Nov 21, 2010

Yokofudori ; unorthodox line

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

A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between SATO Yasumitsu and YASHIKI Nobuyuki was broadcasted 3 October 2010 .

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

Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
Gote : YASHIKI Nobuyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-8d
3.P-2e P-8e
4.G-7h G-3b
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-8f
7.Px8f Rx8f
8.P-9f R-8b
9.Rx3d B-3c
10.N-7g S-6b
11.K-4h K-4a
12.B-9g S-4b
13.S-8h P-7d
14.Rx7d S-7c
15.R-7e B-4d
16.R-8e Rx8e
17.Nx8e S-8b
18.P*8c S-7a
19.N-7c= Nx7c
(diagram 1)

YASHIKI selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game , however SATO didn't accept it naturally with 8.P-9f . Replying SATO's 8.P-9f , YASHIKI backed his Rook with 8...R-8b and SATO captured the 3d-Pawn with 9.Rx3d .

After moving up the King with 11.K-4h , SATO moved up the Bishop with 12.B-9g making Hineri Bisha like form . YASHIKI pushed the 7th file Pawn with 13...P-7d to disturb natural development to Hineri Bisha form .

SATO captured the 7d-Pawn by the Rook with 14.Rx7d and YASHIKI moved up the right Silver with 14...S-7c attacking SATO's Rook . SATO backed the Rook with 15.R-7e and swung it with 16.R-8e facing the Rooks .

After the Rook exchange , SATO sacrificed the right Knight and dropped a Rook with 20.R*8a to attack YASHIKI's camp .

(diagram 2)

21.P-8b+ Px2i+
22.+Px7a +Px3i
23.Gx3i P*3f
24.+Px6a Px3g+
25.K-5h +Px4g
26.Kx4g N*3e
27.K-5h N*4f
28.K-6h R*5h
29.K-7i R-5i+
30.G*6i +Rx3i
31.+P-6b S*5a
32.+Px5a Sx5a
33.P*4i +Rx4i
34.S*6b K-3a
35.Rx5a+ G*4a
36.+Rx4a Kx4a
37.G*5i +Rx1i
38.Sx5c= Bx5c
39.Bx5c+ L*5a
40.P*4b Gx4b
41.+Bx6c G-5b
42.P*4b Kx4b
43.+B-6d P*5c
44.+Bx4f +R-1h
45.N*3d K-3b
46.S*2d P*2c
47.P*3c Nx3c
48.B*2a resigns
(diagram 2)

After 95 moves , SATO won the game .

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