Today is the day for the second game of 61st Osho-sen best of seven match between Osho Kubo Toshiaki and challenger 9-dan Sato Yasumitsu. Sato took the first game played on January 8 & 9 and the score is 1-0 led by him. The venue is Hotel Kagetsu in Ohtawara city in Tochigi prefecture. Kubo is Sente. The game started at 9:00am. Day 1 will be closed at 6:00pm taking lunch break with time off and Day 2 will start at 9:00am again tomorrow with lunch time break suspending game clock. The allotted thinking time per player is eight hours. Let's see what is happening in the Opening when I'm writing this entry now. Though I anticipated Kubo's ranging Rook vs Sato's Static Rook, Sato's choice was double ranging Rook(Ai Furibisha). Both player moved their Rook to the third file from their left end. The next attention will be what castle they are making, Mino, Yagura, Anaguma, or Nimaikin.
You can watch or replay the game through the official live-board linked below;