Sep 28, 2011

WATANABE has got the Oza title !

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


10:45 P.M. (JST) , 27 September 2011 , after 147 moves , WATANABE won the game . The score of this match becomes "HABU 0 --- 3 WATANABE" and WATANABE has got a Oza title !



You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110927.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official blog of the Oza sen , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official site of the Oza sen , written in Japanese language)



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

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-2f P-8d
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-7d
13.G-3h S-6b
14.S-4h G-5a
15.P-3f P*8f
(diagram 1)

HABU selected Yokofudori as the opening of this game and WATANABE accepted it . HABU made his form MATSUO ryu Go-Ni Gyoku gata NAKAHARA gakoi and positioned his Rook on 8d . WATANABE made Nakazumai Gyoku + Kin biraki form , a popular reply in Yokofudori game .

After developing the camp , HABU started attacking with 15...P*8d .

(diagram 2)

16.Px8f Rx8f
17.P-3e R-8e
18.S-3g Rx3e
19.P*8b N-7c
20.P-8a+ Bx8h+
21.Sx8h P*8g
22.S-7g B*4d
23.R-4f R-2e
24.S-2h B-5e
25.+P-8b N-6e
26.+P-7b Bx4f
27.Px4f Nx5g+
28.Kx5g R*5i
29.K-4g R2e-5e
30.G-6h P*2g
31.Sx2g R-4i+
32.B*4h +Rx2i
33.P*5f N*3e
34.K-5h Rx5f
35.G-5g R-5d
36.N*6f R-3d
37.B*5f Nx2g+
38.Gx2g S*6i
39.K-6h +R-4i
40.+Px6b Gx6b
41.Bx3d +Rx4h
42.Kx6i B*1d
43.P*2e P-8h+
44.G-5h +P-7h
45.Kx7h +Rx5h
46.S*6h P*8f
47.N*4d K-4b
48.R*8b P-8g+
49.Rx8g+ Px4d
50.+R-8b G*5a
51.Nx7d G6b-5b
52.P*5i +R-3h
53.Bx5b+ Gx5b
54.N-6b+ Bx2e
55.+Nx5b K-3c
56.P*3f P*8f
57.G*3e B*8g
58.K-8h +Rx2g
59.+Rx8f B-6i+
60.+Nx5c P*8g
61.K-9h P*2d
62.Gx2e +Rx2e
63.G*3e G*7h
64.+Rx8g Gx6h
65.Sx6h +Bx8g
66.Kx8g R*8e
67.P*8f N*9e
68.K-7h S*8g
69.K-6i Rx3e
70.Px3e +Rx3e
71.B*5f P*5e
72.G*4c Gx4c
73.+Nx4c Kx4c
74.S*5d resigns
(diagram 2)

After 147 moves , WATANABE won the game .

Sep 27, 2011

3rd game has just started ! (Oza sen)

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


The 3rd game of the Oza sen title match between HABU Yoshiharu and WATANABE Akira has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) 27 September 2011 at Tendo-onsen Spa Shohakutei-Azumasou , Tendou city , Yamagata .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110927.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official blog of the Oza sen , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official site of the Oza sen , written in Japanese language)



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

Sep 21, 2011

WATANABE won again . (Oza sen 2nd game)

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


21:56 P.M. (JST) , 20 September 2011 , after 106 moves , WATANABE won the 2nd game of this match . The score of this match becomes "HABU 0 --- 2 WATANABE" . Then WATANABE needs only 1 more win to get the Oza title . In the other hand , HABU needs 3 continuous wins without any other loses to defend his title .

The 3rd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 27 September 2011 at Tendo-onsen Spa Shohakutei-Azumasou , Tendou city , Yamagata .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110920.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official site of the Oza sen)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official blog of the Oza sen)

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

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-8d
2.P-2e P-8e
3.G-7h G-3b
4.P-2d Px2d
5.Rx2d P*2c
6.R-2f S-7b
7.S-3h P-6d
8.P-7f P-8f
9.Px8f Rx8f
10.P*8g R-8b
11.K-5h S-6c
12.P-3f P-3d
13.P-3e Px3e
14.S-3g Bx8h+
15.Sx8h S-2b
16.P*3d G-5b
17.S-4f S-5d
18.G-3h P-4d
19.P-7e K-4b
20.N-7g P-1d
21.Sx3e S-4c
22.N-3g B*5d
(diagram 1)

HABU selected Aigakari as the opening of this game and WATANABE accepted it . After the 2nd file Pawn exchange , HABU backed his Rook with 6.R-2f and advanced the right Silver to make Nakahara ryu San-Nana Gin senpou attacking form .

WATANABE exchanged the Bishops with 14...Bx8h+ and made Koshikakegin form with 17...S-5d to defend .

HABU jumped both Knight to prepare attacking and WATANABE dropped a Bishop with 22...B*5d threatening the Knights' head .

(diagram 2)

23.R-6f P-2d
24.Rx6d P*6c
25.R-6f P*3f
26.P-5f Px3g+
27.Gx3g P-6d
28.Rx6d B-6c
29.G-3h S-2c
30.P*2b Gx2b
31.N-6e R-6b
32.P-7d Px7d
33.B*8d P*6a
34.N-7c+ Nx7c
35.Bx7c+ B-5d
36.+Bx6b Px6b
37.N*3c Nx3c
38.Px3c+ Gx3c
39.R*2a N*4a
40.Rx5d Px5d
41.B*3a K-5a
42.N*5c S2c-3b
43.Nx4a+ Sx4a
44.N*5c S4a-3b
45.Rx1a+ N*2a
46.P*3d G-2c
47.+R-1b P-6c
48.Sx4d N*4e
49.P-3c+ Nx3c
50.Sx4c= Sx4c
51.+Rx2c K-6b
52.P*7c S*5g
53.K-5i B*9e
54.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 106 moves , WATANABE won the game .

Sep 20, 2011

2nd game has just started !

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

The 2nd game of the  Oza sen title match between  HABU  Yoshiharu and WATANABE Akira  has  just  started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 20 September 2011 at Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto , Sanjo, Keage, Higashiyama-ku , Kyoto city ,Kyoto .

You  can  see  the  game  nearly  real  time  on  the  Net  .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110920.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese  language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official site of the Oza sen)
http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(The official blog of the Oza sen)

Sente :  HABU Yoshiharu (Oi , Kisei , Oza)

Gote : WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

Sep 13, 2011

HABU has get the 52nd Oi title !

Shogi News ; The 52nd Oi sen ; 7 games title match



7:01 P.M. (JST) , 13 September 2011 , after 116 moves , HABU won the last game of the Oi sen title match . Then the score of this match becomes "HIROSE 3 --- 4 HABU" and HABU got the 52nd Oi title .



You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20110912_13.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official blog of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official site of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : HIROSE Akihito (Oi)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.R-6h P-8d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.K-4h P-5d
5.K-3h K-4b
6.S-7h K-3b
7.K-2h S-5c
8.L-1h B-3c
9.S-6g P-8e
10.B-7g G6a-5b
11.K-1i K-2b
12.S-2h G5b-4b
13.G-3i L-1b
14.S-5f P-4d
15.P-4f K-1a
16.R-4h S-2b
17.G-5i G-3a
18.G5i-4i G4b-3b
19.P-3f P-7d
20.P-6e S-4b
(diagram 1)

The game restarted with 20...S-4b , by opening HABU's sealed move .

(diagram 2)

21.P-4e Px4e
22.Sx4e Bx7g+
23.Nx7g B*6f
24.B*3g R-9b
25.Nx8e Bx5g+
26.G-5h +Bx4h
27.G5hx4h R*6i
28.P*4d Rx9i+
29.B*6a L*4a
30.Bx3d+ S4b-3c
31.+B-3e R-4b
32.+B-2f P*4f
33.Bx4f Sx4d
34.P*4c Rx4c
35.Sx5d P*4g
36.G4h-3h S4d-3c
37.Sx4c+ Lx4c
38.Bx9a+ S*4h
39.P*4i Sx3i+
40.Sx3i +Rx4i
41.+B-2h P*5g
42.P*5i G*4h
43.P*4f Lx4f
44.S*3g +Rx5i
45.S3ix4h Px4h+
46.Sx4h Lx4h+
47.+Bx4h +Rx4h
48.Gx4h P*4g
49.Gx4g P-5h+
50.R*5b S*4i
51.R*5a P*4f
52.+Bx4f P*3h
53.L*3e P-3i+
54.Lx3c+ Sx3c
55.G*2h S*3h
56.L*2f +Px2i
57.Gx2i Sx2i+
58.Kx2i B*8d
59.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 116 moves , HABU won the game .

MARUYAMA becomes the challenger of the Ryuo sen title match !

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; Challenger deciding 3 games match


11:09 P.M. (JST) , 12 September 2011 , after 134 moves , MARUYAMA won the last game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match . Then MARUYAMA becomes the challenger of the 24th Ryuo sen 7 games title match .

The 1st game of the 24th Ryuo sen title match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 13 October 2011 at Hohoemino Yado Takinoyu , Tendo city , Yamagata .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110912.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110912_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)
Gote : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-7e K-4b
3.P-6f S-6b
4.R-7h P-6d
5.K-4h S-6c
6.S-3h S-3b
7.K-3i G6a-5b
8.S-6h K-3a
9.S-6g P-8d
10.K-2h B-3c
11.P-1f P-1d
12.S-5f P-8e
13.R-7f P-2d
14.B-7g K-2b
15.G6i-5h P-5d
16.S-4e S-2c
17.P-6e
(diagram 1)

KUBO advanced the 7th file Pawn with 2.P-7e to make ISHIDA ryu form in this game . MARUYAMA moved up his King with 2...K-4b forcing KUBO to close the Bishop line with 3.P-6f .

While KUBO was making Hon mino gakoi and ISHIDA ryu hongumi form , MARUYAMA made Hidari mino .

KUBO advanced his left Silver with 16.S-4e threatening MARUYAMA's Bishop head and started attacking with 17.P-6e .

(diagram 2)

17...Px6e
18.P-7d Px7d
19.R-5f P-6f
20.Rx6f Bx6f
21.Bx6f N-3c
22.P-1e G-3b
23.Px1d P*1b
24.B*4f P*6d
25.P*6e G-5c
26.S-5f P-4d
27.N-7g R-6b
28.B-8d R-6a
29.Px6d Sx6d
30.N-6e Sx6e
31.Sx6e Rx6e
32.P*6f R-2e
33.Bx9a+ G5c-4c
34.B-5a+ R*6i
35.L*1h Rx9i+
36.P-3f N*2a
37.S*5b S*4b
38.+B-6a P-3e
39.Sx4c= Gx4c
40.G5h-4h Px3f
41.P*3g Px3g+
42.Sx3g P*3f
43.Sx3f L*3d
44.+B-6d Lx3f
45.P*3g Lx3g+
46.Nx3g P*3f
47.Nx2e S*3g
48.Gx3g Px3g+
49.Kx3g Nx2e
50.K-2f S*3g
51.K-1f P-1c
52.S*3a Kx3a
53.L*3f P*3b
54.R*4a K-2b
55.+Bx3g Nx3g+
56.+Bx4c S*1e
57.Kx1e Px1d
58.K-2f +Nx3f
59.Kx3f G*4e
60.K-2f B*3e
61.K-3g L*3f
62.K-2h Sx4c
63.S*3a K-3c
64.P*3d Kx3d
65.N*2f Bx2f
66.Px2f B*3i
67.K-2i N*3g
68.resigns
(diagram 2)

After 134 moves , MARUYAMA won the game .

Sep 12, 2011

HABU sealed the 40th move .(Oi sen)

Shogi News ; The 52nd Oi sen ; 7 games title match


Around 6:00 P.M. (JST) , 12 September 2011 , HABU sealed the 40th move and the game once stopped . The game will restarted next morning 9:00 A.M. (JST) and will end next evening .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20110912_13.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official blog of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official site of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)


Sente : HIROSE Akihito (Oi)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.R-6h P-8d
3.P-6f S-6b
4.K-4h P-5d
5.K-3h K-4b
6.S-7h K-3b
7.K-2h S-5c
8.L-1h B-3c
9.S-6g P-8e
10.B-7g G6a-5b
(diagram 1)




HIROSE ranged his Rook with 2.R-6h making a Shiken Bisha form , his favorite style . After closing the Bishop line with 3.P-6f , HIROSE moved up his King with 4.K-4h to start making his Kakoi .

HABU also moved up his King with 5...K-4b to make a Kakoi . HIROSE moved up his right Lance with 8.L-1h to make an Anaguma gakoi , and HABU also seemed to start making an Ibisha Anaguma with 8...B-3c .

(diagram 2)

11.K-1i K-2b
12.S-2h G5b-4b
13.G-3i L-1b
14.S-5f P-4d
15.P-4f K-1a
16.R-4h S-2b
17.G-5i G-3a
18.G5i-4i G4b-3b
19.P-3f P-7d
20.P-6e quit
(diagram 2)




HIROSE made an Anaguma gakoi and strengthen it with 13.G-3i . HABU moved up his left Lance with 13...L-1b to make an Ibisha Anaguma .

While HABU was making an Ibisha Anaguma , HIROSE slid his Rook again with 16.R-4h and joined his left Gold to his Kakoi .

HABU sealed the 40th move , and the game once stopped this evening .

The last game of the Ryuo sen challgenr deciding match has just started !

Shogi News ; The 24th Ryuo sen ; Challenger deciding 3 games match


The 3rd/last game of the Ryuo sen challenger deciding match between KUBO Toshiaki and MARUYAMA Tadahisa has just started 10:00 A.M. (JST) , 12 September 2011 at Shogi Kaikan , Tokyo .

Now the score of this match is "KUBO 1 --- 1 MARUYAMA" , and the winner of this game will become the challenger of the Ryuo sen title match . The game will end this evening .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110912.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110912_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)


http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official blog of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(The official site of the Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)



KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)
MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)

The last game of the Oi sen has jsut started !

Shogi News ; The 52nd Oi sen ; 7 games title match


The 7th/last game of the Oi sen title match between HIROSE Akihito and HABU Yoshiharu has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 12 Septemer 2011 , at Jin'ya Ryokan , Hadano city , Kanagawa .

Now the score of this match is "HIROSE 3 --- 3 HABU" , and the winner of this game will get the 52nd Oi title . The game will end the evening of 13 Septemer 2011 .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/kifu/oui20110912_13.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official blog of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)

http://live.shogi.or.jp/oui/
(The official site of the Oi sen ; written in Japanese language)


HIROSE Akihito (Oi)
HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)

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 .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110907.html
(Flash version , written in Japaenese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(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
21.N-2e
(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)

21...S-2d
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
42.N*2f
(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)

42...S-4c
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 .

Oza sen title match has just started !

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


The 1st game of the Oza sen title match between HABU Yoshiharu and WATANABE Akira has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 7 September 2011 , at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa , Minato ku , Tokyo .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ouza/kifu/ouza20110907.html
(Flash version , written in Japaenese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ouza/
(Official blog of Oza sen , written in Japanese language)



HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)
WATANABE Akira (Ryuo)

Sep 3, 2011

HABU won the final game !

Shogi News ; The 19th Tatsujin sen tournament ; final game


P.M. 3:01 (JST) , 3 September 2011 , after 138 moves , HABU won the final game of the 19th Tatsujin sen tournament .


You can see the original game record on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/tatsujin/kifu/tatsujin20110903.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/tatsujin/kifu/tatsujin20110903_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

http://twitter.com/#!/Fujitsu_shogi
(tweeting about Tatsujin sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)
Gote : HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)

(diagram 1)

1.P-7f P-3d
2.P-1f P-1d
3.P-2f P-5d
4.P-2e R-5b
5.S-4h P-5e
6.K-6h B-3c
7.P-3f K-6b
8.S-3g K-7b
9.K-7h S-4b
10.S-4f P-5f
(diagram 1)




After pushing the 1st file Pawns , HABU selected Gokigen Nakabisha as the opening of this game . SATO quickly advanced his right Silver making Chosoku San-Nana Gin senpou attacking form .

HABU moved up the left Silver with 9...S-4b and pushed the 5th file Pawn with 10...P-5f to exchange the Pawns .

(diagram 2)

11.Px5f Rx5f
12.Bx3c+ Sx3c
13.P-3e Px3e
14.B*4e R-5a
15.Bx2c+ P*2b
16.+B-4e B*3f
17.+Bx3e Bx4g+
18.G-4h +B-6e
19.P-2d G-3b
20.S-6h S-4d
21.+B-3f K-8b
22.S-7g S-5e
23.S-5g S-7b
24.P-1e +B-5d
25.+B-4g P*5f
26.S5g-6h +B-6d
27.R-2f N-3c
28.N-3g P-4d
29.P*5h N-4e
30.N-2e G-4c
(diagram 2)

Replying HABU's 5th file Pawn exchange , SATO exchanged the Bishops and dropped it with 14.B*4e after sacrificing the 3rd file Pawn with 13.P-3e . SATO succeeded to make a promoted Bishop . HABU drove away the promoted Bishop and he also made a promoted Bishop .

After some moves , SATO's attacking pieces all driven away and HABU's all attacking pieces became very effective .

(diagram 3)

31.R-3f P*3e
32.R-2f Px1e
33.P*4f G-3d
34.P-9f P-9d
35.K-8h +B-7d
36.Px4e Px4e
37.G-7h P-4f
38.+B-3g R-5c
39.S-6f G-4e
40.Sx5e Rx5e
41.S*7e P-3f
42.Rx3f Gx3f
43.+Bx3f +B-6e
44.S-6f +B-6d
45.Sx5e +Bx5e
46.G*6f +B-6d
47.N-3c+ R*3i
48.+B-2e P-4g+
49.R*4a +Px4h
50.+Bx6a Sx6a
51.Rx6a+ G*7a
52.+Rx1a +Px5h
53.S-7i S*6i
54.G-7g S*6h
55.N*7e Sx7i+
56.Nx8c+ Kx8c
57.S*8d K-7b
58.G*8c K-6b
59.+Rx7a K-5c
60.+R-5a K-4d
61.G*3d Rx3d+
62.+Nx3d Kx3d
63.R*5d S*4d
64.Rx6d Px6d
65.B*5b K-3e
66.B-6c+ P*4e
67.Gx5f N*7d
68.+R-3a P*3c
69.L*3i K-2f
70.resigns
(diagram 3)

After 138 moves , HABU won the game .

The final game of the Tatsujin sen has started !

Shogi News ; The 19th Tatsujin sen tournament ; final game


The final game of the Tatsujin sen tournament between HABU Yoshiharu and SATO Yasumitsu has started about 1:00 P.M. (JST) , 3 September 2011 .


You can see the game nearly real time on the Net .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/tatsujin/kifu/tatsujin20110903.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/tatsujin/kifu/tatsujin20110903_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

http://twitter.com/#!/Fujitsu_shogi
(tweeting about Tatsujin sen , written in Japanese language)



HABU Yoshiharu (Kisei , Oza)
SATO Yasumitsu (9 dan)

Sep 1, 2011

MARUYAMA won the 2nd game !




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 .
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110831.html
(Flash version , written in Japanese language)
http://live.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/kifu/ryuou20110831_j.html
(Java version , written in Japanese language)

http://kifulog.shogi.or.jp/ryuou/
(Official blog about Ryuo sen , written in Japanese language)


Sente : MARUYAMA Tadahisa (9 dan)
Gote : KUBO Toshiaki (Osho , Kio)

(diagram 1)

1.P-2f P-3d
2.P-7f P-5d
3.P-2e R-5b
4.K-6h P-5e
5.S-4h B-3c
6.P-3f K-6b
7.S-3g S-7b
8.S-4f K-7a
9.K-7h S-4b
10.S-6h G-3b
11.S-4e B-2b
12.P-2d Px2d
13.Sx3d R-5a
(diagram 1)


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 .

(diagram 2)

14.Rx2d S-3c
15.P*2c Sx2d
16.Px2b+ Gx2b
17.B*4b R*2g
18.P*2h Rx4g+
19.G4i-5h +Rx3f
20.Sx4c= +Rx7f
21.B-7g S-3c
22.Bx5a+ Gx5a
23.R*5c G-6b
24.Rx5e+ B*6e
25.S-5b+ Bx2i+
26.P*3d Sx3d
27.+Sx6b Kx6b
28.G*6f
(diagram 2)

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 .

(diagram 3)

28...+R-7d
29.G-7e P*5d
30.+R-1e S*3c
31.Gx7d +Bx7d
32.Bx3c+ Gx3c
33.R*2b B*3b
34.S*4b G*2c
35.+R-2d P*3a
36.Sx3a+ Gx2b
37.+Rx2b R*4b
38.G*4a Bx4a
39.+Rx4b B-5b
40.R*4a G*6a
41.Rx6a+ Sx6a
42.G*5c K-7b
43.Gx5b +B-6d
44.+R-5a resigns
(diagram 3)

After 87 moves , MARUYAMA won the game .
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