Mar 7, 2010

SATO won the 3rd game . (Kio sen)

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

6:50 P.M. 7 March 2010 , after 116 moves , SATO won the 3rd game of the 35th Kio title match . Now the score of this match becomes "KUBO 1 --- 2 SATO" .

Then SATO needs only one more win before 2 continuous loses to get the 35th Kio title . In the other hand , KUBO needs 2 continuous wins without any additional loses to defend his title .

The 4th game will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 19 March 2010 at Shogi kaikan , Tokyo .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
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Sente : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)
Gote : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e P-8d
3.R-7h P-8e
4.K-4h S-6b
5.R-7f Bx8h+
6.Sx8h K-4b
7.P-7d G-7b
8.K-3h K-3b
9.P-1f P-1d
10.R-3f S-2b
11.Rx3d S-3c
12.Px7c+ Sx7c
13.R-3f S-6d
14.R-7f P-9d
15.G-6h P-9e
16.R-7h B*5d
17.K-2h P-9f
18.S-3h P-8f
(diagram 1)

By 2.P-7e , KUBO selected ISHIDA ryu opening again . SATO pushed his Rook Pawn with 2...P-8d , a orthodox move . KUBO ranged the Rook with 3.R-7h and SATO advanced the 8th file Pawn with 3...P-8e .

KUBO moved up his King with 4.K-4h and seemed to start making his Kakoi . But KUBO floated his Rook with 5.R-7f without completing his Kakoi . SATO exchanged the Bishops and he also moved up the King with 6...K-4b to make a Kakoi .

KUBO pushed the 7th file Pawn with 7.P-7d forcing SATO to move up the right Gold with 7...G-7b . After moving the King with 8.K-3h and pushing the 1st file Pawn with 9.P-1f , KUBO slid his Rook with 10.R-3f aiming the 3d-Pawn .

While KUBO captured the 3d-Pawn and returned his Rook to 7f , SATO advanced both of his Silvers to 3c & 6d . KUBO backed his Rook with 16.R-7h and completed his Kata mino gakoi with 18.S-3h . SATO dropped a Bishop with 16...B*5d and started attacking with 17...P-9f & 18...P-8f .

(diagram 2)

19.Px8f Px9g+
20.Lx9g P*9f
21.B*7a S-7c
22.Bx8b+ Gx8b
23.Lx9f Lx9f
24.P*9g B-9h+
25.N-7g P*8g
26.S-7i Lx9g+
27.N-6e P-8h+
28.R-7e B*6d
29.Nx7c+ Bx7e
30.+Nx6c B-8d
31.R*6a R*5a
32.Rx5a+ Gx5a
33.R*7a +B-5d
34.P*7c R*6a
35.Rx6a+ Gx6a
36.S*5b +Px7i
37.R*4a S*5a
38.Sx6a+ Kx4a
39.+Sx5a K-3b
(diagram 2)

SATO attacked the 9th file and KUBO dropped a Bishop with 21.B*7a! to attack SATO's Rook . SATO backed the 6d-Silver with 21...S-7c to block the power of KUBO's Rook . KUBO exchanged his 7a-Bishop and SATO's 8b-Rook .

SATO succeeded to make a promoted Bishop with 24...B-9h+ and attacked KUBO's attacking pieces . KUBO's left Knight and Rook escaped with 27.N-6e and 28.R-7e , but SATO dropped a Bishop with 28...B*6d to continue attacking KUBO's Rook .

KUBO captured the 7c-Silver with 29.Nx7c+ and SATO captured the 7e-Rook with 29...Bx7e . KUBO gave up capturing the 8b-Gold but captured the 6c-Pawn with 30.+Nx6c to close his attacking piece toward SATO's King .

SATO backed his Bishop with 30...B-8d to use it for defend . KUBO tried to attack SATO's camp for a while . But until 39...K-3b , KUBO's attack seemed difficult to continue .

(diagram 3)

40.G*6d +B-4e
41.+Nx5c R*9h
42.G6h-5h P*5f
43.Px5f R*7h
44.P-6f K-2b
45.+Nx4c S-3d
46.S*4f +Bx5f
47.G-5g +Bx6f
48.Gx6f Bx6f
49.B*4d Bx4d
50.+Nx4d G*4h
51.+Nx3d Gx4i
52.K-1g G*2e
53.+Nx2c Kx2c
54.B*6g P*3d
55.Bx4i Rx3h+
56.Bx3h B*3i
57.S*2h Gx1f
58.Kx1f S*1e
(diagram 3)

After 116 moves , SATO won the game .

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