Apr 25, 2012

HABU won the 2nd game . (Meijin sen)

Shogi News ; The 70th Meijin sen ; 7 games title match

The 2nd game of the Meijin sen title match between MORIUCHI Toshiyuki and HABU Yoshiharu has just started 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 24 April 2012 at Nagaoka grand hotel , Nagaoka city , Niigata .

8:55 P.M. (JST) , 25 April 2012 , after 133 moves , HABU won the game . Then the score of this match "MORIUCHI 1 --- 1 HABU" .

The 3rd game of this match will start 9:00 A.M. (JST) , 8 May 2012 at Spa Resort Hawaiians , Iwaki city , Fukushima .

You can see the original game record on the Net , after paying some fee .
(The official site of the Meijin sen)

Sente : HABU Yoshiharu (Oi , Kisei)
Gote : MORIUCHI Toshiyuki (Meijin)

(diagram 1)

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

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

MORIUCHI kept his right Knight without moving , HABU jumped his right Knight with 21.N-2e and started attacking .

(diagram 2)

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*2g
32.B-6d Bx2f
33.R-4i G-3h
34.R-7i Sx2e
35.R*6a B-4h+
36.G-6h P-4f
37.Bx4f N*6g
38.R-7h N-5i+
39.P*2d P*4a
40.Px2c+ Kx2c
41.P*2d K-3c
42.Rx6f+ +B-2f
43.S5h-6g +B-4d
44.+R-7e P*6e
45.Sx6e S-4e
46.B-6d P*6c
47.S6e-5f Px6d
48.Sx4e +B-2f
49.P*4c G4bx4c
50.P*4d G4c-4b
51.S*4c Px7d
52.+Rx8e P*8d
53.+R-5e P*2b
54.Sx3b+ Gx3b
55.G*4c Kx2d
56.Gx3b B*2h
57.P*2g Bx5e+
58.Px2f Sx2f
59.S6g-5f +B-4f
60.B*5b S*2e
61.Gx2b P*2c
62.Gx2c Kx2c
63.Bx4a+ G*3b
64.P-4c+ K-2d
65.+Bx3b Sx1f
66.+B-4b K-2e
67.S-4g resigns
(diagram 2)

After 133 moves , HABU won the game .

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