their earlier games...
all their games...
During the 2nd game of the title match Otake suffered a strained
back after the previous night festival and couldn't sleep all night.
After 30 minutes of the first day opening (at 6 moves), he could not
continue to play.
He had his back treated at the hospital in Amagasaki city, carried by an
ambulance from Takarazuka.
Fortunately he could come back at noon and continue to play sitting in
a chair (for the first time during a title match).
The time consumption of move B7 was recorded as 2.5 hours.
The first day was finished after 27 moves at 16:00.
(As an aside: Cho Chikun was injured in a traffic accident on the
6th of January 1986, and he had to play the 10th Kisei title match
in a wheel chair.)