Jun 5, 2011

The 2nd game of the 69th Meijin sen title match

Shogi Game record : The 69th Meijin sen ; 7 games title match

The 2nd game of the Meijin sen title match between HABU Yoshiharu and MORIUCHI Toshiyuki started 20 April 2011 .

Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Meijin , Kisei , Oza)
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

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

HABU selected Yagura as the opening of this game and MORIUCHI accepted it . The game naturally advanced along the line of common Shin Yagura Niju-yonte gumi line .

However HABU pushed the 2nd file Pawn with 8.P-2f to select FUJII ryu Hayagakoi line . HABU advanced his right Silver onto 4f before moving his King , but MORIUCHI didn't moved up his right Gold with G5b-4c .

Then HABU pushed the 5th file Pawn with 14.P-5e to start attacking .

(diagram 2)

15.R-5h Px5e
16.Sx5e P*5d
17.Sx5d Sx5d
18.Rx5d B-6d
19.B-4f Bx4f
20.Px4f B*4g
21.B*7a R-7b
22.S*6a Bx3f+
23.Sx7b+ +Bx5d
24.+S-6b G-5c
25.R*5a K-4b
26.B-8b+ R*2h
27.Rx8a+ +B-3f
28.P*5h S*7h
(diagram 2)

HABU turned his Rook onto 5th file with 15.R-5h and attacked in this file . After the Bishop exchange , both players dropped their each Bishop and roughly attacked each other .

(diagram 3)

29.G-5g Rx2i+
30.N*4i Sx6i+
31.Kx6i +Rx4i
32.K-7h N*4a
33.+S-5a K-3a
34.+Sx4a K-2b
(diagram 3)

After the 68 moves , MORIUCHI won the game and the score of this match became "HABU 0 --- 2 MORIUCHI" .

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