Feb 18, 2010

KUBO won the 4th game !!

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

5:36 P.M. , 18 February 2010 , KUBO won the 4th game of this match . The score of the match becomes "HABU 1 --- 3 KUBO" . Then KUBO needs only one more win before 3 continuous loses to get the title . In the other hand , HABU need 3 continuous wins without any other loses .

The 5th game of this match will start 10 March 2010 at Coganoi bay hotel , Shirahama cho , Wakayama .

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

Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
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.K-6h K-7b
8.P-6f S-3c
9.K-7i K-8b
10.S-3h S-7b
11.P-4f P-8d
12.S-4g S-8c
13.G4i-5h G-7b
14.S-5f P-7d
15.P-8f R-5a
16.N-7g G-3b
17.P-4e S-4b
18.P-2d Px2d
19.Rx2d N-3c
20.P-8e Px8e
21.S-6e P-8f
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening KUBO's sealed move ; 21...P-8f .

(diagram 2)

22.B*2c G-3a
23.Bx3d+ P-6d
24.P*8d Sx8d
25.Sx7d P*7e
26.G-6g Px7f
27.Gx7f B*4i
28.Gx8f P*7f
29.P*8c K-9b
30.G-8e S-7c
31.+Bx3c Px7g+
(diagram 2)

HABU dropped a Bishop with 22.B*2c attacking the 3b-Gold . KUBO's 3b-Gold escaped witom the Bihsop with 22...G-3a . HABU made a promoted Bishop with 23.Bx3d+ capturing the 3d-Pawn .

KUBO pushed the 6th file Pawn with 23...P-6d to drive away the 6e-Silver . HABU' Silver didn't escape , but captured the 7d-Pawn with 25.Sx7d after dropping a Pawn with 24.P*8d .

KUBO dropped a Pawn with 25...P*7e to attack HABU's Kakoi . HABU moved up his 5h-Gold with 26.G-6g , but KUBO continued attacking . When KUBO dropped a Pawn with 28...P*7f , HABU also dropped a Pawn with 29.P*8c attacking KUBO's King .

HABU captured the 3c-Knight with 31.+Bx3c to get a piece for attack . KUBO didn't reply it , but he also captured a Knight with 31...Px7g+ .

(diagram 3)

32.N*8d Sx8d
33.Gx8d N*8g
34.Sx8g +Px8g
35.P-8b+ Kx8b
36.S*8c K-7a
37.Sx7b+ Kx7b
(diagram 3)

After 74 moves , KUBO won the game .

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