Yamashita Keigo Captured Tengen Title from Cho U

Yamashita Keigo won the fifth game in the best-of-five Tengen title match and captured the title from Cho U with a 3:2 score.

This title match must have been very tensed especially since these two will meet again very soon in an even more important battle: the first game of the Kisei title starts on January 14th with Cho as challenger, and Yamashita as the Kisei title holder.

Cho U had mixed results this year: he lost the Meijin and Tengen titles, but defended Gosei and Oza. Will he be able to capture Kisei for the first time, especially from Yamashita who has been Kisei for four consecutive years?

The 5th and decisive Tengen title game record is here. Yamashita Keigo (black) won by resignation.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] GN[35th Tengen Title, game 5]PW[Cho U]PB[Yamashita Keigo]WR[9p]BR[9p]DT[2009-12-21]EV[35th Tengen Title, game 5]RO[Title match]RE[B+Resign]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd] ;W[dd] ;B[qp] ;W[op] ;B[lp] ;W[qo] ;B[ro] ;W[po] ;B[rn] ;W[qq] ;B[rq] ;W[pp] ;B[rp] ;W[pl] ;B[qr] ;W[dq] ;B[do] ;W[cm] ;B[cq] ;W[gq] ;B[dp] ;W[dr] (;B[iq] ;W[bo] ;B[bp] ;W[co] ;B[cp] ;W[go] ;B[dm] ;W[cl] (;B[gm] ;W[io] ;B[kq] (;W[hm] (;B[hl] (;W[fm] (;B[fp] ;W[hq] ;B[fl] (;W[gn] ;B[gl] (;W[ln] (;B[im] ;W[ir] (;B[no] (;W[on] (;B[mm] ;W[mn] ;B[nn] ;W[nm] ;B[nl] ;W[om] ;B[np] ;W[nq] ;B[mq] ;W[ml] ;B[lm] ;W[km] ;B[ll] ;W[mk] ;B[kl] ;W[oj] ;B[cj] ;W[dj] ;B[ci] ;W[ck] ;B[em] ;W[di] ;B[cg] ;W[ch] ;B[bh] ;W[dh] ;B[dg] ;W[bi] ;B[bj] ;W[ai] ;B[jr] ;W[ip] ;B[jq] ;W[cr] ;B[er] ;W[eq] ;B[fq] ;W[fr] ;B[gr] ;W[es] ;B[hr] ;W[ep] ;B[fo] ;W[eo] ;B[fn] ;W[dn] ;B[bf] ;W[bk] ;B[cc] ;W[dc] ;B[cd] ;W[hc] ;B[lj] ;W[mj] ;B[jc] ;W[nc] ;B[oc] ;W[nd] ;B[pf] ;W[ie] ;B[ke] ;W[kj] ;B[li] ;W[lk] ;B[kk] ;W[ng] ;B[kh] ;W[kd] ;B[ld] ;W[jd] ;B[lc] ;W[le] ;B[me] ;W[lf] ;B[mf] ;W[mg] ;B[lg] ;W[kf] ;B[jf] ;W[je] ;B[kg] ;W[ke] ;B[oe] ;W[md] ;B[ne] ;W[kc] ;B[lb] ;W[mb] ;B[mi] ;W[ni] ;B[pi] ;W[jj] ;B[ik] ;W[pj] ;B[oh] ;W[ki] ;B[ig] ;W[lh] ;B[mh] ;W[nh] ;B[lh] ;W[ce] ;B[be] ;W[qh] ;B[qi] ;W[og] ;B[pg] ;W[ph] ;B[rh] ;W[qg] ;B[rg] ;W[qf] ;B[qe] ;W[ij] ;B[gg] ;W[gi] ;B[gh] ;W[jk] ;B[jl] ;W[hk] ;B[fi] ;W[il] ;B[jm] ;W[hn] ;B[ik] ;W[ih] ;B[hg] ;W[il] ;B[kn] ;W[fj] ;B[gj] ;W[gk] ;B[ej] ;W[fk] ;B[ok] ;W[ol] ;B[nk] ;W[nj] ;B[qm]) (;B[nn] ;W[np]) (;B[np] ;W[mm] ;B[oq])) (;W[nn] ;B[on] ;W[nm] ;B[oo] ;W[mo] ;B[np] ;W[mp] ;B[mq] ;W[nq] ;B[oq] ;W[nr] ;B[pn] ;W[mr] ;B[lq] ;W[js] ;B[jp])) (;B[cj] ;W[dj] ;B[ci] ;W[ck] (;B[em] ;W[di] ;B[cg] ;W[dh] ;B[bf] ;W[ce] ;B[dg] ;W[eg] ;B[ef] ;W[fg]) (;B[di] ;W[em] ;B[dl] ;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[dn])) (;B[ip] ;W[in] ;B[jr])) (;B[dl]) (;B[dj]) (;B[cj])) (;W[em] ;B[dl] (;W[dn] ;B[en] ;W[cn] ;B[fn]LB[eo:A]SQ[fp]C[The square marked black stone protects against white's cut at A.]) (;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[ek] ;B[ej] ;W[fk] ;B[dn] ;W[ln]))) (;W[em] ;B[dl] ;W[el] ;B[dk] ;W[fk] ;B[ck] ;W[gl])) (;B[fl] ;W[gn] ;B[gl] ;W[em] (;B[fp]) (;B[dl] ;W[dn] ;B[en] ;W[cn] ;B[fn] ;W[eo]))) (;W[im] ;B[gn] ;W[ho] ;B[lm]) (;W[gl] ;B[fm] (;W[hk] ;B[il] ;W[im] ;B[dl]) (;W[en] ;B[dn] ;W[em]))) (;B[gl] ;W[ln])) (;W[hq]) (;W[jr]) (;W[ek] ;B[im])) (;B[fm]) (;B[dl])) (;B[go]))

The complete tournament table is here.

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