Jul 22, 2010

Ai Yagura ; unclassified

Shogi Game record : The 60th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between ARIYOSHI and TAKAHASHI was broadcasted 23 May 2010 .

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

Sente : ARIYOSHI Michio (9 dan)
Gote : TAKAHASHI Michio (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-6f S-6b
3.S-6h P-5d
4.P-5f G6a-5b
5.S-4h S-3b
6.G4i-5h P-4d
7.S-7g G-4c
8.B-7i B-3a
9.P-3f P-7d
10.G-6g B-6d
11.N-3g K-4b
12.K-6h K-3a
13.K-7h K-2b
14.P-1f P-9d
15.P-1e S-3c
16.P-2f G-3b
17.K-8h P-9e
18.G-7h S-7c
19.R-3h S-8d
20.P-6e B-4b
21.B-4f N-7c
22.N-2e S-2d
23.S-5g R-6b
24.S5g-6f P-4e
25.B-2h P-6d
(diagram 1)

Both players opened the Bishop line with 1.P-7f P-3d , ARIYOSHI closed his Bishop line with 2.P-6f . TAKAHASHI moved up his right Silver with 2...S-6b and the game advanced a line of Ai Yagura game .

ARIYOSHI made his Yagura gakoi by Haya gkoi method . TAKAHASHI made Hidari mino and developed it to Yagura gakoi .

After some moves , TAKAHASHI pushed the 6th file Pawn with 25...P-6d and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

26.Px6d Bx6d
27.Bx6d Rx6d
28.P-8f P*6e
29.S-5g P-7e
30.Px7e B*4d
31.B*3g R-6a
32.P-7d N-8e
33.Px8e Sx8e
34.P*6b R-7a
35.K-7i P*7f
36.S-8h P-9f
37.Px9f Lx9f
38.P*9g P*9h
39.Lx9h Sx2e
40.Px2e N*8f
41.S*8g Nx7h+
(diagram 2)

After exchanging the Bishops , ARIYOSHI pushed the 8th file Pawn with 28.P-8f to decline TAKAHASHI's ...N-8e . TAKAHASHI dropped a Pawn with 28.P*6e forcing the 6f-Silver to back with 29.S-5g .

Replying TAKAHASHI's attack , ARIYOSHI dropped a Bishop with 31.B*3g and advanced the 7th file Pawn with 32.P-7d to attack TAKAHASHI's attacking pieces .

TAKAHASHI sacrificed the right Knight with 32...N-8e and continued attacking . After some moves , TAKAHASHI's attack hit ARIYOSHI's King .

(diagram 3)

42.Rx7h G*6f
43.G-6h Rx7d
44.N*6i Gx5g
45.Gx5g S*8f
46.G*6h Bx8h+
47.Rx8h S*9i
48.S-7h Sx8h+
49.Kx8h Lx9g+
50.Nx9g P-7g+
51.Nx7g Sx9g+
52.Lx9g N*7f
53.K-7i R*3i
54.B*5i Nx6h+
55.Kx6h P*7f
56.Nx8e G*7g
57.K-6i Gx7h
58.Kx7h Rx3g+
59.Bx3g P-7g+
60.K-6i +P-6h
(diagram 3)

After 120 moves , TAKAHASHI won the game .

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