S4b-4c .

(diagram 2)

21.P-2e P-6e
22.Px6e P-7e
(diagram 2)













FUKAURA advanced the 2nd file Pawn with 21.P-2e to prepare attacking . But KIMURA started attacking with 21...P-6e .

(diagram 3)

23.P-6d P-9e
24.Px9e P-3e
25.P-2d Px2d
26.P*2c P-8f
27.Px8f Px3f
(diagram 3)










Because KIMURA's camp is different from usual formation , FUKAURA couldn't select usual counterattack in Kakukawari Koshikakegin doukei line . KIMURA's attack seemed effective when the 3d-Pawn killed FUKAURA's 3g-Knight .

FUKAURA sealed the 55th move and the game once stopped .

Shogi News : The 3rd game has just started . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .

The 3rd game of the 50th Oi sen 7 games title match between FUKAURA and KIMURA has just started 9:00 A.M. , 30 July 2009 at Kobe city , Hyogo . The game will once stop this evening , and will restart next morning .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
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Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )
Gote : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

Jul 29, 2009

Shogi Game record : KIMURA won with Ittezon Kakukawari . (Saikyou sen)

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Saikyou sen


A shogi game of the Saikyou sen tournament between NAMEKATA and KIMURA started 8:00 P.M. , 24 May 2009 on the Net .


Sente : NAMEKATA Hisahi (8 dan)
Gote : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

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



KIMURA selected Ittezon Kakukawari as the opening of this game . NAMEKATA replied it with Koshikakegin . KIMURA also made a Koshikakegin formation .

(diagram 2)

14.P-6f P-3e
15.P-4e P-7d
16.K-6h N-7c
17.S-7g K-3a
18.K-7i R-6b
19.G5h-6h K-2b
20.K-8h G-6c
21.B*4f S-3d
22.P-3f Px3f
23.P-2d Px2d
24.Bx2d P*2c
25.B-5a+ R-8b
26.P-4d Px4d
27.P*2d B*4f
28.Px2c+ Gx2c
29.R-4h Bx1i+
30.Rx4d P*4c
31.Rx5d Px5d
(diagram 2)

NAMEKATA advanced the 1st file Pawn , but he keep the 3rd file Pawn unpushed . Then KIMURA advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 14...P-3e to disturb NAMEKATA's natural development of his attacking pieces .

After NAMEKATA's King entered Hekomi Yagura with 20.K-8h , he dropped a Bishop with B*4f to aim at 3e-Pawn . KIMURA protecte the 3e-Pawn with S-3d . NAMEKATA exchanged the 2nd file Pawn by his Bishop and made the Bishop promoted .

KIMURA couterattacked with dropping his Bishop , and NAMEKATA tried to continue attacking with sacrificing his Rook .

(diagram 3)

32.P*2d G-3c
33.+B-4a R*6a
34.S*5b Rx4a
35.Sx4a= Gx2d
36.R*6a G-6b
37.Rx9a+ R-7b
38.N-1g K-3c
39.+R-5a B*3i
40.L*6c Gx6c
41.S-5b= G-6b
42.+Rx2a P*2c
43.S-5a= G-5b
44.P*2e G-3e
45.N*4g Bx1g+
46.Nx3e +Bx3e
47.+R-3a L*3b
48.G*2b Gx5a
49.+Rx5a Kx2b
50.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 98 moves , KIMURA won the game .

Jul 28, 2009

Shogi News : KUBO won with Gokigen Nakabisha . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

9:29 P.M. , 28 July 2009 , after 90 moves , KUBO won the Ryuo sen tournament game with MATSUO . KUBO will have a semi final game of this tournament with FUKAURA .



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Sente : MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio )

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.P-9f P-9d
6.S-7h K-6b
7.S-4h K-7b
8.P-4f K-8b
9.S-4g S-7b
10.K-6h S-3c
(diagram 1)





KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game , and MATSUO selected shin MARUYAMA's vaccin with Sato Shinte line . KUBO completed Kata mino gakoi and he prepared to move his Rook to the 2nd file , while MATSUO was making Hidari mino .

(diagram 2)

11.K-7i R-2b
12.K-8h S-4d
13.G4i-5h N-3c
14.S-7g R-2a
15.P-7e P-8d
16.G-7h G-4b
17.P-6f S-8c
18.S-7f G-7b
19.P-8f S-5e
20.G5h-6g P-4d
21.B*7g P-4e
(diagram 2)




MATSUO's King entered Hidari mino , but he immediately started developping the Kakoi to Gin tachi Yagura . This strategy is usually called Gyoku tou Kurai dori .

In the other hand , KUBO completed one of the standard formations of Kaku koukan Furibisha ; S-4d , N-3c , R-2a , G-4b . And he developped his Kata mino gakoi to Kata Gin kanmuri .

After developped the camp , KUBO advanced his 4d-Silver with 19...S-5e , aiming at 6f-Pawn . MATSUO protected the Pawn by moving up the left Gold with 20.G-6g . Then KUBO advanced his 4th file Pawn and started attacking in the 4th file with 21...P-4e .

(diagram 3)

22.Px4e Nx4e
23.S-3f P*4f
24.P-6e B*3i
25.R-3h Bx5g+
26.Sx4e P-4g+
27.Gx5g +Px5g
28.P-8e G*6f
29.Bx6f Sx6f
30.Px8d Sx8d
31.P-6d Px6d
32.P*8c Gx8c
33.B*6c
(diagram 3)



Sacrificing the 4e-Knight , KUBO successed to make a promoted Pawn , and his pieces came closer to MATSUO's King . MATSUO tried to attack with his pieces in hand .

(diagram 4)

33...G-5c
34.G*7b K-9b
35.P*8e Gx6c
36.Px8d Gx8d
37.Sx5d P*8g
38.Gx8g P*8f
39.Gx8f B*6h
40.N*7g B*7i
41.K-9h Gx5d
42.S*8h S*7h
43.Rx6h Bx6h+
44.S-8e P*8g
45.Sx8d Px8h+
46.resigns
(diagram 4)

After 90 moves , KUBO won the game .

Shogi News : KUBO Kio in Ryuo sen tournament . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen challenger deciding tournament :


A shogi game of Ryuo sen challenger deciding tournament between KUBO and MATSUO started 10:00 A.M. , 28 July 2009 at Kasai Shogi Kaikan , Osaka .



You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
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KUBO Toshiaki (Kio )
MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)

Jul 27, 2009

Shogi news : YAMASAKI becomes a challenger of Oza sen . (Oza sen)

Shogi News : The 57th Oza sen : challenger deciding game

11:00 P.M. 27 July 2009 , after 141 moves , YAMASAKI won the challenger deciding game of the 57th Oza sen . Then YAMASAKI becomes a challenger , and he will have the 57th Oza sen title match with HABU . The title match will start 4 September 2009 , at Meguro ku , Tokyo .



You can see the game record on the Net .
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Sente :
YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)
Gote :
NAKAGAWA Daisuke (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2h P-3d

7.S-3h G-5b
8.S-2g P-4d
9.P-7f P-8f
10.Px8f Rx8f
11.S-3f G5b-4c
12.K-6i R-8b

13.P*8g P-5d
(diagram 1)


YAMASAKI selected Aigakari as the opening of this game , and NAKAGAWA accepted it . After the 2nf file Pawn exchange , YAMASAKI backed his Rook with 6.R-2h , in other word he selected Hiki Hisha formation .

NAKAGAWA opened his Bishop line with 6...P-3d , before exchanging the 8th file Pawn . YAMASAKI advanced his right Silver with 8.S-2g , the beggining of Hiki Hisha Bougin .

NAKAGAWA developped his camp very unique way . He closed the Bishop line with 8...P-4d , moved up the right Gold with 11...G5b-4c and pushed the 5th file Pawn .

(diagram 2)

14.G-5h S-6b
15.S-6h S-5c
16.P-4f K-4a
17.S-2e N-3c
18.S-3f S3a-4b

19.S-4g P-7d
20.S-7g S-6d
21.P-6f P-5e

22.P-5f P-4e
23.S-6h
(diagram 2)






YAMASAKI made Kani gakoi , and forced NAKAGAWA to jump the left Knight with 17...N-3c by advancing the Silver with 17.S-2e . Then NAKAGAWA's Bishop became difficult to use .

After all this moves , YAMASAKI started advancing his Kani gakoi to Yagura gakoi . But NAKAGAWA started attacking with
21...P-5e & 22...P-4e .

(diagram 3)

23...G-5d
24.G5h-6g P-1d
25.P*2d Px2d
26.Px4e Px5f
27.P-6e S6d-5c
28.K-7i P-5g+
29.Sx5g N-7c
30.S4g-5f B-1c
31.S-6h P-2e
32.P-7e P*8f
33.Px8f P*8g

34.Gx8g P*8e
35.Px8e Gx6e
36.Sx6e Nx6e
37.K-7h S-6d
38.P*5c Sx7e
(diagram 3)

NAKAGAWA effecively used his most pieces to attack . And he got an advantage .

(diagram 4)

39.G*7f P*8f
40.G8gx8f Sx8f

41.Gx8f G*5g
42.B-5e S*6d
43.S*7c R-9b
44.Sx6d+ Px6d
45.P*7b P*5a
46.P-5b+ Px5b
47.S*8c K-3a
48.P*2c Gx2c
49.P-4d S*5d
50.B-8h K-2b
51.P*5c Px5c
52.P*5e Gx6g
53.Sx6g G*6h
54.Rx6h Bx6h+
55.Kx6h R*2h
56.G*5h N-4e
57.K-7h N4e-5g+
58.P*2d +Nx6g
59.Kx6g S*5f
60.K-7f Rx5h+
61.Px2c+ Kx2c
62.K-8g S-6g+
63.Sx9b= +R-7h
64.K-9f +Rx8h
65.R*2a G*2b
66.B*4a K-3c
67.Rx2b+ Kx4d
68.+Rx4b P*4c
69.G*5f B*6i
70.N*8g S-4e
71.G*4f resigns
(diagram 4)

After 141 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

Shogi News : Challenger deciding game has started . (Oza sen)

Shogi News : The 57th Oza sen : challenger deciding game

The challenger deciding game of The 57th Oza sen between NAKAGAWA and YAMASAKI started 10:00 A.M. , 27 July 2009 . The winner of this game becomes a challenger of the 57th Oza sen title match with HABU .



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NAKAGAWA Daisuke (7 dan)
YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)

Jul 26, 2009

Shogi Game record : ITODANI won over NAKATA's Sanken Bisha . (NHK cup)

Shogi Game record : The 59th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A shogi game of NHK cup Shogi tournament between ITODANI and NAKATA Isao was broadcasted 24 May 2009 .


Sente : ITODANI Tetsurou (5 dan)
Gote : NAKATA Isao (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

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





NAKATA Isao ia famous as his unique Sanken Bisha . His style of Sanken Bisha is called Koh-yan ryu . Koh-yan is his nick name . The characterisctic feature of Koh-yan ryu Sanken Bisha against Ibisha Anaguma is making an attack formation around King side before complete Kakoi .

In this game , NAKATA selected Sanken Bisha as usual . ITODANI selected Ibisha Anaguma , the most effective counter plan against Sanken Bisha . NAKATA's camp ,advancing the 6th file Pawn without finished the Kakoi , is a beggining of koh-yan ryu .

(diagram 2)

11.K-9i P-7d
12.S-8h K-7a
13.S-5g G-6c
14.B-6h S-5c
15.G4i-5i P-9d
16.G-7h P-6e
17.P-6f
(diagram 2)








ITODANI's King entered the Anaguma's hole with 11.K-9i , gathering all Golds and Silvers near the King . NAKATA developped the right side of his camp higher . NAKATA advanced the 6th file Pawn with 16...P-6e . The mvoe is one of the characteristic moves of Koh-yan ryu Sanken Bisha .

Because ITODANI dislike allow NAKATA to keep the 6e-Pawn , he pushed the 6th file Pawn with 17.P-6f .

(diagram 3)

17...Px6f
18.B-8f P-6g+
19.Gx6g P-8d
20.G-6i P-8e
21.B-5i P-3e
22.S-6f N-7c
23.P-1f P-4e
24.G-7h S-6d
25.B-7g K-8b
26.P-2d Px2d
27.P*6e Nx6e
28.Sx6e Sx6e
29.Bx3c+ Rx3c
30.Rx2d P*6f
31.G6g-7g P-7e
32.Rx2a+ Px7f
33.N*7e
(diagram 3)

NAKATA captured the 6f-Pawn with 17...Px6f . ITODANI moved his Bishop without capturing the Pawn . After promoting & sacrificing the 6th file Pawn with 18...P-6g+ , NAKATA advanced the 8th file Pawn to drive away the 8f-Bishop .

NAKATA advanced the 3rd and 4th file Pawns and completed Taka mino gakoi . After all Golds and Silvers joined the Anaguma gakoi , ITODANI started attacking with 26.P-2d .

After roughly attacking each other , ITODANI made a promoted Rook and dropped a Knight on 7e . His attack seemed faster than NAKATA's attack with 32...Px7f .

(diagram 4)

33...G-7c
34.P*6b G-7a
35.B*4d G-8a
36.Gx6f Sx6f
37.Bx6f R-4c
38.N*6e G-7d
39.P*7c P*6a
40.Px7b+ Gx7b
41.+Rx6a Gx6e
42.S*8c Gx8c
43.Nx8c+ Kx8c
44.G*8d K-8b
45.S*7a K-8a
46.P*7c resigns
(diagram 4)

After 91 moves , ITODANI won the game .

Jul 25, 2009

Shogi Game record : YAMASAKI won with Gokigen Nakabisha . (Ginga sen)

Shogi Game record : The 17th Ginga sen : D-block

A shogi game of Ginga sen D-block between SATO Syuji and YAMASAKI was broadcasted 23 May 2009


Sente : SATO Syuji (7 dan)
Gote : YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.G-7h K-6b
5.K-6i K-7b
6.S-4h K-8b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.B-7g S-7b
9.S-6h B-3c
10.Bx3c+ Nx3c
11.P-6f G-3b
12.P-3f P-5e
13.S-6g R-5a
(diagram 1)


YAMASAKI selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . SATO replied it with 4.G-7h line . YAMASAKI naturaly made Kata mino gakoi , and SATO was also making his Kakoi , like Kaku tsuki Kin mino .

YAMASAKI moved up his Bishop with 9...B-3c and SATO immediately exchanged the Bishops . SATO made a reversed KIMURA mino formation with 13.S-6g . YAMASAKI moved up the left Gold with 11...G-3b to defend the 2nd file and backed the Rook with 13...R-5a to avoid the opponent's Bishop drop on 4a .

(diagram 2)

14.K-7i S-4b
15.G-5h P-4d
16.K-8h P-6d
17.P-1f P-1d
18.S-5i R-2a
19.S-6h P-7d
20.S-7g S-4c
21.S-8f S-6c
22.P-7e Px7e
23.Sx7e P*7d
24.S-8f G-6b
25.S-7g P-8d
26.P-8f P-4e
27.B*8g B*5d
28.Bx5d S6cx5d
29.S6g-7f G-6c
30.P-8e Px8e
31.Sx8e N-7c
32.S8e-7f K-7b
33.P*8e R-8a
34.S-8f K-6b
35.N-7g K-5b
(diagram 2)

SATO's King entered KIMURA mino with 16.K-8h , and SATO developped his Kakoi to Gin Yagura . YAMASAKI's Rook move to 2a . After the 7th file Pawn exchange , SATO dropped a Bishop with 27.B*8g , aiming at YAMASAKI's left side pieces ; 4c-Silver , 3b-Gold and 2a-Rook . To prevent the line ; Bx4c+ Gx4c ; S*3b , YAMASAKI also dropped his Bishop with 27.B*5d . Replying the Bishop exchange , YAMASAKI advanced his right Silver to 5d .

YAMASAKI's King started escaping to the left half of his camp and his Rook backed to the 8th file .

(diagram 3)

36.P*7e Px7e
37.S8fx7e P*7d
38.S-8d G-6b
39.P-9e P*8c
40.Sx7c= Gx7c
41.Px9d P-5f
42.Px5f B*3i
43.R-3h Bx6f+
44.G5h-6g +B-4d
45.P-9c+ R-2a
46.P*9b S*8f
47.N*5e Sx5e
48.Px5e +Bx5e
49.R-5h P*5f
50.Gx5f +Bx1i
51.P*5d P-7e
52.G-6f Sx5d
53.Sx7e Sx7e
54.Gx7e P*5f
55.S*4d S*5c
56.Sx5c+ Kx5c
57.Rx5f N*6c
58.P*7d G-7b
59.P*5e +Bx5e
60.Rx5e Sx5e
61.P*5d K-4b
62.B*5c K-4a
63.B*6a P*5b
64.G-7f S*7e
65.Bx7b+ Sx7f
66.+Bx6c L*8f
67.K-9g R*8i
68.K-9f P*9d
69.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 136 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

Jul 24, 2009

Shogi game record : HASHIMOTO won with FUJII system . (Ginga sen)

Shogi Game record : The 17th Ginga sen : C-block

A shogi game of Ginga sen C-block between HASHIMOTO and HATAKEYAMA Mamoru was broadcasted 21 May 2009 .

Sente : HASHIMOTO Takanori (7 dan)
Gote : HATAKEYAMA Mamoru (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-1f P-8e
3.B-7g P-3d
4.P-6f S-6b
5.R-6h K-4b
6.S-3h K-3b
7.S-7h P-5d
8.S-6g G6a-5b
9.G6i-5h S-5c
10.P-1e B-3c
11.P-4f K-2b
12.P-3f P-4d
13.N-3g G-4c
14.P-6e G-3b
15.S-4g P-2d
(diagram 1)

HASHIMOTO selected Shiken Bisha as the opening of this game with 5.R-6h , and developped his camp without moving his King . This strategy is called FUJII system . FUJII system is an effective counter plan against Ibisha Anaguma . But Ibisha Anaguma is still an effective against Shiken Bisha include FUJII system .

In this game , HATAKEYAMA also started making Ibisha Anaguma . You may think HATAKEYAMA's 15...P-2d is a strange move , because this move isn't making the Kakoi . But this move costs one move , but enable to make Ibisha Anaguma safely .

(diagram 2)

16.P-2f L-1b
17.P-2e K-1a
18.Px2d S-2b
19.S6g-5f Bx2d
20.P-4e P*2c
21.P-3e Px3e
22.P-6d P-3f
23.P*3c Sx3c
24.N-2e P-3g+
25.Px6c+ P-5e
26.+Px5c Px5f
27.Sx5f Gx5c
28.R-6a+ P*5a
(diagram 2)


HASHIMOTO advanced the 2nd file Pawn with 16.P-2f to attack here . HATAKEYAMA continued making Ibisha Anaguma . HASHIMOTO captured the 2d-Pawn , advanced the left Silver with 19.S6g-5f and started attacking with 20.P-4e .

HATAKEYAMA captured the 2d-Pawn with 19...Bx2d and dropped a Pawn with 20...P*2c to avoid the opponent's Pawn drop on 2c . HASHIMOTO continued attacking with 21.P-3e , 22.P-6d , 23.P*3c , and HATAKEYAMA counterattacked with 22...P-3f .

Each player made a promoted Pawn in the opponent's camp . HASHIMOTO succeeded to make his Rook promoted with 28.R-6a+ .

(diagram 3)

29.P-1d Px1d
30.P*1c Lx1c
31.+Rx5a P-8f
32.Nx1c+ Bx1c
33.Px8f N*4f
34.Lx1d P*1b
35.Lx1c+ Px1c
36.P*1d L*6c
37.P*6e G-2b
38.Px1c+ Gx1c
39.B*3a S*4b
40.P*3d Sx5a
41.Px3c+ Nx3c
42.K-6h Nx5h+
43.Gx5h Lx6e
44.Sx6e P*6g
45.Kx6g P*6f
46.Bx6f R*6i
47.G-6h Rx8i+
48.N*3d G*3b
49.Bx1c+ P*1b
50.P*2b Gx2b
51.+Bx2b Rx2b
52.S*3a resigns
(diagram 3)

After 103 moves , HASHIMOTO won the game .

Jul 23, 2009

Shogi News : MATSUO won over TOYOSHIMA . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

The evening of 23 July 2009 , after 113 moves , MATSUO won the Ryuo sen tournament game with TOYOSHIMA . MATSUO will have next game of this tournament with KUBO at Kansai Shogi Kaikan , Osaka .



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Sente : MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote : TOYOSHIMA Masayuki (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.S-3h S-7b
8.P-4f P-6d
9.S-4g S-6c
10.K-6h S-5d
11.G-5h G-5b
12.P-3f P-7d
13.P-9f P-9d
14.S-5f P-4d
15.P-1f P-1d
16.P-6f K-4a
17.K-7i K-3a
18.N-3g N-7c
19.P-2e S-3c
20.P-4e Px4e
21.P-2d Px2d
22.P-1e Px1e
23.P-7e Px7e
24.P-3e S-4d
25.Rx2d P*2c
26.R-2i G-6c
(diagram 1)

MATSUO selected Kakukawari as the opening of this game , TOYOSHIMA accepted it . The game advanced to Kakukawari Koshikakegin Doukei line , the same line as the game between HABU and KATAGAMI (21 July 2009) . MATSUO also started attacking with 20.P-4e , but different from HABU , MATSUO attacked with 3 Pawn sacrifice line ; 20.P-4e , 22.P-1e , 23.P-7e . And after the 2nd file Pawn exchange , MATSUO backed his Rook to 2i . (In HABU's game , he attacked without P-1e & P-7e and backed his Rook to 2h .)

TOYOSHIMA moved up his right Gold with 26...G-6c to avoid the opponent's P*7d .

(diagram 2)

27.P*1b Lx1b
28.Px3d B*3h
29.R-3i B-2g+
30.B*1a +B-2h
31.R-4i +B-3h
32.R-6i G-4c
33.P*2b Gx3d
34.Px2a+ Kx2a
35.Bx4d+ Gx4d
36.Sx4e Gx4e
37.Nx4e Sx4e
38.P*4d B*2e
39.R-6h S*2b
40.G*3e P-7f
41.Gx2e Px7g+
42.Nx7g S-5d
(diagram 2)

This attacking line MATSUO selected is the most roughly attacking line . MATSUO continued attacking with dropping his last Pawn in hand with 27.P*1b . TOYOSHIMA dropped a Bishop with 28...B*3h to disturb Sente's attacking .

MATSUO escaped his Rook with 32.R-6i , and sacrificing a Bishop with 35.Bx4d+ , he continued attacking . After some moves , TOYOSHIMA's camp was completely broken and MATSUO seemed to have a slight advantage .

(diagram 3)

43.N*3d S*3c
44.Nx2b+ Sx2b
45.P*3c P*3a
46.Lx1e Lx1e
47.P*2d N*7f
48.B*3d Nx6h+
49.G5hx6h R*2i
50.S*6i Rx2e+
51.Bx2e P-8f
52.P-4c+ Px8g+
53.S*3b K-1b
54.Px2c+ Sx2c
55.N*2d K-1c
56.Sx2c+ Kx2c
57.S*1d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 113 moves MATSUO won the game .

Shogi News : KIMURA won again . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .



6:28 P.M. 23 July 2009 , after 115 moves , KIMURA won the 2nd game of the 50th Oi sen title match . The score of this match becomes "FUKAURA 0 ---2 KIMURA" . They are going to have next game , 30 & 31 July 2009 , at Kobe city , Hyogo .


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Sente :KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e

3.G-7h G-3b

4.P-2d Px2d

5.Rx2d P*2c

6.R-2h P-3d

7.S-3h P-8f

8.Px8f Rx8f

9.P*8g R-8d

10.P-9f S-6b

11.P-1f P-1d

12.P-7f P-9d

13.P-4f P-6d

14.P*2d Px2d

15.Rx2d P-6e

16.S-4g K-4b

17.R-2h Bx8h+

18.Sx8h S-2b

19.S-5f N-3c

20.K-6h P-3e

21.G-3h P-6f

22.Px6f B*4i

23.B*5h Bx3h+

24.Rx3h G*2g

25.R-3i
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening KIMURA's sealed move ; 25.R-3i .

(diagram 2)

25...G-2h
26.R-6i Gx1i

27.P-4e P*2f

28.S-5e P-2g+
29.P-4d Px4d
30.R-4i G-5b

31.Rx4d Rx4d

32.Sx4d R*4h

33.P*4c K-3a
34.R*6a L*5a
35.Rx8a+ Gx2i

36.B*6a N*4f

37.Bx5b+ Nx5h+

38.K-7g B*5i

39.N*6h P*4a

40.S-7i Rx4d+
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA advanced his dropped Gold with 25...G-2h , and captured KIMURA's right Lance with 26...Gx1i . KIMURA advanced the 4th file Pawn and 5f-Silver and added the Rook , he started attacking in the 4th file . After the Rook exchange , both players dropped their each Rook and attacked each other .

After some moves , KIMURA got an advantage .

(diagram 3)

41.+Bx6b S-2c
42.+Rx5a K-2b
43.+Bx5c +R-4h
44.P*2d Sx2d
45.P-4b+ Px4b

46.G*3d S*2c

47.Gx2d Sx2d

48.S*3d +Nx6h

49.Sx6h +Rx5g
50.L*6g N*8e
51.K-8f +Rx6h

52.Gx6h Bx6h+

53.N*7g K-1c

54.+Rx1a G*1b

55.S*2a G*2b

56.+Rx1b Gx1b

57.Sx3b= S*2b
58.R*1a resigns

(diagram 3)

After 115 moves , KIMURA won the game .

Shogi News : Ryuo sen tournament game . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

A shogi game of the 22nd Ryuo sen tournament between MATSUO and TOYOSHIMA started 10:00 A.M. , 23 July 2009 at Shogi kaikan , Tokyo .


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MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
TOYOSHIMA Masayuki (5 dan)

Jul 22, 2009

Shogi News : MORIUCHI beated TAKAHASHI . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

10:16 P.M. , 22 July 2009 , after 78 moves , MORIUCHI won the Ryuo sen tournament game with TAKAHASHI . MORIUCHI will have next game of this tournament with HABU 7 August 2009 .



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Sente : TAKAHASHI Michio (9 dan)
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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



The game started with TAKAHASHI's 1.P-7f . TAKAHASHI wanted to advance the game Yagura opening , but MORIUCHI declined it with 1...P-3d . After 1...P-3d , TAKAHASHI
could still try to select Yagura with 2.P-6f . But in that line , Gote also has other choice include Migi Shiken Bisha , open style Furibisha .

Then TAKAHASHI naturaly pushed the 2nd file Pawn . MORIUCHI moved up the left Gold with 2...G-3b . After 2...G-3b , the game mainly advances Ittezon Kakukawari .
TAKAHASHI advanced the 2nd file Pawn without G-7h , and MORIUCHI exchanged the Bishops . The opening of the game became Ittezon Kakukawari .

TAKAHASHI developped his camp without deciding the way of his right Silver ; Bougin , Hayakuri Gin or Koshikakegin . In the other hand , MORIUCHI also didn't show his Silver use .

Finaly TAKAHASHI selecte Bougin with 10.S-2g and replying it MORIUSHI selected Hayakuri Gin form with 10...S-7c . TAKAHASHI advanced his right Silver with 11.S-2f and MORIUCHI declined the opponent's S-1e by P-1d . Then TAKAHASHI prepared the attack in the 3rd file with 12.P-3f and MORIUCHI also prepared attacking with advancing the 8th file Pawn .

(diagram 2)

13.P-6f S-6d
14.P-3e Px3e
15.Sx3e P-7e
16.P-2d Px2d
17.P*3d S-2b
18.Rx2d P*3g
19.P-6e Sx6e
20.P*6b Gx6b
21.P-3c+ Nx3c
22.B*2a G-6a
23.S-3d P*2c
24.Bx3b+ Px2d
25.+Bx4c N-7c
(diagram 2)


TAKAHASHI started attacking with 14.P-3e . After the 3rd file Pawn exchange , MORIUCHI also started attacking with 15...P-7e . TAKAHASHI pushed the 2nd file with 16.P-2d without replying 15...P-7e . TAKAHASHI forced MORIUCHI to back the 3c-Silver with dropping a Pawn on 3d .

TAKAHASHI captured the 2d-Pawn by the Rook . MORIUCHI dropped a Pawn with 18...P*3g . Sacrificing 2 Pawns in the 6th file (19.P-6e & 20.P*6b) TAKAHASHI tried to continue attacking . The Bishop dropping ; 22.B*2a seemed very effective attack , but MORIUCHI defend with 22...G-6a and 23...P*2c . MORIUCHI's 25...N-7c is very effectively protected 6e-Silver including a counterattack line when Sente captured the 6e-Silver with +Bx6e .

(diagram 3)

26.P*6b Kx6b
27.Px7e P*4b
28.+B-3b P-8f
29.Px8f B*4i
30.Sx3c+ Bx5h+
31.Kx5h R*2h
32.P*3h Rx3h+
33.G*4h +Rx2i
34.N*7d K-7b
35.Nx8b+ Kx8b
36.+Bx6e Nx6e
37.S*8d +Rx8i
38.R*8c K-7a
39.R-7c+ G*7b
40.resigns
(diagram 3)


After 78 moves , MORIUCHI won the game .

Shogi News : KIMURA sealed the 49th move . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match .


6:00 P.M. 22 July 2009 , KIMURA sealed the 49th move and the 2nd game of the 50th Oi sen 7 games title match has once stopped in this evening . The game will restart next morning 9:00 A.M. 23 July 2009 .



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Sente :KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2h P-3d
7.S-3h P-8f
8.Px8f Rx8f
9.P*8g R-8d
10.P-9f S-6b
11.P-1f P-1d
12.P-7f P-9d
13.P-4f P-6d
14.P*2d
(diagram 1)

KIMURA selected Aigakari opening as the opening of this game , and FUKAURA accepted it . After the 2nd file Pawn exchange , KIMURA backed his Rook to 2h , Hiki Hisha position .

FUKAURA also exchanged his Rook Pawn , but he backed his Rook to 8d , Uki Bisha position , to defend the opponent's Hiki Hisha Bougin . After the 1st & 9th file Pawns pushing , KIMURA pushed a Pawn with P-4f . He shown the attitude to make Koshikakegin form .

FUKAURA also started developping his camp to Koshikakegin form , suddenly KIMURA dropped a Pawn with P*2d . He tried to capture the d rank Pawn by his Rook's side move .

(diagram 2)

14...Px2d
15.Rx2d P-6e
16.S-4g K-4b
17.R-2h Bx8h+
18.Sx8h S-2b
19.S-5f N-3c
20.K-6h P-3e
(diagram 2)








FUKAURA naturaly captured the dropped Pawn with 14...Px2d . Replying KIMURA's 15.Rx2d , FUKAURA advanced the 6th file Pawn with 15...P-6e , to protect the 3d-Pawn by the 8d-Rook .

Against the P-6e , KIMURA started advancing his right Silver with S-4g to aim at the 6e-Pawn . FUKAURA exchanged the Bishops and jumped the left Knight without dropping a Pawn in the 2nd file . FUKAURA advanced the 3rd file Pawn , it made him possible to move the Rook with R-2d after stopping KIMURA's Rook path in the 2nd file .

(diagram 3)

21.G-3h P-6f
22.Px6f B*4i
23.B*5h Bx3h+
24.Rx3h G*2g
25.sealed
(diagram 3)










After sacrificing the 6th file Pawn with 21...P-6f , FUKAURA started attacking KIMURA's attacking pieces with exchanging his Bishop and the opponent's Gold . KIMURA sealed the 49th move and the game once stopped this evening .

Shogi News : The 5th game of Ryuo sen tournament . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

A shogi game of the 22nd Ryuo sen tournament between MORIUCHI and TAKAHASHI started 10:00 A.M. , 22 July 2009 at Shogi kaikan , Tokyo .


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MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)
TAKAHASHI Michio (9 dan)

Shogi News : The 2nd game has just started . (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 50th Oi sen : 7 games title match

The 2nd game of Oi sen title match between FUKAURA and KIMURA has just started 9:00 A.M. 22 July 2009 at Sapporo city , Hokkaido .


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Sente :KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi )

Jul 21, 2009

Shogi News : HABU won over KATAGAMI in Kakukawari Koshikakegin game . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

The evening of 21 July 2009 , after 87 moves , HABU won the Ryuo sen tournament game with KATAGAMI . HABU will have next game of this tournament with the winner of the game between MORIUCHI and TAKAHASHI .


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Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : KATAGAMI Daisuke (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f P-8e
3.B-7g P-3d
4.S-8h G-3b
5.G-7h S-4b
6.Bx2b+ Gx2b
7.S-3h S-6b
8.P-4f P-6d
9.S-4g S-6c
10.K-6h G-3b
11.S-7g G-5b
12.P-9f P-1d
13.P-1f P-9d
14.G-5h K-4a
15.S-5f S-5d
16.P-6f P-4d
17.P-3f P-7d
18.K-7i K-3a
19.N-3g N-7c
20.P-2e S-3c
21.P-4e
(diagram 1)

HABU selected Kakukawari as the opening of this game , and KATAGAMI accepted it . Both HABU and KATAGAMI developped their each camp to Koshikakegin formation . The position advanced so called Kakukawari Koshikakegin doukei until 20...S-3c . Then HABU started attacking with 21.P-4e .

(diagram 2)

21...Px4e
22.P-3e S-4d
23.P-2d Px2d
24.Rx2d P*2c
25.R-2h P-6e
26.Px6e P-7e
27.B*6d G-6c
28.Bx7e P-8f
29.Bx8f Nx6e
30.P*6d G-7c
31.S-6f P*8h
32.Kx8h Sx3e
33.G5h-6g S-3f
(diagram 2)


After diagram 1 , KATAGAMI naturaly replied with MARUTA's S-4d line . HABU continued attacking without the 1st & 7th file Pawns sacrifice . After HABU's 2nd file Pawn exchange , KATAGAMI started counterattacking with 25...P-6e . HABU attacked KATAGAMI's attacking pieces with dropping a Bishop . KATAGAMI also tried to attack HABU's attacking pieces with 33...S-3f .

(diagram 3)

34.S5fx6e Sx6e
35.Sx6e Sx3g+
36.R-6h N*5e
37.B-7g Nx6g+
38.Rx6g S*5h
39.R-6h B*6i
40.Bx1a+ G*6g
41.N*7i P*6f
42.Gx6g Px6g+
43.L*4d +Px6h
44.G*4a resigns
(diagram 3)



After 87 moves , HABU won the game .

Shogi News : HABU in Ryuo sen tournament . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News : The 22nd Ryuo sen : challenger deciding tournament

A shogi game of the 22nd Ryuo sen tournament between HABU and KATAGAMI has just started 10:00 A.M. , 21 July 2009 at Shogi kaikan , Tokyo .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/090721.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/090721_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
KATAGAMI Daisuke (6 dan)

Jul 20, 2009

Shogi Game record : TANIGAWA won with Gokigen Nakabisha . (Saikyou sen)

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Saikyou sen

A shogi game of Saikyou sen tournament between FUKAURA and TANIGAWA started 8:00 P.M. 17 May 2009 , on the Net .


Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote : TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

TANIGAWA selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . FUKAURA moved up his right Silver with S-4h and allowed TANIGAWA to get a kurai of the 5th file with P-5e .
Then TANIGAWA's camp became Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha .

TANIGAWA made Kata mino gakoi and FUKAURA made Funa gakoi . Because of his move S-6h , FUKAURA seemed to select Nimai Gin kyusen . But after B-7g , FUKAURA started making Ibisha Anaguma . Replying this FUKAURA's strategy , TANIGAWA developped his Kata mino to Kata Ginkanmuri and aimed at 7g-Bishop's head with R-7b .

(diagram 2)

17.R-7h P-7e
18.B-5i Px7f
19.Gx7f P-9d
20.S-8h P*7e
21.G-7g P-4d
22.P-3f G-4c
23.G-7i P-9e
24.P-2e R-4b
25.B-2f G-7b
26.S-5h G-5d
27.B-1e R-4a
28.P-6e Sx6e
29.G-8f P-1d
30.B-2f S6e-7d
31.Gx7e Sx7e
32.Rx7e B-1c
33.P-4e P*7d
34.R-7h G*2g
35.B-5i B-4f
36.B-8f P-8e
37.S*5b Px8f
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA also moved his Rook to the 7th file . After the 7th file Pawn exchang FUKAURA closed the hatch of Anaguma with S-8h . After some moves , they roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

38.Sx4a= Bx1i+
39.Px8f +Bx2i
40.R*2b N*6f
41.R-6h Nx5h+
42.Rx6c+ +B-6e
43.P*6f +B-6d
44.S-5b= L*7e
45.P*7f Lx7f
46.P*7g B*1c
47.R-3b+ P*8g
48.Px7f Px8h+
49.Gx8h S*7i
50.L*8e +Bx6c
51.Sx6c= Sx8h+
52.Kx8h S*7i
53.Kx7i Bx5g+
54.K-8h R*6h
55.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 108 moves , TANIGAWA won this game .

Jul 19, 2009

Shogi Game record : The 59th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A shogi game of NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between MASUDA and HIROSE was broadcasted 17 May 2009 .


Sente : MASUDA Yuuji (5 dan)
Gote : HIROSE Akihihto (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.Bx2b+ Sx2b
3.S-8h S-3c
4.S-4h S-6b
5.P-4f P-6d
6.S-4g S-6c
7.P-2f K-4b
8.P-1f P-1d
9.G-7h G-3b
10.K-6h P-9d
11.P-9f P-8d
12.P-3f S-5d
13.G-5h K-3a
14.S-5f S-6e
(diagramm 1)

After both players opened the Bishop line , MASUDA immediately exchanged the Bishops . By this move 2.Bx2b+ , MASUDA sacrificed one move but he declined HIROSE's Furibisha Anaguma . Furibisha Anaguma is HIROSE's favorite strategy .

MASUDA
thought HIROSE would still select Kakukoukan Furibisha after 3...S-3c , like 4...R-4b or 4...R-2b . But in this game , HIROSE select Ibisha , a minor line of Kakukawari .

After some moves , HIROSE made Koshikakegin formation with 12...S-5d . MASUDA also made Koshikakegin formatioon with 14.S-5f , but this move is careless move . HIROSE immediately crushed the Silver with 14...S-6e .

(diagram 2)

15.S-5e Sx7f
16.Sx6d G-5b
17.P-2e R-6b
18.S-5e P-7d
19.S-6f P-4d
20.K-7i B*7c
21.N-3g Bx4f
22.G-4g B-7c
23.P-2d Px2d
24.R-4h K-2b
25.S8h-7g Sx7g+
26.Sx7g N-9c
27.S*4a
(diagram 2)


MASUDA advanced his 5f-Silver with 15.S-5e to declined a Silver exchange . Because the Silver exchange with 15.Sx6e will lose MASUDA an advantage like following moves ; 15.Sx6e Px6e , 16.S-7g R-6b , 17.K-7i . After this variation , Gote has a attacking line with S*3i , R-3h B*4i .

HIROSE captured the 7f-Pawn , and aiming at 6d-Silver with R-6b . He dropped a Bishop with B*7c and got an advantage . He tried to continue attacking , joining his right Knight with N-9c . But in this timing MASUDA had a chance to attack HIROSE's camp with S*4a .

(diagram 3)

27...G5b-4b
28.Sx3b+ Gx3b
29.B*5a R-7b
30.Bx7c+ Rx7c
31.P*2e S*2c
32.B*8b R-6c
33.Bx9a+ N-8e
34.S-6h S*3i
35.R-5h B*4i
36.R-5i B-3h+
37.G*5h P*6f
38.Px6f P-3e
39.+B-4f Rx6f
40.P-5f R-6e
41.Px2d S3cx2d
42.P*6f R-7e
43.P*2e S-3c
44.Px3e P*2f
45.S-6g Rx7h+
46.Kx7h P-2g+
47.R*7b +Px3g
48.Gx3g N*5d
49.Gx3h Nx4f
50.L*2d B*5d
51.Lx2c+ Kx2c
52.R-7a+ P*3a
53.Gx3i L*7e
54.P*7g Nx5h+
55.Rx5h G*4g
56.S*6h Gx5h
57.Sx5h R*3g
58.B*5g P*6g
59.S5hx6g Nx7g+
60.Nx7g Lx7g+
61.Kx7g N*7e
62.L*2d K-1c
63.P-6e Nx6g+
64.Kx6g P*6f
65.Kx6f S*7e
66.K-7g G*6f
67.K-8h Gx5g
68.+Rx3a Sx2d
69.Px2d B*1b
70.G*2c Bx2c
71.Px2c+ Gx2c
72.P*2d Kx2d
73.S*2f G*7h
74.K-9h Rx3i+
75.P*2e K-1c
76.B*2b K-1b
77.N*2d Gx2d
78.S*1c resigns
(diagram 3)

After 155 moves , MASUDA won the game .
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