Mar 20, 2010

KUBO won the 4th game ! (Kio sen)

Shogi News : The 35th Kio sen ; 5 games title match


7:14 P.M. (JST) , 19 March 2010 , after 144 moves , KUBO won the 4th game of this match . The score of this match becomes "KUBO 2 --- 2 SATO" and the winner of the next game will get the 35th Kio title .

The 5th/last game of the 35th Kio sen title match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 30 March 2010 at Kansai Shogi Kaikan , Fukushima ku , Osaka .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100319.html
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http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100319_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

(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.B-7g K-8b
7.S-6h S-7b
8.K-7i P-9d
9.P-9f G-3b
10.S-4h B-3c
11.Bx3c+ Nx3c
12.P-6f R-5a
13.K-8h S-4b
14.S-6g S-5c
15.P-3f R-2a
16.G-5h P-6d
17.N-3g P-7d
18.P-1f P-4d
19.P-5f S-6c
20.S-5g G-7b
21.P-1e S-6b
22.P-4f S-7c
23.S-6h R-4a
24.P-3e
(diagram 1)

KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha again in this game . SATO choiced "4.G-7h line" as a counter plan against Gokigen Nakabisha .

After some moves , SATO made Kaku tsuki Kin mino and KUBO made Kata mino gakoi . Replying KUBO's 10...B-3c , SATO exchanged the Bishops .

After the Bishop exchange , SATO developed his Kakoi to KIMURA mino and further developed it to Gangi gakoi . KUBO also developed his Kakoi through KIMURA mino to Gin Yagura .

By 24.P-3e , SATO started attacking .

(diagram 2)

24...Px3e
25.P-2d Px2d
26.Rx2d P-3f
27.N-2e Nx2e
28.Rx2e N*3c
29.R-2d P-3g+
30.P-5e Px5e
31.P-1d Px1d
32.P*5d Sx5d
33.B*2a P*3a
34.Bx3b+ Px3b
35.R-2b+ S-4c
36.N*3e B*1c
37.Nx4c+ Bx2b
38.S*5b R-3a
39.+N-5c B*2g
40.G*6c P-8d
41.Gx7b Bx7b+
42.P-6e +B-8c
43.Px6d Sx6d
44.+N-6c S-7c
45.P*5d P*6b
46.+Nx7c +Bx7c
47.P-5c+ P-9e
48.Px9e P*9g
(diagram 2)

After sacrificing the 3rd file Pawn , SATO exchanged the 2nd file Pawns . KUBO advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 26....P-3f attacking the 3g-Knight . SATO jumped the 3g-Knight with 27.N-2e to exchange Knights .

After the Knight exchange , KUBO dropped a Knight again with 28...N*3c attacking the 2e-Rook . SATO let his Rook escape with 29.R-2d and KUBO made a promoted Pawn with 29...P-3g+ . SATO sacrificed 5th and 1st file Pawns and dropped a Pawn with 32.P*5d .

KUBO captured the 5d-Pawn with 32...Sx5d and SATO dropped a Bishop with 33.B*2a pinning the 3b-Gold and the 5d-Silver . KUBO dropped a Pawn with 33...P*3a to protect the 3b-Gold . SATO sacrificed his Bishop with 34.Bx3b+ and continued attacking .

SATO succeeded to make a promoted Rook with 35.R-2b+ , but KUBO's 36...B*1c was very effective defense . SATO sacrificed his Rook too , and still continued attacking . SATO dropped a Silver with 38.S*5b driving away KUBO's Rook with 38...R-3a and attacked KUBO's Kakoi .

KUBO dropped a Bishop with 39...B*2g and make it promoted with 41...B-7b+ to use it for defending the King . SATO still tried to attack KUBO's King , but KUBO started attacking SATO's King with 48...P-9e .

(diagram 3)

49.Lx9g N*8e
50.G*9f Nx9g+
51.Gx9g L*9b
52.P*6c Lx9e
53.P*9f Lx9f
54.Gx9f Lx9f
55.Px6b+ R*9h
56.K-7g P-8e
57.+P5c-6c+B-8d
58.+P6b-7bK-8c
59.G-8h R-9i+
60.P*9g P*6f
61.Px9f Px6g+
62.Gx6g P*6f
63.N*9e K-9c
64.L*9d Kx9d
65.S*8c +Bx8c
66.Nx8c+ Px6g+
67.Sx6g S*6e
68.L*9e Kx8c
69.+P7b-7cK-8d
70.B*6f Sx6f
71.Kx6f G*5d
72.S*6e S*5g
73.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 144 moves , KUBO won the game .

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