Dec 12, 2011

KATO won and becomes the 1st Jo-ryu Oza !

Shogi News ; The 1st Jo-ryu Oza sen ; 5 games match

The 5th game of the Jo-ryu Oza sen title match between SHIMIZU Ichiyo and KATO Momoko started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 12 December 2011 , at Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya , Shibuya ku , Tokyo .

5:59 P.M. (JST) , 12 December 2011 , after 129 moves , KATO won the 5th game of this match . The score of this match becomes "SHIMIZU 2 --- 3 KATO" , and KATO becomes the 1st Jo-ryu Oza .

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Sente : KATO Momoko (1 kyu)
Gote : SHIMIZU Ichiyo (Jo-ryu 6 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-7f P-3d
3.P-2e P-8e
4.G-7h G-3b
5.P-2d Px2d
6.Rx2d P-8f
7.Px8f Rx8f
8.Rx3d B-3c
9.R-3f R-8d
10.R-2f S-2b
11.P*8g K-5b
12.K-5h P-1d
13.P-1f P-9d
14.P-9f Bx8h+
15.Sx8h N-3c
16.G-3h P*2e
17.R-6f G-7b
18.P-7e R-2d
19.P*2g S-2c
20.R-8f S-8b
21.S-4h S-8c
22.N-7g S-3d
23.P-7d S-4e
24.P-4f P*8e
(diagram 1)

SHIMIZU selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game and KATO accepted it by 8.Rx3d. SHIMIZU made Yokofudori San-San Kaku senpou form with 8...B-3c and developed her camp to classical NAITOU ryu variation .

After the Bishop exchange , SHIMIZU dropped a Pawn with 16...P*2e to drive away KATO's Rook and slid her Rook with 18...R-2d . KATO advanced the 7th file Pawn and pushed the Pawn with 23.P-7d and the battle started .

(diagram 2)

25.R-7f P-2f
26.Px2f S-5d
27.Px7c+ Nx7c
28.P*7d Sx7d
29.Rx7d B*8c
30.B*4g Bx7d
31.Bx7d P-8f
32.S*6d R-2a
33.B*3f R*3d
34.B-5f R-4d
35.Sx7c+ Gx7c
36.N-8e G-8d
37.N-7c+ P*3e
38.B-1h Rx4f
39.P*4b R4fx2f
40.Px8f P-3f
41.P*2b R-7a
42.P*7b R-8a
43.Px3f P-4d
44.S-3g R-2d
45.P-3e P*3f
46.Sx3f S*5e
47.B-3d S-4c
48.P-2a+ Sx3d
49.Px3d N-4e
50.N*3e P-5d
51.Sx4e Px4e
52.N*6e B*4d
53.S*4a Kx4b
54.Sx3b+ Kx3b
55.G*4c Kx2a
56.P-3c+ Bx3e
57.Bx4e Bx5g+
58.Kx5g S*5f
59.Bx5f Sx5f
60.Kx5f P-5e
61.K-5g P-5f
62.Kx5f P*5e
63.K-5g N*4e
64.K-6h B*5g
65.K-5h resigns
(diagram 2)

After 129 moves , KATO won the game .

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