Sunday, September 21, 2008

Second Meijin Title Match

The second round of Meijin title match has been played.

Like in the first round, Iyama Yuta, the Challenger, won again by half point.

The game was played in Otsu, Shiga at September 17,18.

The second game is more peaceful than the first game. Up to move 47, Iyama gained great thickness toward the center, while Cho gained big corner in the right and solid corner in the lower left.

Iyama Yuta (B) vs. Cho U (W), board position up to move 50

In this game, once again Cho U showed his skill in saving weak group. After Iyama splitted his group in two in the right, Cho managed to saved both.

The next game will be played in Takayama, Gifu at September 24,25