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Japan Shogi Federation Shogi Japan Series JT Professional Official Match September 16th (Saturday) 2nd Round 3rd Game Shikoku Tournament Results Akira Watanabe 9th Dan advances to the semi-finals with solid fingering

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Shogi Japan Series JT Professional Official Match September 16th (Saturday) 2nd Round 3rd Game Shikoku Tournament Results Akira Watanabe, 9th Dan, advances to the semi-finals with solid fingering ……
Akira Watanabe 9-dan defeated Akihiko Sato 9-dan with 141 moves to advance to the semi-finals. The next match will be the second round of the semi-finals, where they will face the winner of Masayuki Toyoshima, 9th Dan, and Tetsuro Itoya, 8th Dan.
[Implementation overview]
Title: “Shogi Japan Series JT Pro Official Match” Second Round Third Game Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Venue: Sunmesse Kagawa Large Exhibition Hall (Address: 2217-1 Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture)
[JT Pro official match results]
Pairs: Akira Watanabe 9-dan (first move) vs. Amahiko Sato 9-dan (second move) Result: Watanabe 9-dan wins with 141 moves
[Today’s highlights of “JT Pro Official Match”]
Watanabe 9-dan advances to top 4 with dignity
The furikoma is played by a person chosen by lottery from among the visitors, and Ayumu is decided to be the first mover for Watanabe 9-dan with three pieces. Sato 9-dan, who was in the rear, unexpectedly adopted the Sanken Rook. It becomes a battle between two Anaguma, each teaming up with an Anaguma. After the blockade, the first mover showed good handling with ▲4 Gokatsura to ▲5 Kyuhi and took the lead in the situation. Sato 9-dan, who was in the rear, tried to tear away the early players, but Watanabe 9-dan, with his steady hand movements, pushed through and decided to advance to the semi-finals. On November 3rd, he will face the winner of the Tokai tournament between Masayuki Toyoshima, 9th dan and Tetsuro Itoya, 8th dan.

Watanabe 9-dan: “This JT professional official match has a short time and there are blockade moves, so it’s different from normal matches, so I want to concentrate more. There are a lot of players, so I think we know each other, but since it’s my first time playing this shogi match, I hope I can approach it with a fresh mindset.I’ll prepare myself well for tomorrow.”
Kudan Sato: “JT Pro Official Matches” are public matches, so my blood races to the point where I want the people watching to have fun (lol).I’ve been indebted to Kudan Watanabe since I was a teenager. However, his ability to see through his opponent’s quirks is top-notch.So, I would like to shift that perspective and avoid getting sucked into researching my opponent.Tomorrow, I hope you will play some good shogi and have fun.”
[Comment from winning shogi player Watanabe 9-dan]
As expected, the three-way rook was a surprise. It feels like I followed the steps while imitating the popular shapes. I don’t like it when the corner of the back hand is still 3-3, but I guess the move was difficult. He gave me △5 one corner, so I tried ▲5 five steps as “Ei”. ▲4 Gokatsura to ▲5 Kuhi were realized, and it became a pleasant development. If this is the case, I’d like Katsura who jumped to do some work. After gaining the upper hand, I was wary of the move that would devour me (such as the 1000-day move) and made steady moves. This is what I did with ▲8 Hachiginuchi and ▲8 Kutsura. First of all, I’m glad I got through the first match. Next time, I’ll think about it again after I’ve decided on a partner.
Sato 9-dan was an unexpected 3-year rook. Watanabe 9-dan didn’t seem to have expected it, but Sato 9-dan was also unfamiliar with it, so Watanabe took the lead with a nimble move. During the review session, Sato 9-dan said, “The 53rd move, ▲5 gopo, was taken with △ the same silver.” An example is ▲5 Gopo△Dougin▲4 Gokatsura△3 Sankatsura▲5 Rokupo△4 Shigin▲2 Shihi△4 Gokatsura▲2 Ichihiusei△8 Square▲1 Ichiryu. The drawer was like an anaguma and tried to peel off the gold and silver of the mover, but when he drew ▲ 5 Eight Dragons on the 91st move, the mover’s piece benefited. Watanabe, 9-dan, receives the ball first, puts his hands in his own position, and makes solid moves. It must have been a comfortable victory for Watanabe 9-dan. Chin Hatakeyama Hachidandan
JT Pro official match (second round third game) results
[Concession diagram] Akira Watanabe 9-dan (first move) vs. Amihiko Sato 9-dan (second move)
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[Chess score] Akira Watanabe 9-dan (first move) vs. Amahiko Sato 9-dan (second move)
▲26 steps △34 steps ▲76 steps △44 steps ▲4 8 silver △3 2 fly ▲25 steps △3 triangle ▲6 8 balls
△6 2 balls ▲7 8 balls △4 2 silver ▲5 6 steps △4 3 silver ▲5 8 gold right △5 2 gold left ▲7 7th angle △7 2 balls
▲8 Eight Balls △8 Two Balls ▲5 Seven Silvers △9 Four Steps ▲9 Six Steps △5 Four Silvers ▲6 Six Steps △6 Four Steps ▲6 Seven Gold △9 2 incense ▲9 8 incense △9 1 ball ▲99 ball △8 2 silver ▲8 8 silver △7 1 gold ▲7 8 gold △6 2 gold
▲6 8 silver △7 2 gold yori ▲7 9 silver right △6 2 fly ▲8 hexagon △7 4 steps ▲36 steps △4 5 steps ▲16 steps
△1 four steps ▲3 seven Katsura △6 three steps ▲2 nine steps △5 one corner ▲2 four steps △same steps ▲5 five steps △4 three steps ▲4 gokatsura △5 2 silver ▲6 5 steps △same step ▲6 4 steps △6 2 steps ▲5 9 steps △7 5 steps ▲5 4 steps
△Same step ▲Same fly △4 two squares ▲7 pentagons △6 six steps ▲7 seven gold steps △7 four steps ▲6 hexagons △6 squares
▲1 Ikkaku Sei △1 Kukkaku Sei ▲2 Ikuma △5 Sanpo ▲Do Katsura Sei △Do Gin ▲Do Hi Sei △8 Go Katsura ▲8 ​​Rokkin
△7 Shichika ▲Same Katsura △Same Katsura ▲Same Gold △6 Hachipo ▲6 Goka △6 Kufuse ▲6 Nikause △Dou Kinyori
▲5 Eight Dragons △7 Nine and ▲Same Silver △8 Shika ▲8 Eight Silver Hits △8 Rokko ▲Same Ayumu △7 Three Horses ▲6 Kuko
△6 four steps ▲3 one fly △6 three horses ▲8 nine katsura △3 six horses ▲5 four katsura △6 three gold ▲6 two steps △7 two silver
▲4 Three Horses △5 Seven Horses ▲Same Ryu △3 Five Horses ▲4 Six Horses △6 Two Gold Pull ▲Same Keisei △Same Horse ▲5 Three Horses
△ Same horse ▲ Same dragon △ 8 Shikatsura ▲ 6 2 gold △ Same gold ▲ Same dragon △ 6 Ichikin ▲ Same dragon △ Same silver
▲Hisei △7 Ikkin ▲Dragon △Silver ▲5 Triangle △7 Roku Katsura ▲7 Ikkaku Sei △8 Yakatsura Sei ▲Silver
△82 silver ▲Same horse △Same ball ▲6 3 gold △5 8 fly ▲7 2 gold 141 moves until the first player wins
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