Friday, May 16, 2008

63rd Honinbo Title, First Match

The first match of Honinbo Title has been played. Started out from 14 May and ended at 15 May.

In this game, Hane Naoki, challenger, played as white and lost by 3.5 points to Takao Shinji Honinbo.

Both players played out their best, especially Hane Naoki who played quite impressive yose skill, but the board has been a clear lead for black and white didn’t manage to catch up.
Board position up to move 36

One of white good yose was move 150 which using the aji of move 36.

Board position up to move 150

Territory counting, B+3.5