Static Rook vs. 4th file Rook

Shogi game explained

(Text moves) 1.P2f 2.P3d 3.P7f 4.P4d 5.S4h 6.R4b

Static Rook vs. 4th file Rook opening.

(Text moves) 7.P2e 8.B3c 9.K6h 10.S3b 11.K7h 12.K6b

both sides develop pieces.

(Text moves) 13.P5f 14.S7b 15.G4i-5h 16.G4a-5b

both sides keep developing pieces.

(Text moves) 17.S5g 18.P9d 19.P9f 20.S4c 21.P8f 22.P6d

looks slow game.

(Text moves) 23.K8g 24.K7a 25.S7h 26.K8b

Black develops Left Mino and White develops Mino.

(Text moves) 27.K9h 28.P5d 29.P3f 30.G6c

White develops High Mino.

(Text moves) 31.S8g 32.P7d 33.G7h 34.P8d

Black develops Left Silver Crown.

(Text moves) 35.R3h 36.R3b 37.P4f 38.S8c

35.R3h: threatens P3e Px3e S4f

36.R3b: prepare to play P4e if Black plays 37.P3e 38.Px3e 39.S4f

(Text moves) 39.P3e 40.Px3e 41.Rx3e 42.G7b

39.P3e: just trades Pawns. 39.P4e is a candidate move.

40.G7b: develops Silver Clown

(Text moves) 43.P4e 44.P*3d 45.R3h 46.Px4e 47.Bx3c+ 48.Nx3c

43.P4e: if White plays 44.Px4e, Black would play 45.P*4d. 43.G5h-6h is possible.

47.Bx3c+: if White plays 48.Rx3c, Black would play 49.B*2b.

(Text moves) 49.P2d 50.Px2d 51.P*4d 52.Sx4d

49.P2d 51.P*4d: common Pawn tactics.

52.Sx4d: if Black plays 53.B*4c 54.R3a 55.Bx3d+, White would play 56.N2e.

(Text moves) 53.Rx3d 54.B*2e 55.Rx4d 56.Bx5h+

54.B*2e: double attacks. this is the downside of 49.P2d but it doesn’t mean 49.P2d is refuted.

55.Rx4d: 55.R3h is playable.

(Text moves) 57.S6h 58.N2e 59.P*3d 60.G*5c

57.S6h: Black is calm. if Black rushes to play 57.R4a+, White would play 58.G*3a

59.P*3d: prevents R3h+

60.G*5c: kicks the Black’s Rook away to take 3d-Pawn.

(Text moves) 61.Rx4e 62.Rx3d 63.P*3e 64.R3b 65.R4a+ 66.Rx3e

61.Rx4e: 61.R4a+ is possible.

65.R4a+: allows 66.Rx3e, but Black has no choice to avoid P*4d

(Text moves) 67.S*6a 68.G7b-6b 69.B*5a 70.+Bx6h 71.Gx6h 72.R3h+

67.S*6a: attacking defenders of Golds is a theory.

69.B*5a: threatens Bx2d+ and +R4b

70.+Bx6h: White can’t play a slow move. if White playas 70.R3h+, Black would play 71.+R4b 72.K7a 73.Bx6b+ 74.Gx6b 75.G*8b

(Text moves) 73.Bx2d+ 74.+Rx2i 75.G7h 76.Nx1g+

73.Bx2d+: it’s just perfect to protect 6h-Gold and 6a-Silver at the same time.

76.Nx1g+: attacks 2d-promoted Bishop. 76.P9e is better.

(Text moves) 77.+B4f 78.+R4i 79.Lx1g 80.+Rx4f 81.+Rx4f 82.Gx6a

77.+B4f: protects 1i-Lance

82.Gx6a: White’s king safety is secure now but losing the promoted Rook is a big downside for White.

(Text moves) 83.+R4a 84.S*7b 85.P*4d 86.B*6i

84.S*7b: White can gain a tempo with 84.S*5b but after 85.+Rx1a, White has no much move to play.

85.P*4d: basic pawn tactic. Black doesn’t need to be in a hurry to attack the White King because White has no material to attack.

86.B*6i: tries to attack the Black King because White has no good defensive move.

(Text moves) 87.P4c+ 88.P8e 89.+Px5c 90.Px8f

88.P8e: tries to deflect 8g-Silver to take 7h-Gold.

89.+Px5c: Black judges attacking is better than defending. if Black plays 89.K8h, White would play 90.Px8f 91.Sx8f 92.P*8g(or P*8e) if Black plays 89.R*6h, White would play 90.Bx7h+ 91.Rx7h 92.Px8f 93.Sx8f 94.P*8e

(Text moves) 91.+Px6c 92.Px8g+ 93.Gx8g 94.S*7h

94.S*7h: White has to keep attacking.

(Text moves) 95.G*7g 96.Sx8g+ 97.Gx8g 98.S*7h

98.S*7h: if Black plays 99.S*8h,White will play 100.Sx8g+ 101.Sx8g 102.P*8f

(Text moves) 99.G*8h 100.Sx8g+ 101.Gx8g

99.G*8h: there is a checkmate continuation by 99.S*7a.

(Text moves) 102.Bx8g+ 103.Kx8g 104.P*8f 105.K7h

105.K7h: the Black King is at large. Black is winning.

(Text moves) 106.G*8h 107.K6h 108.G*5a 109.+Px7b 110.Sx7b.

(Text moves) 111.R*8e 112.G*8c 113.+Rx1a 114.P8g+ 115.P*8d 116.Gx8d 117.Rx8d 118.P*8c

(Text moves) 119.Rx7d 120.P*7c 121.Rx6d 122.P*6c

(Text moves) 123.Rx5d 124.P*4a 125.P*8d 126.P*5c 127.Px8c+ 128.Sx8c 129.P*8d resign

1: ☗P-2f
2: ☖P-3d
3: ☗P-7f
4: ☖P-4d
5: ☗S-4h
6: ☖R-4b
7: ☗P-2e
8: ☖B-3c
9: ☗K-6h
10: ☖S-3b
11: ☗K-7h
12: ☖K-6b
13: ☗P-5f
14: ☖S-7b
15: ☗G4i-5h
16: ☖G4a-5b
17: ☗S-5g
18: ☖P-9d
19: ☗P-9f
20: ☖S-4c
21: ☗P-8f
22: ☖P-6d
23: ☗K-8g
24: ☖K-7a
25: ☗S-7h
26: ☖K-8b
27: ☗K-9h
28: ☖P-5d
29: ☗P-3f
30: ☖G-6c
31: ☗S-8g
32: ☖P-7d
33: ☗G-7h
34: ☖P-8d
35: ☗R-3h
36: ☖R-3b
37: ☗P-4f
38: ☖S-8c
39: ☗P-3e
40: ☖Px3e
41: ☗Rx3e
42: ☖G-7b
43: ☗P-4e
44: ☖P3d 45: ☗R-3h 46: ☖Px4e 47: ☗Bx3c+ 48: ☖Nx3c 49: ☗P-2d 50: ☖Px2d 51: ☗P4d
52: ☖Sx4d
53: ☗Rx3d
54: ☖B2e 55: ☗Rx4d 56: ☖Bx5h+ 57: ☗S-6h 58: ☖N-2e 59: ☗P3d
60: ☖G5c 61: ☗Rx4e 62: ☖Rx3d 63: ☗P3e
64: ☖R-3b
65: ☗R-4a+
66: ☖Rx3e
67: ☗S6a 68: ☖G7b-6b 69: ☗B5a
70: ☖+Bx6h
71: ☗Gx6h
72: ☖R-3h+
73: ☗Bx2d+
74: ☖+Rx2i
75: ☗G-7h
76: ☖Nx1g+
77: ☗+B-4f
78: ☖+R-4i
79: ☗Lx1g
80: ☖+Rx4f
81: ☗+Rx4f
82: ☖Gx6a
83: ☗+R-4a
84: ☖S7b 85: ☗P4d
86: ☖B6i 87: ☗P-4c+ 88: ☖P-8e 89: ☗+Px5c 90: ☖Px8f 91: ☗+Px6c 92: ☖Px8g+ 93: ☗Gx8g 94: ☖S7h
95: ☗G7g 96: ☖Sx8g+ 97: ☗Gx8g 98: ☖S7h
99: ☗G8h 100: ☖Sx8g+ 101: ☗Gx8g 102: ☖Bx8g+ 103: ☗Kx8g 104: ☖P8f
105: ☗K-7h
106: ☖G8h 107: ☗K-6h 108: ☖G5a
109: ☗+Px7b
110: ☖Sx7b
111: ☗R8e 112: ☖G8c
113: ☗+Rx1a
114: ☖P-8g+
115: ☗P8d 116: ☖Gx8d 117: ☗Rx8d 118: ☖P8c
119: ☗Rx7d
120: ☖P7c 121: ☗Rx6d 122: ☖P6c
123: ☗Rx5d
124: ☖P4a 125: ☗P8d
126: ☖P5c 127: ☗Px8c+ 128: ☖Sx8c 129: ☗P8d
130: ☖Resign

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