Tuesday, March 18, 2008

46th Judan Title, The First Match

The 46th Judan Title match starts this month.

This year, Cho Chikun, the Judan holder, challenged by Takao Shinji, Honinbo.

The first game was played at March, 6th , with Cho Chikun playing white and Takao Shinji playing black. This first game was won by Takao Shinji (B+R).

First 31 moves

Takao Shinji played his style, territory style (also called as thick style).
I think white problem is starting a family fight. Cho sensei tried to save his group at left side, but made his upper group weak and a semeai started.

But I’m impressed by Cho sensei’s ability to create a semeai..