Aug 31, 2010

Ai Yagura ; Sente Yon-Nana Gin attacking form vs Gote Gin Yagura

Shogi News : The 4th Asahi cup Shogi open ; 1st pre-round


A shogi game of the Asahi cup 1st pre-round between SAWADA and TANIZAKI (amateur) 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 3 July 2010 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/4/kifu/20100703asahi_13.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

Sente : SAWADA Shingo (4 dan)
Gote : TANIZAKI Ikuma (amateur)

(diagram 1)

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

SAWADA selected Yagura opening in this game and TANIZAKI accepted it . Replying TANIZAKI's 13...S-5c , SAWADA pushed the 4th file Pawn to make S-4g+N-3g attacking form .

After some moves , SAWADA pushed the 1st file Pawn with 24.P-1e to start attacking .

(diagram 2)

24...Px1e
25.Lx1e P*1c
26.P-4e Px4e
27.Lx1c= Lx1c
28.P*1d Lx1d
29.Rx1d P*1c
30.R-1h N-7c
31.P*1b S-2b
32.P-3e P-6e
33.Px6e P*6d
34.Px3d Px6e
35.P-1a+ Sx1a
36.L*3c Nx3c
37.Px3c+ Gx3c
38.Nx4e G-3d
39.Bx1c+ S-2b
40.N*3e S-3b
41.P*3c S-2a
42.Nx2c+ Sx1c
43.Rx1c+ resigns
(diagram 2)

SAWADA continued attacking the 1st file and TANIZAKI tried to counter attack in the 6th file .

After 85 moves , SAWADA won the game .

HABU becomes the challenger of the 23rd Ryou sen title match !

Shogi News : The 23rd Ryuo sen ; challenger deciding 3 games match


10:15 P.M. (JST) , 30 August 2010 , after 89 moves , HABU won this game . The score of this match becomes "HABU 2 --- 0 KUBO" . Then HABU becomes the challenger and will have the 23rd Ryuo sen title match with WATANABE .

The 1st game of the 23rd Ryuo sen 7 games title match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 14 October 2010 at Nisshokan bettei Koyotei , Nagasaki city , Nagasaki .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100830.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100830_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


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

(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.P-3f K-6b
7.S-3g K-7b
8.S-4f K-8b
9.K-7h S-7b
10.S-6h S-3b
11.G4i-5h P-5f
(diagram 1)



KUBO selected Gokigen Nakbisha in this game . HABU quickly advanced his right Silver onto 4f to make an attacking form . KUBO made Kata mino gakoi and HABU also made Funa gakoi . KUBO pushed the 5th file Pawn with 11...P-5f and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

12.Bx3c+ Sx3c
13.Px5f Rx5f
14.P-3e Rx7f
15.S-7g R-7d
16.P-2d Px2d
17.B*6e R-4d
18.S-6f G-4b
19.P*7d Px3e
20.Px7c+ Sx7c
21.S4f-5e R-8d
22.G5h-6h G-7b
23.R-5h S-7d
24.B-5f P*5d
25.S-4f P-6d
26.G-7g B*2g
27.G-8f R-9d
28.P-9f B-4i+
29.S-7e Sx7e
30.Gx7e P*7d
31.P-9e Rx9e
32.Lx9e +Bx5h
33.Gx5h Px7e
34.K-6h R*9f
35.P-6f R-9h+
(diagram 2)

HABU exchanged Bishops and captured the 5f Pawn with 13.Px5f . KUBO took the 5f-Pawn and 7f-Pawn . HABU dropped a Bishop with 17.B*6e and advanced the both Silvers to attack KUBO's Rook .

KUBO also advanced his right Silver to help the Rook . HABU advanced his 6h-Gold to join attacking KUBO's Rook . After driving away HABU's attacking pieces once , KUBO also dropped a Bishop to attack HABU's Rook .

Both HABU and KUBO took the opponent's Rook , and KUBO dropped his one with 34...R*9f to attack HABU's camp .

(diagram 3)

36.S*7h G-4a
37.B-2c+ S*3b
38.+B-4e G*6c
39.P-6e Px6e
40.P*6d Gx6d
41.R*6a G6d-6c
42.S-5e S-3d
43.Sx5d Sx4e
44.Sx6c+ P*5g
45.+Sx7b resigns
(diagram 3)




After 89 moves , HABU won the game .

Aug 30, 2010

The 2nd game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding game

Shogi News : The 23rd Ryuo sen ; challenger deciding 3 games match


The 2nd game of the 23rd Ryuo sen challenger deciding match between HABU and KUBO has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 30 August 2010 at Kansai Shogi Kaikan , Fukushima Ku , Osaka .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100830.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100830_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


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

Aug 29, 2010

Gote Shiken Bisha vs Sente Kyusen

Shogi Game record : The 4th Asahi cup Shogi open ; 1st pre-round


A shogi game of the Asahi cup Shogi open 1st pre-round between YOSHIDA and TAKEUCHI (amateur) started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 3 July 2010 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/4/kifu/20100703asahi_12.html?TB_iframe=true&width=600&height=570
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : YOSHIDA Masakazu (4 dan)
Gote : TAKEUCHI Jouji (amateur)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.P-2e B-3c
4.S-4h P-9d
5.G4i-5h R-4b
6.K-6h S-3b
7.P-5f G4a-5b
8.P-9f S-7b
9.K-7h K-6b
10.S-6h K-7a
11.P-3f K-8b
12.S6h-5g S-4c
13.R-3h R-3b
14.P-4f R-4b
15.G6i-6h P-6d
16.S-4g P-7d
17.P-3e Px3e
18.Rx3e R-3b
19.R-3h P-4e
(diagram 1)

With 5...R-4b , TAKEUCHI selected Shiken Bisha in this game and he made Hon mino gakoi . YOSHIDA made Funa gakoi and developed it preparing an attack .

YOSHIDA exchanged the 3rd file Pawn to prepare an attack . TAKEUCHI pushed the 4th file Pawn and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

20.P-5e B-2b
21.P*3e P-5d
22.Px4e Bx5e
23.Bx5e Px5e
24.S5g-4f S-5d
25.P-2d R-4b
26.Px2c+ Sx4e
27.+P-3b Rx3b
28.Sx4e R-2b
29.P*2e Rx2e
30.P*2h P*2g
31.Px2g Rx2g+
32.P*2h +Rx3h
33.Sx3h B*6e
34.B*1f R*4f
35.R*2b Rx4e
36.S*5c Gx5c
37.Bx6a+ P*4b
38.+B-1f G-6c
39.+B-2g R-4d
40.G*6f S*3c
41.R-2c+ B-4c
42.Gx5e R-2d
43.+Rx2d Sx2d
44.R*4a S-3c
45.P-3d Sx3d
46.Rx4b+ P*4a
47.+R-2b S*3c
48.+R-3a P*2f
49.+B-3g P*3f
50.+Bx3f P*5d
51.P*4d B-6a
52.G-5f P-9e
(diagram 2)

YOSHIDA declined both of the Bishop and Rook exchanges for a while . But after some moves , they exchanged the Bishops and Rooks . And they dropped their each all Bishops and Rooks , to attack the opponent's camp .

YOSHIDA drove away TAKEUCHI's attacking pieces . TAKEUCHI tried to attack in the 9th file with 52....P-9e .

(diagram 3)

53.K-8h Px9f
54.P*9h P*3e
55.+B-3g Sx4d
56.+Rx4a B-4c
57.P*4e S-5e
58.Gx5e Px5e
59.+Bx5e R*3i
60.+B-3g B-6e
61.P*5f Bx5f
62.S*4i P-7e
63.+B-4h Bx3h+
64.+Bx3h Rx3h+
65.Sx3h P*5g
66.G5hx5g P*5f
67.G5g-5h Px7f
68.R*3a B*2b
69.B*4d Bx3a
70.+R-7a K-7c
71.P*7d Kx7d
72.+Rx7b G-7c
73.+Rx8a P-5g+
74.N*8f K-8d
75.+Rx9a P-6e
76.G5hx5g resigns
(diagram 3)

After 151 moves , YOSHIDA won the game .

Aug 28, 2010

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

Shogi Game record : The 4th Asahi cup Shogi open ; 1st pre-round


A shogi game of the Asahi cup Shogi open 1st pre-roudn between SHIMIZUKAMI (amateur) and TANAKA Yuuichi started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 3 July 2010


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/asahi/archives/4/index.html#4-1
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SHIMIZUKAMI Tohru (amateur)
Gote : TANAKA Yuuichi (4 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-9f P-9d
3.P-6f R-3b
4.B-7g P-3e
5.S-7h K-6b
6.S-6g S-7b
7.R-8h K-7a
8.S-3h G4a-5b
9.G6i-5h S-4b
10.P-8f P-3f
11.Px3f Rx3f
12.P-8e R-3d
13.P-4f P-4d
14.G-4g S-4c
15.S-3g S-5d
16.S-5f P-6d
17.K-4h P-4e
18.Px4e P-6e
19.Px6e Bx7g+
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZUKAMI closed his Bishop line with 3.P-6f and TANAKA ranged his Rook with 3...R-3b making Sanken Bisha form . After moving up the Bishop and the left Silver , SHIMIZUKAMI also ranged his Rook with 7.R-8h making Mukai Bisha from . Then the opening of this became Ai Furibisha .

Both players made Hon mino gakoi . Replying TANAKA's 3rd file Pawn exchange , SHIMIZUKAMI started developing his Kakoi to Yagura gakoi . Before SHIMIZUKAMI completed developing the Kakoi , TANAKA started attacking .

(diagram 2)

20.Nx7g B*2b
21.B*5i S-5e
22.Sx5e Bx5e
23.S*4d Bx3g+
24.Nx3g S*2h
25.P*3h P*6f
26.G-5h Sx1i=
27.P-6d S*6g
28.N-6e S-2h+
29.P-8d L*8e
30.Rx8e Rx4d
31.L*6i Px8d
32.Rx8d P*8c
33.R-8h R-2d
34.B*1f S*7h
35.Lx6g Px6g+
(diagram 2)

After exchanging the Bishops , TANAKA dropped his one with 20...B*2b attacking the 7g-Knight and SHIMIZUKAMI also dropped a Bishop with 21.B*5i to defend the Knight .

TANAKA exchanged Silvers in the 5th file by his Bishop and sacrificed the Bishop with 23...Bx3g+ to continue attacking . SHIMIZUKAMI tried to defend and counter-attack , but TANAKA's attack seemed difficult to stop .

(diagram 3)

36.P*8d Px8d
37.P*8b Kx8b
38.P*8c Kx8c
39.S*7e +Px5h
40.Kx5h G*8g
41.B-7g Gx8h
42.Bx1a+ R*8i
43.P-5f L*3c
44.L*8f P*4f
45.G-4h R-6i+
46.K-5g +Rx6e
47.Sx8d K-8b
48.+Bx2a N*5d
49.G-5h P*8c
50.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 98 moves , TANAKA won the game .

Aug 27, 2010

Sente Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha + Anaguma gakoi vs Gote Ibisha Anaguma

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


A shogi game of the Ginga sen G-block between ITODANI and MIURA was broadcasted 1 July 2010 .


Sente : ITODANI Tetsurou (5 dan)
Gote : MIURA Hiroyuki (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-1f P-8d
3.P-5f S-6b
4.P-5e K-4b
5.R-5h K-3b
6.K-4h G6a-5b
7.K-3h P-8e
8.B-7g B-3c
9.S-6h K-2b
10.S-5g L-1b
11.K-2h K-1a
12.P-3f P-4d
13.S-4f G-4c
14.L-1h G-3b
15.K-1i S-5a
16.S-2h P-1d
17.G-3i R-8d
18.R-5f B-2d
19.P-2f S5a-4b
20.P-2e B-3c
21.G-5h S-2b
22.G5h-4h R-6d
23.P-6f S4b-3a
24.G4h-3h P-9d
25.P-9f B-4b
26.S4f-3g P-7d
27.B-8h P-8f
(diagram 1)

Until 5.R-5h , ITODANI made Gosuji Kuraidori Nakabisha formation . MIURA made Ibisha Anaguma and ITODANI also made Furibisha Anaguma .

Replying ITODANI's 27.B-8h , MIURA pushed the 8th file Pawn with 27...P-8f to start attacking .

(diagram 2)

28.B-9g Px8g+
29.Bx6d Px6d
30.R*8b +P-7h
31.R-5h B*6g
32.R-5g Bx7f+
33.Rx8a+ +P-6h
34.R-7g +Bx7g
35.Nx7g R*7i
36.N*2f +P-5h
37.B*7f +P-5g
38.+Rx9a Rx9i+
39.L*2g +R-8h
40.+R-4a +Rx7g
41.Bx4c+ Gx4c
42.Nx1d Lx1d
43.P-1e B*3b
44.+Rx4b Gx4b
45.Px1d P*1b
46.L*1c +Px4g
(diagram 2)

ITODANI captured MIURA's Rook and dropped it to attack the opponent's camp . MIURA also dropped his Bishop with 31...B*6g attacking ITODANI's Rook . MIURA exchanged his promoted Bishop for the Rook and dropped the Rook with 35...R*7i to attack ITODANI's camp .

ITODANI sacrificed his Bishop and promoted Rook trying to continue attacking . But MIURA also attacked ITODANI's camp steadily .

(diagram 3)

47.P-2d Px2d
48.Lx2d P*2c
49.Lx1b+ Kx1b
50.G*1c K-1a
51.Lx2c+ Sx2c
52.Gx2c Bx2c
53.P*2d B-3b
54.P*4c P*1g
55.Lx1g +Px3g
56.Gx3g P*1h
57.Kx1h Gx4c
58.P-1c+ Nx1c
59.S*2c P*1f
60.Lx1f P*1e
61.P*1d N*2f
62.Gx2f Px1f
63.N*3g N-2e
64.P-1c+ S*1g
65.K-2g Nx3g+
66.Nx3g Sx2h+
67.Kx1f R*1h
68.P*1g Rx1g+
69.Kx1g L*1e
70.Kx2h G*1h
71.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 140 moves , MIURA won the game .

Aug 26, 2010

Kyusen Yagura ; unorthodox line

Shogi Game record : The 4th Saikyou sen


A shogi game of the Saikyou sen between FUJII and YAMASAKI started 8:00 P.M.
27 June 2010 on the Net .


Sente : FUJII Takeshi (9 dan)
Gote : YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-6f S-6b
3.P-5f P-5d
4.S-4h G-3b
5.G4i-5h K-4a
6.P-2f S-5c
7.G-6g P-5e
8.Px5e Bx5e
9.S-5g S-5d
10.K-6h P-7d
11.S-7h S-4b
12.K-7i R-5b
13.B-7g K-3a
14.S-4f B-7c
15.P-6e P-4d
16.P*5e
(diagram 1)

FUJII closed the Bishop line with 2.P-6f and started making his Kakoi with 5.G4i-5h . YAMASAKI moved up his right Silver with 6...S-5c and exchanged the 5th file Pawns .

FUJII made Hidari mino and YAMASAKI ranged his Rook with 12...R-5b . FUJII moved up his right Silver with 14.S-4f and dropped a Pawn with 16.P*5e to attack YAMASAKI's 5d-Silver .

(diagram 2)

16...Sx6e
17.B-8f B-8d
18.N-7g B-3i+
19.R-6h +Bx2i
20.Nx6e N*6d
21.P-5d Rx5d
22.S*5e R-5a
23.Sx6d Px6d
24.Bx6d K-2b
25.P*5d Rx5d
26.Bx9a+ +Bx4g
27.L*5i Rx5i+
28.Gx5i L*5a
29.G-4h +Bx6e
30.R*6c +B-4c
31.N*5e Lx5e
32.+Bx5e G-7b
33.R-6d+ S-5c
34.+Rx7d G-7c
35.+Bx7c Nx7c
36.L*5i S-4b
37.G*5d +Bx5d
38.Lx5d P*6f
39.L-5b+ Px6g+
(diagram 2)

FUJII continued attacking YAMASAKI's right Silver but YAMASAKI succeeded to make his Bishop promoted with 18...B-3i+ attacking the 2h-Rook .

After let his Rook escape from the attack , FUJII sacrificed his Silver to continue attacking . YAMASAKI let his King enter Kin mino gakoi , and sacrificed the Rook with 27...Rx5i+ to attack FUJII's Kakoi . Both players roughly attacked the opponent's camp .

(diagram 3)

40.Rx6g P*7g
41.+Lx4b Gx4b
42.R-6b+ Px7h+
43.Kx7h S*5c
44.+Rx4d N*6f
45.K-6g B*8i
46.Kx6f G*6e
47.resigns
(diagram 3)






After 92 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

HIROSE won the 5th game ! (Oi sen)

Shogi News : The 51st Oi sen ; 7 games title match


1:20 A.M. (JST) , 26 August 2010 , after 120 moves , HIROSE won the game . The score of this match becomes "FUKAURA 2 --- 3 HIROSE" .

Then HIROSE needs only 1 more win to get the 51st Oi title . In the other hand , FUKAURA needs 2 continuous wins without any other loses to defend his title .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25r.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25_jr.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote : HIROSE Akihito (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

3...R-4b , HIROSE selected Shiken Bisha again . By 7.B-7g , FUKAURA seemed to plan to make Ibisha Anaguma in this game again .

HIROSE moved up the left Silver with 11...S-5d threatening the 7g-Bishop's head . FUKAURA advanced the 5th file with 12.P-5e attacking the 5d-Silver and floated the Rook with 13.R-2f to defend the 7th file by the Rook's side power .

After completed Hon mino gakoi with 14...S-7b , HIROSE pushed the 4th file Pawn with 15...P-4f to block the 2f-Rook's power .

(diagram 2)

16.Px4f Sx7f
17.B-6h P-6d
18.P-3f P-9d
19.P-3e Px3e
20.P-1f P-9e
21.S-8h P-5d
22.P-2d Bx2d
23.Px5d R-4d
24.P*2b N-3c
25.P-5c+ Gx5c
26.P-2a+ R-5d
27.P*2e P*5f
28.S-4h N-4e
29.Px4e B-3c
30.+Px1a P-6e
31.Bx3e P-9f
32.Px9f P*9g
(diagram 2)

FUKAURA captured the 4th file Pawn with 16.P-4f and the 7f-Pawn became unprotected . HIROSE captured the 7f-Pawn with 16...Sx7f attacking the 7g-Bishop .

FUKAURA let his Bishop escape with 16.B-6h and advanced the 3rd file Pawn threatening the 3c-Bishop . HIROSE advanced the 9th file Pawn to aim at FUKAURA's King sitting on 9h . FUKAURA moved up his left Silver with 21.S-8h to defend the King .

FUKAURA sacrificed the 2nd file Pawn and dropped a Pawn with 24.P*2b attacking the left side of HIROSE's camp . HIROSE directly attacked FUKAURA's King with 32...P*9g .

(diagram 3)

33.Sx9g Lx9f
34.P*7g Lx9g+
35.Kx9g S*6i
36.G5h-6h P*3d
37.B-4f Sx7h+
38.Gx7h P-6f
39.Px6f Bx6f
40.L*5e Bx5e
41.Bx5e L*9a
42.K-8h Lx9i+
43.Px7f Rx5e
44.N*9d K-7a
45.L*6i L*6e
46.Kx9i Lx6i+
47.L*6g P*6d
48.P*6b Kx6b
49.S*4b P*9g
50.P*9h Px9h+
51.Kx9h P*9g
52.Kx9g P*9f
53.K-8h G6a-5b
54.Sx5c= Gx5c
55.P*9h S*7i
56.Gx7i +Lx7i
57.Kx7i P-5g+
58.Lx6d Gx6d
59.B*4d L*5c
60.Bx5e L*7g
61.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 120 moves , HIROSE won the game .

Aug 25, 2010

The game ended in a draw . (Oi sen 5th game )

Shogi News : The 51st Oi sen ; 7 games title match


7:33 P.M. , after 149 moves , this game ended  in a draw by repetition moves . After a short time break , both players started replay-game .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HIROSE Akihito (6 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.R-6h P-3d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.K-4h K-4b
5.K-3h K-3b
6.S-7h P-5d
7.K-2h B-3c
8.S-6g K-2b
9.L-1h G-3b
10.K-1i L-1b
11.S-5f P-8e
12.B-7g P-5e
13.S-4e B-2d
14.G6i-5h N-3c
15.Sx3d R-8d
16.Sx3c+ Bx3c
17.P-6e K-2a
18.S-2h S-2b
19.P-3f P-8f
20.Px8f P-5f
21.P-6d Bx7g+
22.Nx7g Px5g+
23.Gx5g B*7i
24.R-6g S*7h
25.R-6e Bx5g+

The game restarted by opening FUKAURA's sealed move 25...Bx5g+ .

(diagram 2)

26.Px6c+ G*4h
27.Gx4h +Bx4h
28.+Px6b G*3h
29.S*3g +Bx4g
30.G*3i Gx3g
31.Sx3g P*3h
32.G-4i S*3i
33.B*2f R-2d
34.P*4h +Bx6e
35.Nx6e R*6i
36.Gx3h R-4i+
37.Gx3i +Rx3i
38.G*2h Rx2f
39.Px2f B*4i
40.B*1f Bx1f+
41.Px1f B*4i
42.R*5i G*3h
43.Gx3h Bx3h+
44.Rx3i +Bx3i
45.S*4a G*3a
46.Sx3b+ Gx3b
47.G*2h S*3h
48.B*5f Sx2i+
49.Bx2i R*5i
50.S*3h N*4e
51.R*5c Rx9i+
52.+Px6a L*2g
53.P*5i +Rx9g
54.G*4g Nx3g+
55.Sx3g S*4f
56.G*3h Sx3g+
57.Gx3i Lx2h+
58.Gx2h S*3i
59.R-5a+ P*3a
60.B*1g Sx2h+
61.Bx2h G*2g
62.Bx3g Gx3g
63.S*2h G*2g
64.Sx3g Gx3g
65.S*3i S*2g
66.G*2h Sx2h=
67.Sx2h G*2g
68.Sx3g Gx3g
69.S*3i S*2g
70.G*2h Sx2h=
71.Sx2h G*2g
72.Sx3g Gx3g
73.S*3i S*2g
74.G*2h Sx2h=
75.Sx2h sennichite
(diagram 2)

After 149 moves , the game ended in a draw by repetition moves .

Aug 24, 2010

FUKAURA sealed the 60th move . (Oi sen 5th game )

Shogi News : The 51st Oi sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , FUKAURA sealed the 50th move and the game once stopped this evening . The game will restart next morning 9:00 A.M. (JST) and will end next evening .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HIROSE Akihito (6 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

(diagram 1)

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

By 2.R-6h , HIROSE selected Shiken Bisha again . After some moves , HIROSE started making Anaguma gakoi with 9.L-1h and FUKAURA seemed to start making Ibisha Anaguma with 10...L-1b , too .

HIROSE moved up his left Silver with 11.S-5f threatening the 3c-Bishop's head . FUKAURA didn't defend the Bishop head , but moved up his Bishop with 13...B-2d aiming at the 5g-Pawn .

(diagram 2)

14.G6i-5h N-3c
15.Sx3d R-8d
16.Sx3c+ Bx3c
17.P-6e K-2a
18.S-2h S-2b
19.P-3f P-8f
(diagram 2)








HIROSE moved up the left Gold with 14.G6i-5h to defend the 5g-Pawn . FUKAURA jumped the left Knight with 14...N-3c to kill the 4e-Silver . HIROSE exchanged his Silver for FUKAURA's 3c-Knight .

After both players strengthen their each Kakoi and FUKAURA started attacking with 19...P-8f .

(diagram 3)

20.Px8f P-5f
21.P-6d Bx7g+
22.Nx7g Px5g+
23.Gx5g B*7i
24.R-6g S*7h
25.R-6e
(diagram 3)








FUKAURA sealed the 60th move and the game once stopped this evening .

The 5th game of the 51st Oi sen title match has just started !

Shogi News : The 51st Oi sen ; 7 games title match


The 5th game of the 51st Oi sen title match between FUKAURA and HIROSE has just started 24 August 2010 , at Isui en , Tokushima city , Tokushima .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20100824_25_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : HIROSE Akihito (6 dan)
Gote : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)

Aug 23, 2010

Aigakari ; Hiki Hisha Bougin

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


A Shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between YAMASAKI and IIDUKA was broadcasted 27 June 2010 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://cgi2.nhk.or.jp/goshogi/kifu/sgs.cgi?d=20100627
(diagram version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : YAMASAKI Takayuki (7dan)
Gote : IIDUKA Hiroki (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2h S-6b
7.S-3h P-3d
8.S-2g P-8f
9.Px8f Rx8f
10.P*8g R-8d
11.S-3f B-3c
12.P-1f P-1d
13.P-7f K-4a
14.P-6f S-2b
15.S-6h G-5b
16.K-6i P-5d
17.P-4f S-5c
18.G-5h P-4d
19.G5h-6g G5b-4c
20.P-6e R-8b
21.K-7i K-3a
22.P-5f B-5a
23.R-5h N-3c
24.S-4g P-2d
25.P-5e Px5e
26.Bx5e P*5d
27.B-7g S-2c
28.S-5f K-2a
29.P-3f P-7d
30.P-4e Px4e
31.P*5e
(diagram 1)

YAMASAKI selected Aigakari as the opening of this game and IIDUKA accepted it . After the 2nd file Pawn exchange , YAMASAKI backed his Rook and advanced the right Silver with 8.S-2g to make Hiki Hisha Bougin form .

IIDUKA also exchanged his Rook Pawn and developed his camp .

After some moves , YAMASAKI exchanged the 5th file Pawns and started attacking .

(diagram 2)

31...P-4f
32.P-1e Px1e
33.P*2e Px2e
34.P-3e Px3e
35.S-5g Px5e
36.Bx5e B-7c
37.Sx4f P*8f
38.Px8f P*8g
39.P*2d S-3d
40.Bx7c+ Nx7c
41.P*3f P*5g
42.R-2h Rx8f
43.Px3e S-4e
44.S5fx4e Nx4e
45.S*2c B*4g
46.G6g-7g S*8h
(diagram 2)

IIDUKA advanced the 4th file Pawn with 31...P-4f . YAMASAKI sacrificed some Pawns and advanced the 6h-Silver with 35.S-5g .

After exchanging the Bishops , YAMASAKI attacked the 2nd file and IIDUKA attacked the 8th file .

(diagram 3)

47.K-6h P-5h+
48.Rx5h Sx7g=
49.Gx7g R-8e
50.Sx3b+ Kx3b
51.P-2c+ K-4b
52.+P-3c Gx3c
53.B*5a K-4a
54.S*5b Kx5b
55.Rx5c+ Kx5c
56.S*4b K-5d
57.G*5e resigns
(diagram 3)



After 113 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

Aug 22, 2010

Gote Gokigen Nakabisha vs Sente Chosoku San-Nana Gin

Shogi Game record : JT Shogi Nihon series 2010


A shogi game of JT cup between MARUYAMA and YAMASAKI started , 26 June 2010 at Okayama ken Sougou ground ; Momotarou arena , Okayama city , Okayama .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://www.jti.co.jp/knowledge/shogi/professional/2010/1-2kyoku/index.html
(Text and diagram version , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : YAMASAKI Takayuki (7 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.K-6h P-5e
5.S-4h B-3c
6.P-3f S-4b
7.S-3g P-4d
8.K-7h K-6b
9.P-3e Px3e
10.S-4f P-3f
11.R-2f S-4c
12.S-6h K-7b
13.Rx3f P-5f
14.S-5e Px5g+
15.Sx5g S-6b
16.G4i-5h L-1b
17.P*5d P*5c
18.P-2d Px2d
19.P*3d
(diagram 1)

Until 3...R-5b , YAMASAKI selected Gokigen Nakabisha and made Gosuji Kuraidori Nakbisha form with 4...P-5e . MARUYAMA advanced his right Silver with 7.S-3g making a Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou form .

Replying MARUYAMA's 7.S-3g , YAMASAKI pushed the 4th file Pawn with 7...P-4d to defend the Bishop head . After the King's move with 8.K-7h , MARUYAMA sacrificed the 3rd file Pawn with 9.P-3e and advanced the right Silver with 10.S-4f .

MARUYAMA advanced his right Silver onto 5e and YAMASAKI advanced his right Silver with 15...S-6b to join the battle in the 5th file . MARUYAMA sacrificed the 2nd file Pawn with 18.P-2d and dropped a Pawn with 19.P*3d to attack YAMASAKI's Bishop .

(diagram 2)

19...B-1a
20.Px5c+ Sx5c
21.S5e-4f G-3b
22.S-3e S5c-5d
23.N-3g P*5e
24.S3e-4f G-2c
25.S-6f Gx3d
26.P*3e G-3c
27.S4fx5e Sx5e
28.Sx5e S*2h
29.P*5c Rx5c
30.S*4b R-5b
31.Sx3c+ Bx3c
32.P-3d B-1a
33.G*2c P*5g
34.G5h-6h S-5d
35.Sx5d Rx5d
36.Gx1b Sx3g+
37.Rx3g N*5f
(diagram 2)

YAMASAKI let his Bishop back with 19...B-1a escaping from the 3d-Pawn attack . MARUYAMA backed his 5e-Silver with 21.S5e-4f and advanced it with 22.S-3e aiming at the 2d-Pawn .

YAMASAKI advanced his right Silver with 22...S5c-4d and dropped a Pawn with 23...P*5e to block MARUYAMA's Bishop line . MARUYAMA backed his 3e-Silver again with 24.S3e-4f and advanced the 5g-Silver with 25.S-6f aiming at the 5e-Pawn .

After exchanging Silvers , YAMASAKI dropped his one with 28...S*2h to attack MARUYAMA's attacking pieces . MARUYAMA sacrificed a Pawn with 29.P*5c and dropped a Silver with S*4b forking the 5c-Rook and the 3c-Gold .

While MARUYAMA attacked YAMASAKI's Bishop with 36.Gx1b , YAMASAKI started attacking MARUYAMA's Kakoi with 37...N*5f

(diagram 3)

38.L*5e Rx5e
39.Bx5e L*5b
40.Gx1a Nx6h+
41.Gx6h Lx5e
42.B*4c S*5b
43.Bx5b+ Gx5b
44.R*1b S*4b
45.R-3e P-5h+
46.Rx5e +Px6h
47.Kx6h P*5d
48.S*6a Kx6a
49.P*5c Px5e
50.Px5b+ Kx5b
51.L*5d K-4c
52.S*5b Kx3d
53.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 104 moves , YAMASAKI won the game .

Aug 21, 2010

Gote Youdou Furibisha vs Sente Yagura gakoi

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


A shogi game of the Ginga sen E-block between TANIGAWA and SENZAKI was broadcasted 24 June 2010 .


Sente : TANIGAWA Kouji (9 dan)
Gote : SENZAKI Manabu (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f P-8e
3.B-7g P-3d
4.S-8h P-4d
5.P-2e B-3c
6.S-4h S-3b
7.P-5f S-4c
8.K-6h R-4b
9.G4i-5h G4a-5b
10.K-7h K-6b
11.P-6f S-7b
12.G-6g K-7a
13.B-6h P-6d
14.S-7g P-4e
15.P-3f K-8b
16.K-8h P-7d
17.G-7h P-9d
18.P-9f S-8c
19.P-6e G-7b
20.Px6d N-7c
21.S-5g P-5d
22.B-5i R-3b
23.B-3g P-3e
(diagram 1)

TANIGAWA selected Kakugawari opening with 2.P-2f and SENZAKI seemed to accepted it until 3...P-3d . SENZAKI closed the Bishop line with 4...P-4d and ranged the Rook with 8...R-4b making Shiken Bisha form . SENZAKI's strategy in this game is called "Youdou Furibisha" .

SENZAKI made Chomage Mino and TANIGAWA made Yagura gakoi . SENZAKI started developing his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri and TANIGAWA pushed the 6th file Pawn . If SENZAKI captured the 6e-Pawn with 19...Px6e , the line with ;P-2d Px2d , Bx2d R-2b , Bx3c+ Rx2h+ , +B-5e would give TANIGAWA a material advantage .

Then SENZAKI continued developing his Kakoi and TANIGAWA captured the 6d-Pawn with 20.Px6d . TANIGAWA turned his Bishop onto 3g and SENZAKI pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 23...P-3e to attack here .

(diagram 2)

24.Px3e B-4b
25.R-3h B-5c
26.B-2h Rx3e
27.Rx3e Bx3e
28.R*3a B-4d
29.P-6c+ G7bx6c
30.P-4f B-5c
31.Rx2a+ R*2g
32.B-3g Rx2i+
33.Px4e N*6e
34.+Rx1a P*3a
35.+R-1b P-8f
36.Sx8f Nx5g+
37.Gx5g S*6i
38.N*6e
(diagram 2)

After some moves , they exchanged the Rooks and TANIGAWA dropped his one first with 28.R*3a. SENZAKI also dropped his Rook with 31...R*2g and they roughly attacked the opponent's Kakoi each other .

(diagram 3)

38...B-6d
39.Bx6d Gx6d
40.Nx7c+ Kx7c
41.N*8e K-6c
42.G-7i B*3e
43.B*8b P-3b
44.N*4f S-5h+
45.P*6e Gx6e
46.Gx5h N*6d
47.N-7g Nx7f
48.K-7h Gx5f
49.S*6d K-6b
50.B-7c+ resigns
(diagram 3)

After 99 moves , TANIGAWA won the game .

Aug 20, 2010

Niteme San-Ni Hisenpou;

Shogi Game record : The 4th Saikyou sen


A shogi game of the Saikyou sen between MARUYAMA and KUBO started 8:00 P.M. (JST) 20 June 2010 on the Net .


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f R-3b
2.P-9f K-6b
3.P-9e K-7b
4.K-6h P-3d
5.K-7h P-3e
6.S-4h P-3f
7.R-3h Px3g+
8.Sx3g K-8b
9.P-6f L-9b
10.S-6h K-9a
11.P-5f P-5d
12.S-6g S-8b
13.S-3f P-5e
14.S-3e R-5b
(diagram 1)

By 1...R-3b , KUBO selected Niteme San-Ni Hi senpou in this game . MARUYAMA advanced the 9th file Pawn onto 9e and KUBO moved his King to make a kakoi .

After the King's move to 7b , KUBO advanced the 3rd file Pawn continuously . After some moves , MARUYAMA closed the Bishop line with 9.P-6f to make the game quiet .

KUBO started making Anaguma gkaoi with 9...L-9b . MARUYAMA advanced the right Silver with 14.S-3e , KUBO ranged his Rook with 14...R-5b to attack here .

(diagram 2)

15.R-3f Px5f
16.Sx5f G-7a
17.G4i-5h S-4b
18.N-3g P-1d
19.G-6g S-3c
20.B-9g B-3a
21.Bx3a+ Gx3a
22.B*4e B*4i
23.R-4f P*5d
24.P*5c Rx5c
25.Bx2c+ P-4d
26.P*3d S-4b
27.+B-2d P*2c
28.+Bx4b Gx4b
29.Sx4d R-5a
30.P-3c+ Nx3c
31.Sx3c= Gx3c
32.R-4b+ P-5e
33.+Rx5a S*5h
34.Gx5h Bx5h+
35.S*6i +Bx6i
(diagram 2)

After some moves , KUBO backed the Bishop with 20...B-3a and MARUYAMA exchanged the Bishops with B-9f . And both players dropped their each Bishop with 22...B*4e B*4a .

MARUYAMA sacrificed his promoted Bishop and a Silver , to make his Rook promoted with 32.R-4b+ . MARUYAMA also sacrificed his Bishop to continue attacking .

(diagram 3)

36.Kx6i Px5f
37.+Rx5f P*5e
38.+Rx5e B*8h
39.R*9f G*7i
40.K-5h Gx8i
41.N*7e Gx9i
42.+R-5b S*6b
43.S*5a Sx5a
44.+Rx5a S*6b
45.+Rx1a N*5e
46.L*8f P*4f
47.Px4f S*4g
48.K-6h Nx6g+
49.Kx6g L*5b
50.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 98 moves , KUBO won the game .

Aug 19, 2010

Gote ; ISHIDA ryu ; rough game

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


A shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between KATSUMATA and NISHIO was broadcasted 20 June 2010 .


Sente : KATSUMATA Kiyokazu (6 dan)
Gote : NISHIO Akira (5 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-3e
3.K-6h R-3b
4.S-4h P-3f
5.G-3h P-9d
6.Bx2b+ Sx2b
7.B*6e B*5d
8.Bx8c+ Bx7f
9.G-7h B-5d
10.+B-5f P-9e
11.S-8h P*8f
(diagram 1)




By 2...P-3e , NISHIO selected ISHIDA ryu as a Gote player . Replying NISHIO's 2...P-3e , KATSUMATA moved up his King with 3.K-6h .

NISHIO still ranged his Rook with 3...R-3b , but KATSUMATA didn't selected the line ; 4.Bx2b+ Sx2b , 5.B*6e .


NISHIO pushed the 3rd file Pawn with 4...P-3f and advanced the 9th file Pawn with 5...P-9d . KATSUMATA exchanged the Bishops and dropped his one with 7.B*6e .

NISHIO
also dropped a Bishop with 7...B*5d to prevent ;Bx4c+ , but allow KATSUMATA to promote the Bishop with 8.Bx8c+ . NISHIO advanced the 9th file Pawn with 10...P-9e and dropped a Pawn with 11...P*8f to attack left side of KATSUMATA's camp .

(diagram 2)

12.+B-6f Px3g+
13.Sx3g S-3c
14.Px8f P-9f
15.P*7f Px9g+
16.Lx9g P*9f
17.Lx9f Lx9f
18.P*9g S-4d
19.Px9f L*3c
20.L*5f Lx3g+
21.Gx3g S*6e
22.+B-7e Sx5f
23.Px5f L*3c
24.P*3h Lx3g+
25.Px3g P-6d
26.+Bx6d G*6e
27.+Bx5d Px5d
28.B*6c S-7b
29.Bx5d+ Gx5f
30.+Bx4c S-5e
31.L*5i P*6f
32.Px6f B*3i
33.R-3h Bx6f+
34.P*6g +B-9c
35.S*6e P*5h
36.L*5d G6a-5b
37.Lx5b+ Rx5b
38.P*5c R-4b
39.G*5b
(diagram 2)

NISHIO attacked the 9th file and succeeded to exchanged the Lances . He dropped his Lance with 19...L*3c . KATSUMATA tried to counter-attack with 20.L*5f .

After some moves , NISHIO succeeded to remove KATSUMATA's promoted Bishop , and both players roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

39...Rx5b
40.Px5b+ Gx5b
41.Sx5f Gx4c
42.Sx5e Px5i+
43.R*2b G*4b
44.P*5c K-6b
45.S*5a K-7a
46.Sx4b+ Gx4b
47.G*6b K-8b
48.Gx7b Kx7b
49.Rx4b+ P*6b
50.K-7g L*7d
51.S*6a K-8c
52.+Rx6b S*7a
53.+R-4b Lx7f
54.Kx7f G*7e
55.K-8g P*8e
56.G*9e Px8f
57.K-9g L*8d
58.G*9d +Bx9d
59.Gx9d Kx9d
60.L*9e K-8e
61.B*9d K-7d
62.+R-4d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 123 moves , KATSUMATA won the game .

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 .

Aug 17, 2010

ISHIDA ryu opening ; Bishop exchange line

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


A shogi game of the Ginga sen C-block between SUGIMOTO and NAMEKATA was broadcasted 17 June 2010 .


Sente : SUGIMOTO Masataka (7 dan)
Gote : NAMEKATA Hisashi (8 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e Bx8h+
3.Sx8h P-5d
4.R-6h S-6b
5.K-4h K-4b
6.K-3h S-5c
7.S-7g K-3b
8.P-1f P-1d
9.P-8f P-8d
10.R-8h K-2b
11.S-7f B*3c
12.B*7g S-3b
13.P-6f P-4d
14.P-8e
(diagram 1)

SUGIMOTO advanced the 7th file Pawn with 2.P-7e to select ISHIDA ryu opening . NAMEKATA exchanged the Bishops with 2...Bx8h+ to decline it .

After the Bishop exchange , SUGIMOTO ranged the Rook with 4.R-6h to protect the 6g-Pawn by the Rook . After the King's move , SUGIMOTO ranged his Rook again with 10.R-8h making Mukai Bisha form .

SUGIMOTO advanced the 7g-Silver with 11.S-7f to attack the 8th file , and NAMEKATA dropped a Bishop with 11...B*3c attacking the 8h-Rook . SUGIMOTO also dropped a Bishop with 12.B*7g to defend .

SUGIMOTO closed the Bishop line with 13.P-6f and started attacking the 8th file with 14.P-8e .

(diagram 2)

14...Px8e
15.Sx8e S-6d
16.P*8c Rx8c
17.S-8d R-8b
18.S-8c+ R-5b
19.+S-8b Sx7e
20.R-8c+ S-7f
21.B-5i S-6g+
22.+Sx9a P-5e
23.+Rx8a G6a-5a
24.N*2f P-2d
25.B-8f R-5d
26.Nx3d K-2c
27.L*3f P-6d
28.+R-7b P*3e
29.Lx3e P-5f
30.Px5f P*3f
31.G-4h P*5g
32.Px3f Rx5f
33.P*5b G5ax5b
34.P*5c G5b-5a
35.N-2b+ Kx2b
36.Lx3c+ Nx3c
37.B*8e N*4e
38.Bx6g Rx6f
39.S*7f P*3g
(diagram 2)

After some moves attack , SUGIMOTO succeeded to make a promoted Rook and break the 8th file . But NAMEKATA sacrificed his Bishop and counter-attacked SUGIMOTO's King directly .

(diagram 3)

40.Nx3g Rx3f
41.P-4f L*6f
42.Px4e Lx6g+
43.Sx6g B*9d
44.P*3d Nx4e
45.P-5b+ G5ax5b
46.+Rx7c Bx6g+
47.Bx6d P*6c
48.G-4g Nx3g+
49.Gx3g R-6f
50.L*3f P*3e
51.Lx3e N*2e
52.P-3c+ Sx3c
53.P*3d Sx3d
54.Lx3d +Bx3d
55.N*2f +B-5f
56.S*4g Nx3g+
57.Bx3g +Bx4g
58.Kx4g S*3f
59.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 116 moves , NAMEKATA won the game .

HABU won the 1st game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match .

Shogi News : The 23rd Ryuo sen ; challenger deciding 3 games match


10:12 P.M. (JST) , 16 August 2010 , after 96 moves , HABU won the 1st game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match .

The 2nd game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) 30 August 2010 at Kansai Shogi Kaikan , Fukushima , Osaka .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100816.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100816_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


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

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e K-4b
3.P-6f S-6b
4.R-7h P-6d
5.K-4h S-6c
6.K-3h K-3b
7.K-2h P-8d
8.G6i-5h S-4b
9.L-1h P-8e
10.R-7f G-7b
11.K-1i P-6e
12.Px6e Bx8h+
13.Sx8h B*4e
(diagram 1)

By 2.P-7e , KUBO selected IHIDA ryu opening as the opening of this game . HABU made Funa gakoi with 8...S-4b and KUBO started making Anaguma gakoi with 9.L-1h .

Replying KUBO's 11.K-1i , HABU started attacking with 11...P-6e . After exchanging Bishops , HABU dropped a Bishop with 13...B*4e forking the 8i-Knight and the 2g-Pawn .

(diagram 2)

14.P-5f Bx2g+
15.G-3h +B-5d
16.N-7g P*6d
17.B*3f Px6e
18.Bx5d Px5d
19.P-5e Px5e
20.B*4e P-4d
21.B-3f P-3e
22.B-2g B*4i
23.P*5i S-4c
24.S-7i G-4b
25.S-6h P-2d
26.R-2f N-3c
27.Rx2d P-8f
28.P*6d Sx6d
29.Bx7b+ Rx7b
30.G*2b K-4a
31.Gx1a P*2h
32.R-2a+ K-5b
33.G3h-4h Px2i+
34.Kx2i P-3f
(diagram 2)

KUBO pushed the 5th file Pawn with 14.P-5f to defend the 8i-Knight and HABU made his Bishop promoted with 14...Bx2g+ . HABU backed the promoted Bishop with 15...+B-5d and aiming at KUBO's 7f-Rook .

KUBO dropped a Bishop with 17.B*3f to remove HABU's promoted Bishop . After the exchange of the Bishop and the 5d promoted Bishop , KUBO dropped a Bishop again with 20.B*4e trying to attack HABU's camp .

HABU advanced the Pawns of his camp aiming at KUBO's Bishop . KUBO slid his Rook with 26.R-2f and sacrificed his Bishop to continue attacking . KUBO succeeded to make his Rook promoted , but HABU sacrificed his Bishop and attacked KUBO's camp with 34...P-3f .

(diagram 3)

35.+Rx8a R-6b
36.Gx4i Px3g+
37.P*6c Kx6c
38.B*8e K-5c
39.+R-7a N*2f
40.Nx6e Sx6e
41.+Rx6b Kx6b
42.L*6d K-7a
43.R*2a K-8b
44.Rx2f+ P*2h
45.Sx2h +Px2h
46.Kx2h S*2e
47.+Rx8f N*3f
48.K-3h P*3g
49.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 96 moves , HABU won the game .

Aug 16, 2010

The 1st game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding 3 games match has just started !

Shogi News : The 23rd Ryuo sen ; challenger deciding 3 games match


The 1st game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match between HABU and KUBO has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 16 August 2010 at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya Ku , Tokyo .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100816.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20100816_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


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

Aug 15, 2010

Gote Shiken Bisha Anaguma vs Sente Ibisha Anaguma

Shogi Game record : The 4th Saikyou sen


A Shogi game of the Saikyou sen between FUKAURA and HIROSE started 13 June 2010 on the Net .


Sente : FUKAURA Kouichi (Oi)
Gote : HIROSE Akihito (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-4d
3.S-4h R-4b
4.K-6h K-6b
5.K-7h K-7b
6.P-5f S-3b
7.B-7g S-4c
8.S-5g K-8b
9.K-8h L-9b
10.P-2e B-3c
11.L-9h S-5d
12.S-6f P-6d
13.G-7h K-9a
14.K-9i S-8b
15.S-8h G4a-5b
16.G-5i P-4e
17.B-6h P-6e
18.S6f-7g S-6c
19.G-6i P-5d
20.P-3f G5b-6b
21.P-2d Px2d
22.P-3e
(diagram 1)

HIROSE selected Shiken Bisha as the opening of this game . By 7.B-7g , FUKAURA started making Ibisha Anaguma and HIROSE also started making Anaguma gakoi with 9...L-9b.

During making Anaguma(s) , they also developed their each attacking form and after sacrificing the 2nd file Pawn , FUKAURA started attacking .

(diagram 2)

22...R-3b
23.G6i-7i Px3e
24.N-3g B-4b
25.Nx4e R-3d
26.P*2b P-3f
27.Px2a+ P-3g+
28.R-2f +Px4g
29.+Px1a +P-5h
30.B-4f P*4d
31.L*3f Px4e
32.Lx3d Px4f
33.R*4a B-5c
34.R2fx4f B*1d
35.Rx6a+ Gx6a
36.R-4c+ S-5b
37.+Rx1c B-2e
38.P*4d P*4b
39.+Rx2d R*2i
40.L-3c+ P-6f
41.+Rx2e Rx2e+
42.B*1f +Rx1f
43.Px1f R*3i
44.+Lx4b Bx4b
45.P-4c+ Px6g+
46.+Px5b +Px7h
47.Gx7h N*6f
(diagram 2)

HIROSE sacrificed his left Knight and Lance , and succeeded to make a promoted Pawn . FUKAURA exchanged his Bishop for HIROSE's Rook and dropped the Rook with 33.R*4a to attack the opponent's camp .

FUKAURA immediately sacrificed the Rook and tried to continue attacking . However , HIROSE's attack also approached to FUKAURA's Kakoi .

(diagram 3)

48.Sx6f G*6h
49.G*7g B*6i
50.S*7i Bx7h+
51.Gx7h Gx7h
52.Sx7h G*6h
53.G*7g G*7i
54.B*4f G6hx7h
55.Bx7i Gx7i
56.Sx7i Rx7i+
57.G*7h B-2d
58.G*8h +Rx8h
59.Gx8h S*7i
60.G7g-7h Sx8h+
61.Gx8h S*7i
62.+Px6a Sx8h+
63.Kx8h B*7i
64.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 126 moves , HIROSE won the game .
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