Mar 6, 2011

KUBO won the 3rd game of the Kio sen !

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

7:44 P.M. (JST) , 6 March 2011 , after 177 moves , KUBO won the 3rd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "KUBO 2 --- 1 WATANABE" . Then KUBO needs only one more win to defend his title . In the other hand , WATANABE needs continuous 2 wins without any other loses .

The 4th game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 18 March 2011 , at Kansai shogi Kaikan , Osaka city , Osaka .

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

(diagram 1)

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

By 4.R-5h , KUBO selected Nakabisha as the opening of this game . WATANABE made Funa gakoi and KUBO advanced the 1st file Pawn with 10.P-1e . WATANABE closed his Bishop line with 10...P-4d to make his Kakoi strengthen and KUBO started making Anaguma gakoi with 11.L-1h .

KUBO made Anaguma gakoi and WATANABE also made Hidari mino . WATANABE developed his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri and KUBO also developed his Kakoi to Ginkanmuri Anaguma .

WATANABE opened his Bishop line with 18...P-4e and started attacking with 20...P-7e .

(diagram 2)

21.Px7e R-7b
22.N-3g S-4d
23.P-4f Px4f
24.Sx4f Rx7e
25.P*4e S-5c
26.G-7h L-1b
27.G-6g K-1a
28.P*7f R-7b
29.R-4h S-4b
30.G-3h S-3a
31.P-3e S-2b
32.Px3d Sx3d
33.P*3f B-5a
34.P-6e P*7e
35.P-6d Px6d
36.P-4d G4c-4b
37.S-4e Sx4e
38.Rx4e S*3d
39.R-4g Px7f
40.B-6h B-8d
41.P-3e S3d-2c
42.S*6c R-8b
43.Sx5d+ P*5c
44.+Sx6d R-6b
45.P*6c R-7b
46.P*7d G4b-3c
47.+Sx5c P*4b
48.B-4f Rx7d
49.P-6b+ P-7g+
50.Gx7g P*5g
51.+P-5b P-5h+
(diagram 2)

Replying WATANABE's attack in the 7th file , KUBO jumped his right Knight ; a part of his Anaguma gakoi , and attacked the 4th file . While KUBO developed his camp , WATANABE developed his Ginkanmuri to Ginkanmuri Anaguma .

KUBO continued attacking and WATANBE also tried to counter-attack . The game became very rough one .

(diagram 3)

52.P-3d Sx3d
53.+Px4b Gx4b
54.+Sx4b Rx4d
55.G*3b P*3a
56.+Sx3a Sx3a
57.Gx3a S*2b
58.S*3b Sx3a
59.Sx3a+ G*2b
60.P*4e R-5d
61.S*4d P*3b
62.Sx3c+ Px3c
63.G*3b S*2c
64.Gx2b Kx2b
65.G*4d Rx5f
66.G-6g R-5a
67.+Sx2a Kx2a
68.P*5b Rx5b
69.P*5c R-7b
70.Gx3c P*3b
71.Gx2c Sx2c
72.N*3e S*3d
73.Nx2c+ Sx2c
74.P*7e Bx7e
75.B-5e G*2b
76.S*6c R-9b
77.G-6f G*5g
78.Rx5g Bx6f
79.Rx5h P*5g
80.Bx6f Px5h+
81.P*3i R*6i
82.B*5e P-3c
83.Bx3c+ G*3b
84.S*4b Rx4b
85.P-5b+ G2bx3c
86.Bx3c+ Gx3c
87.+Px4b P*3a
88.R*5a S*2b
89.G*1a resigns
(diagram 3)

After 177 moves , KUBO won the game .

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