Jan 9, 2010

Kakukawari ; Gote Migi Gyoku vs Sente Chikatetsu Bisha

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup Shogi open ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup Shogi open 2nd pre-round between TANIGAWA and HIRAFUJI started 10:00 A.M. , 4 November 2009 .

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

Sente : TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)
Gote : HIRAFUJI Shingo (6 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-6b
8.S-3h P-6d
9.P-4f S-6c
10.S-4g G-3b
11.K-6h G-5b
12.P-9f P-9d
13.P-1f P-1d
14.S-5f P-7d
15.G-5h N-7c
16.P-2e S-3c
17.K-7i R-8a
18.P-3f K-6b
19.P-6f K-7b
20.K-8h G-6b
21.N-3g P-5d
22.G-4h R-5a
23.R-2i R-8a
24.S-6g R-5a
25.P-5f R-8a
26.G-6h R-5a
27.K-7h R-8a
28.S-8h S-4d
29.N-7g N-3c
30.L-9h P-5e
(diagram 1)

TANIGAWA selected Kakukawari as the opening of this game and HIRAFUJI accepted it . The game seemed to advance a line of Kakukawari Koshikakegin . But by 18...K-6b , HIRAFUJI shown his strategy was Migi Gyoku .

TANIGAWA's King entered Yagura gakoi , and he started developing his camp preparing Chikatetsu Bisha formation . Before TANIGAWA completed Chikatetsu Bisha form , HIRAFUJI started an attack with 30...P-5e .

(diagram 2)

31.P-9e Px9e
32.R-9i B*8d
33.G4h-5g P-3e
34.Px3e P*3f
35.N-4e Nx4e
36.Px4e Sx4e
37.Px5e N*9f
38.S-9g P-3g+
39.P*9c Lx9c
40.P-8f N-6e
41.Nx6e Px6e
42.Px8e B-7c
43.N*8d K-6a
44.N*5d Bx5e
(diagram 2)

Without replying HIRAFUJI's 30...P-5e , TANIGAWA also started attacking with 31.P-9e and swung his Rook with 32.R-9i . HIRAFUJI dropped a Bishop with 32...B*8d to protect the 9e-Pawn and threatening the 4h-Gold .

TANIGAWA moved up his right Gold with 33.G4h-5g to conect aother piece , and HIRAFUJI attacked the 3g-Knight with 33...P-3e and 34...P*3f . Escaping from this attack , TANIGAWA's 3g-Knight jumped with 35.N-4e , and both players exchanged the Knights . After this exchange , HIRAFUJI dropped a Knight with 37...N*9f to dam TANIGAWA's attack in the 9th file and HIRAFUJI succeeded to make a promoted Pawn with 38...P-3g+.

After sacrificing a Pawn with 39.P*9c , TANIGAWA attacked in the 8th file with 40.P-8f aiming at the 8d-Bishop . HIRAFUJI jumped the right Knight with 40...N-6e to make an escape route of the Bishop .

After exchanging Knights , TANIGAWA captured the 8e-Pawn with 42.Px8e attacking the 8d-Bishop . HIRAFUJI's 8d Bishop escaped with 42...B-7c , and TANIGAWA continued attacking HIRAFUJI's King dropping 2 Knights with 43.N*8d & 44.N*5d

(diagram 3)

46.R-4i P-4d
47.S-5f +P-4h
48.Sx5e +Px4i
49.P*5d N*4a
50.B*7b Sx7b
51.Nx7b+ Kx7b
52.S-6d Rx8e
53.S*7c K-8a
54.B*6c resigns
(diagram 3)

After 107 moves , TANIGAWA won the game .

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