Side Pawn Picker

Shogi game explained

(Text moves) 1.P7f 2.P3d 3.P2f 4.P8d 5.P2e 6.P8e 7.G7h 8.G3b

(Text moves) 9.P2d 10.Px2d 11.Rx2d 12.P8f 13.Px8f 14.Rx8f 15.Rx3d 16.B3c

(Text moves) 17.R3f 18.S2b 19.P*8g 20.R8e

(Text moves) 21.R2f 22.K4a 23.K5h 24.S6b 25.P3f 26.G5a

(Text moves) 27.S3h 28.P7d 29.N3g 30.N7c

(Text moves) 31.G4h 32.P*8f 33.Px8f 34.Rx8f

(Text moves) 35.P3e 36.R8e

35.P3e: protects 7f-Pawn and attacks 3-file.

(Text moves) 37.Bx3c+ 38.Nx3c 39.P3d 40.Rx8i+

39.P3d: 39.S8h is better.

(text moves) 41.Px3c+ 42.Sx3c 43.R2a+ 44.P*3a

44.P*3a: the structure of a Pawn under a Gold is very strong in endgames.44.G3a doesn’t work because of 45.B*2c.

(Text moves) 45.P*3d 46.S4d 47.N*2d 48.G3b-4b

46.S4d: 46.N*8f is better.

(Text moves) 49.B*2b 50.K5b 51.Bx3a+ 52.B*9e

52.B*9e threatens +Rx7h Sx7h G*5i

(Text moves) 53.G4i 54.+Rx7h 55.Sx7h 56.G*6h

54.+Rx7h: if White plays 54.N*3f threatening +Rx7h Sx7h G*6h, Black would play 55.P4f.

(Text moves) 57.K4h 58.N*3f 59.K3i 60.G5i

60.G5i: threatens Gx4i Sx4i G*2h

(Text moves) 61.G4h 62.B6h+ 63.R*8b 64.Nx4h+ 65.Kx4h 66.+B5h 67.K3i 68.G*4h

61.G4h: if Black plays 61.N3b+, White would play 62.Gx4i 63.Sx4i 64.G*2h 65.+Rx2h 66.Nx2h+ 67.Kx2h 68.Gx3b 69.+Bx3b 70.N*3f.

63.R*8b: threatens +Bx4b Gx4b G*5a

(Text moves) 69.K2h 70.Gx3h 71.K2g 72.S*4a

71.K2g: Black can’t play 72.Kx3h because 73.+B4i 74.K2i 75.S*3h

72.S*4a: White has no sufficient material.

(Text moves) 73.N*3c 74.Gx3g 75.Kx3g 76.N*4e

(Text moves) 77.K2g 78.P*2f 79.K1f 80.Sx3c 81.Px3c+ resign.

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