Aug 18, 2010

Yagura game ; Unorthodox form

Shogi News : The 18th Ginga sen ; D-block


A Shogi game of the Ginga sen D-block between KIMURA and YAMASAKI was broadcasted 19 June 2010 .


Sente : KIMURA Kazuki (8 dan)
Gote : YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G4i-5h K-4a
4.P-2e P-8d
5.P-6f P-8e
6.B-7g B-3c
7.G-6g S-2b
8.S-8h S-6b
9.P-5f B-5a
10.S-4h P-6d
11.G-7h S-6c
12.K-6i S-3c
13.B-6h P-7d
14.P-3f G-5b
15.K-7i P-4d
16.P-9f P-9d
17.P-1f K-3a
18.S-5g K-2b
19.B-5i B-8d
20.B-3g N-7c
21.N-7g P-7e
22.Px7e Bx7e
23.B-4f B-8d
24.K-8i R-8a
25.P*7f G5b-4b
26.P-1e R-6a
27.Nx8e
(diagram 1)

YAMASAKI seemed to select Ittezon Kakugawari with 2...G-3h , but KIMURA moved up the right Gold with 3.G4i-5h and closed the Bishop line with 5.P-6f to transpose the opening to Yagura game .

YAMASAKI's King entered the Yagura gakoi with 18...K-2b and KIMURA made Kikusui Yagura with 24.K-8i . YAMASAKI developed his Kakoi to Hekomi Yagura with 25...G5b-4b and KIMURA started attacking with 27.Nx8e .

(diagram 2)

27...Nx8e
28.P-8f S-7d
29.Px8e Sx8e
30.P-2d Px2d
31.N*7e N*5d
32.N-8c+ Nx4f
33.+Nx8d B*3i
34.R-1h Sx7f
35.Gx7f Bx5g+
36.Px4f S*6g
37.R-1g Sx7h=
38.Kx7h +Bx5f
39.K-8g +Bx2i
40.P-3e Px3e
41.N*2f P-2e
42.P-1d Px1d
43.P*3d Px2f
44.Px3c+ G3bx3c
45.S*2e R-8a
46.S*2d Rx8d
47.S*8e R-8a
48.Sx3c= Gx3c
49.B*6c R-7a
50.Sx1d Lx1d
51.Rx1d P*1c
52.L*2e N*2c
53.R-1g S*3d
54.B-5b+ P*8f
55.Gx8f +B-5f
56.P*2d Sx2e
57.+Bx2e G*3d
58.P*1d +B-7h
(diagram 2)

After exchanging Knights , both players dropped their each one and captured the opponent's Bishop . After some moves , YAMASAKI succeeded to make a promoted Bishop and continued attacking .

KIMURA dropped a Knight with 41.N*2f and tried to attack YAMASAKI's Kakoi . But YAMASAKI's attacking pieces approached to KIMURA's King .

(diagram 3)

59.K-9g Gx2e
60.Px1c+ Nx1c
61.Rx1c+ K-3b
62.S*7i +B-5f
63.N*4e Px4e
64.+R-1b K-4c
65.Px2c+ S*7g
66.+Px3c K-5d
67.G*8g Sx8f+
68.Gx8f P-9e
69.Px9e N*9c
70.+R-6b Nx8e
71.Gx8e P*9f
72.Kx9f N*8d
73.Gx8d Lx9e
74.Kx9e P*9d
75.Gx9d N*8c
76.K-9f S*8e
77.Kx8e B*6g
78.K-8d +Bx6f
79.Kx8c B-5f+
80.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 158 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

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