At long last, the brainking.com September 2008 Shogi Open is complete and I was lucky enough to pull it out! The first-to-three finals ended 3-0 in my favor, primarily due to the other player walking into the same documented trap each time. I remain baffled by my ability to win these matches though I feel pretty good about the results.
As before, if anyone has the time and ability to review one or more of these matches and provide input I'd appreciate it tremendously.
On a related note, if you are a fan of shogi and have not already found the site, there is a new discussion forum:
The 81-Square Universe
It looks friendly and promising. I haven't been able to spend much time there, but I hope to do so in the future.