Japanese chess boardlive now - Ishibashi vs Shimizu

Oct 9, 2008, 6:28 PM |

Today is the day for the 1st game of 19th Joryu Oui-sen. The title is being competed in a three-win match. Shimizu Ichiyo challenges Joryu Oui Ishibashi Sachio at Egre Himeji(in Japanese) in Hyogo prefecture. As a result of Furigoma, Ishibashi became Sente(Black) player. You may watch or replay the game through the virtual board linked below.

1st game of 19th Joryu Oui-sen (Javascript used)

The game started at 9:00am in Japan. The thinking time per player is 4 hours and less than 60 seconds per move after consuming it. I think it will end between 5:00 and 7:00pm.

Here is the link to the toppage of the 1st game. The left photo is Challenger Ishibashi and the right is Joryu Oui Shimizu.