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38-Tournament -- Flip Shogi Game 1

The following game was played as part of the 38 Square Challenge Tournament - Round One.

The Game

The game played was Flip Shogi. As specified in the rules, and unless stated otherwise, the standard variant of the game was played with no special rules in effect.

The Players

The players were Rob Nierse (playing White) and Hans Bodlaender (playing Black). The outcome of the game was a win for Black.

The Moves

Rob - Hans
1. Bf1-g2R    Bb6-a5R
2. d2-d3      d5-d4X
3. f2-f3X     d4-e3P
4. Xf3-g4P    Bf6-g5R
5. Rg2-g3     f5-f4
6. Rg3-g2     Fe6-d5N
7. c2-c3      Nd5-f6
8. d3-d4      e5xd4
9. c3xd4      c5xd4
10. Bb1-d3R   Kd6-e5
11. b2-b3     b5-b4X
12. Fc1-b2    Nf6-e4F
13. Fb2-c1N   Ra5-b5B
14. Kd1-c2    Fe4xd3+
15. e2xd3X    *Rc3+
16. Kc2-b2    Xb4xb3+
17. Nc1Xb3    Rc3xb3+
18. Kb2xb3    Bb5xd3R+
19. Kb3-b4    Fc6-d5N+
20. Kb4-c5    Rd3-c3+
21. *Rc4      *Pb6+


      +---+---+---+---+---+
      | P |   |   |   |   |      black: Hans
  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  |   |   | k | N | K |   | R |
  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  |   |   | r | P |   | P | p |
  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  |   |   | R |   | P |   |   |
  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  |   |   |   |   |   |   | r |
  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
      |   |   |   | f |   |       white: Rob
      +---+---+---+---+---+

Situation after 21. ..., *Pb6+

22. Resigns
Rob writes: After 22. K-c6 follows Rxc4+ and on different ways mate is possible, (if I e.g. drop something in between it with N*a5). If I react with
22. Kb5 follows N*a3+
23. Kb4;   P*a5+
24. Ka4;   R*c4+
I can then go on, but my K stays unprotected and I have no direct chances back. (Translated from Dutch by HB.)

Overall Comments

Comment by Hans:

I liked Flip Shogi a lot. Pawns are the weak points in the rules. My third move was nice, as it prevented Rob from doing anything with his Ferz. In the end, I feared a *Nf3, so kept on giving check, which worked out quite well.


Comments and moves written by the players. Edited by David Howe.
WWW page created: April 8, 1998.