Jan 10, 2016

KATO defends her title ; Jo-ryu Oza

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The 5th  Jo-ryu Oza sen 5 games title match

The  6th  game  of  the  Jo-ryu Oza sen  title  match  between  KATO Momoko  and  ITOU Sae  started  9:00 A.M. (JST)  , 6  January  2016 ,    at  Shogi Kaikan , Sendagaya Shibuya ku  , Tokyo .

5:21 P.M. (JST) , KATO  win  the  game . Then the score of this match becomes   "KATO  3 -(1)-- 2 ITOU" , and  KATO  succeeded to defend her title ; Jo-ryu Oza .

You  can  see  the  game  record  on  the  Net  .
(Flash version ,  written  in  Japanese  language  )

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Sente:  ITOU Sae (Jo-ryu 2 dan )
Gote : KATO Momoko (Jo-ryu Oza)

(diagram 1)

  1.P-7f   P-3d    
2.P-6f   S-6b    
3.G4i-5h P-5d    
4.S-4h   G6a-5b
  5.P-5f   P-4d    
6.G-6g   G-4c    
7.S-7h   S-3b  
 8.P-2f   B-3a  
  9.B-7i   S-3c  
10.P-3f   P-7d  
11.P-2e   G-3b  
12.B-4f   N-7c  
 13.K-6h   P-8d  
14.K-7i   K-4a  
15.S-7g   B-4b  
16.G-7h   K-3a  
 17.K-8h   P-9d  
18.P-9f   R-7b  
19.S-8f   K-2b  
20.S-3g   S-5c  
 21.P-1f   S-6d  
22.S-2f   P-4e  
23.B-6h   N-8e  
(diagram 1)

Both players opened their each Bishop line , ITOU  closed  her  Bishop line immediately . KATO  moved  up her right  Silver  with 2...S-6b  and  shown  she selected  Ibisha .  ITOU  also  selected  Ibisha  with  3.G4i-5h ,  and  the  game  advanced  to a  line  of  Yagura .

They  once  made  Hidari-mino gakoi ,  and  developed  them  to  Yagura gakoi .  They  made their  each  attacking  form  and  ITOU  started  attacking  with  24.P-3e .

(diagram 2)

 25.P-2d   Sx2d  
26.Sx3e   Sx3e  
27.Bx3e   P*3d  
28.B-1g   P-9e  
 29.S*8c   R-5b  
 30.Sx7d+  Px9f  
31.P*9h   B-3c  
32.N-3g   R-9b  
 33.Sx8e   S*3f  
34.N-2e   Sx2e  
35.Rx2e   Px8e  
36.Rx4e   P-8f  
 37.R-8e   Px8g+  
(diagram 2)

After  exchanging  Silvers  ,  ITOU  droped  her  Silver  with  29.S*8c  to  attack  KATO's  attacking  form  .

Replying  to  ITOU's  attack  ,  KATO  moved  up  her  Bishop  with  31...B-3c  and  directly  aiming  ITOU's  King .

Capturing  Pawns  ,  ITOU  turned  her  Rook  and  tried  to  attack  KATO's  camp  from  the  left  side  ,  but  KATO's  attack  reached  ITOU's  King .

(diagram 3)

38.Kx8g   P*8f  
39.Rx8f   S-6e  
40.R-8c+  P*8e  
 41.N*4e   S*8f  
42.K-8h   Bx6f  
43.S*7g   B-4h+  
44.P*2d   N*6f  
 45.Px2c+  Gx2c  
46.+R-8a  Nx7h+  
47.Kx7h   G*8g  
48.K-6h   Sx7d  
 49.Sx8f   Px8f  
50.S*5i   S*7i  
51.Kx7i   S*7h  
 52.K-6h   Sx6g+
 53.Kx6g   G*6f  
(diagram 3)

After  106  moves  ,  KATO  won  the  game  and  she  defend  her  title .