Jan 31, 2010

SATOMI won over SHIMIZU again . (Jo-ryu Meijin)

Shogi News : The 36th Jo-ryu Meijin sen ; 5 games title match

4:33 P.M. , 31 January 2010 , after 138 moves , SATOMI won the 2nd game . And the score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 0 --- 2 SATOMI" . Now SATOMI needs only one more win before 3 continuous loses to get the 36th Jo-ryu Meijin title . In the other hand , SHIMIZU needs 3 continuous wins without any other lose to defend the title .

The 3rd game of this match will start 10 February 2010 at Shogi Kaikan , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/joryumeijin/kifu/20100131.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Jo-ryu Oi)
Gote : SATOMI Kana (Kurashiki Touka)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-2e B-3c
3.P-7f S-4b
4.K-6h P-5d
5.Bx3c+ Sx3c
6.B*5c B*4d
7.Bx4d+ Px4d
8.S-4h G-3b
9.K-7h R-5b
10.P-4f K-6b
11.S-4g K-7b
12.G4i-5h R-5a
13.S-8h K-8b
14.P-3f S-7b
15.S-7g P-9d
16.P-9f P-7d
17.K-8h P-8d
18.G-7h S-8c
19.P-6f G-7b
20.N-3g N-7c
21.P-8f P-1d
22.P-1f S-4b
23.P-2d Px2d
24.Rx2d S-4c
25.P*2c B*4b
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZU quickly advanced her Rook Pawn with 2.P-2e forcing SATOMI to moved up her Bishop with 2...B-3c . SHIMIZU opened her Bishop line with 3.P-7f , SATOMI moved up her left Silver with 3...S-4b without closing the Bishop line .

SHIMIZU moved up her King with 4.K-6h to start making her kakoi . Replying SATOMI's Pawn push with 4...P-5d , SHIMIZU exchanged the Bishops and dropped a Bishop with 6.B*5c . SATOMI also dropped a Bishop with 6...B*4d to prevent SHIMIZU's Bishop promotion .

After moving up the left Gold with 8...G-3b , SATOMI swung her Rook with 9...R-5b making Nakabisha formation .

SHIMIZU made Funa gakoi and SATOMI made Kata mino gakoi . SHIMIZU developed her Kakoi to Yagura gakoi and SATOMI also developed her Kakoi to Kata Ginkanmuri .

SATOMI backed her left Silver with 22...S-4b to reform her camp . SHIMIZU exchanged the 2nd file Pawns by her Rook and SATOMI advanced her left Silver with 24...S-4b . SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 25.P*2c to attack , but SATOMI dropped a Bishop with 25...B*4b attacking the 2d-Rook .

(diagram 2)

26.R-2i P*2d
27.S-5f P-5e
28.S-6g Gx2c
29.R-4i G-2b
30.P-4e Px4e
31.Rx4e P*4d
32.R-4i G-3b
33.G-4g P-2e
34.G-4f B-2d
35.P-7e Px7e
36.B*3h P-5f
37.Px5f P-4e
38.G-4g S-5d
39.R-2i N-3c
40.G-4h P-6d
41.P-5e S-6c
42.Nx2e P*2h
43.Rx2h B-4f
44.R-2g Nx2e
45.Rx2e Bx1i+
46.P-5d P*2c
47.Rx4e Sx5d
48.P*5b R-8a
49.R-4d S-4c
50.Rx4c+ Gx4c
51.N*7d
(diagram 2)

SHIMIZU backed her Rook with 26.R-2i escaping from the 4b-Bishop . SATOMI dropped a Pawn with 26...P*2d to block the 2i-Rook's power and threatening the 2c-Pawn .

SHIMIZU moved up her 4g-Silver with 27.S-5f making Koshikakegin form and aiming an attack with P-4e . SATOMI pushed the 5th file Pawn with 27...P-5e forcing the 5f-Silver to back , and she captured the 2c-Pawn with 28...Gx2c .

SHIMIZU slid her Rook with 29.R-4i and exchanged the 4th file Pawns . During SHIMIZU's 4th file Pawn exchange , SATOMI repaired her camp .

SHIMIZU advanced her 5h-Gold to 4f to join attacking , SATOMOI advanced the 4b-Bishop with 34...B-2d aiming at the Gold and 5g square . SHIMIZU sacrificed the 7th file Pawn with 35.P-7e to open the 7d-square and dropped a Bishop with 36.B*3h aiming at this square .

After some moves , SHIMIZU exchanged the Knights in the 2nd file . But during this exchange , SATOMI succeeded to make a promoted Bishop with 45...Bx1i+ capturing the 1i-Lance . SHIMIZU sacrificed her Rook with 50.Rx4c+ and tried to continue attacking with 51.N*7d .

(diagram 3)

51...Sx7d
52.Bx7d P-6e
53.P-5a+ Rx5a
54.S*6c +B-6d
55.Sx7b+ Kx7b
56.S*5b +Bx7d
57.Sx5a= L*6a
58.P*4d G-5c
59.R*2b P*5b
60.P*5d Gx5d
61.P-4c+ Px6f
62.S6gx6f Lx6f
63.Rx5b+ +Bx5b
64.+Px5b B*5f
65.P*6g Lx6g+
66.Gx6g Bx6g+
67.S-6b+ K-8b
68.G*7b K-9b
69.L*7h N*7f
70.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 138 moves , SATOMI won the game .

The 2nd game of the Jo-ryu Meijin sen has just started !

Shogi News : The 36th Jo-ryu Meijin sen ; 5 games title match

The 2nd game of the 36th Jo-ryu Meijin sen title match between SHIMIZU and SATOMI has just started 9:00 A.M. (in JST) 31 January 2010 at SEKINE Meijin Kinenkan , Noda city , Chiba .

Now the score of this match is "SHIMIZU 0 --- 1 SATOMI" .

You can see the game naerly real time on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/joryumeijin/kifu/20100131.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SHIMIZU Ichiyo ( Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Jo-ryu Oi)
Gote : SATOMI Kana (Kurashiki Touka)

Jan 30, 2010

Sente Gokigen Nakabisha vs Gote a minor variaiton of MARUYAMA's vaccin

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup Shogi open ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup Shogi open 2nd pre-round between MATSUO and YASHIKI started 2:00 P.M. , 8 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091108asahi_13.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote : YASHIKI Nobuyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-1f P-8d
3.P-5f P-8e
4.R-5h Bx8h+
5.Sx8h G-3b
6.K-4h S-4b
7.K-3h P-4d
8.S-7g S-4c
9.K-2h S-6b
10.S-4h K-4b
11.R-8h P-7d
12.S-6f P-6d
13.P-7e S-6c
14.Px7d Sx7d
15.R-7h P*7c
16.R-8h G-7b
17.G-3h S-6c
18.P-4f P-7d
19.P-3f N-7c
20.N-7g R-8a
21.S-4g N-3c
22.R-8i P-1d
23.G-7h L-1b
24.P-9f R-1a
25.B*2f P-2d
26.P-8f P-2e
27.B-3g Px8f
28.Rx8f P*8c
29.G-6h G-2c
30.G-5h G-2d
(diagram 1)

MATSUO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . YASHIKI exchanged the Bishops with 4...Bx8h+ and moved up the left Gold with 5...G-3b ; a minor variation of MARUYAMA's vaccin .

YASHIKI made a frame of KIMURA mino gakoi and MATSUO moved up his right Silver with 10.S-4h to make Kin mino gakoi . But before completed Kin mino gakoi , MATSUO slid his Rook with 11.R-8h threatening the attack in the 8th file .

MATSUO exchanged the 7th file Pawns and slid the Rook with 15.R-7h forcing YASHIKI to drop a Pawn with 15...P*7c protecting the 7d-Silver . MATSUO made Kin mino gakoi with 17.G-3h and developed it to KIMURA Mino .

YASHIKI backed his Rook with 20...R-8a and swung it with 24...R-1a aiming at the 1st file . MATSUO dropped a Bishop to defend the 1st file and YASHIKI advanced the 2nd file Pawn with 26...P-2e attacking the 2f-Bishop . After MATSUO's 8th file Pawn exchange , YASHIKI advanced his left Gold with 30...G-2d to join the attack in the 1st file .

(diagram 2)

31.N-8e Nx8e
32.Rx8e P-5d
33.S-5g P-1e
34.Px1e Lx1e
35.P*1g G-7c
36.K-3i P-8d
37.R-8i P-2f
38.Bx2f G-2e
39.B-5i N*2d
40.N*2h P-3e
41.P-1f Nx1f
42.Nx1f P*1g
43.Lx1g P*1h
44.P*1b R-2a
45.Px3e P-1i+
46.N-3g Gx3e
47.P*3f G-3d
48.N*2f G-2d
49.K-4h +P-1h
50.B-9e +Px1g
51.Nx2d B*1f
52.N-3d Bx3d
53.P-4e +Px2g
54.Gx2g Rx2d
55.P*2e R-1d
56.P-3e Bx4e
57.Nx4e Nx4e
58.S5g-4f L-1g+
59.G-2f +L-1f
60.Sx4e +Lx2f
61.N*3d
(diagram 2)

MATSUO exchanged the Knights in the 8th file aiming to drop it with N*5e . pushed the 5th file Pawn with 32...P-5d to prevent this Knight drop . YASHIKI MATSUO backed his 6f-Silver with 33.S-5g , and YASHIKI started attacking the 1st file with 33...P-1e .

After the 1st file Pawn exchange , MATSUO dropped a Pawn with 35.P*1g to decline the Lance exchange . YASHIKI moved up the right Gold with 35...G-7c and pushed the 8th file Pawn with 36...P-8d driving away the 8e-Rook . MATSUO backed the King with 36.K-3i to escape from YASHIKI's attack . YASHIKI sacrificed the 2nd file Pawn with 37...P-2f and continued attacking .

After some moves attack , YASHIKI sacrificed a Bishop and broke the right side of MATSUO's camp . But MATSUO also attacked YASHIKI's King with 61.N*3d .

(diagram 3)

61...K-5c
62.G*6a R-1h+
63.K-5i G*5b
64.B*3a L*4b
65.Nx4b+ Gx4b
66.S-3d Sx3d
67.Px3d P*3b
68.S*5a S*4a
69.L*3h N*3g
70.Lx3g +Lx3g
71.Sx4b= Sx4b
72.N*3e N*5a
73.Bx4b+ Kx4b
74.P*4c Nx4c
75.S*5a K-5c
76.S-6b= K-4b
77.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 152 moves , YASHIKI won the game .

HABU wins the 2nd game of the Osho sen title match !

Shogi News ; The 59th Osho sen ; 7 games title match


7:16 P.M. , 29 January 2009 , HABU won the 2nd game of the 59th Osho sen title match .
The score of this match becomes "HABU 1 --- 1 KUBO" .

The 3rd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. , 10 February 2010 at Kakegawa city , Shizuoka .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/100128.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

(diaram 1 )

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.S-4h P-5e
5.K-6h B-3c
6.P-3f K-6b
7.S-3g K-7b
8.S-4f G-3b
9.K-7h K-8b
10.S-6h S-4b
11.G4i-5h S-7b
12.S-7g S-5c
13.S-6f S-5d
14.N-3g P-6d
15.P-2d Px2d
16.S-4e P-6e
17.Sx5d Rx5d
18.Sx6e R-5a
19.N-4e B-4b
20.S*5c Bx5c
21.Nx5c+
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening HABU's sealed move ; 21.Nx5c+ .

(diagram 2)

21...Rx5c
22.B*4a G-3a
23.B-8e+ R-5a
24.Rx2d P*6d
25.Sx6d S*7d
26.+B-8f S*8e
27.+B-5i Sx7f
28.P*7g S7f-6e
29.+B-2f P-5f
30.B-7i Px5g+
31.Gx5g P*5f
32.G5g-5h N-3c
33.P*5b Rx5b
34.S-5c+ R-1b
35.Rx3d G-3b
36.+S-6b N*4d
37.+Sx6a Sx6a
38.P*5b S-6b
39.P*2d P*6f
40.Px6f Sx6f
41.P*6c S6bx6c
42.P-5a+ N-4e
(diagram 2)

KUBO naturally captured the 5c-promoted Knight with 21...Rx5c . HABU dropped a Bishop with 22.B*4a attacking the 3b-Gold . The Gold escaped with 22...G-3a and HABU succeeded to make a promoted Bishop with 23.B-8e+ .

KUBO sacrificed a Pawn with 24...P*6d attacking the 6e-Silver and forced the Silver to move from the 6e-square . HABU captured the Pawn with 25.Sx6d . KUBO dropped his Silvers with 25...S*7d and 26...S*8e forcing HABU to back his promoted Bishop .

HABU turned his attacked promoted Bishop with 29.+B-2f threatening KUBO's Kakoi .
KUBO attacked the 5th file of HABU's camp and HABU attacked KUBO's Rook . After KUBO's Rook escaped with 34...R-1b , HABU started attacking KUBO's Kakoi with 36.+S-6b .

KUBO dropped a Knight with N*4d to block the 2f promoted Bishop's diagonal line , but HABU still attacked KUBO's Kakoi . KUBO jumped his 3c-Knight trying to attack HABU's King .

(diagram 3)

43.+P-6a P-5g+
44.P*6d +Px5h
45.Px6c+ P-9d
46.Gx5h P*5g
47.+P-7b Kx7b
48.S*7a K-6c
49.+B-3e S*5f
50.P*6g Px5h+
51.Px6f S-7e
52.K-8h P*3c
53.+P-6b K-5c
54.S*5e K-4b
55.+Bx4d Px4d
56.Rx4d G*4c
57.N*5d K-3a
58.P-2c+ Gx4d
59.+Px1b Lx1b
60.G*4b Gx4b
61.Nx4b+ Kx4b
62.R*5b resigns
(diagram 3)

After 123 moves , HABU won the game .

Jan 29, 2010

HABU sealed the 41st move .

Shogi News ; The 59th Osho sen ; 7 games title match


6:00 P.M. , 28 January 2009 , HABU sealed the 41st move and the game once stopped . The game will restarted next morning 9:00 A.M. and will end next evening .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/100128.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.S-4h P-5e
5.K-6h B-3c
6.P-3f K-6b
(diagram 1)








KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . HABU moved up the right King with 4.S-4h and allowed KUBO to advance the 5th file Pawn with 4...P-5e . After moving up the King with 5.K-6h , HABU pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 6.P-3f and shown his attitude to select San-Nana Gin kyusen . KUBO also moved up his King with 6...K-6h to start making a Kakoi .

(diagram 2)

7.S-3g K-7b
8.S-4f G-3b
9.K-7h K-8b
10.S-6h S-4b
11.G4i-5h S-7b
12.S-7g S-5c
13.S-6f S-5d
14.N-3g P-6d
15.P-2d
(diagram 2)





HABU quickly advanced his right Silver with 8.S-4f and completed Funa gakoi with 11.G4i-5h . KUBO also completed Kata mino gakoi and advanced the left Silver to support the 5e-Pawn .

HABU advanced the other Silver with 13.S-6f and jumped the right Knight with 14.N-3g to join the battle . KUBO pushed the 6th file Pawn aiming at ...P-6e to drive away the 6f-Silver . HABU started attacking with 15.P-2d .

(diagram 3)

15...Px2d
16.S-4e P-6e
17.Sx5d Rx5d
18.Sx6e R-5a
19.N-4e B-4b
20.S*5c Bx5c
(diagram 3)








KUBO naturally captured the 2d-Pawn with 15...Px2d and HABU crushed his right Silver against the 5d-Silver with 16.S-4e . KUBO didn't capture the Silver but advanced the 6th file Pawn with 16...P-6e attacking the 6f-Silver .

After the Silver exchange , HABU captured the 6e-Pawn with 18.Sx6e attacking the 5d-Rook . KUBO's Rook escaped from the 6e-Silver with 18...R-5a . HABU jumped the right Knight with 19.N-4e attacking the 3c-Bishop . Against KUBO's Bishop escape with 19...B-4b , HABU dropped a Silver with 20.S*5c continued attacking the Bishop . KUBO captured the 5c-Silver by his Bishop with 20...Bx5c and HABU sealed the next move .

HABU must capture the 5c-Bishop by his right Knight with 21.Nx5c+ or 21.Nx5c= .

Jan 28, 2010

2nd game of the Osho sen title match has just started !

Shogi News ; The 59th Osho sen ; 7 games title match


The 2nd game of the 59th Osho sen title match between HABU and KUBO has just started at 9:00 A.M. , 28 January 2009 at Hotel Kagetsu , Ohtawara city , Tochigi .

Now the score of this match is "HABU 0 --- 1 KUBO" .

The game will once stopped this evening around 6 :00 P.M. until one player's sealed move , and will restart next morning 9:00 A.M.


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/100128.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

Jan 27, 2010

Gote Gokigen Nakabisha vs Sente Kuraidori

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup Shogi open ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup 2nd pre-round between MATSUO and SHIMIZUKAMI (amateur) started 10:00 A.M. 8 November 2009 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091108asahi_12.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MATSUO Ayumu (7 dan)
Gote : SHIMIZUKAMI Tohru (amateur)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.S-4h P-5e
5.K-6h B-3c
6.K-7h K-6b
7.S-6h K-7b
8.P-3f G-3b
9.G4i-5h P-5f
10.P-6f S-4b
11.G-6g Px5g+
12.S4hx5g P-4d
13.P-6e S-4c
14.S-6f K-8b
15.P*5e R-5a
16.S6h-5g L-9b
17.S-5f K-9a
18.B-7g S-8b
19.K-8h G-7b
20.G-7h P-1d
21.P-1f P-7d
22.P-9f P-9d
23.P-4f B-4b
24.P-4e
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZUKAMI selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . MATSUO moved up his right Silver with 4.S-4h and allowed SHIMIZUKAMI to make Gosuji kuraidori Nakabisha form .

MATSUO made Funa gakoi with 9.G4i-5h . After King's move to 7b , SHIMIZUKAMI pushed the 5th file Pawn 9...P-5f to exchange the Pawns . MATSUO pushed the 6th file Pawn with P-6f to make the game quiet by closing the Bishop line .

After the 5th file Pawn exchange , MATSUO advanced the right Silver with 14.S-6f and fortified his Kakoi . MATSUO advanced the other Silver with 17.S-5f and strongly supported the 5th & 6th Kurai .

SHIMIZUKAMI made Anaguma gakoi and MATSUO made Yagura gakoi . After some moves , MATSUO pushed the 4th file Pawn with 24.P-4e to exchange the Pawns .

(diagram 2)

24...B-3c
25.Px4d Sx4d
26.N-3g B-2b
27.P*4e S-3c
28.B-6h B-3a
29.B-4f G-4b
30.P-2d Sx2d
31.P-4d G-3c
32.S-4e B-2b
33.R-4h P-3e
34.Px3e P*3f
35.P-3d Px3g+
36.Bx3g G-3b
37.S-5d P*3f
38.B-2h P*4f
39.P-4c+ Gx4c
40.Sx4c+ S-3e
41.+S-4b R-7a
42.+S-5b N*2e
43.Bx4f P-3g+
44.Bx3e +Px4h
45.G*6b
(diagram 2)

After the 4th file Pawn exchange , MATSUO jumped the right Knight with 26.N-3g to join the battle . SHIMIZUKAMI backed the Bishop with 26...B-2b to open the 4d-Silver's back route . MATSUO dropped a Pawn with 27.P*4e forcing the 4d-Silver to back .

MATSUO used his Bishop with 28.B-6h & 29.B-4f . Replying SHIMIZUKAMI's 29...G-4b , MATSUO started attacking with 30.P-2d . After some moves attack , MATSUO succeeded to make a promoted Silver and made SHIMIZUKAMI's Rook useless . Sacrificing a Rook , MATSUO dropped a Gold with 45.G*6b and certainly attacked SHIMIZUKAMI's Kakoi .

(diagram 3)

45...B-1c
46.Bx1c+ Nx1c
47.S*6a Gx6b
48.+Sx6b Rx6a
49.+Sx6a S*6i
50.G*7b B*3e
51.G6g-6h Sx7h+
52.Gx7h R*4b
53.S*6b resigns
(diagram 3)




After 105 moves , MATSUO won the game .

Jan 26, 2010

Yokofutori CHUZA Bisha vs Sente Shin YAMASAKI ryu

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup Shogi open tournament ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup Shogi open tournament 2nd pre-round between MIURA and YASHIKI started 10:00 A.M. , 8 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091108asahi_11.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MIURA Hiroyuki (8 dan)
Gote : YASHIKI Nobuyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

Until 2...G-3b , YASHIKI seemed to select Ittezon Kakukawari . But instead of the Bishop exchange , YASHIKI advanced the 8th file Pawn and the opening transposed to Yokofutori .

Replying MIURA's capturing Pawn with 8.Rx3d , YASHIKI moved up the Bishop with 8...B-3c selecting Yokofutori San-San Kaku senpou line . MIURA dropped a Pawn with 10.P*8g and YASHIKI backed the Rook with 10...R-8e making CHUZA Bisha formation .

Against YASHIKI's CHUZA Bisha strategy , MIURA made Shin YAMASAKI ryu attacking formation with 12.S-4h and 14.N-3g . Without using right Knight , YASHIKI started attacking with 14...P*8f .

(diagram 2)

15.Px8f Rx8f
16.P-3e R-8e
17.N-7g Rx3e
18.R-2e R-3d
19.N-4e B-4b
20.P*2d P*3f
21.P*3h P*8g
22.Gx8g P*8f
23.Gx8f P-4d
24.P*8b Px4e
25.Px8a+ N-3c
26.R-2g P-5d
27.P-7e B-6d
28.N-6e Bx1i+
29.N*4d N*5e
30.P-2c+ Sx2c
31.Rx2c+ Gx2c
32.S*3b K-4b
33.Sx2c= Rx4d
34.G*3d Rx3d
35.Sx3d+ G*4c
36.R*2b N*3b
37.+Sx4c Kx4c
38.G-5h R*2d
39.Rx2d+ Nx2d
40.+Px9a L*6d
41.P-5f Lx6e
42.Px5e R*8i
43.L*3e S*7g
(diagram 2)

YASHIKI exchanged the 8th file Pawn and threatening to capture the 7f-Pawn . MIURA advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 16.P-3e to protect the 7f-Pawn by the 2f-Rook . YASHIKI backed his Rook with 16...R-8e attacking the 3e-Pawn and threatening to drop a Pawn with ...P*8f .

MIURA jumped the right Knight with 17.N*7g attacking the 8e-Rook and YASHIKI captured the 3e-Pawn with 17...Rx3e escaping from the 7g-Knight . MIURA moved up the Rook with 18.R-2e crushing the Rooks . YASHIKI backed his Rook with 18...R-3d to avoid the Rook exchange .

MIURA jumped his right Knight with 19.N-4e attacking the 3c-Bishop and the aimed Bishop escaped with 19...B-4b . YASHIKI dropped a Pawn with 20...P*3f aiming at making a promoted Pawn with ...P-3g+ . MIURA also dropped a Pawn with 21.P*3h to avoid this line .

After some moves , YASHIKI succeeded to make a promoted Bishop . MIURA sacrificed his Rook with 31.Rx2c+ and continued attacking . After MIURA's attack , YASHIKI dropped a Rook with 42...R*8i and a Silver with 43...S*7g and attacked MIURA's camp .

(diagram 3)

44.Lx3c+ Kx3c
45.N*2e K-3d
46.R*3c Kx2e
47.R-2c+ K-2f
48.+Rx2d P*2e
49.N*3i Kx1g
50.+Rx2e P*2f
51.G*2g K-1h
52.+Rx2f K-2i
53.G-1g L*2h
54.N*6i Sx8h+
55.Sx8h B*7h
56.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 110 moves , YASHIKI won the game .

Jan 25, 2010

Ai Yagura ; MORISHITA system : Gote Nana Suji koukan

Shogi Game record : The 59th NHK cup TV Shogi tournament

A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between INOUE and HABU was broadcasted 8 November 2009 .


Sente : INOUE Keita (8 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Osho , Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.S-6h P-3d
3.S-7g S-6b
4.P-5f P-5d
5.S-4h S-4b
6.G-7h G-3b
7.K-6i K-4a
8.G-5h G-5b
9.P-6f S-3c
10.B-7i B-3a
11.P-3f P-4d
12.G5h-6g P-7d
13.B-6h G5b-4c
14.K-7i P-9d
15.K-8h P-9e
16.P-2f S-7c
17.P-2e P-7e
18.Px7e Bx7e
19.P-6e K-3a
20.B-4f R-9b
21.S-5g B-4b
22.S5g-6f K-2b
23.P*7e P-6d
24.Px6d Sx6d
25.P*6e Sx7e
26.Sx7e Bx7e
27.S-6f P-4e
28.B-3g B-5c
29.S*8c
(diagram 1)

INOUE selected Yagura opening as the opening of this game and HABU accepted it . The game naturally advanced one of the common line of Ai Yagura game . INOUE selected MORISHITA system strategy with 13.B-6h .

While INOUE's King entered Yagura gakoi , HABU moved up his right Gold with 13...G5b-4c and advanced the 9th file Pawn to 9e . INOUE advanced the 2nd file Pawn to 2e , and HABU exchanged the 7th file Pawns after moving up the right Silver with 16...S-7c .

Replying HABU's 7th file Pawn exchange , INOUE pushed the 6th file Pawn to develop his Kakoi and attack HABU's attacking pieces . HABU exchanged the 6th file Pawns and Silvers . After this exchange , INOUE dropped a Silver with 29.S*8c attacking HABU's 9b-Rook .

(diagram 2)

29...R-9c
30.B-8b+ B-4d
31.G7h-7g P*6d
32.Px6d S*7c
33.+B-7b Sx6d
34.P*6e N-7c
35.Px6d P*6e
36.+Bx7c Px6f
37.G6gx6f P*6e
38.Gx6e S*7f
39.S*6f Sx6e
40.Sx6e G*6f
41.Gx6f Bx6f
42.S*7g B-3i+
43.R-6h +B-5g
44.G*7h +Bx6h
45.Sx6h R*3i
46.+Bx8d Rx2i+
47.S8c-7d+R-9d
48.+B-7e P*7c
49.+Sx7c P-4f
50.Px4f +Rx1i
51.P-6c+ L*8a
52.S-7f N*8d
53.S-8e N-9f
54.Px9f Lx8e
55.+Bx8e Px9f
56.P*9h S*6i
(diagram 2)

HABU's Rook escaped with 29...R-9c and INOUE succeeded to make his Bishop promoted with 30.B-8b+ . HABU moved up the Bishop with 30...B-4d threatening INOUE's King on 8h , INOUE moved up the 7h-King with 31.G7h-7g .

After sacrificed a Pawn with 31...P*6d , HABU dropped a Silver attacking both of the 8b-promoted Bishop and 6d-Pawn . After INOUE's promoted Bishop escape , HABU captured the 6d-Pawn with 33...Sx6d .

INOUE dropped a Pawn with 34.P*6e attacking the 6d-Silver . HABU's 6d-Silver didn't escape , but the left Knight jumped with 34...N-7c to join the battle .

After some moves attack , HABU succeeded to make a promoted Bishop with 42...B-3i+ attacking INOUE's Rook . INOUE's Rook escaped with 43.R-6h , HABU chased the Rook with 43...+R-5g and exchanged the promoted Bishop and the 6h-Rook with 44...+Bx6h .

HABU dropped a Rook with 45...R*3i and captured INOUE's 2i-Knight & 1i-Lance . HABU dropped the Lance & Knight to continue attacking . HABU dropped a Silver with 56...S*6i attacking the important defense piece .

(diagram 3)

57.L*5i R-9e
58.+B-6g P*6f
59.+Bx6f Sx7h+
60.Kx7h G*6e
61.+B-7g R-7e
62.S*8f Rx7g+
63.S8fx7g B*2f
64.B*8c G-7e
65.P*7f Bx5i+
66.Px7e +B-5h
67.N*5i +Rx5i
68.Sx5i G*6g
69.K-8h +Bx5i
70.G*7h +Bx7g
71.Gx7g S*7i
72.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 142 moves , HABU won the game .

Jan 24, 2010

Shogi News : SATOMI beated SHIMIZU in ISHIDA ryu game .

Shogi News : The 36th Jo-ryu Meijin sen ; 5 games title match

4:04 P.M. , 24 January 2009 , after 97 moves , SATOMI won the 1st game of the Jo-ryu Meijin sen title match . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 0 --- 1 SATOMI" .

The 2nd of this title match will start 31 January 2009 , at SEKINE Meijin Kinenkan , Noda city , Chiba .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/joryumeijin/kifu/20100124.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

Sente : SATOMI Kana (Kurashiki Touka)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo ( Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Jo-ryu Oi)

(diagram 1)

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

With 2.P-7e , SATOMI selected Haya ISHIDA opening in this game . SHIMIZU allowed SATOMI to make Haya ISHIDA formation with 3.R-7h . Before an advance of the 8th file Pawn , SHIMIZU moved up her right Silver with 4...S-6c to decline the 7th file Pawn exchange .

SATOMI pushed the 6th file Pawn with 5.P-6f closing her Bishop line and advanced her left Silver to 7g . SHIMIZU advanced the 8th file Pawn with 10...P-8e , SATOMI floated her Rook with 11.R-7f to protect the 8th file .

SHIMIZU moved up her right Gold with 11...G-7b and shown her attitude to make Bou Kin attacking formation . SATOMI completed Hon mino gakoi with 16.G6i-5h and SHIMIZU started attacking with 16...P-8f .

(diagram 2)

17.Px8f P-7d
18.Px7d R-7b
19.B-5i Gx7d
20.P-8e G-7e
21.R-7h P*7f
22.P-8d Gx6f
23.P-8c+ R-7e
24.R-8h P*8e
25.+P-8d P-7g+
26.Nx7g Gx7g
27.Rx8e Rx8e
28.+Px8e R*7h
29.+P-7e N*6f
30.G5h-4h G-6h
31.Bx6h Rx6h+
32.R*8b N-7h+
33.Rx8a+ B*8h
34.P*6g Bx9i+
35.+Px6d +B-9h
36.P*8g +Bx9g
37.P-8f +B-8g
38.P*7f +B-9f
39.+Rx9a +N-6i
40.G4h-5h +R-7i
41.L*2f
(diagram 2)

SATOMI naturally captured the 8f-Pawn with 17.Px8f , because other reply would give SATOMI a bad position . (17.Rx8f G-8e , or 17.Bx8f G-8e ) After sacrificed the 7th file Pawn with 17...P-7d , SHIMIZU slid her Rook with 18...R-7b .

SATOMI backed her Rook with 19.B-5i to open the 7f-Rook's escape route . Replying SHIMIZU's Pawn capture with 19...Gx7d , SATOMI's Pawn advance 20.P-8d was a very effective move . SHIMIZU advanced the 7d-Gold with 20...G-7e and tried to continue attack SATOMI's Rook .

After some moves , SATOMI succeeded to make a promoted Pawn and exchange the Rooks . After this Rook exchange , SHIMIZU's 7g-Gold became unprotected , and she dropped a Rook with 28...R*7h to protect the Gold .

SHIMIZU made a promoted Bishop and tried to use it for defense , but SATOMI used Pawns to disturb using the promoted Bishop . After some moves , SATOMI dropped a Lance with 41.L*2f to attack SHIMIZU's King from the front .

(diagram 3)

41...+B-5b
42.+Px5d Px5d
43.N*6d +B-5a
44.S*5b Gx5b
45.Nx5b+ +Bx5b
46.Lx2c+ Kx2c
47.+Rx2a S*1c
48.G*3b S-3c
49.N*2e resigns
(diagram 3)





After 97 moves , SATOMI won the game .

Shogi News : Jo-ryu Meijin sen title match has started

Shogi News : The 36th Jo-ryu Meijin sen ; 5 games title match

The 1st game of the Jo-ryu Meijin sen title match between SHIMIZU and SATOMI has just started 9:00 A.M. 24 January 2009 at Hotel Mt. Fuji , Yamanakako Mura , Yamaniashi .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/joryumeijin/kifu/20100124.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


SHIMIZU Ichiyo ( Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Jo-ryu Oi)
SATOMI Kana (Kurashiki Touka)

Jan 23, 2010

Ai Ibisha ; Unclassified ; Sente Gosuji kuraidori Nagare Yagura vs Gote Kin Yagura

Shogi Game record : The 18th Ginga sen ; D-block

A shogi game of the Ginga sen D-block between ISHIDA and FUJIWARA was broadcasted 7 November 2009 .


Sente : ISHIDA Kazuo (9 dan)
Gote : FUJIWARA Naoya (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-5f P-3d
3.P-5e S-6b
4.B-7g G6a-5b
5.S-6h S-3b
6.S-5g P-4d
7.S-5f K-4b
8.P-2f K-3a
9.G-7h P-6d
10.S-4h S-6c
11.S-5g G-4c
12.K-6i B-3c
13.G-5h P-7d
14.P-6f P-8e
15.G5h-6g B-5a
16.P-3f P-9d
17.P-2e S-3c
18.P-9f G-3b
19.B-5i B-8d
20.K-7i K-2b
21.P-4f P-7e
(diagram 1)

ISHIDA pushed the 5th file Pawn with 2.P-5f . This move mainly means Sente's Nakabisha strategy , but ISHIDA is an Ibisha player . Until 7...K-4b , ISHIDA's camp seemed to develop Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha , but 8.P-2f shown ISHIDA select Ibisha in this game .

After some moves , ISHIDA made Nagare Yagura . FUJIWARA made Kin Yagura and Yonte Kaku attacking formation . FUJIWARA pushed the 7th file Pawn with 21...P-7e and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

22.Px7e Bx7e
23.G-7f B-8d
24.Gx8e B-9c
25.Gx9d B-7e
26.P*7f P*8f
27.Px7e Px8g+
28.P*8c +Px7h
29.Kx7h R-7b
30.G-8d Rx7e
31.P*7g P*7f
32.S-6h Px7g+
33.Sx7g G*5g
34.P*7f R-7b
35.S-6g P*8f
36.S-6h Gx6h
37.Bx6h P-6e
38.K-7g Px6f
39.Sx6f P-8g+
40.Kx8g S*6g
41.S-7g P*8h
42.Kx8h P*7e
43.Px7e Lx9f
44.Lx9f P*7f
45.S-8f S-6d
46.B-5g Sx5e
47.P-2d
(diagram 2)

Replying FUJIWARA's 7th file Pawn exchange , ISHIDA advanced his 6g-Gold with 23.G-7f attacking the 7e-Bishop . The Bishop escaped with 23...B-8d and ISHIDA chased the Bishop with 24.Gx8e & 25.Gx9d . FUJIWARA's Bishop escaped with 25...B-7e but ISHIDA dropped a Pawn with 26.P*7f . FUJIWARA sacrificed a Bishop and got a Gold with 28...+Px7h .

FUJIWARA continued attacking and ISHIDA's Kakoi almost broken . After FUJIWARA's attack , finally ISHIDA attacked FUJIWARA's Yagura gakoi with 47.P-2d .

(diagram 3)

47...Sx2d
48.L*2g S6g-5f+
49.B-3i R-6b
50.Lx2d R-6g+
51.S*7h +R-4g
52.Lx2c+ Gx2c
53.P*2d Gx2d
54.Rx2d P*2c
55.B*4a L*3b
56.R-2e +Rx3f
57.G*3a G-4b
58.Gx3b Gx3b
59.G*4c G*3a
60.Gx3b Gx3b
61.G*4c G*3a
62.L*2h Gx4a
63.Gx3b Gx3b
64.G*4c G*3c
65.Gx3b Kx3b
66.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 130 moves , FUJIWARA won the game .

Jan 22, 2010

Ai Furibisha ; Sente Nakabisha , Ginkanmuri vs Gote Sanken Bisha , Hon mino gakoi

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup 2nd pre-round between SUZUKI and KONDOU started 2:00 P.M. (JST) , 6 November 2009 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091106asahi_13.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese langauge)


Sente : SUZUKI Daisuke (8 dan)
Gote : KONDOU Masakazu (6 dan)

(diagram 1 )

1.P-5f P-3d
2.R-5h R-3b
3.S-6h K-6b
4.S-5g S-7b
5.K-4h K-7a
6.P-7f P-3e
7.S-4f G4a-5b
8.P-5e P-1d
9.S-3h P-6d
10.K-3i K-8b
11.P-1f S-4b
12.K-2h G-6c
13.P-9f P-9d
14.P-2f P-3f
15.Px3f Rx3f
16.S-2g R-3b
17.R-3h S-3c
18.B-6f P-4d
19.N-7g P-6e
20.B-5g S-3d
21.G6i-5h P-1e
(diagram 1)

SUZUKI selected Nakabisha with 2.R-5h and KONDOU selected Sanken Bisha with 2...R3b . Then the opening of this game became Ai Furibisha .

SUZUKI advanced his left Silver with 7.S-4f and KONDOU quickly made Hon mino gakoi . After advanced the 5th file Pawn with 8.P-5e to block the Bishop line , SUZUKI also made Kata mino gakoi .

KONDOU developed his Kakoi to Taka mino gakoi . SUZUKI started developing his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri and KONDOU exchanged the 3rd file Pawns . Replying KONDOU's 3rd file Pawn exchange , SUZUKI slid his Rook with 17.R-3h facing the Rooks each other , and KONDOU declined Rook exchange with 17...S-3c . After some moves , KONDOU pushed the 1st file Pawn with 21...P-1e and battle started .

(diagram 2)

22.Px1e P-4e
23.Sx4e Bx5e
24.B-4f Bx7g+
25.Sx3d N*5d
26.B-3g Rx3d
27.Bx7c+ Nx7c
28.Rx3d +B-3c
29.Rx3c+ Nx3c
30.R*4a B*5e
31.P*3g R*7i
32.G-3h P*3f
33.Sx3f Rx7f+
34.B*3d +Rx3f
35.Bx6a+ Sx6a
36.Rx6a+ S*4i
37.S*2g Sx3h+
38.Sx3h N-4e
39.G*2g +R-3b
(diagram 2)

After sacrificing the 1st file Pawn with 21...P-1e , KONDOU pushed the 4th file Pawn with 22...P-4e attacking the 4f-Silver . After some moves , both player exchanged all Rooks and Bishops . SUZUKI dropped a Rook with 30.R*4a , and KONDOU dropped a Bishop with 30...B*5e to attack the opponent's King .

Some moves later , SUZUKI almost completely broke KONDOU's Taka mino gakoi . KONDOU gave up breaking SUZUKI's Kakoi and backed his promoted Rook with 39...+R-3b to join the defence of the King .

(diagram 3)

40.S*7a K-9b
41.+Rx6c P*3f
42.Gx3f G*7b
43.+Rx7b +Rx7b
44.G*8b +Rx8b
45.Sx8b+ Kx8b
46.Gx4e B-7g+
47.P*7d B*7e
48.P*5g R*8i
49.N*4i Rx8g+
50.R*3b P*7b
51.R-6b+ K-9c
52.Px7c+ K-8d
53.S*7d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 105 moves , SUZUKI won the game .

Jan 21, 2010

Ai Furibisha ; Sente Nakabisha , Ginkanmuri vs Gote Sanken Bisha , Anaguma gakoi

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup 2nd pre-round between KONDOU and NAKAGAWA started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091106asahi_12.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : KONDOU Masakazu (6 dan)
Gote : NAKAGAWA Daisuke (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-5f P-3d
2.R-5h R-3b
3.P-7f S-4b
4.P-7e K-6b
5.K-4h K-7b
6.P-5e P-3e
7.R-5f R-3d
8.S-3h N-3c
9.K-3i P-1d
10.P-1f K-8b
11.P-8f L-9b
12.G6i-5h K-9a
13.P-4f S-8b
14.G-4g G4a-5b
15.K-2h G5b-6b
16.S-6h G-7a
17.P-2f G6b-7b
18.S-2g S-5a
19.G-3h S-6b
20.P-9f B-3a
21.R-7f B-4b
22.S-5g P-5d
(diagram 1)

With 2.R-5h , KONDOU selected Nakabisha as his usual . NAKAGAWA selected Sanken Bisha with 2...R-3b and the opening of this game became Ai Furibisha .

After both players floated their each Rook , KONDOU made Kata mino gakoi and developed it through Hon mino gakoi , Taka mino gakoi to Ginkanmuri while NAKAGAWA was making Anaguma gakoi .

After some moves , NAKAGAWA pushed the 5th file Pawn with 22...P-5d and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

23.Px5d Rx5d
24.S-5f P-7d
25.Px7d P*7e
26.R-7h Rx7d
27.B-6f R-8d
28.R-8h R-5d
29.P-8e P-2d
30.P-3f Px3f
31.Sx3f P-2e
32.Px2e P-1e
33.Px1e P-7f
34.P*3d Rx3d
35.P*3e R-6d
36.P*5c P*2g
37.Kx2g P*2f
38.Kx2f Rx6f
39.Px6f Bx5c
40.N-3g P*3d
41.P*5d B-4d
42.R-6h P-7g+
43.Nx7g B*5i
44.R-7h P*7f
45.N-6e P-7g+
46.R-9h +P-7f
47.P-4e Bx6f
48.P-5c+
(diagram 2)

NAKAGAWA exchanged the 5th file Pawns by his Rook , and KONDOU advanced his 5g-Silver with 24.S-5f . After sacrificed the 7th file Pawn with 24...P-7d , NAKAGAWA dropped a Pawn with 25...P*7e forcing KONDOU's 7f-Rook to back .

Some moves passed , KONDOU pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 30.P-3f to attack NAKAGAWA's attacking pieces .

NAKAGAWA sacrificed the 2nd and 1st file Pawns , NAKAGAWA sacrificed his Rook with 38...Rx6f and got a Bishop and tried to continue attacking . NAKAGAWA chased KONDOU's Rook , but KONDOU succeeded to make a promoted Pawn with 48.P-5c+ .

(diagram 3)

48...Sx5c
49.Nx5c+ B-8f+
50.R*5a P*7h
51.P*7c Sx7c
52.Rx7h Bx9i+
53.+Nx6c K-8b
54.P*6d P*6b
55.+Nx7b Gx7b
56.S*6a P*7a
57.S-6e +B-6f
58.G-5f +B-6g
59.P*7d Sx6d
60.Sx7b+ Kx7b
61.P*6c +Bx7h
62.Px6b+ resigns
(diagram 3)

After 123 moves , KONDOU won the game .

Jan 20, 2010

Sente Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha vs Gote Kyusen

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Asahi cup ; 2nd pre-round

A shogi game of the Asahi cup 2nd pre-round between SUZUKI and AONO started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the NET .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/3/kifu/20091106asahi_11.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SUZUKI Daisuke (8 dan)
Gote : AONO Teruichi (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-5f P-3d
2.R-5h P-8d
3.P-5e S-6b
4.P-7f K-4b
5.K-4h K-3b
6.K-3h S-4b
7.P-1f P-1d
8.K-2h G6a-5b
9.S-3h P-8e
10.B-7g P-7d
11.S-6h S-7c
12.P-5d Px5d
13.Rx5d P-8f
14.Px8f P*8h
(diagram 1)

SUZUKI selected Nakabisha as the opening of this game . AONO allows SUZUKI to make Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha formation .

AONO made Funa gakoi and SUZUKI made Kata mino gakoi . AONO moved up his right Silver planing an attack against the 7g-Bishop's head . SUZUKI exchanged the 5th file Pawns by his Rook and AONO started attacking in the 8th file .

(diagram 2)

15.Bx2b+ Kx2b
16.N-7g P-8i+
17.Rx7d P-6d
18.R-7e B*4d
19.B*3f +P-8h
20.N-8e S-6b
21.B-7b+ R-8d
22.+B-4e +P-8g
23.P*5c S4bx5c
24.P*5d S-4b
25.+Bx4d Px4d
26.R-7b+ B*6c
27.+R-7e R-7d
28.+Rx7d Bx7d
29.R*6a R*5a
30.Rx5a+ G5bx5a
31.R*8b R*8i
32.G-7i Rx9i+
33.B*5e
(diagram 2)

After the Bishop exchange with 15.Bx2b+ , SUZUKI jumped his left Knight with 16.N-7g escaping from the 8h-Pawn's attack . AONO made a promoted Pawn with 16...P-8i+ .

SUZUKI captured the 7d-Pawn with 17.Rx7d! threatening a fork . If , AONO captured this Rook with ...Sx7d , SUZUKI would drop a Bishop with B*5e forking the 2b-King and the 8b-Rook . AONO pushed the 6th file Pawn to avoid this fork .

After some moves , both players dropped their each Bishop with 18...B*4d & 19.B*3f . SUZUKI jumped his left Knight with 20.N-8e and continued attacking . Some moves seemed to give SUZUKI a remarkable advantage

(diagram 3)

33...L*7g
34.Bx4d N-3c
35.Rx8a+ P*7a
36.+R-8d B-5f
37.N-7c+ S-4c
38.B-6f +Rx7i
39.Sx7i Bx6g+
40.Bx3c+ Kx3c
41.+Nx6b Gx6b
42.+Rx6d resigns
(diagram 3)




After 83 moves , SUZUKI won the game .

Jan 19, 2010

Sente Wanpaku Nakabisha , Kata mino gakoi vs Gote Ibisha Gangi gakoi

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Mynavi Joshi open

A shogi game of the Mynavi Joshi open between KAI and SHIMIZU started 6 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mynavi-open.jp/091106/091106_shimizu-kai_f.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : KAI Tomomi (Jo-ryu 2 dan)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Meijin , Joryu Osho , Joryu Oi)

(diagram 1)

1.P-5f P-8d
2.P-7f P-8e
3.B-7g P-5d
4.R-5h K-4b
5.K-4h S-6b
6.S-6h P-3d
7.K-3h S-5c
8.K-2h K-3b
9.P-5e Px5e
10.Bx5e P*5d
11.Bx2b+ Kx2b
12.S-7g S-3b
13.S-3h P-4d
14.P-1f P-1d
15.R-5i G6a-5b
16.S-6f S-4c
17.G-7h P-8f
18.Px8f Rx8f
19.N-7g P-6d
20.S-7e Rx7f
21.R-8i
(diagram 1)

With 1.P-5f , KAI shown her attitude to select Nakabisha . SHIMIZU quickly advanced her Rook Pawn with 2...P-8e forcing KAI to protect the 8th file with 3.B-7g , and kept the rank of the 5th file with 3...P-5d .

After the King's move to 2h , KAI exchanged the 5th file Pawns by her Bishop and she exchanged the Bishops with .Bx2b+ . After completed Kata mino gakoi with 13.S-3h , KAI advanced her left Silver with 16.S-6f and moved up the left Gold with 17.G-7h to make attacking formation .

SHIMIZU exchanged the 8th file Pawns by her Rook and KAI jumped her Knight with 19.N-7g threatening N-6e . SHIMIZU pushed the 6th file Pawn with 19...P-6d to prevent this Knight jump . KAI moved up her 6f-Silver with 20.S-7e attacking the 8f-Rook . SHIMIZU captured the 7f-Pawn with 20...Rx7f to avoid the line ; 20...R-8b , 21.P*8d . KAI slid her Rook with 20.R-8i threatening the Rx8a , without protecting the 7e-Silver .

(diagram 2)

21...Rx7e
22.Rx8a+ G-3b
23.+Rx9a P-3e
24.P*7f R-5e
25.L*5i R-4e
26.B*5f P-3f
27.Bx4e Px4e
28.R*8a Px3g+
29.Sx3g P*3a
30.G-3h S5c-4d
31.+R-8b G5b-4b
32.R-5a+ S*3c
33.N*2e P-4f
34.Sx4f B*2d
35.Nx3c+ Bx3c
36.S*2e G-5b
37.+R5ax5bSx5b
38.+Rx5b B*4c
39.+Rx4c Gx4c
40.B*6a P*4b
41.P*3d
(diagram 2)

SHIMIZU simply captured the 7e-Silver with 21...Rx7e , because she couldn't prevent KAI's 22.Rx8a+ . SHIMIZU's attacked 4a-Gold moved up with 22...G-3b making Gangi gakoi . KAI attacked SHIMIZU's Rook with 24.P*7f , 25.L*5i and 26.B*5f . SHIMIZU sacrificed the Rook and attacked KAI's camp with 26...P-3f .

KAI dropped a Rook with 28.R*8a and continued attacking . After some moves , KAI sacrificed 2 promoted Rooks and still ocntinued attacking .

(diagram 3)

41...B-2d
42.Sx2d N*3f
43.K-1g Px2d
44.B*6f P-3b
45.S*4e P-5e
46.Sx3f P-1e
47.N*3e Px1f
48.K-2h P-1g+
49.Lx1g Lx1g+
50.Nx1g Sx3e
51.S4fx3e N*1f
52.K-3g R*1h
53.Bx5e L*3c
54.S*2c Kx2c
55.Sx2d K-2b
56.Bx3c+ resigns
(diagram 3)

After 111 moves , KAI won the game .

Jan 18, 2010

Gote Nakabisha , Kata mino gakoi vs Sente KATOU ryu like attack , Nimai Kin gakoi

Shogi Game record : The 18th Ginga sen ; C-block

A shogi game of the Ginga sen C-block between KUMASAKA and TANAKA was broadcasted 5 November 2009 .


Sente : KUMASAKA Manabu (4 dan)
Gote : TANAKA Yuuichi (4 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.K-6h B-3c
3.S-4h S-4b
4.K-7h P-5d
5.P-3f R-5b
6.R-3h K-6b
7.P-3e
(diagram 1)







After both players opened the Bishop line with 1.P-7f P-3d , KUMASAKA moved up the King with 2.K-6h . This move has a meaning to decline Gote's Gokigen Nakabisha with 2...P-5d . If Gote still tried to select Gokigen Nakbaisha with 2...P-5d , Sente would get an advantage by making a promoted Bishop . (more detail , please see my blog ; Yamajunn's Shogi opening trasps )

TANAKA moved up his Bishop with 2...B-3c instead of 2...P-5d . KUMASAKA didn't exchange the Bishops , but moved up the right Silver with 3.S-4h . TANAKA also moved up his left Silver with 4...S-4b to support the 3c-Bishop and started making Nakabisha formation with 4...P-5d & 5...R-5b .

KUMASAKA slid his Rook with 6.R-3h and pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 7.P-3e started attacking the 3c-Bishop's head .

(diagram 2)

7...Px3e
8.Rx3e K-7b
9.G-6h P-9d
10.P-9f K-8b
11.R-2e G-3b
12.R-3e P-4d
13.P-4f S-4c
14.N-3g S-7b
15.P-5f P-1d
16.R-3f P*3d
17.G4i-5h R-5a
18.S-5g G-4b
19.P-1f G-3b
20.N-2e B-2b
21.P-4e P-5e
(diagram 2)

KUMASAKA exchanged the 3rd file Pawns by his Rook . After the Pawn exchange , both players started making their each Kakoi . TANAKA made Kata mino gakoi and S-4c G-3b formation . KUMASAKA made Nimai Kin gakoi and Katou ryu San-Hachi Hi senpou like attacking formation . KUMASAKA started attacking with 20.N-2e & 21.P-4e . TANAKA replied pushing the 5th file with 21...P-5e to counterattack .

(diagram 3)

22.Bx5e P-2d
23.Px4d Rx5e
24.Px5e Bx4d
25.R*4a Px2e
26.Rx2a+ P-3e
27.R-6f Bx5e
28.P*5f Bx6f
29.Px6f G-4b
30.+Rx1a R*4i
31.P-9e N*4e
32.Px9d P*9g
33.Lx9g Nx5g+
34.G5hx5g S*9h
35.N*6i P*4a
36.L*8f B*6d
37.L-1g R-4h+
38.N8i-7g S-9i+
39.P-6e B-3g+
40.+Rx1d +R-4d
41.+Rx4d Sx4d
42.B*6f R*9h
(diagram 3)

KUMASAKA captured the 5e-Pawn with 22.Bx5e . TANAKA pushed the 2nd file Pawn killing the 2e-Knight . KUMASAKA captured the 4d-Pawn with 23.Px4d . TANAKA exchanged his Rook and KUMASAKA's 5e-Bishop .

KUMASAKA dropped a Rook with 25.R*4a to attack TANAKA's camp . TANAKA captured the 2e-Knight and KUMASAKA captured the 2a-Knight . After some moves , TANAKA exchanged his Bishop and KUMASAKA's 6f-Rook .

TANAKA dropped a Rook to attack KUMASAKA's Kakoi and KUMASAKA pushed the 9th file Pawn to attack this file . After some moves , both players exchanged their promoted Rooks , and TANAKA dropped a Rook with 42.R*9h to attack KUMASAKA's King and the attacking 9g-Lance in the same time .

(diagram 4)

43.K-6g Rx9g+
44.P-9c+ Lx9c
45.Bx4d G-4c
46.B-6f +S-8i
47.S-7h +S-7i
48.N*7e P-7d
49.Nx8c+ Sx8c
50.Lx8c+ Kx8c
51.S*8d K-7b
52.P*4d G-4b
53.P-6d +Bx6d
54.S*5e +B-8b
55.S-5d N*6b
56.B-5e L*6d
57.P*6e Nx5d
58.Px6d Px6d
59.R*1c S*5i
60.G5g-5h Sx6h+
61.Gx6h P*5c
62.P-4c+ +Sx7h
63.Gx7h +R-9h
64.S*8h L*6f
65.Bx6f +R-8i
66.S-7i Nx6f
67.+Px5c S*5h
68.K-5g G*4g
69.Kx6f B*4d
70.L*5e Gx5c
71.Rx5c+ Bx5c
72.Lx5c+ P-6e
73.Nx6e R*6g
74.Gx6g Sx6g+
75.Kx6g +Rx8g
76.N*7g +Rx8d
77.+L-6c K-8c
78.L*8e S*5h
79.K-7h +Rx8e
80.Nx8e G*6g
81.K-8h P*8g
82.Kx8g P*8f
83.Kx8f L*8d
84.G*7c Nx7c
85.N6ex7c+resigns
(diagram 4)

After 169 moves , KUMASAKA won the game .
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