Mar 17, 2010

KUBO gets the 59th Osho

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

6:43 P.M. (JST) 17 March 2010 , KUBO won the 6th game of this match . The score of the match becomes "HABU 2 --- 4 KUBO" and KUBO gets the 59th Osho title !

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.G4i-5h P-5e
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-5f
7.Px5f Bx8h+
8.Sx8h B*3c
9.Rx2a+ Bx8h+
10.N*5e K-6b
11.+Rx1a +Bx9i
12.B*3c S*4d
13.Bx4d+ Px4d
14.L*6f S-7b
15.S*8b B*2g
16.Sx9a+ L*5c
17.+Sx8a Lx5e
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening HABU's sealed move ; 18.Px5e .

(daigram 2)

19.L*6e K-7a
20.Lx6c+ +Bx6f
21.+Lx5b G6ax5b
22.Px6f L*5f
23.L*5g N*4e
24.Lx5f L*5g
25.S-4h Lx5h+
26.Kx5h P*5g
27.Sx5g Nx5g+
28.Kx5g B-4i+
29.N*5h G*5i
(diagram 2)

KUBO took HABU's 8a-promoted Silver with 18...Sx8a and HABU dropped a Lance with 19.L*6e to attack KUBO's King . KUBO sacrificed his 5b-Rook and 9i-promoted Bishop , got 2 Lances . KUBO dropped a Lance with 22...L*5f and a Knight with 23...N*4e to continue attacking .

KUBO's attack seemed difficult to continue , but he dropped a Gold with 29...G*5i to attack HABU's King .

(diagram 3)

30.L*6e Gx6i
31.R*6a K-8b
32.N*7d Px7d
33.B*6d S*7c
34.Bx7c+ Kx7c
35.+Rx1c S*5c
36.K-6g B*6h
37.L-6c+ Gx6c
38.Rx6c+ Kx6c
39.L*6e K-7b
40.S*7c Kx7c
41.+Rx5c K-8b
(diagram 3)

After 82 moves , KUBO won the game .

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