Dec 26, 2011

HIROSE won the 1st game (Kio sen challenger deciding match)

Shogi News ; The 37th Kio sen ; challenger deciding match


The 1st game of the Kio sen challenger deciding match between GOUDA Masataka and HIROSE Akihito started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 26 December 2011 at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .


6:16 P.M. (JST) , 26 December 2011 , after 110 moves HIROSE won the game . The 2nd game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 January 2012 at Shogi Kaikan .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/kiou/kifu/37/kiou201112260101.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/kiou/
(The official site of the Kio sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : GOUDA Masataka (9 dan)
Gote : HIROSE Akihito (7 dan)

(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 S-4b
7.S-3g S-5c
8.S-4f S-4d
9.K-7h K-6b
10.G4i-5h K-7b
11.P-6f K-8b
12.G-6g L-9b
13.B-7g K-9a
14.K-8h S-8b
15.L-9h G-7a
16.K-9i P-9d
17.S-8h P-9e
18.G-7i B-4b
19.P-1f G-5a
20.B-5i P-1d
21.B-2f R-5d
22.B-5i R-5b
23.P-6e G5a-6b
24.B-8f Bx8f
25.Px8f N-3c
26.P-2d
(diagram 1)

By 2...P-5d , HIROSE selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . GOUDA quickly advanced his right Silver onto 4f making Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou attacking form .

HIROSE also advanced his left Silver onto 4d to stop GOUDA's 4f-Silver and both players made Anaguma gakoi . After the Bishop exchange , GOUDA pushed the 2nd file Pawn with 26.P-2d to open a battle .

(diagram 2)

26...Px2d
27.B*2c B*5d
28.Bx3d+ Bx3f
29.R-4h R-5c
30.+Bx2d P*2h
31.P*3d N-4e
32.+B-4b P-5f
33.Px5f P*5g
34.Rx2h Bx4g+
35.Sx4e Sx4e
36.+Bx5c Gx5c
37.P-8e B*4d
38.G-7g P*2g
39.Rx2g +Bx5f
40.P-8d Bx7g+
41.Sx7g S*7h
42.Gx7h +Bx7h
43.S*8h G*6g
44.R*8f Gx7g
45.Sx7g G*8g
46.Rx8g +Bx8g
47.G*8h S*7h
48.Gx8g Sx8g+
49.G*8h G*7h
50.R-2h +Sx8h
51.Sx8h R*5h
52.Rx5h Px5h+
53.R*8g +P-6h
54.S*6i Gx8i
55.Kx8i R*5i
56.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 110 moves , HIROSE won the game .

Dec 12, 2011

KATO won and becomes the 1st Jo-ryu Oza !

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


The 5th game of the Jo-ryu Oza sen title match between SHIMIZU Ichiyo and KATO Momoko started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 12 December 2011 , at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .


5:59 P.M. (JST) , 12 December 2011 , after 129 moves , KATO won the 5th game of this match . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 2 --- 3 KATO" , and KATO becomes the 1st Jo-ryu Oza .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111212.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-7f P-3d
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.P-1f P-9d
14.P-9f Bx8h+
15.Sx8h N-3c
16.G-3h P*2e
17.R-6f G-7b
18.P-7e R-2d
19.P*2g S-2c
20.R-8f S-8b
21.S-4h S-8c
22.N-7g S-3d
23.P-7d S-4e
24.P-4f P*8e
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZU selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game and KATO accepted it by 8.Rx3d. SHIMIZU made Yokofudori San-San Kaku senpou form with 8...B-3c and developed her camp to classical NAITOU ryu variation .

After the Bishop exchange , SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 16...P*2e to drive away KATO's Rook and slid her Rook with 18...R-2d . KATO advanced the 7th file Pawn and pushed the Pawn with 23.P-7d and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

25.R-7f P-2f
26.Px2f S-5d
27.Px7c+ Nx7c
28.P*7d Sx7d
29.Rx7d B*8c
30.B*4g Bx7d
31.Bx7d P-8f
32.S*6d R-2a
33.B*3f R*3d
34.B-5f R-4d
35.Sx7c+ Gx7c
36.N-8e G-8d
37.N-7c+ P*3e
38.B-1h Rx4f
39.P*4b R4fx2f
40.Px8f P-3f
41.P*2b R-7a
42.P*7b R-8a
43.Px3f P-4d
44.S-3g R-2d
45.P-3e P*3f
46.Sx3f S*5e
47.B-3d S-4c
48.P-2a+ Sx3d
49.Px3d N-4e
50.N*3e P-5d
51.Sx4e Px4e
52.N*6e B*4d
53.S*4a Kx4b
54.Sx3b+ Kx3b
55.G*4c Kx2a
56.P-3c+ Bx3e
57.Bx4e Bx5g+
58.Kx5g S*5f
59.Bx5f Sx5f
60.Kx5f P-5e
61.K-5g P-5f
62.Kx5f P*5e
63.K-5g N*4e
64.K-6h B*5g
65.K-5h resigns
(diagram 2)

After 129 moves , KATO won the game .

Dec 7, 2011

SHIMIZU won the 4th game ! (Jo-ryu Oza sen)

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


6:05 P.M. (JST) , 6 December 2011 , after 122 moves , SHIMIZU won the 4th game of this match . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 2 --- 2 KATO" , and the winner of the last game will become the 1st Jo-ryu Oza .

The 5th game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 12 December 2011 , at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111206.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h S-4b
6.Bx2b+ Gx2b
7.S-7g S-7b
8.S-3h P-6d
9.P-4f S-6c
10.S-4g G-5b
11.P-1f P-9d
12.P-9f P-1d
13.K-6h P-7d
14.G-5h N-7c
15.P-6f S-5d
16.S-5f G-6c
17.S-4e Sx4e
18.Px4e K-6b
19.R-4h S-3c
20.N-1g R-8a
21.N-2e
(diagram 1)

KATO selected Kakugawari as the opening of this game and SHIMIZU accepted it . The game seemed to advance along a typical line of Kakugawari Koshikakegin .

SHIMIZU moved up her right Gold with 16...G-6c and she seemed to make Migi Gyoku form . Replying SHIMIZU's 16...G-6c , KATO crushed her right Silver with 17.S-4e and exchanged the Silvers . Then she slid her Rook with 19.R-4h and jumped the right Knight with 20.N-1g to prepare an attacking . SHIMIZU moved up her King with 18...K-6b making Migi Gyoku form and KATO started attacking with 21.N-2e .

(diagram 2)

21...S-4b
22.B*5e G-1b
23.P-4d Px4d
24.Rx4d P*4c
25.Rx3d P-5d
26.R-3b+ S*3a
27.+Rx2a Px5e
28.N*3d B*2d
29.Nx4b+ P-5f
30.G7h-6g Bx4b
31.S*3c B-5c
32.P*4d Px4d
33.P*4c P-8f
34.Px8f P-6e
35.S-4b= Px6f
36.Sx5c+ Gx5c
37.Sx6f N*4f
38.G-4g P*6e
39.S-7g S*6f
40.P*6c Gx6c
41.Gx4f Sx6g+
42.Kx6g G*6f
43.Sx6f Px6f
44.Kx6f S*6e
45.K-6g B*4i
46.K-6h S-6f
47.P*6d Gx6d
48.B*3f Px5g+
49.K-5i +P-5h
50.Bx5h Bx5h+
51.Kx5h R-5a
52.P*5d Rx5d
53.P*5e?? Gx5e
54.S*7a K-5c
55.B*4b Sx4b
56.G*6c Kx6c
57.+R-6a K-5c
58.+R-6b Kx4c
59.N*3e K-3d
60.N-3c+ Kx3c
61.+Rx7c P*5c
62.resigns
(diagram 2)

KATO almost won this game . But 53.P*5e was a terrible bad move and she lose this game !

Dec 6, 2011

The 4th game has just started ! (Jo-ryu Oza)

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


The 4th game of the Jo-ryu Oza sen title match between SHIMIZU Ichiyo and KATO Momoko has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 December 2011 , at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .

You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111206.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

Dec 2, 2011

SATO becomes the challenger of the Osho sen !

Shogi News ; The 61st Osho sen ; challenger deciding game


7:47 P.M. , 2 December 2011 , after 90 moves , SATO wan the challenger deciding game and he becomes the challenger of the 61st Osho sen title match .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/111202.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/ohshoblog/
(The official blog of the Osho sen , written in Japanese language)


SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
TOYOSHIMA Masayuki (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f G-3b
3.P-2e P-8d
4.G-7h Bx8h+
5.Sx8h S-2b
6.S-3h S-3c
7.K-6h S-6b
8.P-3f P-6d
9.S-3g S-6c
10.S-4f S-5d
11.P-3e Px3e
12.Sx3e P-8e
13.P*3d S-2b
14.G-5h P-8f
15.Px8f Rx8f
16.N-7g R-8b
17.P-2d Px2d
18.Sx2d P*2c
19.S-3e P-9d
20.S-4f P*8f
(diagram 1)

By 4...Bx8h+ , SATO selected Ittezon Kakugawari as the opening of this game and TOYOSHIMA advanced his right Silver onto 4f making Hayakuri Gin attacking form .

Replying TOYOSHIMA's 3rd file Pawn exchange , SATO advanced the 8th file Pawn with 12...P-8e to prepare a counter-attack . TOYOSHIMA dropped a Pawn with 13.P*3d forcing the 3c-Silver to back and made his King safety with 14.G-5h .

SATO exchanged the 8th file Pawn and TOYOSHIMA jumped the left Knight with 16.N-7g . SATO backed his Rook with 16...R-8b to avoid being attacked the Rook .

TOYOSHIMA exchanged the 2nd file Pawns and backed the right Silver onto 4f again . SATO dropped a Pawn with 20...P*8f aiming at this file .

(diagram 2)

21.R-2e G-7b
22.N-3g K-5b
23.R-3e P-7d
24.P*8d Rx8d
25.B*6f R-8b
26.P-3c+ Sx3c
27.N-2e B*2d
28.Nx3c+ Bx3c
29.P*8d S-6c
30.Bx3c+ Nx3c
31.B*6f B*2d
32.R-8e N*5d
33.P-8c+ Rx8c
34.B-8d Nx4f
35.Px4f Bx4f
36.B-6f B-3g+
37.G-7i Rx8e
38.Nx8e S*4i
39.G-6i Sx5h+
40.Gx5h G*4g
41.Gx4g +Bx4g
42.N*5h +Bx5h
43.Kx5h R*2h
44.G*4h N*4f
45.K-4g R-2g+
46.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 90 moves , SATO won the game .

WATANABE defend his title ; Ryuo !

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


6:06 P.M. (JST) , 2 December 2011 , after 117 moves , WATANABE won the game . Then the score of this match becomes "WATANABE 4 --- 1 MARUYAMA" , and WATANABE succeeded to defend his title ; Ryuo .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111201-02.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f Bx8h+
3.Sx8h S-2b
4.S-3h S-7b
5.P-3f P-6d
6.P-2e S-3c
7.S-3g P-4d
8.K-6h S-6c
9.K-7h S-5d
10.S-7g G6a-5b
11.P-5f G-3b
12.S-4f K-4b
13.P-3e S-4c
14.Px3d S4cx3d
15.P*3f P-7d
16.G-6h P-8d
17.S-3e S-4c
18.N-3g K-3a
19.P-1f P-8e
20.P-2d Px2d
21.Sx2d Sx2d
22.Rx2d P*2c
23.R-2h P-8f
24.Sx8f S*6e
25.B*4f B*7c
26.S-7g P-4e
27.B-5e
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening WATANABE's sealed move; 27.B-5e .

(diagram 2)

27...P*3c
28.P*2d Px2d
29.Rx2d P-5d
30.P*2c Px5e
31.S*2b K-4a
32.Sx1a= P-7e
33.P-2b+ Px7f
34.S-8f P*2c
35.+Px2c G3b-4b
36.+P-1b G-5a
37.Rx2a+ K-5b
38.G4i-5h Px5f
39.L*5e S4c-5d
40.Lx5d Sx5d
41.P*5c K-4c
42.+R-2d B*5e
43.N*6f Gx5c
44.S-2b= L*5g
45.P*7d B-8d
46.Sx3c+ Bx3c
47.S*3d K-5b
48.+Rx3c Lx5h+
49.Gx5h S*4b
50.+R-2b P*8e
51.B*7a R-8c
52.L*4d Gx4d
53.Bx4d+ G*5c
54.Nx5d Gx4d
55.Nx4b+ Gx4b
56.S*7b Px8f
57.S*6a K-5c
58.+Rx4b K-5d
59.Sx4e resigns
(diagram 2)

After 117 moves , WATANABE won the game .

Challenger deciding game has just started ! (Osho sen)

Shogi News ; The 61st Osho sen ; challenger deciding game


The challenger deciding game of the Osho sen between SATO Yasumitsu and TOYOSHIMA Masayuki has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 2 December 2011 at Shogi kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/etc/kifu/111202.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://mainichi.jp/enta/shougi/ohshoblog/
(The official blog of the Osho sen , written in Japanese language)


SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
TOYOSHIMA Masayuki (6 dan)

Dec 1, 2011

WATANABE sealed the 53rd move ! (Ryuo sen 5th game)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , 1 December 2011 , WATANABE sealed 53rd 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/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111201-02.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f Bx8h+
3.Sx8h S-2b
4.S-3h S-7b
5.P-3f P-6d
6.P-2e S-3c
7.S-3g P-4d
8.K-6h S-6c
9.K-7h S-5d
10.S-7g G6a-5b
11.P-5f G-3b
12.S-4f K-4b
13.P-3e
(diagram 1)

MARUYAMA selected Gote Ittezon Kakugawari as the opening of this game and WATANABE made Hayakuri Gin attacking form . The game advanced along the line of the 3rd game of this match .

(diagram 2)

13...S-4c
14.Px3d S4cx3d
15.P*3f P-7d
16.G-6h P-8d
17.S-3e S-4c
18.N-3g K-3a
19.P-1f P-8e
20.P-2d Px2d
21.Sx2d Sx2d
22.Rx2d P*2c
23.R-2h P-8f
24.Sx8f S*6e
25.B*4f B*7c
26.S-7g P-4e
(diagram 2)

WATANABE sealed the 53rd move and the game once stopped .

5th game has just started ! (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


9:00 A.M. (JST) , 1 December 2011 , the 5th game of the Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE Akira and MARUYAMA Tadahisa has just started at Hachinohe Parkhotel , Hachinohe city , Aomori .

Now the score of this match is "WATANABE 3 --- 1 MARUYAMA" . WATANABE needs only one more win to defend his title .



You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111201-02.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

Nov 27, 2011

SATOMI defends her title ; Kurashiki Touka !

Shogi News ; The 19th Kurashiki Touka sen ; 3 games title match


3:59 P.M. (JST) , 27 November 2011 , after 126 moves , SATOMI won the 2nd game . The score of this match becomes "SATOMI 2 --- 0 SHIMIZU" and SATOMI succeeded to defend her title ; Kurashiki Touka .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://tohka.kusa.ac.jp/19/kifu/flash/tohka19-2.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://tohka.kusa.ac.jp/19/kifu/java/tohka19-2.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

http://www.tamashima.tv/live/
(Live video streaming by Tamashima TV)


Sente : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan);Gote
: SATOMI Kanaa (JoryuuMeijinn , JoryuuOshoo ,KurashikiiToukaa)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.G-7h P-5e
5.P-2d Pxx2d
6.Rx2d G-3b
7.K-6i P*2c
8.R-2h K-6b
9.S-4h K-7b
10.S-6h P-3e
11.P-4f K-8b
12.K-7i S-7b
13.S-4g R-5d
14.G-3h R-2d
15.G-2g P-5f
16.P-6f Pxx5g+
17Sxx5g B-4d
18.B-7g S-4b
19.K-8h N-3c
20.P-4e B-7a
21.S5g-4f R-7d
22.P-3f P-4d
(diagram 1)

SATOMI selected Gokigenn Nakabishaa as the opening of this game and SHIMIZU selected 4.G-7h line for her counter-plan .

After finished making Kata mino gakoi , SATOMI floated her Rook with 13...R-5d and slid it to face the Rooks each other . SHIMIZU moved up her right Gold with 15.G-2g to decline the Rook exchange , and built up her camp to press SATOMI's Rook . They roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 2)

23Pxx4d S-5c
24.S-5f P*5e
25.S-6e Rx4d
26.P*4e Nxx4e
27.P*5d S-6d
28Pxx3e Sxx6e
29Pxx6e P-5f
30.P-5c+ Bx5c
31.P*5h S*6g
32Gxx6g N-5g+
33Pxx5g Rx4f
34.Bx1a+ P*3c
35.L*4h P*4g
36.+B-2a Pxx4h+
37.G-3g B-4d
38.S*7g S*5h
39.G-6h L*6f
40.G-7h L-6g+
41.S*7i Pxx5g+
42Gxx4f Lxx7h
43Sxx7h S-6g+
44.P*5e Sxx7h
45Kxx7h S*6g
46.K-8h G*7h
47.K-9h Gxx7g
48Nxx7g S-7h+
49.L*8i +P-6g
50.N*6i +P4h-5h
51.S*5f +P5h-5g
52.+Bx3b Pxx5f
53.G*8h Sxx8h
54.Rx8h G*7h
55.R*2h Gxx8h
56.Rx8h R*7h
57.Rx7h Pxx7h
58.S*7i Pxx7i
59.+B-4c R*2h
60.G*8h Rx8h+
61Kxx8h Pxx8i
62Kxx8i S*7h
63Kxx7h S*6g
64.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 126 moves , SATOMI won the game .

2nd game has just started ! (Kurashiki Touka sen)

Shogi News ; The 19th Kurashiki Touka sen ; 3 games title match


The 2nd game of Kurashiki Touka sen title match between SATOMI Kana and SHIMIZU Ichiyo has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 27 November 2011 at Kurashiki shi Bungeikan , Kurashiki city , Okayama .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://tohka.kusa.ac.jp/19/kifu/flash/tohka19-2.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://tohka.kusa.ac.jp/19/kifu/java/tohka19-2.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

http://www.tamashima.tv/live/
(Live video streaming by Tamashima TV)


Sente : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)
Gote : SATOMI Kana (Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)

WATANABE won the 4th game . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


6:59 P.M. (JST) , 25 November 2011 , WATANABE won the 4th game . The score of this match becomes "WATANABE 3 --- 1 MARUYAMA" .

Then , WATANABE needs only one more win before he looses 3 continuous games to defend his title . In the other hand , MARUYAMA needs 3 continuous wins without any other loses to get the title .

The 5th game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 24 November 2011 at Hachinohe Parkhotel , Hachinohe city , Aomori .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111124-25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.S-3h S-7b
9.P-4f P-6d
10.S-4g S-6c
11.K-6h S-3c
12.P-1f P-1d
13.G-5h S-5d
14.P-3f K-4b
15.S-5f P-6e
16.K-7i G-5b
17.N-3g K-3a
18.G-4g P-4d
19.P-2e G5b-4c
20.K-8h K-2b
21.G-4h G4c-4b
22.R-2i G4b-4c
23.R-6i R-6b
24.R-5i R-9b
25.S-4g R-8b
26.R-6i R-6b
27.S-5f L-1b
28.R-2i R-8b
29.L-1h G4c-4b
30.P-4e G4b-4c
31.Px4d Gx4d
32.R-2h G4d-4c
33.G-5h G4c-4b
34.R-4h K-1a
35.N-4e
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening MARUYAMA's sealed move ; 35.N-4e .

(diagram 2)

35...S-4d
36.P-1e Px1e
37.B*2f P*4c
38.P*1d Lx1d
39.Lx1e P*1c
40.Lx1d Px1d
41.L*5e S4dx4e
42.Sx4e Sx5e
43.Sx3d P*3c
44.Sx2c= Gx2c
45.B-3g P-5d
46.R-2h S*1c
47.S*2d G-3b
48.Sx2c+ Gx2c
49.P*4b P-8f
50.Px8f L*8c
51.Bx5e L*8d
52.S*3b S*1b
53.P-2d Lx8f
54.Sx8f Lx8f
55.P*8g Lx8g+
56.Gx8g Rx8g+
57.Kx8g B*6i
58.L*7h P*8f
59.Kx8f Bx7h+
60.G*8d L*8b
61.Bx7c+ Nx7c
62.Sx2a+ Sx2a
63.P*1b Sx1b
64.R*6a N*5a
65.Px2c+ B*5c
66.N*6d Lx8d
67.K-7e P*7d
68.Kx7d S*8c
69.Kx7c S*8b
70.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 138 moves , WATANABE won the game .

Nov 24, 2011

MARUYAMA sealed the 69th move . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , 24 November 2011 , MARUYAMA sealed the 69th move and the game once stopped . This game will restarted 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/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111124-25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-2f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.S-3h S-7b
9.P-4f P-6d
10.S-4g S-6c
11.K-6h S-3c
12.P-1f P-1d
13.G-5h S-5d
14.P-3f K-4b
15.S-5f P-6e
16.K-7i G-5b
17.N-3g K-3a
18.G-4g P-4d
19.P-2e G5b-4c
20.K-8h K-2b
(diagram 1)

MARUYAMA selected Kakugawari as the opening of this game and WATANABE accepted it . The game advanced along a typical line of Kakugawari Koshikakegin .

WATANABE selected Roku-Go Fu gata line ; a defensive style .

(diagram 2)

21.G-4h G4c-4b
22.R-2i G4b-4c
23.R-6i R-6b
24.R-5i R-9b
25.S-4g R-8b
26.R-6i R-6b
27.S-5f L-1b
28.R-2i R-8b
29.L-1h G4c-4b
30.P-4e G4b-4c
31.Px4d Gx4d
32.R-2h G4d-4c
33.G-5h G4c-4b
34.R-4h K-1a
35.sealed
(diagram 2)

MARUYAMA moved his Rook and right Gold many times to seek the best position for attacking . WATANABE started developing his Kakoi to Anaguma gakoi .

MARUYAMA sealed the 69th move and the game once stopped .

4th game has just started ! (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


The 4th game of the Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE Akira and MARUYAMA Tadahisa has just startd 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 24 November 2011 at Yoshikawaya , Anahara onsen , Fukushima city , Fukushima .



You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111124-25.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

Nov 19, 2011

KATO won the 3rd game ! (Jo-ryu Oza sen)

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


The 3rd game of the Jo-ryu Oza sen between SHIMIZU Ichiyo and KATO Momoko started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 19 November 2011 at the Ritz Carlton Osaka .

6:27 P.M. (JST) , 19 Novemer 2011 , after 152 moves , KATO won the 3rd game . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 1 --- 2 KATO" .

The 4th game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 December 2011 , at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .

You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111119.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)
Gote : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f 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 S-5c
8.S-4f S-4d
9.K-7h K-6b
10.G4i-5h K-7b
11.P-6f K-8b
12.G-6g L-9b
13.B-7g K-9a
14.K-8h S-8b
15.S-7h G-7a
16.P-8f G-5a
17.P-8e B-4b
18.S-8g G5a-6b
19.G-7h G6b-7b
20.P-9f P-7d
21.P-9e R-5a
22.P-1f P-1d
23.B-5i R-3a
24.B-2f N-3c
25.P-2d
(diagram 1)

By 2...P-5d , KATO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game and SHIMIZU selected Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou as a counter-plan for Gokigen Nakabisha .

While SHIMIZU advanced the right Silver onto 4f for attack , KATO also advanced her left Silver onto 4d to defend . After advancing the Silver , both player started making their each Kakoi . While KATO was making Anaguma gakoi , SHIMIZU also made Ginkanmuri .

SHIMIZU turned her Bishop and started attacking with 25.P-2d .

(diagram 2)

25...Px2d
26.Bx4d Px4d
27.Rx2d P-5f
28.Px5f B-6d
29.R-2b+ B*1c
30.+R-2c P*5g
31.S*2b P-5h+
32.Sx1c= Lx1c
33.P-6e B-7c
34.B*4b R-6a
35.Bx3c+ P-6d
36.+Bx3d Px6e
37.+Bx6a Gx6a
38.P*6b G6a-7a
39.R*1a P*5a
40.Rx5a+ P-6f
41.Gx6f S*6i
42.G7h-6g B*4h
43.+Rx7c Sx7c
44.B*5e Bx6f+
45.Bx6f R*6c
46.B*5e G*6e
47.P-6a+ Gx6a
48.P*6d Gx6d
49.+R-2a Gx5e
50.Sx5e P*5a
51.P*6d R-6b
52.P-8d P*6e
53.B-3i Px8d
54.N*5d Rx6d
55.Sx6d Sx6d
56.P*8b S*7h
57.Px8a+ Kx8a
58.P*8b Kx8b
59.G-7g +P-6h
60.Bx8d Sx8g+
61.Kx8g B*7h
62.K-8f P*8e
63.Kx8e P*8c
64.N*9d Px9d
65.S*9c Lx9c
66.Bx9c+ Kx9c
67.Px9d K-8b
68.P-9c+ K-7c
69.+R-2c N*5c
70.P*8d Px8d
71.K-9e S*8e
72.G*8c Gx8c
73.+Px8c Kx8c
74.+Rx5c Sx5c
75.R*6c S*7c
76.G*9c K-7b
77.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 152 moves , KATO won the game .

Nov 11, 2011

MARUYAMA won the 3rd game . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


6:55 P.M. (JST) , 9 November 2011 , after 112 moves , MARUYAMA won the 3rd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "WATANABE 2 --- 1 MARUYAMA" .

The 4th game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 24 November 2011 at Yoshikawaya , Anahara onsen , Fukushima city , Fukushima .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111108-09.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f Bx8h+
3.Sx8h S-2b
4.S-3h S-7b
5.P-3f P-6d
6.P-2e S-3c
7.S-3g P-4d
8.K-6h S-6c
9.K-7h S-5d
10.S-7g G-3b
11.P-5f G-5b
12.S-4f K-4b
13.P-3e S-4c
14.Px3d S4cx3d
15.P*3f P-7d
16.G-6h N-7c
17.S-3e Sx3e
18.Px3e P-8d
19.P-9f P-8e
20.P-5e K-3a
21.P-5d Px5d
22.P-3d Sx3d
23.B*7a R-8a
24.Bx4d+ G5b-4c
25.+Bx1a
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening WATANABE's sealed move ; 25.+Bx1a .

(diagram 2)

25...P-8f
26.Px8f P*8e
27.P*5c Px8f
28.P*8h S*2b
29.+B-1b R-8b
30.S*6c Gx5c
31.Sx7d= N-6e
32.P-2d B*5e
33.L*4f Nx7g+
34.Nx7g P*4e
35.P*5f B-3c
36.Lx4e S*8g
37.K-6i Sx4e
38.Px2c+ Sx2c
39.Rx2c+ Gx2c
40.+Bx2c R*8i
41.K-5h L*4a
42.+Bx3c Nx3c
43.B*3e L-4d
44.Bx1c+ P*2b
45.P*3b K-4b
46.S*3a K-5b
47.+B-2d P*4f
48.N*5i Rx8h+
49.G*6i Px4g+
50.Kx4g B*3f
51.K-5g S-4f
52.+Bx4f Lx4f
53.Kx4f Bx6i+
54.Gx6i P*4e
55.K-3g B*4f
56.K-4g Bx1i+
57.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 112 moves , MARUYAMA won the game .

Nov 8, 2011

WATANABE sealed the 47th move . (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , 8 November 2011 , WATANABE sealed the 47th 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/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111108-09.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

MARUYAMA exchanged the Bishops with 2...Bx8h+ and the opening of this game became Gote Ittezon Kakugawari . After moving the Rook onto 7h , WATANABE advanced his right Silver with 12.S-4f making Hayakuri Gin attacking form and started attacking with 13.P-3e .

(diagram 2)

13...S-4c
14.Px3d S4cx3d
15.P*3f P-7d
16.G-6h N-7c
17.S-3e Sx3e
18.Px3e P-8d
19.P-9f P-8e
20.P-5e K-3a
21.P-5d Px5d
22.P-3d Sx3d
23.B*7a R-8a
24.Bx4d+ G5b-4c
(diagram 2)


MARUYAMA backed his 5d-Silver with 13...S-4c to defend . After exchanging the Silvers in the 3rd file , WATANABE sacrificed 2 Pawns , dropped a Bishop with 23.B*7a and succeeded to make a promoted Bishop .

MORUAYMA moved up his 5b-Gold to protect the 3d-Silver and WATANABE sealed the next move .

3rd game has just started ! (Ryuo sen)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


The 3rd game of the Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE Akira and MARUYAMA Tadahisa has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 8 November 2011 at Unazuki Kokusai Hotel , Kurobe city , Toyama .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111108-09.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

Nov 7, 2011

SATOMI won the 1st game ! (Kurashiki Touka sen)

Shogi News : The 18th Kurashiki Touka sen ; 3 games title match


3:24 P.M. (JST) , 6 November 2011 , after 113 moves , SATOMI won the game . The score of this match becomes "SATOMI 1 --- 0 SHIMIZU" .

The 2nd game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 27 November 2011 at Kurashikishi geibunkan , Kurashiki city , Okayama .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/kifu/touka20111106.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/
(The official site of the Kurashiki Touka sen)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/
(The official blog of the Kurashiki Touka sen)


Sente : SATOMI Kana (Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.P-5f P-8e
3.B-7g P-5d
4.R-5h K-4b
5.K-4h S-6b
6.K-3h P-3d
7.S-6h K-3b
8.K-2h G6a-5b
9.S-3h S-5c
10.P-1f P-1d
11.P-4f P-6d
12.Bx2b+ Kx2b
13.S-7g S-3b
14.P-5e Px5e
15.Rx5e P*5d
16.R-5i P-7d
17.G-7h G-6c
18.P-6f P-2d
19.P-9f P-9d
20.S-6h S-4d
21.S-6g P-2e
22.N-7g N-7c
23.P-7e P-8f
(diagram 1)

SATOMI opened her Bishop line with 1.P-7f and SHIMIZU pushed her Rook Pawn with 1...P-8d showing her attitude to select Ibisha . SATOMI pushed the 5th file with 2.P-5f and ranged the Rook with 4.R-5h making Nakabisha form .

SATOMI made her form Wanpaku Nakabisha form and SHIMIZU made Funa gakoi .

Replying SHIMIZU's 11...P-6d , SATOMI exchanged the Bishops and the 5th file Pawns . During SATOMI's moves , SHIMIZU also developed her Kakoi to Hidari mino .

After further development of their camp , SATOMI pushed the 7th file Pawn with 23.P-7e aiming at the 7c-Knight head and SHIMIZU pushed the 8th file Pawn to counter-attack .

(diagram 2)

24.Px8f P-6e
25.Px7d Gx7d
26.B*6c G-6d
27.Bx4a+ Sx4a
28.P*7d Gx7d
29.Rx5d B*5b
30.P-4e Sx4e
31.R-5e Px6f
32.S-5h G-6d
33.R-5c+ G-6c
34.+R-5e G-5d
35.+Rx6f B*3c
36.P*5e P*6e
37.+R-7f P*7e
38.+Rx7e P*7d
39.Px5d Px7e
40.P-5c+ P-7f
41.+Px5b Rx5b
42.B*6c Px7g+
43.P*5c R-4b
44.G*5a P-2f
45.Px2f P*5g
46.S5h-4g P*2g
47.Sx2g N*3e
48.Gx4a Nx2g+
49.Kx2g S*3e
50.S*3a K-1c
51.Gx4b Sx2f
52.K-3h R*2e
53.N*1g S-2g+
54.K-3i +S-2h
55.K-4h P-5h+
56.Kx5h R-2f
57.P*2e resigns
(diagram 2)

After 113 moves , SATOMI won the game .

Nov 6, 2011

Kurashiki Touka sen title match has just started !

Shogi News : The 18th Kurashiki Touka sen ; 3 games title match


The 1st game of the Kurashiki Touka sen title match between SATOMI Kana and SHIMIZU Ichiyo has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 6 November 2011 at Tamamine sansou , Okuizumo cho , SHIMANE .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/kifu/touka20111106.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/
(The official site of the Kurashiki Touka sen)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/kurashikitouka/
(The official blog of the Kurashiki Touka sen)


SATOMI Kana (Jo-ryu Meijin , Jo-ryu Osho , Kurashiki Touka)
SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

SHIMIZU won the 2nd game .

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


5:49 P.M. (JST) , 3 Novemer 2011 , after 104 moves , SHIMIZU won the 2nd game . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 1 --- 1 KATO" .

The 3rd game of this match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) 19 November 2011 at the Ritz Carlton Osaka .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111103.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

SHIMIZU selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game and KATO accepted it . SHIMIZU developed her camp a form so called Yokofudori NAITOU ryu or Kuchu sen (means dog fight ) .

KATO made her camp Nakazumai Gyoku & Kin biraki form . Just after KATO's 15.P-3f to develop attacking form , SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 15...P*8f to start attacking .

(diagram 2)

16.Px8f Rx8f
17.P-3e R-8e
18.P-7e Rx7e
19.N-7g Rx3e
20.S-3g G-7b
21.R-8f P*8e
22.R-5f S-6b
23.S-6h P-7d
24.S-3f R-5e
25.R-4f N-7c
26.N-3g R-5d
27.S-4e R-2d
28.P*2f R-6d
29.R-3f P*3d
30.R-7f P-9e
31.P*8d S-2c
32.N-2e B-5e
33.P-4f P*2d
34.P*3c G-4b
35.S-5f Bx4f
36.S-6e Nx6e
37.Rx4f Px2e
38.Nx8e S*3e
39.R-8f N*4f
40.K-6i Nx3h+
41.P*7c G-7a
42.P-8c+ P*8g
43.B-6f R-4d
44.Bx4d Px4d
45.P-6f B*4g
46.K-7i G*6i
47.K-8i Gx6h
48.Gx6h S*7g
49.Rx8g Sx6h=
50.P*4c Kx4c
51.B*7f G*7g
52.R*2b Gx7f
53.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 104 moves , SHIMIZU won the game .

Nov 3, 2011

2nd game has just started !(Jo-ryu Oza sen)

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


The 2nd game of the Jo-ryu Oza sen title match between SHIMIZU Ichiyo and KATO Momoko has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) 3 November 2011 .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111103.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

Oct 27, 2011

WATANABE won again . (Ryuo sen 2nd game)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


6:12 P.M. (JST) , 26 October 2011 , after 104 moves , WATANABE won the game . The score of this match becomes "WATANABE 2 --- 0 MARUYAMA" .

The 3rd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 8 November 2011 at Unazuki Kokusai Hotel , Kurobe city , Toyama .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111025-26.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-7f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.S-3h S-7b
9.P-4f P-6d
10.S-4g S-6c
11.K-6h S-3c
12.G-5h S-5d
13.S-5f P-6e
14.P-1f P-1d
15.P-3f K-4b
16.K-7i G-5b
17.N-3g K-3a
18.R-4h G5b-4b
19.K-8h K-2b
20.G-4g P-4d
21.P-2e L-1b
22.P-4e Px4e
23.Nx4e S-4d
24.P*4f B*6d
25.L-1g N-3c
26.P-1e Nx2e
27.P-3e Sx3e
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with opening WATANABE's sealed move ; 27...Sx3e .

(diagram 2)

28.P-6f P-8f
29.Px8f Px6f
30.R-6h Nx1g+
31.Rx6f P*6e
32.Sx6e B-5e
33.P*3c G-3a
34.Sx5d P*8g
35.Kx8g Bx6f
36.Sx6f R*6i
37.Nx5c+ Rx8i+
38.K-7g +Rx8f
39.K-6g P*6e
40.S5dx6e Gx5c
41.S*3b Gx3b
42.Px3b+ Kx3b
43.B*7a G-4c
44.B*6a +R-8i
45.S-5e S*5h
46.K-6f +Rx7h
47.Bx4c+ Kx4c
48.G*4d K-3b
49.G*3c K-4a
50.Bx8b+ +R-6g
51.K-7e +Rx6e
52.Kx6e S*7d
53.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 104 moves , WATANABE won the game .

Oct 25, 2011

WATANABE selaed the 54th move . (Ryuo sen 2nd game)

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , 25 October 2011 , WATANABE sealed the 54th 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/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111025-26.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-7f G-3b
3.G-7h P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.P-9f P-9d
8.S-3h S-7b
9.P-4f P-6d
10.S-4g S-6c
11.K-6h S-3c
12.G-5h S-5d
13.S-5f P-6e
(diagram 1)

MARUYAMA selected Kakugawari as the opening of this game and WATANABE accepted it . MARUYAMA pushed the 4th file Pawn with 9.P-4f to make Koshikakegin form and WATANABE also start making same form .

While MARUYAMA was making classicla form , WATANABE moved up his left Silver with 11...S-3c and pushed the 6th file Pawn with 13...P-6e in the early stage of the game . Then WATANABE's camp became a defensive one .

(diagram 2)

14.P-1f P-1d
15.P-3f K-4b
16.K-7i G-5b
17.N-3g K-3a
18.R-4h G5b-4b
19.K-8h K-2b
20.G-4g P-4d
21.P-2e L-1b
22.P-4e
(diagram 2)





MARUYAMA developed his camp to prepare for attack and let his King enter his Kakoi . WATANABE's King also entered the Kakoi and WATANABE moved up his left Lance with 21...L-1b to start developing his Kakoi to Anaguma .

Replying WATANABE's 21...L-1b , MARUYAMA pushed the 4th file Pawn with 22.P-4e to start attacking .

(diagram 3)

22...Px4e
23.Nx4e S-4d
24.P*4f B*6d
25.L-1g N-3c
26.P-1e Nx2e
27.P-3e sealed
(diagram 3)








WATANABE sealed the 54th move and the game once stopped .

2nd game has just started !

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; 7 games title match


The 2nd game of the Ryuo sen title match between WATANABE Akira and MARUYAMA Tadahisa has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 25 October 2011 at Hotel Hankyu Expo park , Suita city , Osaka .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20111025-26.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)


http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo , Oza)

Oct 24, 2011

SATO becomes the 42nd Shin jin ou !

Shogi News ; The 42nd Shin jin ou sen ; final 3 games match


5:33 P.M. (JST) , 24 October 2011 , after 100 moves , SATO won this game and he becomes the 42nd Shin jin ou .



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/kifu/shinjin20111024.html
(Flash version , written in Japaense language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/index.html
(The official site of the Shin jin ou sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/
(The official blog of the Shin jin ou sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : TOYOSHIMA Masayuki ( 6 dan)
Gote : SATO Amahiko (6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-8d
3.P-2e P-8e
4.G-7h G-3b
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-8f
7.Px8f Rx8f
8.R-2f R-8b
9.P*8g P*2c
10.S-3h S-7b
11.P-1f P-1d
12.R-3f G-3c
13.B-7g K-4b
14.S-8h P-7d
15.P-8f S-7c
16.S-8g S-6d
17.K-6h G-5b
18.P-6f P-7e
19.G-5h Px7f
20.Sx7f P*7e
21.S-8g S-7c
22.G5h-6g P-6d
23.R-2f S-7d
24.P-4f N-7c
25.S-4g G-3b
26.P-4e R-6b
27.S-5h P-9d
28.K-7i P-9e
29.G6g-6h R-8b
30.P-6e
(diagram 1)

SATO selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game , however TOYOSHIMA declined it by 8.R-2f and the opening of this game transposed to a variation of Aigakari .

After some moves , TOYOSHIMA slid his Rook with 12.R-3f aiming at the 3d-Pawn . SATO moved up his left Gold with 12...G-3c to protect the Pawn . TOYOSHIMA started making Ginkanmuri and SATO advanced his right Silver onto 6d , exchanged the 7th file Pawns .

Although TOYOSHIMA succeeded to make Ginkanmuri , his Kakoi has a defect in the 7th file . TOYOSHIMA pushed the 6th file Pawn with 30.P-6e to open a battle .

(diagram 2)

30...Sx6e
31.P*7b Bx7g+
32.Nx7g S-7f
33.Sx7f Px7f
34.Rx7f P*7e
35.R-2f P-9f
36.Px9f P*9h
37.Lx9h B*5d
38.P*2b Sx2b
39.P-7a+ P-7f
40.P*7d Px7g+
41.Px7c+ +Px7h
42.Kx7h Bx9h+
43.+Px8b N*7f
44.K-6g L*6f
45.Rx6f S*7e
46.B*7d Sx6f
47.Kx6f G*6e
48.Bx6e Px6e
49.K-7e Nx6h+
50.+Px9a B*6f
51.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 100 moves , SATO won the game .

Last game has just stared !

Shogi News ; The 42nd Shin jin ou sen ; final 3 games match


The 3rd/last game of the Shin jin ou sen between TOYOSHIMA Masayuki and SATO Amahiko has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 24 October 2011 .

The score of this match is "TOYOSHIMA 1 --- 1 SATO" , and the winner of this game will get 42nd Shin jin ou .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/kifu/shinjin20111024.html
(Flash version , written in Japaense language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/index.html
(The official site of the Shin jin ou sen , written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/shinjin/
(The official blog of the Shin jin ou sen , written in Japanese language)


TOYOSHIMA Masayuki ( 6 dan)
SATO Amahiko (6 dan)

Oct 23, 2011

KATO won the 1st game ! (Jo-ryu Oza)

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match


4:42 P.M. (JST) , 22 October 2011 , after 90 moves , KATO won the 1st game of this match . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 0 --- 1 KATO" .

The 2nd game of the match will start 10:00 A.M. (JST) 3 November 2011 .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/kifu/ricoh20111022.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official site of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/joryu_ouza/
(The official blog of the Jo-ryu Oza sen ; written in Japanese language)


SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)
KATO Momoko (1 kyu)

(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-2f S-7b
7.S-3h P-6d
8.P-7f P-8f
9.Px8f Rx8f
10.P*8g R-8b
11.P-3f P-3d
12.K-5h S-6c
13.P-3e Px3e
14.S-3g S-5d
15.S-4f B-4d
16.G-3h S-2b
17.P*3d G-5b
18.P-7e K-4b
19.Bx4d Px4d
20.N-7g P-7d
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZU selected Aigakari as the opening of this game and KATO accepted it . After both players exchanged their each Rook Pawns , SHIMIZU advanced her right Silver making NAKAHARA ryu San-Nana Gin senpou attacking formation .

KATO made Koshikakegin form with 14...S-5d to defend . SHIMIZU exchanged the Bishops with 19.Bx4d to start attacking and KATO pushed the 7th file Pawn to counter-attack .

(diagram 2)

21.Sx3e Px7e
22.P*7c S-6c
23.N-3g G3b-4c
24.B*6f K-5a
25.Sx4d Gx3d
26.P*3e Gx4d
27.Bx4d S*3c
28.B-6f P-7f
29.P-3d Px7g+
30.Px3c+ +Px7h
31.+P-4b Gx4b
32.Bx2b+ +Px7i
33.+Bx2a P*3b
34.P-8f B*6i
35.K-4i S*5h
36.K-3i Sx4g+
37.N*5e N*3f
38.Nx6c= K-5b
39.Rx3f +Sx3h
40.Kx3h Bx3f+
41.S*6a Kx6c
42.S-7b= Kx7c
43.S*7d Kx7d
44.S*8c K-7e
45.S*6f Kx8f
46.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 90 moves , KATO won the game .
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