Feb 11, 2010

KUBO won the 3rd game !

Shogi News : The 59th Osho sen ; 7 games title match

7:10 P.M. (JST) , 11 February 2010 , after 141 moves , KUBO won the 3rd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "HABU 1 --- 2 KUBO" .

The 4th game will start 17 February 2010 at Hotel Ichibata , Matsue city , Shimane .

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

Sente : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e P-5d
3.P-6f S-4b
4.R-7h S-5c
5.K-4h B-3c
6.S-3h R-2b
7.K-3i P-2d
8.P-7d Px7d
9.Rx7d P-2e
10.R-7f P-2f
11.Px2f Rx2f
12.P*2g R-2b
13.G6i-5h K-6b
14.P*7d S-8b
15.N-7g G4a-5b
16.P-9f K-7b
17.B-9g G6a-6b
18.S-6h P-6d
19.S-6g G5b-6c
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening KUBO's sealed move . KUBO moved up his left Silver with 20.S-5f and the Silver joined the battle .

(diagram 2)

21.S-4e R-2d
22.Px7c+ Sx7c
23.P-6e P*7d
24.P-2f B-5e
25.P-5f B-2b
26.P-5e Bx5e
27.B-7i R-2b
28.B-6h Px6e
29.R-3f S5c-6d
30.K-2h P-7e
31.P*5f P-3e
32.Rx3e B-3c
33.P-5e Px5e
34.S-3d B-4d
35.R-3f G-5b
36.B-3e Bx3e
37.Rx3e B*4d
38.S-2c= Rx2c
39.R-3a+ S*5a
40.B*3b Rx2f
41.P*2g R-7f
42.G-6g S7c-6b
43.Bx2a+ P-5f
44.Gx7f Px7f
45.Nx6e Sx6e
(diagram 2)

HABU dropped a Pawn with 20...P*7c tried to remove KUBO's 7d-Pawn . KUBO advanced his 5f-Silver with 21.S-4e threatening the 3d-Pawn and HABU floated the Rook with 21...R-2d to defend the threatened Pawn .

KUBO captured the 7c-Pawn with 22.Px7c+ and pushed the 6th file Pawn with 23.P-6e . HABU dropped a Pawn with 23...P*7d to protect the head of the King .

HABU advanced the Bishop with 24...B-5e and KUBO pushed the 5th file Pawn with 25.P-5f driving away the Bishop once . HABU backed his Bishop with 25...B-2e and KUBO sacrificed the 5th file Pawn with 26.P-5e .

KUBO backed his Bishop with 27.B-7i attacking HABU's 2d-Rook . Just after HABU's Rook escaped with 27...R-2b , KUBO moved up the Bishop with 28.B-6h to protect the 6e-Knight .

While HABU captured the 6e-Pawn and supported the Pawn by a Silver with 29...S5c-6d , KUBO slid his Rook with 29.R-3f . After some moves , KUBO sacrificed a Silver and made his Rook promoted .

HABU dropped a Silver with 39...S*5a and KUBO dropped a Bishop with 40.B*3b attacking the 2c-Rook . HABU captured the 2f-Pawn with 40...Rx2f and checked KUBO's King . KUBO dropped a Pawn with 41.P*2g to block the 2f-Rook's power . HABU turned his Rook with 41...R-7f? and KUBO moved up the 5h-Gold with 42.G-6g killing the 7f-Rook .

KUBO captured the Rook with 44.Gx7f , sacrificed a Knight with 45.Nx6e and dropped a Knight with 46.N*7e to attack HABU's camp .

(diagram 3)

47.P*6c S-7c
48.R*4a G*6a
49.+Bx1a Bx1a
50.+Rx1a B*6d
51.L*6b S7cx6b
52.Px6b+ Kx6b
53.Nx8c+ P-5g+
54.B*8d K-6c
55.Bx5g N*3f
56.K-1h P*2h
57.+R-3a P*5f
58.B-8d Px2i+
59.+Rx3f +Px1i
60.Kx1i L*1d
61.N*7e K-7d
62.Rx5a+ G5bx5a
63.S*8e Kx8e
64.Bx5a+ Bx3g+
65.Sx3g Gx5a
66.B*5e Lx1g=
67.P*1h Lx1h+
68.Kx1h L*1g
69.K-2h R*1h
70.K-3i P*8f
71.G*9e resigns
(diagram 3)

After 141 moves , KUBO won the game .

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