Tengen 2009: Yamashita Wins Game One

Yamashita Keigo, challenger for this year Tengen title, won game one against title-holder Cho U.

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Here is the game record. Cho U (white) resigned after black’s 281 move.

(; EV[35th Tengen title match 1] KM[6.5] FF[3] SZ[19] GM[1] PW[Cho U] WR[Tengen] PB[Yamashita Keigo] BR[Kisei] RE[B+R] DT[2009-11-12] ;B[pd];W[dd];B[qp];W[op];B[oo];W[qq];B[pp];W[pq];B[no];W[np];B[mp] ;W[nr];B[mr];W[mq];B[lq];W[nq];B[lp];W[po];B[pn];W[qo];B[rp];W[rn] ;B[rq];W[qm];B[or];W[lr];B[oq];W[ms];B[os];W[kr];B[ns];W[mr];B[qr] ;W[mo];B[nm];W[mn];B[ko];W[mm];B[nl];W[iq];B[qk];W[qj];B[pk];W[rk] ;B[pj];W[rj];B[qh];W[ml];B[qi];W[pl];B[ol];W[ql];B[ok];W[ri];B[rh] ;W[si];B[km];W[kl];B[jl];W[jm];B[jn];W[im];B[kk];W[ll];B[in];W[jk] ;B[il];W[hm];B[hn];W[ik];B[hl];W[gm];B[hk];W[hj];B[fl];W[fm];B[kj] ;W[ij];B[fk];W[mj];B[hp];W[gq];B[hq];W[hr];B[em];W[fo];B[gr];W[fr] ;B[en];W[gp];B[go];W[ip];B[ho];W[fj];B[fn];W[lh];B[ej];W[fi];B[ei] ;W[eh];B[fh];W[dh];B[gh];W[hi];B[kh];W[ek];B[el];W[dk];B[kg];W[nn] ;B[on];W[lg];B[lf];W[li];B[ki];W[mf];B[ni];W[om];B[pm];W[qn];B[om] ;W[nk];B[oi];W[le];B[kf];W[ng];B[me];W[ne];B[md];W[pf];B[qf];W[pe] ;B[qe];W[pc];B[qc];W[ph];B[oh];W[od];B[qd];W[kd];B[mc];W[ob];B[pb] ;W[oc];B[jd];W[jc];B[ke];W[id];B[ld];W[qb];B[rb];W[pa];B[kc];W[pg] ;B[pi];W[ra];B[nj];W[fc];B[og];W[of];B[lj];W[cd];B[cj];W[dj];B[ck] ;W[cp];B[eq];W[bm];B[cl];W[gs];B[cq];W[bq];B[dq];W[br];B[do];W[co] ;B[cg];W[ic];B[hg];W[be];B[kq];W[jq];B[bn];W[cn];B[cm];W[bl];B[bo] ;W[bp];B[bk];W[ao];B[fd];W[gd];B[ge];W[ed];B[fe];W[dg];B[bg];W[he] ;B[hf];W[if];B[ig];W[ee];B[sk];W[sl];B[mi];W[rc];B[rd];W[sb];B[gc] ;W[hd];B[fb];W[ec];B[kb];W[gb];B[ia];W[ib];B[ga];W[hb];B[ja];W[ha] ;B[mg];W[nf];B[nh];W[fg];B[gf];W[ch];B[bh];W[fp];B[eo];W[cf];B[nb] ;W[ff];B[cr];W[so];B[nd];W[sh];B[er];W[bf];B[bs];W[bi];B[ci];W[di] ;B[ai];W[sf];B[je];W[ie];B[sd];W[jo];B[kp];W[ag];B[bj];W[nc];B[na] ;W[sp];B[sq];W[oa];B[mb];W[jb];B[ka];W[ih];B[rf];W[sc];B[hh];W[af] ;B[ak];W[an];B[ah];W[fq];B[es];W[fs];B[sg];W[rg];B[qg];W[oe];B[sg] ;W[cs];B[ds];W[rg];B[jr];W[ir];B[sg])

Cho U has captured the Tengen title from Kono Rin last year, after Yamashita Keigo has unsuccessfully challenged Kono Rin for two years in a row.

Tournament table here.

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