Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hane Naoki Took Revenge

After lost in the first 3 matches, Hane Naoki took revenge in
the fourth game of 63rd Honinbo.

This time, Hane Naoki defeted title holder, Takao Shinji by resignation.
First 41 moves

The problem for Takao came after he tried to split black's group.
It did success, but at the same time, it made white group in the
bottom weaker and caused a family fight, ended up with black killed white in the corner,
while the profit white gained in the center couldn't give him enough points to win.

The splitting move

Hane Naoki did very great. Eventhough in a great pressure, he still can won
the match.

The fifth match will be played in Chosi, Chiba

Will Hane Naoki again win the match and make the gap smaller, or will Takao Shinji
keep his title for another year? We will now at July, 1st and 2nd live in IGS