21st century Tenjiku Shogi Gamescores


 

This is the first game record from PBeM and the interest in this game will soon be clear.

Board 85 : Sharkey   Edi Werner
1: P 9l-9k  2: P 10e-10f  3: P 15l-15k  (Stops VG-15j mate but not the mate in 2) 4: VG 9d-14i  Excellent!
5: P 13l-13k   6: Fi 10c-9f   Now I'm not sure what's going on, P-13k doesn't stop the mate... does it???
7: HF - 14k  Huh! how did that get there! surely that should be 7: SE 12m-14k...
8: Fi 9f-13jx!3   9: SEx13j   What! Then it dawned on me.
The only way this game can be explained is if the SE and HF were on the wrong squares at the start.
10: VG 14i-16i   11: WB 11nx16i   12: BG 11dx16i   mate... a classic finish.


Board 87  : E Holzman  Greg Sears  (Board 86 was a 1 move game).
1: P 9l-9k  2: P 6e-6f  3: GG 9m-9l  4: P 7e-7f  None of the last 3 moves seem to have a purpose.
5: Ln 9o-9m Breathing space for the king? 6: P 8e-8f  7: Ln 9m-11k  Chu Shogi influence.
8: RG 7d-7e  9: P 8l-8k  10: Fi 7c-9f   11: Fi 10n-6j  I think the GG can be taken here, 11:GGx9f 12:VGx9f 13:G-9o
12: P 10e-10f   13: LH 9n-8l   14: VG 9d-14i   15: P 7l-7k   A big threat, VG-2g mate.   16: Fi 9fx9kx!4 
17: Ln 11kx9k   What white wanted, should be 17:Fix9k 18:SE-3f (If 18:GG-9d then 19:Fix9ex!4   20:Ficx9e
21:FE-9m  22:Fix9mx!2  23:Phx9m  24:RG-9e  25:BG-9k and black can save the king)
18: GG 8d-9d  checkmate


Board 88 - E Holzman - tehnbar - A steady way to get some rear pieces to the fore
1 P-9k 2 P-7f 3 GG-9l 4 P-10f 5 Ln-9m 6 LH-10e 7 Ln-11k 8 Ln-8c 9 P-8k 10 Ln-7e 11 Fi-6j 12 Ln-6f 13 Ln-9j 14 HF-13f - Now we see the HF making the legal move, the rules have been corrected.
15 VG-8j 16 Resign - I'm not sure why the resignation. it may be a time issue.

Board 93 - G Sears - E Werner - The first set opening.
1 P-7k 2 SE-3f 3 BG-8k 4 P-4f 5 Fi-6k 6 RGx7m+ 7 FEx7m 8 P-10f
The original opening, both sides thinking and playing great Tenjiku.
9 BGx3f 10 WBx3f 11 Fi-2gx!3h a blunder, a mistake in the rules as printed on the PBeM rules page.
12 VG-15j 13 Fix7b* But the black FiD is burnt by the white FiD before it can burn the king. (study the rules on this) - and so.. 14 VGx9p

Board 94 - E Werner - G Sears - Classic mistake
1 P-7k 2 SE-3f 3 P-9k 4 SE-14f 5 VG-4i 6 DK-5d 7 VG-1h 8 SEx1h 9 BGx1h

Board 95 - Dave H - E Werner
1 P-8k 2 P-10f 3 SE-14k 4 P-8f 5 VG-6k 6 VG-13h 7 VG-2g 8 Forfeit

Board 96 - G Sears - E Werner
1 P-7k 2 SE-3f 3 SE-3k 4 P-10f 5 SE-14k 6 P-4f good timing 7 VG-5j unsound
8 BGx5j 9 LHx5j 10 Fi-11f 11 Fi-8k 12 RGx7m+ 13 Fi10n-7lx!7l 14 RGx10m+
Black has a decent attack but white is a good exchange up.
15 Forfeit - More on this forfeit later