Shusaku vs Showa

This castle game from 1850 of the Edo Period, features the great Shusaku battling Ito Showa. As White, Showa has a sequence that can keep Shusaku on the defensive for almost the entire game. Can you spot the first move and the corresponding plan?

Downloadable game record

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