Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; challenger deciding 3 games match
10:02 P.M. (JST) , 31 August 2011 , after 87 moves , MARUYAMA won the 2nd game of this match .
Then the score of this match becomes "KUBO 1 --- 1 MARUYAMA" , and the winner of the next game will become the challenger of the 24th Ryuo sen title match .
You can see the original game record on the Net .
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Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)
KUBO selected Gokigen Nakabisha , his favorite strategy , in this game . MARUYAMA quickly advanced his right Silver before he completed the Kakoi , selecting Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou , a popular counter-plan against Gokigen nakabisha .
After strengthen the Kakoi with 10.S-6h, MARUYAMA started attacking KUBO's Bishop head with 11.S-4e . KUBO backed his Bishop with 11...B-2b and Rook with 13...R-5a to prepare the battle .
MARUYAMA sacrificed his Rook and captured the 2b-Bishop , and he dropped the Bishop with 17.B*4b to continue attacking . KUBO also tried to attack MARUYAMA's camp , however , until 28.G*6f , MARUYAMA seemed to get a great advantage .
After 87 moves , MARUYAMA won the game .