Mar 19, 2011

KUBO defend his title Kio !

Shogi News ; The 36th Kio sen ; 5 games title match

7:08 P.M. (JST) , 18 March 2011 , after 118 moves , KUBO won the 4th game of this match . Then the score of this match becomes "KUBO 3 --- 1 WATANABE" , and KUBO succeeded to defend his title Kio .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
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Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)

(diagram 1)

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

KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . WATANABE advanced his right Silver onto 4f making Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou attacking form .

moved up his left Gold with 10...G-3b and pushed the 5th file Pawn with 11...P-5f to exchange the 5th file Pawns before WATANABE's left Silver attacked the 5e-Pawn .

(diagram 2)

12.Px5f Rx5f
13.S-6f R-5a
14.S4f-5e P*5d
15.S-4f P-6d
16.B-7g P-7d
17.S-4e N-7c
18.Sx3d B-4b
19.G-6h S-2b
20.G4i-5h S-6c
21.S-5g N-3c
22.S-4f G-7b
23.P-2d Px2d
24.P*2c S-3a
25.Rx2d P*2a
26.P-2b+ Px2b
(diagram 2)

Replying KUBO's 5th file Pawn exchange , WATANABE advanced the left Silver with 13.S-6f . KUBO backed his Rook with 13...R-5a and WATANABE advanced his right Silver with 14.S-5e .

KUBO dropped a Pawn with 14...P*5d to drive away WATANABE's 5e-Silver . While KUBO was developing his Kata mino gakoi to KIMURA mino , WATANABE also strengthen his camp and started attacking .

(diagram 3)

28.Px2b+ Sx2b
29.Sx3c= Sx3c
30.R-2a+ G-2b
31.+Rx1a R-5a
32.+Rx5a Bx5a
33.N*4e N-6e
34.N-5c+ Nx7g+
35.Nx7g B-9e
36.N*8f B*4d
37.+Nx6c Gx6c
38.S*5b G-5c
39.S-6a+ S*7b
40.Nx7d K-7c
41.+S-6b G-6c
42.+Sx7b Kx7b
43.R*8b K-7c
(diagram 3)

After exchanging the Rooks , WATANABE continued attacking for a while . Replying WATANABE's attack , KUBO slowly prepared a counter-attack .

(diagram 4)

45.Px8f Gx7d
46.R-5b+ N*9e
47.P-7e S*8g
48.K-6i R*8i
49.S*7i Gx7e
50.B*8b K-8d
51.+R-7b G-7d
52.P*7e Kx7e
53.B-7c+ K-7f
54.G-5i N*5f
55.P*7h Nx6h+
56.Gx6h S-8h=
57.+Bx7d Rx7i+
58.K-5h S*4i
59.K-5g +Rx6h
(diagram 4)

After 118 moves , KUBO won the game .

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