Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yamashita Leads 2-0

The Honinbo title match continued! The second game was played on May 24-25 in Kagoshima. This time, Yamashita Keigo Honinbo played black against chalenger, Hane Naoki.

Yamashita Keigo (left) vs. Hane Naoki (right)

Hane Naoki played a Low Chinese Fuseki and quickly developed the game into a moyo game with the right side as his main framework. Day 1 ended with Yamashita did the sealing move for move 43.

Yamashita handling the sealed move

Day 2 continued with Yamashita playing his sealed move, which turned out to be a probe at B6. Hane started a fight with White 46 and used that stone as an aji to live inside Yamashit's moyo. However, he ended up in gote.

At move 107. white went into a trouble where his stones around O17 got attacked. Hane made a ko fight to survive, but a lack of threat soon sent himinto resignation.

With this, Yamashita leads the title match with 2-0. The next game will be played at June 2-3.

Yamashita Keigo

Don't forget to cast your vote on who do you think will win the 66th Honinbo title below.

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Here is the game record:
Yamashita Keigo (black) vs. Hane Naoki (white). Result: B+R

(;CA[Windows-1252]SZ[19]AP[MultiGo:4.4.4]EV[66th Honinbo title match, game 2]DT[2011-05-25]
PB[Yamashita Keigo]BR[9p]PW[Hane Naoki ]WR[9p]KM[6.5]HA[0]RE[B+R]MULTIGOGM[1]


Justin said...

This isn't about this post in particular, but you might want to know that there's a fork of eidogo that lets you browse the game record using the arrow keys. Once you're used to it, the standard viewer feels very cumbersome. Fwiffo has it on github: