Sep 7, 2011

WATANABE won the 1st game ! (Oza sen title match)

Shogi News ; The 59th Oza sen ; 5th game title match

9:46 P.M. (JST) , 7 September 2011 , after 131 moves , WATANABE won this game . The score of this match becomes "HABU 0 --- 1 WATANABE" .

The 2nd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 20 September 2011 at Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto , Sanjo, Keage, Higashiyama-ku , Kyoto city ,Kyoto .

You can see the original game record on the Net .
(Flash version , written in Japaenese language)
(Official blog of Oza sen , written in Japanese language)

Sente : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-8d
2.G-7h G-3b
3.P-2f P-8e
4.B-7g P-3d
5.S-8h Bx7g+
6.Sx7g S-4b
7.S-3h S-7b
8.P-9f P-9d
9.P-4f P-6d
10.S-4g S-6c
11.K-6h P-1d
12.P-1f S-5d
13.G-5h G-5b
14.P-3f K-4a
15.S-5f P-4d
16.K-7i K-3a
17.N-3g P-7d
18.P-6f S-3c
19.R-4h G5b-4b
20.K-8h K-2b
(diagram 1)

WATANABE selected Kakugawari as the opening of this game and HABU accepted it . The game naturally advanced a typical line of Kakugawari Koshikakegin .

HABU moved up his left Silver with 18...S-3c without jumping right Knight and avoid the position of Kakugawari Koshikakegin doukei . WATANABE slid his Rook with 19.R-4h and jumped the right Knight with 21.N-2e to start attacking HABU's camp .

(diagram 2)

22.B*2h P-7e
23.P-4e Px7f
24.Sx7f Px4e
25.Bx6d P*7c
26.P*7d R-6b
27.B-3g Rx6f
28.G5h-6g B*4d
29.N-7g Rx6g+
30.S5fx6g P*6f
31.S-5h G*4f
32.B-2h Px7d
33.R*7a N-9c
34.P-3e Sx2e
35.Px2e N*8d
36.P-2d Nx7f
37.K-9h Px2d
38.P*2c Kx2c
39.Rx2a+ S*2b
40.+Rx9a B-5e
41.+R-9b P-9e
(diagram 2)

WATANABE dropped a Bishop with 22.B*2h and attacked HABU's camp . HABU turned his Rook with 26...R-6b , dropped a Bishop with 28...B*4d and sacrificed his Rook with 29...Rx6g+ to attack WATANABE's attacking pieces .

WATANABE dropped a Rook with 33.R*7a and continued attacking .

(diagram 3)

43.+Rx9c B-4d
44.R-3h Bx3e
45.Rx3e Px3e
46.Bx4f R*4h
47.S*4g P-6g+
48.Sx6g Rx7h+
49.Sx7h Px4f
50.B*6g K-1c
51.Bx7f Px4g+
52.P-1e B*7e
53.Px1d K-2c
54.N*8i Bx9c
55.N*1e K-3c
56.G*4e G*4d
57.P*3d Sx3d
58.Gx3d Gx3d
59.S*4e G4b-4c
60.Nx3d Gx3d
61.R*5b S*4b
62.G*2c Sx2c
63.Nx2c+ Gx2c
64.Rx4b+ Kx4b
65.S*4c K-5a
66.L*6d resigns
(diagram 3)

After 131 moves , WATANABE won the game .

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