Aug 10, 2010

KUBO beated MARUYAMA in Ai Furibisha game .

Shogi News : The 23rd Ryuo sen ; tournament

10:00 P.M. 9 August 2010 , after 70 moves , KUBO won over MARUYAMA in this game . He will have the challenger deciding macth with the winner of the shogi game between HABU & AKUTSU .

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

Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f R-3b
2.R-7h G4a-5b
3.P-7e P-3d
4.K-4h P-6d
5.K-3h G-6c
6.P-9f K-6b
7.P-9e P-1d
8.R-7f S-4b
9.P-8f S-8b
10.P-8e P-2d
11.S-2h K-7b
12.G6i-5h P-1e
13.G4i-4h G6a-6b
14.P-6f P-5d
15.S-6h S-5c
16.S-6g P-3e
17.N-7g P-3f
18.B-9g Px3g+
(diagram 1)

By 1...R-3b , KUBO selected Niteme San-Ni Hi senpou as the opening of this game . MARUYAMA also ranged his Rook with 2.R-7h and the opening of this game transposed a variation of Ai Furibisha .

MARUYAMA made Kin Musou with 13.G4i-4h and KUBO also made his Kakoi with 13...G6a-6b .

MARUYAMA closed his Bishop line with 14.P-6f to develop his attacking formation . KUBO pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 17...P-3f to exchange the Pawns . MARUYAMA didn't capture the 3f-Pawn , but moved up his Bishop with 18.B-9g . Then KUBO started attacking MARUYAMA's camp with 18...P-3g+ .

(diagram 2)

19.Sx3g N-1c
20.K-4i P-4d
21.S-4f P-4e
22.Sx4e B-5e
23.P*3g N-2e
24.P-4f Bx4f
25.G5h-4g B-5e
26.P-6e Px6e
27.S6g-5f P*4f
28.G-3f S-6d
29.P*4d R-3c
30.Sx5e Sx5e
31.P-7d S*4g
32.Gx4f Sx4h+
33.Kx4h Sx4f
34.Rx4f G*5e
35.R-7f P*4g
(diagram 2)

MARUYAMA captured the promoted Pawn with 19.Sx3g and KUBO jumped his left Knight with 19...N-1c to join the battle .

MARUYAMA tried to defend and counter-attack , but KUBO continued attacking .

After 70 moves , KUBO won the game .

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