Feb 28, 2010

Sente Shiken Bisha vs Gote Nana-Ni Hi akyusen

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

A shogi game of the Ginga sen D-block between NAKAMURA Ryousuke and FUJIWARA was broadcasted 5 December 2009 .


Sente : NAKAMURA Ryousuke (5 dan)
Gote : FUJIWARA Naoya (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-1f P-3d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.R-6h P-1d
5.S-3h K-4b
6.S-7h K-3b
7.S-6g P-5d
8.G6i-5h G6a-5b
9.K-4h S-4b
10.K-3i P-7d
11.K-2h S4b-5c
12.P-5f G4a-4b
13.P-4f P-8e
14.B-7g R-7b
15.R-7h P-6d
16.R-8h P-7e
(diagram 1)

By 4.R-6h , NAKAMURA made Shiken Bisha formation . While NAKAMURA was making Hon mino gakoi , FUJIWARA also made Funa gakoi . FUJIWARA slid his Rook with 14...R-7b making Nana-Ni Hi akyusen attacking form and started attacking with 16...P-7e .

(diagram 1)

17.Px7e Rx7e
18.P*7f R-7b
19.P-8f R-8b
20.Px8e N-7c
21.P-8d P*8e
22.P-6e Px6e
23.Bx2b+ Kx2b
24.B*8c B*3c
25.R-6h G-6c
26.L-9h P-8f
27.P-7e P-8g+
28.P-7d N-8e
29.S-7f +P-7g
30.Rx6e +Px7f
31.Rx8e B-9i+
32.P-1e +B-6f
33.Px1d +P-7e
34.P*6g +B-7f
35.R-8h P*6f
36.Px6f +Px6f
37.B-6a+ +P-6g
38.G5h-5i +B-6f
39.P-8c+ R-8a
40.+B-7b +Bx8h
41.+Bx8a P*1g
(diagram 2)

While FUJIWARA exchanged the 7th file Pawns , NAKAMURA advanced the 8th file Pawn capturing FUJIWARA's 8e-Pawn .

FUJIWARA
jumped the right Knight with 20...N-7c aiming at the 8e-Pawn . NAKAMURA further advanced the Pawn with 21.P-8d escaping from the Knight . FUJIWARA dropped a Pawn with 21...P*8e to block the power of the 8h-Rook and to take the 8d-Pawn .

NAKAMURA exchanged the Bishops , and dropped a Bishop with 24.B*8c threatening to make a promoted Bishop . FUJIWARA also dropped a Bihsop with 24...B*3c aiming at the 8h-Rook .

After some moves , both players made their each promoted Bishop and captured the opponent's Rook .

(diagram 3)

42.Lx1g Gx7d
43.+Bx9a P*1f
44.Lx1f S*2e
45.L*1i R*7i
46.P-1c+ Lx1c
47.Lx1c+ Nx1c
48.P*1d P*1f
49.Px1c+ Kx1c
50.L*2f S-1d
51.P*7g Rx8i+
52.P*1e Sx1e
53.R*1a L*1b
54.R-2a+ resigns
(diagram 3)

After 107 moves , NAKAMURA won the game .

KUBO won the 2nd game !

Shogi News : The 35th Kio sen ; 5 games title match


6:40 P.M. (JST) , 27 February 2010 , after 82 moves , KUBO won the 2nd game of the Kio sen title match . The score of this match becomes "KUBO 1 --- 1 SATO" .

The 3rd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 7 March 2010 at Niigata grand Hotel , Niigata city , Niigata .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100227.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100227_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.G-7h K-6b
6.S-3h K-7b
7.P-4f S-3c
8.K-6h K-8b
9.K-7g S-7b
10.K-8h P-9d
11.P-9f P-8d
12.S-4g R-2b
13.L-9h P-2d
(diagram 1)

KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . SATO seleted MARUYAMA's vaccin line by 4.Bx2b+ , but he moved up the left Gold with 5.G-7h and the line became very rare one .

KUBO made Kata mino gakoi and SATO's King reached 8h-square . KUBO pushed the 8th file Pawn with 11...P-8d to develop his Kakoi to Kata Ginkanmuri and ranged his Rook again with 12.R-2b .

SATO advanced his left Lance with 13.L-9h to make Ibisha Anaguma . KUBO stopped developing his Kakoi and started attacking with 13...P-2d .

(diagram 2)

14.Px2d Sx2d
15.B*7g B*3c
16.Bx3c+ Nx3c
17.P-3f S-2e
18.P-3e P*2g
19.Rx2g S-2f
20.R-2h S-2g=
21.R-4h S-3f+
22.Sx3f Rx2i+
23.Px3d N*2d
24.B*4g B*4d
25.N-7g +Rx1i
26.S*2h Nx3f
27.Bx3f +R-2i
28.G-3i +Rx3i
29.Sx3i Bx1g+
30.R-4i L*3e
31.B-4g Lx3i+
32.R-6i G*4h
33.B-5f G-5h
34.P*1h Gx6i
35.Px1g R*5i
36.R*2b Gx7i
(diagram 2)

KUBO exchanged the 2nd file by his left Silver and SATO dropped a Bishop with 15.B*7g threatening the 2b-Rook . KUBO also dropped a Bishop with 15...B*3c to defend . SATO exchanged the Bishops again and pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 17.P-3f to open the path for the 2i-Knight .

KUBO advanced his left Silver with 17...S-2e to attack SATO's Rook . SATO attacked the head of the 3c-Knight with 18.P-3e . KUBO sacrificed a Pawn with 18...P*2g and roughly attacked SATO's camp .

KUBO sacrificed a Silver and succeeded to make his Rook promoted with 22...Rx2i . SATO captured the 3d-Pawn with 23.Px3d attacking the 3c-Knight . KUBO dropped a Knight with 23...N*2d attacking the 3f-Silver . If SATO escaped the 3f-Silver , KUBO would jump his attacked 3c-Knight with N*2e . For this reason , SATO dropped a Bishop with 24.B*4g protecting the 3f-Silver and attacking the 2i-Rook in the same time .

KUBO also dropped a Bishop with 24...B*4d attacking SATO's King and SATO jumped his left Knight with 25.N-7g to block the Bishop line . KUBO captured the 1i-Lance with 25...+Rx1i and SATO dropped a Silver to catch KUBO's promoted Rook .

KUBO sacrificed his promoted Rook and continued attacking . KUBO attacked SATO's attacking pieces . After some moves , both KUBO and SATO dropped their each Rook in the opponent's camp to attack .

(diagram 3)

37.Gx7i S*9i
38.K-9g S*7d
39.N*6i Rx6i+
40.Gx6i N*8e
41.K-8f S-8h=
42.resigns
(diagram 3)








After 82 moves , KUBO won the game .

Feb 27, 2010

The 2nd game has just started ! (Kio sen)

Shogi News : The 35th Kio sen ; 5 games title match


The 2nd game of the 35th Kio sen title match between KUBO and SATO has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) 27 February 2010 at Hokkoku Shinbun Kaikan , Kanazawa city , Ishikawa .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100227.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live3.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/kiou100227_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Kio)

Feb 26, 2010

Gote Mukai Bisha ; Sente Ibisha Anaguma

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


A shogi game of the Ginga sen C-block between INABA and KUMASAKA was broadcasted 3 December 2009 .


Sente : INABA Akira (4 dan)
Gote : KUMASAKA Manabu (4 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-4d
3.P-2e B-3c
4.S-4h R-2b
5.K-6h K-6b
6.K-7h S-3b
7.B-7g S-7b
8.K-8h K-7a
9.G-7h P-9d
10.P-3f K-8b
11.G-5h G4a-5b
12.P-9f S-4c
13.P-6f B-5a
14.P-5f P-7d
15.G5h-6g B-7c
16.N-3g N-3c
17.R-2i P-8d
18.L-9h S-8c
19.K-9i G-7b
20.S-8h R-2a
21.P-6e G-4b
22.P-8f L-9b
23.G-6f P-5d
24.P-7e
(diagram 1)

By 4...R-2b , KUMASAKA made Mukai Bisha formation and built Hon mino gakoi .
While INABA was making Ibisha Anaguma , KUMASAKA developed his Kakoi to Kata Ginkanmuri . After some moves , INABA started attacking with 24.P-7e .

(diagram 2)

24...Px7e
25.Gx7e P*7d
26.G-7f G-5c
27.B-6f P-6d
28.Px6d Gx6d
29.P*6e G6d-6c
30.R-2f K-9a
31.L-1h G-8b
32.P-3e G-5c
33.P-8e Px8e
34.P*7e N-4e
35.Gx8e P*8d
36.Gx7d Nx3g+
37.Gx7c Nx7c
38.Sx3g N*8f
39.G-8g N-7h+
40.P-7d Sx7d
41.P*8c Sx8c
42.N*7e S-7d
43.P*8c G-7b
44.Px3d P*6g
45.P*7i +Nx8i
(diagram 2)

INABA exchanged the 7th file Pawns and KUMASAKA exchanged the 6th file Pawns . KUMASAKA developed his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri Anaguma . INABA floated his Rook with 30.R-2f to protect the head of the 3g-Knight , pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 32.P-3e aiming at the head of the 3c-Knight .

KUMASAKA slid the 6c-Gold with 32....G-5c protecting the 4d-Pawn to prepare the line ; 33.Px3d Sx3d . To see KUMASAKA's left Gold parted , INABA attacked KUMASAKA's Kakoi .

They roughly attacked the opponent's Anaguma gakoi .

(diagram 3)

46.Kx8i P-6h+
47.R-2h +P-6g
48.B*4b +Px6f
49.Bx5c+ B*6g
50.P-7h P*7f
51.+B-6c Sx6c
52.G*8b Gx8b
53.Px8b+ Kx8b
54.G*8c K-9a
55.Nx6c+ resigns
(diagram 3)



After 109 moves , INABA won the game .

Feb 25, 2010

Yagura San-Nana Gin senpou ; Yon-Roku Gin Haya agari vs Yon-Go fu gata

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Jo-ryu Saikyou sen

A shogi game of the 3rd Jo-ryu Saikyou sen between ISHIBASHI and SUZUKI started 8:00 P.M. , 29 November 2009 on the Net .


Sente : ISHIBASHI Sachio (Jo-ryu 4 dan)
Gote : SUZUKI Kanna (Jo-ryu 1 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-6f P-8d
3.S-6h S-6b
4.P-5f P-5d
5.P-1f G6a-5b
6.S-4h S-4b
7.G4i-5h G-3b
8.G-6g K-4a
9.G-7h S-3c
10.K-6i P-4d
11.S-7g B-3a
12.B-7i P-7d
13.P-3f G5b-4c
14.S-3g B-6d
15.S-4f P-4e
16.S-3g S-5c
17.R-4h S5c-4d
18.P-4f
(diagram 1)

Until 4...P-5d , the opening of this game became Yagura . ISHIBASHI pushed the 1st file Pawn with 5.P-1f in the early stage of this game . Such a Pawn push sometimes causes a strategical disadvantage .

The game naturally advanced after 5...G-5b and ISHIBASHI moved up the right Silver with 14.S-3g and SUZUKI advanced her Bishop with 14...B-6d to prevent the 3rd file Pawn exchange .

ISHIBASHI moved up her right Silver with 15.S-4f before her King entered Yagura gakoi . SUZUKI pushed the 4th file Pawn with 15...P-4f forcing the 4f-Silver to back and she advanced her right Silver to 4d supporting the 4e-Pawn . ISHIBASHI swung her Rook with 17.R-4h and started attacking with 18.P-4f .

(diagram 2)

18...Px4f
19.Bx4f P-5e
20.K-7i K-3a
21.P*4e Sx4e
22.Bx5e Bx5e
23.Px5e P*4f
24.K-8h B*4g
25.N-1g B-6i+
26.Sx4f P*4g
27.Sx4e Px4h+
28.G6g-6h +P-5h
29.Gx6i +Px6i
30.B*7a R*4h
31.B*1e Rx4e+
32.Bx8b+ P-1d
33.R*6a K-2b
34.B-2f +R-4g
35.P-5d G*6g
36.Gx6g +Rx6g
37.K-9h +P-7i
38.+B-4f +Rx7g
39.S*8h S*7h
(diagram 2)

ISHIBASHI exchanged the 4th file Pawns by her Bishop . SUZUKI pushed the 5th file Pawn with 19...P-5e to decline the Bishop exchange at 4f square in this time . ISHIBASHI's King moved to 7i , but before the King entered Yagura gakoi , ISHIBASHI restart attacking with 21.P*4e .

SUZUKI dropped a Bishop with 24...B*4g and succeeded to make a promoted Bishop . Sacrificing her Rook ISHIBASHI captured the 4e-Silver with 27.Sx4e and backed the 6g-Gold to delay SUZUKI's attack . SUZUKI also sacrificed her promoted Bishop and continued attacking with 28...+P-5h

ISHIBASHI dropped a Bishop with 30.B*7a and SUZUKI dropped a Rook with 30...R*4h to attack each other . After some moves , SUZUKI's attacking pieces were closing to ISHIBASHI's King .

(diagram 3)

40.+Bx7i Sx7i+
41.Sx7g B*6g
42.G*8h S*7h
43.P-9f Sx8i+
44.R*7a +Sx8h
45.Sx8h B-8i+
46.K-9g N*3a
47.Rx7d+ +S-7h
48.S*7g +Sx8h
49.Sx8h G*7h
50.S*7g G*6g
51.+Rx8d Gx8h
52.K-8f Gx8g
53.K-7e G6gx7g
54.Rx8a+ S*9b
55.+R-7b +B-5f
56.N*6e +B-5e
57.N-7c+ S*8f
58.K-8e S*9d
59.+Rx9d Px9d
60.S*8d Gx7f
61.+Rx9b Lx9b
62.K-7d R*6d
63.K-8c Rx8d
64.Kx8d P*8b
65.S*9c Lx9c
66.R*7d S*8c
67.+Nx8c Px8c
68.Kx8c R*8b
69.Kx9c S*9b
70.Kx9d S-8c
71.K-9c N*8a
72.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 142 moves , SUZUKI won the game .

Feb 24, 2010

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

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

A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between FUJII and KONDOU was broadcasted 29 November 2009 .


Sente : FUJII Takeshi (9 dan)
Gote : KONDOU Masakazu ( 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-9f P-9d
3.P-6f R-3b
4.S-7h K-6b
5.S-6g G4a-5b
6.B-7g P-3e
7.R-8h S-7b
8.P-7e P-3f
9.S-2h Px3g+
10.Sx3g P*3f
11.S-2h S-4b
12.P-8f K-7a
13.P-8e P-4d
14.P-8d Px8d
15.Rx8d P*8c
16.R-8h P-4e
17.G6i-5h S-4c
18.S-7f R-3d
19.G-6g S-5d
20.G-3h P-6d
21.K-4h B-5e
22.P-9e
(diagram 1)

After opening the Bishop line with 1.P-7f P-3d , both players pushed the 9th file Pawn with 2.P-9f P-9d . FUJII closed the Bishop line with 3.P-6f , and KONDOU immediately ranged the Rook with 3...R-3b making Sanken Bisha form .

While FUJII was making Mukai Bisha formation , KONDOU made Hon mino gakoi and advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 6...P-3e . FUJII advanced the 7th file Pawn with 8.P-7e to disturb the development of KONDOU's Kakoi and to develop his attacking form .

Replying KONDOU's 3rd file Pawn exchange , FUJII tried to make Yagura gakoi . But KONDOU declined it by dropping a Pawn with 10...P*3f . After some moves , FUJII developed his attacking form and started attacking with 22.P-9e .

(diagram 2)

22...Px9e
23.P*9c P-6e
24.Lx9e P*9d
25.P*3e Rx3e
26.Lx9d Nx9c
27.P-7d G-6c
28.G-5f P-4f
29.Gx4f R-3d
30.Gx5e Sx5e
31.Lx9c+ Lx9c
32.Px7c+ Gx7c
33.N*8e L*8d
34.Nx7c+ Sx7c
35.P*8e Sx6f
36.Bx6f Px6f
37.B*4e R-4d
38.B-6c+ G*7b
39.+Bx5c B*6b
40.+B-7e P*4f
41.S*9b G-5b
42.Px8d Sx8d
43.+Bx6f Px4g+
(diagram 2)

FUJII continued attacking KONDOU's Kakoi , and it was almost completely broken . But FUJII's King stayed dangerous area , because his King didn't enter the Kakoi .
After some moves , KONDOU got his attacking turn and attacked FUJII's King .

(diagram 3)

44.Gx4g P*4f
45.+Bx4d Px4g+
46.Kx4g P*4f
47.K-5h Bx4d
48.R*4a P*5a
49.Rx4d+ B*9i
50.L*6f P*6e
51.P*7c Sx7c
52.R-6h G*4g
53.K-5i Bx6f+
54.Rx6f Px6f
55.B*8a R*8b
56.P*7d Rx8a
57.Px7c+ Gx7c
58.P*7d G-7b
59.B*5e B*9e
60.K-6i R-8b
61.G*8a Rx8a
62.Sx8a+ K-6a
63.R*7a Gx7a
64.+Sx7a Kx7a
65.S*8b resigns
(diagram 3)

After 129 moves , FUJII won the game .

Feb 23, 2010

Gote Muriyari Yagura vs Sente Naname Bougin

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

A shogi game of the Ginga sen B-block between OH'ISHI and KOBAYASHI was broadcasted 28 November 2009 .


Sente : OH'ISHI Tadashi (4 dan)
Gote : KOBAYASHI Hiroshi (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.P-2e B-3c
4.S-4h P-8d
5.S-7h P-8e
6.S-7g S-2b
7.P-5f B-4b
8.B-7i S-3c
9.G4i-5h P-5d
10.G-7h G6a-5b
11.K-6i G-3b
12.P-3f G5b-4c
13.S-3g S-6b
14.P-6f K-4a
15.S-4f K-3a
16.P-3e
(diagram 1)

When KOBAYASHI closed his Bishop line with 2...P-4d , he seemed to select Furibisha . But KOBAYASHI quickly advanced the 8th file with 5...P-8e forcing OH'ISHI to move up the left Silver with 6.S-7g and started making Yagura gakoi . The strategy that KOBAYASHI shown in this game is called "Muriyari Yagura" .

Before completing Yagura gakoi , OH'ISHI advanced his right Silver with 15.S-4f and started attacking with 16.P-3e .

(diagram 2)

16...Px3e
17.Sx3e P-4e
18.P-4f P*3d
19.S-2f B-6d
20.S-3g Px4f
21.Sx4f P*4e
22.S-3g P-7d
23.B-6h K-2b
24.K-7i S-5c
25.K-8h S5c-4d
26.R-4h P-5e
27.Px5e Sx5e
28.P*5f S5e-4d
29.P*4f Px4f
30.Bx4f P-8f
31.Px8f P-7e
32.P*4e S-5c
33.P-5e P*5d
34.Px7e Px5e
35.G5h-6g S-5d
36.S-3f Bx7e
37.P-2d Sx2d
38.P-4d G4c-4b
39.N-3g P*8e
40.Px8e N-7c
41.S-7f B-6d
42.P*7e P*8f
43.N-7g K-1b
44.P-1f P-5f
45.Bx6d Px6d
46.B*5a B*5e
47.P*3h P-6e
48.Gx5f Bx3g+
49.Px3g N*6d
(diagram 2)

After OH'ISHI's 3rd file Pawn exchange , KOBAYASHI advanced the 4th file Pawn with ...P-4e to develop his camp and to disturb a move of OH'ISHI's Silver . KOBAYASHI dropped a Pawn with 18...P*3d driving away OH'ISHI's Silver and advanced the Bishop with 19...B-6d aiming the 2h-Rook . OH'ISHI backed the right Silver with 22.S-3g to defend .

KOBAYASHI's King entered Yagura gakoi with 23.K-2b , and the left Silver advanced to 4d developing the Kakoi . OH'ISHI's King also entered Yagura gakoi with 25.K-8h and the Rook ranged with 26.R-4h aiming the 4th file . And both players attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

50.Bx7c+ Nx7f
51.K-9h R-5b
52.P-4c+ Sx4c
53.P*5e P*5d
54.P-9f Px5e
55.Gx5e S*6i
56.G-8g P*5g
57.Gx8f P-5h+
58.R-2h Px6f
59.K-8g N-6h+
60.K-7f P-6g+
61.P-8d P*8b
62.N-6e S-7h+
63.P*6c P*6a
64.P*5c Gx5c
65.Nx5c+ Rx5c
66.P*4d S-5d
67.G-6d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 133 moves , OH'ISHI won the game .

Feb 22, 2010

Gote Shiken Bisha vs Sente Yon-Roku Hidari Gin senpou

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Mynavi Joshi open

A shogi game of the Mynavi Joshi open between ISHIBASHI and NAKAMURA Marika started 27 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mynavi-open.jp/091127/091127_ishibashi-nakamura_f.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : ISHIBASHI Sachio (Jo-ryu 4 dan)
Gote : NAKAMURA Marika (Jo-ryu 2 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.S-4h P-4d
3.P-7f S-3b
4.P-5f R-4b
5.K-6h K-6b
6.K-7h G4a-5b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.G4i-5h S-7b
9.S-6h K-7a
10.S6h-5g K-8b
11.P-3f S-4c
12.P-2e B-3c
13.G6i-6h L-1b
14.S-4f P-5d
15.P-3e R-3b
(diagram 1)

NAKAMURA selected Shiken Bisha as the opening of this game . ISHIBASHI made Funa gakoi and advanced her left Silver to prepare an attack . NAKAMURA also made her Kakoi ; Hon mino gakoi and prepared a defense .

ISHIBASHI made Yon-Roku Hidari Gin senpou attacking form and started attacking with 15.P-3e . NAKAMURA slid her Rook with 15...R-3b to defend and counter-attack .

(diagram 2)

16.P-2d Px2d
17.Px3d Sx3d
18.R-3h P*3f
19.Rx3f P-4e
20.Bx3c+ Rx3c
21.S4f-5g P*3e
22.R-3i R-3b
23.P*2c B*2h
24.B*6f Bx1i+
25.P-2b+ R-4b
26.+Px2a L*2e
27.B-3c+ Lx2i+
28.R-7i G-4c
29.+Bx2d R-5b
30.N*2f N*3b
31.+B-1e P-1d
32.+B-1f N-2d
33.+Bx3d Gx3d
34.Nx3d P-5e
35.S*4c R-5c
36.N-4b+ N-3f
37.S-5i P-6d
38.S-6f P-6e
39.S-7g Px5f
40.P*5d R-6c
41.S-5b= R-2c
42.Sx6a= Sx6a
43.+N-5a S-7b
44.+N-5b P-5g+
45.G5hx5g +B-6d
46.P-5c+ P*5a
47.G*5d +Bx5d
48.+Px5d Px5b
49.G*6b P-8d
(diagram 2)

After sacrificed the 2nd file Pawn with 16.P-2d ISHIBASHI captured the 3d-Pawn with 17.Px3d and slid her Rook with 18.R-3h to continue attacking . After the Bishop exchange , both players dropped their each Bishop to attack the opponent's Rook .

Some moves later , ISHIBASHI's Rook escaped with 28.R-7i and the Rook became useless for attack . But ISHIBASHI attacked NAKAMURA's Rook by her promoted Bishop . Although ISHIBASHI sacrificed her promoted Bishop , she got NAKAMURA's Gold & Silver . Then NAKAMURA's defense became weak and ISHIBASHI had some pieces for attacking NAKAMURA's camp .

NAKAMURA also sacrificed her Rook and tried to defend ISHIBASHI's attack . But ISHIBASHI's attack was slowly & steadily closing to NAKAMURA's King .

(diagram 3)

50.P*5c S-8c
51.+P-6c K-9b
52.P-9e Px9e
53.Px5b+ G*8b
54.B*7a S*9c
55.P*9d S8cx9d
56.+P-2b R-2h+
57.Lx9e Sx9e
58.P*9d K-8c
59.Px9c+ Gx9c
60.S*8f S-9f
61.P*9g Sx8g+
62.Kx8g L*8e
63.S*7b K-9d
64.P-9f N*8c
65.+Px1b Lx8f
66.Sx8f P-8e
67.L*9e K-8d
68.Sx8e Kx8e
69.L*8f resigns
(diagram 3)

After 137 moves , ISHIBASHI won the game .

Feb 21, 2010

Gote Shiken Bisha Ginkanmuri vs Sente Ibisha Anaguma

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

A Shogi game of the Ginga sen A-block between OIKAWA and KUSHIDA was broadcasted 26 November 2009 .


Sente : OIKAWA Takuma (4 dan)
Gote : KUSHIDA Youichi (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.S-4h S-3b
4.P-5f R-4b
5.K-6h S-7b
6.K-7h G4a-5b
7.G4i-5h K-6b
8.S-5g K-7a
9.B-7g P-6d
10.K-8h P-7d
11.P-6f N-7c
12.G-6g S-4c
13.P-2e B-3c
14.L-9h P-4e
15.K-9i S-4d
16.P-3f G-6c
17.S-8h P-5d
18.B-5i K-8b
19.B-2f P-9d
20.G-7i P-1d
21.P-1f S-5c
22.R-7h B-4d
23.B-3g P-8d
24.P-7e Px7e
25.Rx7e S-8c
26.R-7h G-7b
27.P*7e P-3e
(diagram 1)

KUSHIDA selected Shiken Bisha as the opening of this game . OIKAWA made Funa gakoi and KUSHIDA made Hon mino gakoi . OIKAWA brought up his Bishop with 9.B-7g and started developing his Kakoi to Ibisha Anaguma .

Wile OIKAWA was making Ibisha Anaguma , KUSHIDA also developed his Kakoi to Taka mino gakoi . OIKAWA exchanged the 7th file Pawns by his Rook and KUSHIDA further developed his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri .

OIKAWA dropped a Pawn with 27.P*7e to disturb ...P*7d and KUSHIDA started attacking with 27...P-3e .

(diagram 2)

28.Px3e R-3b
29.P-5e Px5e
30.P-2d Px2d
31.P-4f Rx3e
32.Px4e Rx4e
33.S-4f R-2e
34.P*4e B-2f
35.Sx5e Bx3g+
36.Nx3g R-2g+
37.P*3h B*4i
38.B*5f P*5d
39.S-4d S-6b
40.P*5c S-5a
41.P-7d N-8e
42.P-8f P*7g
43.R-4h Bx6g+
44.Bx6g G*5g
45.Px8e Gx6g
46.N*7e Gx7d
47.Nx8c+ Gx8c
48.B*7f B*5g
49.R-4g Bx6f+
50.Rx6g +Bx7f
51.Rx7g +Bx7g
52.Nx7g +R-2i
53.P*6i B*5f
54.P-5b+ R*8i
55.resigns
(diagram 2)

After sacrificing the 3rd file Pawn , KUSHIDA slid his Rook with 28...R-3b aiming at the head of the 3g-Bishop . OIKAWA also sacrificed the 5th & 2nd file Pawns , pushed the 4th file Pawn to attack the 4d-Bishop .

KUSHIDA captured the 3e-Pawn by his Rook with 31...Rx3e . After some moves , KUSHIDA exchanged the Bishops and succeeded to make a promoted Rook with 36...R-2g+ attacking the 3g-Knight .

OIKAWA dropped a Pawn with 37.P*3h to defend the 3g-Knight . KUSHIDA dropped a Bishop with 37...B*4i forking the 6g-Gold and the 3h-Pawn . OIKAWA also dropped a Bishop with 38.B*5f to defend both the Gold & the Pawn and aiming the head of the 7c-Knight in the same time .

After some moves , OIKAWA pushed the 7th file Pawn with 41.P-7d attacking the 7c-Knight . KUSHIDA jumped the Knight with 41...N-8e escaping from the 7d-Pawn .

Replying KUSHIDA's Pawn drop on 7g , OIKAWA's attacked 7h-Rook escaped with 43.R-4h attacking the 4i-Bishop . KUSHIDA sacrificed the Bishop with 43...Bx6g+ and dropped a Gold with 44...G*5g forking the 4h-Rook and the 6g-Bishop .

OIKAWA tried to attack KUSHIDA's King , but the attack didn't continue . Then OIKAWA tried to attack KUSHIDA's attacking pieces . OIKAWA succeeded to remove KUSHIDA's 6g-Gold and promoted Bishop , but KUSHIDA also got some pieces for attacking in his hand .

After 108 moves , KUSHIDA won the game .

Feb 20, 2010

Yokofutori : Gote CHUZA Bisha vs Sente Shin YAMASAKI ryu

Shogi Game record : JT Shogi Nihon series 2009


The final game of the JT Shogi Nihon series 2009 between TANIGAWA and FUKAURA started 22 November 2009 at Tokyo bigsight , Koutou ku , Tokyo .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://www.jti.co.jp/knowledge/shogi/professional/2009/final/index.html
(Flash version & text version , written in Japanese )


Sente : TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

(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.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)

FUKAURA selected Yokofutori as the opening of this game , and TANIGAWA accepted it by 8.Rx3d . FUKAURA backed his Rook to 8e ; the CHUZA Bisha position , and made NAKAHARA gakoi . In ths other hand , TANIGAWA made Shin YAMASAKI ryu attacking formation .

FUKAURA dropped a Pawn with 14...P*8f and started attacking without using his right Knight .

(diagarm 2)

15.Px8f Rx8f
16.P-3e R-8e
17.N-7g Rx3e
18.R-2e R-3d
19.N-4e B-4b
20.N-6e P*2d
21.R-2g P*8f
22.B-7g P*3f
23.P*8b P-8g+
24.Gx8g R-8d
25.S-7h N-3c
26.P-4f Nx4e
27.Px4e N*3e
28.R-2f P-3g+
29.Sx3g N-4g+
30.S-3f +Nx5g
31.R-2g +N-5f
32.Px8a+ P*3g
33.Rx3g P-2e
34.S-3e B-1e
35.P*2f Px2f
36.K-6h P*3d
37.N*2d
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA exchanged the 8th file Pawns and attacked the 7f-Pawn by his Rook . TANIGAWA advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 16.P-3e to defend the 7f-Pawn by the 2f-Rook . FUKAURA backed his Rook with 16...R-8e aiming at the 3e-Pawn next .

TANIGAWA jumped the left Knight with 17.N-7g attacking the 8e-Rook and FUKAURA captured the 3e-Pawn by his Rook escaping from the 7g-Knight . TANIGAWA advanced the Rook with 18.R-2e crushing the Rooks . FUKAURA backed his Rook with 18...R-3d to avoid the Rook exchange .

TANIGAWA jumped his both Knight with 19.N-4e & 20.N-6e to join attacking . FUKAURA dropped a Pawn with 20...P-2d blocking the Rook power and attacking the 2e-Rook . TANIGAWA backed his Rook with 21.R-2g .

FUKAURA dropped Pawns aiming Pawn promotions with ...P-8g+ & ...P-3g+ . TANIGAWA also dropped a Pawn with 23.P*8b killing the 8a-Knight . After sacrificed a Pawn with 23...P-8g+ FUKAURA slid his Rook with 24...R-8d forking the 8g-Gold and the 8b-Pawn . TANIGAWA moved up his left Silver with 25.S-7h to protect the 8g-Gold .

FUKAURA jumped his left Knight and exchanged this Knight and the 4e-Knight . After this Knight exchange , FUKAURA dropped a Knight with 27...N*3e , sacrificed a Pawn with 28...P-3g+ , and succeeded to make a promoted Knight with 29... N-4g+ .

They roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

37...G-3a
38.P*3b G-2a
39.P-1f Px3e
40.Px1e S*4f
41.P-4d Px4d
42.R-1g P-3f
43.P-3a+ Gx3a
44.N*4c G3a-4b
45.Nx5a+ Sx5a
46.P*4c Gx4c
47.B-9e S-5g+
48.K-7g resigns
(diagram 3)


After 95 moves TANIGAWA won the game .

Feb 19, 2010

Ai Yagura ; MORISHITA system ; Sente Sansuji koukan vs Gote Roku-Yon Gin Nana-San Kei senpou

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

A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between FUKAURA and HATAKEYAMA Mamoru was broadcasted 22 Novmber 2009 .


Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote : HATAKEYAMA Mamoru (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.S-6h P-3d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.P-5f P-5d
5.S-4h S-4b
6.G4i-5h G-3b
7.G-7h K-4a
8.K-6i P-7d
9.G5h-6g G-5b
10.S-7g S-3c
11.B-7i B-3a
12.P-3f P-4d
13.B-6h G5b-4c
14.K-7i P-9d
15.K-8h P-9e
16.R-3h N-7c
17.S-3g S-5c
18.P-3e Px3e
19.Bx3e S-6d
20.S-8f R-7b
21.S-3f P-5e
22.Px5e P-7e
(diagram 1)

FUKAURA selected Yagura as the opening of this game and HATAKEYAMA accepted it . The game naturally advanced along Shin Yagura Nijuuyonte gumi line .

After Shin Yagura Nijuuyonte gumi position , FUKAURA moved up his Bishop with 13.B-6h and selected MORISHITA system line . While FUKAURA's King entered Yagura gakoi , HATAKEYAMA moved up the right Gold with 13...G5b-4c and advanced the 9th file Pawn to 9e .

FUKAURA exchanged the 3rd file Pawn by his Bishop and HATAKEYAMA made Roku-Yon Gin Nana-San Kei attacking form . Before FUKAURA made his attacking form , HATAKEYAMA started attacking without the King's entry in the Kakoi .

(diagram 2)

23.Px7e N-8e
24.P-7d P-9f
25.Px9f P*9g
26.P-9e Rx7d
27.P*7f P*7e
28.P-6e Sx6e
29.Px7e R-6d
30.R-6h P-9h+
31.Kx9h Lx9e
32.Sx9e P*7g
33.Nx7g Nx7g+
34.G6gx7g N*8e
35.S-8f S-3d
36.P*6f P*7f
37.Px6e Px7g+
38.Sx7g Nx7g+
39.Gx7g Sx3e
40.Px6d Bx6d
41.R*9b B*5f
42.S*5b
(diagram 2)

HATAKEYAMA continued attacking for a while and FUKAURA's Yagura gakoi was almost broken . But HATAKEYAMA's King was sitting out side of his Yagura gakoi , in other words , his King also stayed on a dangerous area .

FUKAURA dropped a Rook with 41.R-9b to attack HATAKEYAMA's King . HATAKEYAMA dropped his Bishop with 41...B*5f attacking the 9b-Rook . FUKAURA dropped a Silver with 42.S*5b attacking HATAKEYAMA's King .

(diagram 3)

42...K-3a
43.Sx4c+ Bx9b
44.L*3d P*3c
45.+Sx3b Kx3b
46.Rx6d R*9c
47.P*9d Rx9d
48.P*9g B-5f
49.G*4c Kx4c
50.Rx6c+ G*5c
51.B*5d resigns
(diagram 3)




After 101 moves , FUKAURA won the game .

Feb 18, 2010

KUBO won the 4th game !!

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

5:36 P.M. , 18 February 2010 , KUBO won the 4th game of this match . The score of the match becomes "HABU 1 --- 3 KUBO" . Then KUBO needs only one more win before 3 continuous loses to get the title . In the other hand , HABU need 3 continuous wins without any other loses .

The 5th game of this match will start 10 March 2010 at Coganoi bay hotel , Shirahama cho , Wakayama .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/100217.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.P-9f P-9d
6.S-7h K-6b
7.K-6h K-7b
8.P-6f S-3c
9.K-7i K-8b
10.S-3h S-7b
11.P-4f P-8d
12.S-4g S-8c
13.G4i-5h G-7b
14.S-5f P-7d
15.P-8f R-5a
16.N-7g G-3b
17.P-4e S-4b
18.P-2d Px2d
19.Rx2d N-3c
20.P-8e Px8e
21.S-6e P-8f
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening KUBO's sealed move ; 21...P-8f .

(diagram 2)

22.B*2c G-3a
23.Bx3d+ P-6d
24.P*8d Sx8d
25.Sx7d P*7e
26.G-6g Px7f
27.Gx7f B*4i
28.Gx8f P*7f
29.P*8c K-9b
30.G-8e S-7c
31.+Bx3c Px7g+
(diagram 2)




HABU dropped a Bishop with 22.B*2c attacking the 3b-Gold . KUBO's 3b-Gold escaped witom the Bihsop with 22...G-3a . HABU made a promoted Bishop with 23.Bx3d+ capturing the 3d-Pawn .

KUBO pushed the 6th file Pawn with 23...P-6d to drive away the 6e-Silver . HABU' Silver didn't escape , but captured the 7d-Pawn with 25.Sx7d after dropping a Pawn with 24.P*8d .

KUBO dropped a Pawn with 25...P*7e to attack HABU's Kakoi . HABU moved up his 5h-Gold with 26.G-6g , but KUBO continued attacking . When KUBO dropped a Pawn with 28...P*7f , HABU also dropped a Pawn with 29.P*8c attacking KUBO's King .

HABU captured the 3c-Knight with 31.+Bx3c to get a piece for attack . KUBO didn't reply it , but he also captured a Knight with 31...Px7g+ .

(diagram 3)

32.N*8d Sx8d
33.Gx8d N*8g
34.Sx8g +Px8g
35.P-8b+ Kx8b
36.S*8c K-7a
37.Sx7b+ Kx7b
38.resigns
(diagram 3)






After 74 moves , KUBO won the game .

Feb 17, 2010

KUBO sealed the 42nd move .

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


About 6:00 P.M. , 17 February 2010 , KUBO sealed the 42nd move and the game once stopped . This game will restart 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/100217.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.Bx2b+ Sx2b
5.P-9f P-9d
6.S-7h K-6b
7.K-6h K-7b
8.P-6f S-3c
9.K-7i K-8b
10.S-3h S-7b
11.P-4f P-8d
12.S-4g S-8c
13.G4i-5h G-7b
14.S-5f P-7d
(diagram 1)

KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . HABU exchanged the Bishop with 4.Bx2b+ and pushed the 9th file Pawn with 5.P-9f , selecting MARUYAMA's vaccin with SATO Shinte variation .

HABU made Hidari mino , KUBO made Kata mino gakoi and developed it to Kata Ginkanmuri .

(diagram 2)

15.P-8f R-5a
16.N-7g G-3b
17.P-4e S-4b
18.P-2d Px2d
19.Rx2d N-3c
20.P-8e Px8e
21.S-6e
(diagram 2)







KUBO backed his Rook with 15...R-5a and started restructuring of his camp . Replying KUBO's 17...S-4b , HABU exchanged the 2nd file Pawns and started attacking .

KUBO sealed the 42nd move and the game once stopped .

The 4th game of Osho sen has just started .

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


The 4th game of the 59th Osho sen title match between HABU and KUBO has just started 9:00 A.M. , 17 February 2010 at Hotel Ichibata , Matsue city , Shimane .

The game will once stop this evening with one player's sealed move , and will restart next morning .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/100217.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


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

Feb 16, 2010

Yonteme San-San Kaku senpou ; Gote Shiken Bisha -> Mukai Bisha vs Sente Ibisha Anaguma

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

A shogi game of the Ginga sen H-block between FUJIKURA and OHNO was broadcasted 21 November 2009 .


Sente : FUJIKURA Yuuki (4 dan)
Gote : OHNO Yaichio (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f B-3c
3.Bx3c+ Nx3c
4.G-7h R-4b
5.S-4h K-6b
6.K-6h K-7b
7.K-7g K-8b
8.K-8h S-7b
9.L-9h R-2b
10.P-2e S-4b
11.K-9i R-2a
12.S-8h Nx2e
(diagram 1)


By 2...B-3c , OHNO selected Yonteme San-San Kaku senpou as the opening of this game . FUJIKURA immediately exchanged the Bishops and moved up the left Gold to prevent OHNO's 4...R-2b ; Mukai Bisha . OHONO swung his Rook with 4...R-4b , once made Shiken Bisha form .

OHONO made Kata mino gakoi , and FUJIKURA made Ibisha Anaguma . After backed the Rook with 11...R-2a , OHNO started attacking with 12...Nx2e , Ni-Go Kei pon attack .

(diagram 2)

13.Rx2e P-2d
14.R-2h P-2e
15.N*3h B*4d
16.P-3f P-2f
17.Nx2f Bx2f
18.B*6f P-4d
19.S-3g P*2e
20.P-1f G4a-5b
21.G-5i P-5d
22.G-6i S-5c
23.G6i-7i N*5e
24.R-2g Bx3g+
25.Rx3g S*5h
26.G7i-6h Nx4g+
27.R-1g P-2f
28.P*2h P-2g+
29.Rx2g Rx2g+
30.Px2g R*4i
31.N-3g S-6i+
32.Gx6i Rx6i+
33.S*7i +Rx1i
34.R*2a L*6d
35.N-4e Px4e
36.Bx1a+ +Nx5g
37.+B-7g N*5e
38.L*6h G*6i
39.P-6f Gx7i
40.Sx7i S*6i
41.B*2d Sx7h+
42.Sx7h G*5h
43.G*8h +Nx6h
44.Bx6h Gx6h
45.+Bx6h B*4f
46.S*5g Lx6f
47.P*6g Nx6g+
48.Sx6g L*6d
49.N*8f Lx6g+
50.N*7d
(daigram 2)

FUJIKURA captured the 2e-Knight , OHNO advanced the 2nd file Pawn to attack FUJIKURA's Rook . FUJIKURA dropped a Knight with 15.N*3h to defend . OHNO dropped a Bishop with 15...B*4d and continued advancing the 2nd file Pawn with 16...P-2f .

FUJIKURA also dropped a Bishop with 18.B*6f aiming P*2b . OHNO pushed the 4th file Pawn with 18...P-4d to block FUJIKURA's Bishop line . FUJIKURA moved up his right Silver with 19.S-3g attacking the 2f-Bishop . OHNO dropped a Pawn with 19...P*2e to enable to continue attacking after the 2f-Bishop was captured .

After both players strengthen their each Kakoi , OHNO sacrificed the Bishop and continued attacking . OHNO continued attacking for a while and FUJIKURA's Ibisha Anaguma was half broken . FUJIKURA dropped Kinghts with 49.N*8f & 50.N*7d , and tried to attack OHNO's King .

(diagram 3)

50...Px7d
51.Nx7d K-7c
52.Sx4f S*7a
53.+B-9e N*8d
54.G*7e P-9d
55.+Bx8d Px8d
56.N*8e K-8c
57.Rx6a+ Sx6a
58.N-6b+ S7ax6b
59.B*7d K-7b
60.Gx8d P*8b
61.N-9c+ Lx9c
62.B-9b+ S-7a
63.+Bx9c Nx9c
64.G*7c K-8a
65.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 128 moves , OHNO won the game .

Feb 15, 2010

Yokofutori : NAITOU ryu San-San Kaku senpou

Shogi Game record : The 18th Ginga sen : G-block

A shogi game of the Ginga sen G-block between SAWADA and SHIMIZU was broadcasted 19 November 2009 .


Sente : SAWADA Shingo (4 dan)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Jo-ryu Oi)

(diagram 1)

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

SHIMIZU selected Yokofutori as the opening of this game and SAWADA accepted it by 8.Rx3d . SHIMIZU moved up her Bishop with 8...B-3c , backed her Rook with 9...R-8d , moved up the King with 11...K-5b sitting Nakazumai position and her camp became Yokofutori NAITOU ryu formation .

SAWADA also made Nakazimau Gyoku form with 12.K-5h . SAWADA pushed the 3rd file Pawn to open the path for the 4h-Silver and the 2i-Knight . SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 16...P*8f to start attacking .

(diagram 2)

17.Px8f Rx8f
18.P-3e R-8e
19.S-3g P*8f
20.N-7g Rx3e
21.R-5f G-6b
22.P-7e Rx7e
23.Rx8f P*8e
24.R-5f R-7d
25.S-6h R-2d
26.S-2f P-7d
27.N-3g N-7c
28.S-2e R-5d
29.R-3f P*3a
30.S-3d B-2d
31.S-4e R-6d
32.P*2e B-4b
33.B-9g P-7e
34.Bx7e R-7d
35.P*7f N-3c
36.S-5f S-2c
37.N-6e P-8f
38.Nx7c+ Sx7c
39.S-6e R-3d
40.P*3e N*4d
41.Px3d Nx3f
42.Px3c+ Gx3c
43.R*8a P-8g+
44.Gx8g R*8i
(diagaram 2)

After the 8th file Pawn exchange , SAWADA advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 18.P-3e to protect the 7f-Pawn by the 2f-Rook . SHMIZU backed her Rook with 18...R-8e aiming at the 3e-Pawn .

SAWADA moved up the right Silver with 19.S-3g and SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 19...P*8f aiming the Pawn promotion with ...P-8g+ . SAWADA jumped the left Knight with 20.N-7g attacking the 8e-Rook to drive away the Rook . SHIMIZU's Rook escaped from the Knight attack with 20...Rx3e capturing the 3e-Pawn .

SAWADA slid his Rook with 21.R-5f aiming the 5b-King and SHIMIZU moved up her right Gold with 21...G-6b to defend . After some moves , SAWADA advanced his right Silver and attacked SHIMIZU's Rook . After the Rook exchange , both players dropped their each Rook and attacked the opponent's camp .

(diagram 3)

45.G-8h R-2i+
46.P*3i N-2h+
47.N*8e +Nx3h
48.Nx7c+ Gx7c
49.S*4a K-6b
50.N*7d Gx7d
51.Sx7d resigns
(diagram 3)







After 101 moves , SAWADA won the game .

Feb 14, 2010

Sente Sanken Bisha Anaguma vs Gote Ibisha Anaguma

Shogi Game record : The 3rd Mynavi Joshi open


A shogi game of the Mynavi Joshi open between IWANE and UEDA started 19 November 2009 .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mynavi-open.jp/091119/091119_ueda-iwane_f.html
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http://mynavi-open.jp/091119/091119_ueda-iwane.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : IWANE Shinobu (Jo-ryu 2 dan)
Gote : UEDA Hatsumi (Jo-ryu 2 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

After both players opened the Bishop line , IWANE closed her Bishop line and slid her Rook with 3.R-7h making Sanken Bisha form . UEDA pushed the 8th file Pawn with 2...P-8d and she selected Ibisha in this game .

UEDA moved up her Bishop with 7...B-3c and she seemed to start making Ibisha Anaguma . IWANE advanced her left Silver to 4f aiming at UEDA's 3c-Bishop head , and UEDA also advanced her right Silver with 11...S-4d to defend her Bishop head .

IWANE swung back her Rook with 13.R-3h and started attacking with 14.P-3e before UEDA completed the Ibisha Anaguma .

(diagram 2)

14...Px3e
15.Sx3e Sx3e
16.Rx3e B-2d
17.R-2e B-5g+
18.Rx2c+ R-2b
19.P-6e S*6f
20.+Rx2b Sx2b
21.B-8h P*2f
22.S-3h +Bx5f
23.R*3f +B-4e
24.Rx6f +Bx8i
25.B-7g R*5g
26.B-6h R-5e+
27.Rx2f +Bx9i
28.S*3d P*2c
29.Sx2c+ Sx2c
30.Rx2c+ L*2b
31.+Rx4c +R-4d
32.+Rx4d +Bx4d
33.P*3g N*5f
34.B-5g R*6g
35.G6i-5h Rx5g+
36.Gx5g S*4h
(diagram 2)

After the 3rd file Pawn and 4d-4f-Silver exchange , UEDA moved up her Bishop with 16...B-2d attacking the 3e-Rook and aiming the Bishop promotion into 5g . IWANE's Rook escaped to 2e and UEDA made her Bishop promoted with 17...B-5g+ .

IWANE made her Rook promoted with 18.Rx2c+ and UEDA slid her Rook with 18...R-2b to defend . IWANE opened her Bishop line with 19.P-6e to pin the 2b-Rook and UEDA dropped a Silver with 19...S*6f to block the Bishop line and attacking the 7g-Bishop .

After the Rook exchange , IWANE's Bishop escaped with 21.B-8h and UEDA dropped a Pawn with 21...P*2f to continue attacking . IWANE moved up the 3i-Silver with 22.S-3h to defend her King . Replying UEDA's 22...+Bx5f IWANE dropped a Rook with 23.R*3f attacking the 5f-promoted Bishop .

After some moves , IWANE took a Silver and a Pawn , UEDA took a Knight , a Lance and succeeded to make a promoted Rook . IWANE attacked the 2c-square again , but UEDA dropped a Lance attacking the 2c-promoted Rook and aimed the IWANE's King in the same time .

IWANE's promoted Rook escaped with 31.+Rx4c and UEDA backed her promoted Rook with 31...+R-4d crushing against IWANE's promoted Rooks . After the promoted Rook exchange , IWANE dropped a Pawn with 33.P*3g to prevent a Knight drop on 3f .

UEDA dropped a Knight with 33...N*5f and roughly continued attacking . But her attack may be too rough .

(diagram 3)

37.Gx5f Sx4i+
38.Sx4i B*6g
39.P*5h Bx5f+
40.S*3h G*5i
41.S*3f +Bx6e
42.R*8b G-7a
43.Rx2b+ +Bx2b
44.L*2f P*2c
45.N*3d +B6e-6f
46.Nx2b+ +Bx2b
47.S*3d N*3a
48.B*4e G*3b
49.R*5c Gx4i
50.Sx4i S*3c
51.Sx3c+ Gx3c
52.S*3d Gx3d
53.Bx3d S*3b
54.Rx6c+ R*6f
55.+Rx5d R-6i+
56.G*3i S*4c
57.Bx4c+ Sx4c
58.+R-5f B*7g
59.S*4h B-5e+
60.+R-5g +B-6f
61.+R-4f G-6b
62.S-3e G-3b
63.+R-3f G-5c
64.S-3d Sx3d
65.+Rx3d G-4d
66.+R-3f +B-6e
67.P*6c S*4e
68.+R-2e G-3d
69.+R-1f P-1d
70.Lx2c+ Nx2c
71.P-6b+ P-1e
72.+R-2f L*2e
73.+Rx2e Gx2e
74.+P-5b N-3e
75.S*3h R*7i
76.L*5i Rx7f+
77.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 152 moves , UEDA won the game .

Feb 13, 2010

Yokofutori : Gote CHUZA Bisha vs Sente Shin YAMASAKI ryu

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


A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between YAMASAKI and KIMURA was broadcasted 15 November 2009 .


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8d
4.P-2e 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)

KIMURA selected Yokofutori as the opening of this game YAMASAKI accepted it by 8.Rx3d . KIMURA moved up his Bishop with 8...B-3c , backed his Rook to 8e and his camp became CHUZA Bisha formation .

KIMURA made NAKAHARA Gakoi and YAMASAKI made Shin YAMASAKI ryu attacking formation . KIMURA dropped a Pawn with 14...P*8f and started attacking .

(diagram 2)

15.Px8f Rx8f
16.P-3e R-8e
17.N-7g R-8b
18.P*8e B-4b
19.P-7e P-5d
20.P*2d P-5e
21.P-3d P-6d
22.N-4e P*2c
23.Px2c+ Sx2c
24.P*2b Gx2b
25.N-6e Px6e
26.Bx5e N*4d
27.Bx4d Px4d
28.N*3c K-5b
29.Nx2a+ Px4e
30.+Nx2b Sx3d
31.+N-3b Bx7e
32.+N-3c P-4f
33.R-2b+
(diagram 2)

After the 8th file Pawn exchange , YAMASAKI advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 16.P-3e to protect the 7f-Pawn by the 2f-Rook . KIMURA backed his Rook with 16.R-8e attacking the 3e-Pawn .

YAMASAKI jumped his left Knight with 17.N-7g attacking the 8e-Rook and KIMURA backed the Rook with 17...R-8b to escape from the Knight . If KIMURA captured the 3e-Pawn with 17...Rx3f instead of 17...R-8b , the game may advance following line ; 17...Rx3f , 18.R-2e Rx2e Nx2e , 19.B-1e P*2c .

YAMASAKI dropped a Pawn with 18.P*8e to prevent ...P*8g . YAMASAKI dropped a Pawn with 20.P*2d and advanced the 3rd file Pawn with 21.P-3d to prepare his attack .

KIMURA pushed the 6th file Pawn with 21...P-6d to disturb YAMASAKI's left Knight jump with N-6e . But after some moves , YAMASAKI still jumped his left Knight with 25.N-6e sacrificing the Knight and captured the 5e-Pawn with 26.Bx5e attacking the 2g-Gold . KIMURA dropped a Knight with 26...N*4d to block the Bishop line .

YAMASAKI exchanged his 5e-Bishop and KIMURA's 4d-Kingth with 27.Bx4d and dropped the Knight to continue attacking .

(diagram 3)

33...K-6a
34.+Nx3d P*5f
35.N*6c G-5b
36.+N-4c Sx6c
37.S*8c R-6b
38.+Nx5b Rx5b
39.+Rx1a N*3a
40.G*4c Px4g+
41.L*5c Bx5c
42.Gx5c B*8f
43.G-6h Bx5c
44.G*4c Px5g+
45.Gx5b Sx5b
46.Sx5g +Px5g
47.Gx5g P*5f
48.Gx5f S*4g
49.+R-2b P*5h
50.Gx5h resigns
(diagram 3)

After 99 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .
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