Friday, January 21, 2011

Mukai Chiaki Rechallenge Xie Yimin

Despite her lost at the final round at the 23rd Female Meijin league, Mukai Chiaki (4 dan) won her ticket to play Xie Yimin for the title Female Meijin.


Mukai Chiaki

Mukai picked 4 victories and 2 losses. At the final round of the league, Mukai lost by a slim 0.5 point to Mannami Nao (2 dan), but her higher placement at the previous league won her the ticket to the best-of-3 title series.



Mannami Nao

The date of the first game is still unknown, but it is expected to be in March. Xie has a very positive 7-2 record against Mukai. This will be their third title series between the two. Previously, Xie beat Mukai 3-0 in Female Honinbo title match and 2-0 in last year Female Meijin.

Final placement of the league:
1. Mukai Chiaki (4 dan) 4-2
2. Suzuki Ayumi (5 dan) 4-2
3. Yoshida Mika (8 dan) 4-2
4. Okuda Aya (2 dan) 4-2
5. Mannami Nao (2 dan) 3-3 Demoted
6. Umezawa Yukari (5 dan) 1-5 Demoted
7. Koyama Terumi (6 dan( 1-5 Demoted

Mannami Nao (black) vs. Mukai Chiaki (white). Result: B+0.5

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[23rd Female Meijin, league]DT[2011-01-20]
PB[Mannami Kana]BR[2p]PW[Mukai Chiaki]WR[4p]KM[6.5]RE[B+0.5]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[qd];W[dd];B[pp];W[dq];B[fc];W[cf];B[kc];W[qj];B[qn];W[qg];B[pi];W[qi];B[pf];W[re]
;B[pg];W[qe];B[pe];W[qh];B[pd];W[ic];B[fe];W[ie];B[db];W[ke];B[md];W[gd];B[fd];W[cc]
;B[fg];W[gc];B[dh];W[fb];B[eb];W[gb];B[cb];W[bc];B[de];W[ce];B[ed];W[dc];B[ec];W[bh]
;B[do];W[dl];B[eq];W[er];B[ep];W[fr];B[cq];W[cr];B[dp];W[dr];B[bq];W[iq];B[cm];W[cl]
;B[dm];W[eg];B[fh];W[eh];B[fi];W[ei];B[kq];W[jq];B[kp];W[lc];B[ld];W[kd];B[lb];W[jc]
;B[kb];W[ff];B[gf];W[ef];B[ge];W[hg];B[gg];W[hh];B[gj];W[ij];B[pq];W[rc];B[rd];W[sd]
;B[lg];W[lf];B[jg];W[mg];B[lh];W[ig];B[el];W[fk];B[gk];W[fl];B[ik];W[jk];B[il];W[jl]
;B[im];W[fj];B[hi];W[ii];B[jm];W[kj];B[mh];W[qb];B[pb];W[nf];B[ng];W[mf];B[qc];W[rb]
;B[lm];W[ql];B[ek];W[dj];B[kr];W[gp];B[em];W[ej];B[rm];W[nm];B[mn];W[ob];B[oa];W[nn]
;B[no];W[oo];B[np];W[bl];B[br];W[bn];B[bm];W[am];B[bo];W[jr];B[dk];W[ck];B[js];W[is]
;B[ks];W[io];B[hr];W[ir];B[rl];W[rk];B[pl];W[pk];B[pm];W[og];B[mj];W[oc];B[pc];W[nd]
;B[nb];W[ll];B[ml];W[km];B[kn];W[kl];B[gl];W[mm];B[ln];W[hj];B[gi];W[nl];B[mk];W[ok]
;B[ph];W[fm];B[jh];W[ih];B[jo];W[nh];B[ni];W[on];B[bb];W[ab];B[jb];W[ib];B[qf];W[rf]
;B[cn];W[oj];B[oi];W[ne];B[nc];W[od];B[an];W[al];B[ji];W[jj];B[cs];W[qa];B[pa];W[jf]
;B[fq];W[gq];B[gr];W[hq];B[ds];W[gs];B[ho];W[hs];B[es];W[bs];B[as];W[fs];B[bs];W[go]
;B[ip];W[hn];B[in];W[fn];B[ee];W[op];B[oq];W[po];B[qo];W[sl];B[sm];W[sk];B[df];W[dg]
;B[ki];W[kg];B[lj];W[qk];B[qm];W[kf];B[kh];W[mi];B[li];W[nj];B[he];W[hd];B[ia];W[ha]
;B[ja];W[ea];B[da];W[fa];B[hm];W[gn];B[en];W[lk];B[hf];W[if];B[hk];W[ba];B[ca];W[ac]
;B[aa];W[qp];B[rp];W[ba];B[cj];W[bj];B[aa];W[hp];B[io];W[ba];B[rg];W[rh];B[aa];W[nk]
;B[mi];W[ba];B[fp];W[fo];B[aa];W[qq];B[qr];W[ba];B[ci];W[bi];B[aa];W[rq];B[rr];W[ba]
;B[bk];W[ak];B[aa];W[ng];B[ba])


Suzuki Ayumi (black) vs. Umezawa Yukari (white). Result: B+R


Suzuki Ayumi


(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[23rd Female Meijin, league]DT[2011-01-20]
PB[Suzuki Ayumi]BR[5p]PW[Umezawa Yukari]WR[5p]KM[6.5]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]
;B[pd];W[dp];B[qp];W[dd];B[fq];W[cn];B[lq];W[qj];B[qf];W[qm];B[pn];W[ro];B[rp];W[pm]
;B[om];W[on];B[qn];W[oo];B[rn];W[rm];B[op];W[np];B[oq];W[mo];B[ol];W[nq];B[jp];W[qh]
;B[ll];W[kn];B[oi];W[pg];B[fo];W[eq];B[fr];W[or];B[pr];W[qr];B[pq];W[kq];B[jq];W[kp]
;B[kr];W[jo];B[lp];W[ko];B[mr];W[nr];B[ps];W[ho];B[hq];W[il];B[pf];W[og];B[mh];W[rg]
;B[cf];W[ch];B[fd];W[df];B[dg];W[cg];B[dc];W[ce];B[cc];W[ef];B[en];W[fc];B[gc];W[ec]
;B[ed];W[gb];B[hc];W[db];B[hb];W[cb];B[cd];W[de];B[bb];W[eb];B[ga];W[ba];B[bc];W[ge]
;B[ff];W[fg];B[fe];W[gg];B[gf];W[hf];B[he];W[ie];B[be];W[fa];B[fb];W[hd];B[gd];W[gb]
;B[bf];W[dh];B[fb];W[ip];B[iq];W[gb];B[ha];W[ad];B[fb];W[ab];B[bd];W[gb];B[qk];W[rk]
;B[fb];W[pc];B[oc];W[gb];B[pj];W[ri];B[fb];W[od];B[qc];W[gb];B[ca];W[da];B[pb];W[bg]
;B[fb];W[lj];B[jk];W[ki];B[jl];W[im];B[ik];W[hk];B[hj];W[gk];B[mm];W[mn];B[mj];W[gb]
;B[cm];W[bm];B[bn];W[dn];B[bo];W[bl];B[dm];W[cp];B[gm];W[gl];B[fb];W[mi];B[ni];W[gb]
;B[ck];W[bk];B[fb];W[lh];B[li];W[gb];B[lg];W[af];B[fb];W[ae];B[hg];W[if];B[hh];W[ic]
;B[jb];W[jc];B[kb];W[kc];B[lc];W[ld];B[mc];W[mf];B[lf];W[me];B[cj];W[bj];B[dr];W[cr]
;B[br];W[bp];B[of];W[ng];B[mg];W[nf];B[gj];W[fm];B[em];W[fj];B[bq];W[cq];B[cs];W[ek]
;B[jg];W[cl];B[fi];W[ei];B[ea];W[ac];B[rf];W[sf];B[se];W[sg];B[re];W[ig];B[ih];W[gi]
;B[hi];W[gh];B[ql];W[rl];B[ep];W[aq];B[dq];W[bs];B[as];W[ap];B[fl];W[jf];B[kg];W[sn]
;B[qo];W[so];B[sm];W[sl];B[sp];W[sm];B[jm];W[in];B[ke])

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