Monday, September 20, 2010

Mitani Tetsuya Won First Final

After a very hard struggle for about 8 months, two players managed to reach the final of the 35th Shinjin O.

The first person is Shiraishi Yuichi (3 dan). Things aren't very nice for Shiraishi since he became professional. This is the first final for Shiraishi since he turned to be professional in 2005. Shiraishi's biggest achievement so far.

Shiraishi Yuichi

The second player is Mitani Tetsuya (6 dan). This is Mitani's second final at Shinjin O. Last year he also became finalist, but lost to Ri Ishu (7 dan).

Mitani Tetsuya

The first game was played at September 17 and was won by Mitani. I think Mitani was in control since the beginning of the game. He won by resignation at move 143.

The second game will be played at September 24. This seems to be the last final for Shiraishi since he has passed the age limit. I'm not sure whether Mitani will be allowed to play in the next edition or not, since he will be at the exact age limit at the beginning of the new cycle.

Here is the game record:
Mitani Tetsuya (black) vs. Shiraishi Yuichi (white). Result: B+R.

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[35th Japanese Shinjin O, final 1]DT[2010-09-07]
PB[Mitani Tetsuya]BR[6p]PW[Shiraishi Yuichi]WR[3p]KM[6.5]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]