Mar 7, 2011

Gote Ibisha Anaguma vs Sente Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou ; unorthodox line

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

The shogi game of the NHK cup TV Shogi tournament between SATO Yasumitsu and KUBO Toshiaki was broadcasted 16 January 2011 .

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

Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
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 S-3b
9.K-7h P-5f
(diagram 1)

By 3...R-5b , KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . SATO quickly advanced his right Silver making Chosoku San-Nana Gin attacking form .

Replying SATO's 9.K-7h , KUBO pushed the 5th file Pawn to exchange the 5th file Pawns .

(diagram 2)

10.Bx3c+ Sx3c
11.Px5f Rx5f
12.P-3e Px3e
13.B*4e R-5a
14.Bx2c+ P*2b
15.+B-4e B*3f
16.+Bx3e Bx4g+
17.G6i-5h +B-6e
18.P-2d G-3b
19.P*4e K-8b
20.S-6h +Bx7f
21.S-7g +B-5d
22.P*5e +B-6d
23.G-5g L-9b
24.G-6f +B-7d
25.+B-3f K-9a
26.S-7f P-6d
27.P-8f +B-6c
28.P-8e G-7b
29.P-8d Px8d
30.N-3g S-8b
31.N-7g S-4b
32.G-5h S-5c
33.R-2i S-6b
34.R-8i P-7d
35.Rx8d S6b-7c
36.R-8i P*8c
37.P-9f G-4b
38.+B-4g R-3a
39.P*3f R-7a
40.K-6h P-1d
41.P-9e P-1e
42.S-8e G-5b
43.P-2c+ Px2c
44.R-2i P-8d
(diagram 2)

SATO exchanged the Bishops first , and captured the 5th file Pawn next with 11.Px5f . KUBO captured back the Pawn with 11...Rx5f . Against KUBO's 5th file Pawn exchange , SATO sacrificed a Pawn with 12.P-3e and dropped a Bishop with 13.B*4e forking the 5f-Rook and the 2c-Pawn .

KUBO let his Rook escape with 13...R-5a and SATO succeeded to make a promoted Bishop . However , KUBO drove away SATO's promoted Bishop and he also succeeded to make a promoted Bishop .

SATO slowly developed his camp and KUBO made Anaguma gakoi . After some moves , SATO swung his Rook into 8th file and shown an attack in this file . KUBO made his camp strengthen to defend SATO's attack around the 8th file .

Then SATO sacrificed a Pawn with 43.P-2c+ and swung back his Rook with 44.R-2i to attack this file . Because KUBO couldn't defend the 2nd file , he pushed the 8th file with 44...P-8d to attack around here .

(diagram 3)

45.S-7f P-7e
46.Sx7e P*7d
47.S-8f P-6e
48.Nx6e S-6d
49.Rx2c+ G5b-6b
50.+R-2b L-1c
51.P*8e Px8e
52.Sx8e P*8c
53.P*8d Px8d
54.Sx8d P*8c
55.P*7c Nx7c
56.Sx7c+ S6dx7c
57.Nx7c+ G7bx7c
58.S*5d +B-5b
59.N*6e G-6d
60.P*8d S*4b
61.P-4d Px4d
62.P*4c S-3a
63.+Rx2a Px8d
64.+R-1b P*3b
65.+Rx1c P*5c
66.P-4b+ Sx4b
67.N*7f P*6c
68.Nx6d Px6d
69.P-9d Px9d
70.P*9c Lx9c
71.Nx5c+ Sx5c
72.Sx5c+ Gx5c
73.P-5d G-4c
74.S*5c N*2a
75.+R-2c G-3c
76.Sx5b+ Gx2c
77.+S-6b R-7c
78.G*7b R*8h
79.P*7h resigns
(diagram 3)

After 157 moves , SATO won the game .

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