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MEMBER’S EDITION: Yuan Zhou 5-Kyu Workshop Game

Monday June 13, 2011

April 2011


Gaithersburg, MD
Anonymous 5 kyu players
Commentary:  Yuan Zhou 7d
SGF file created by Bill Cobb and edited by Myron Souris

Black makes a joseki mistake at move 13 but White immediately follows up with “a clear case of playing too close to thickness” in today’s game between two five-kyus, as Yuan Zhou 7d takes his usual in-depth look at the good moves, the bad and the missed opportunities.

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Yuan Zhou 7d is one of the strongest players in the US.  He has won many titles.  His most recent achievement was placing fifth in the Korea Prime Minister Cup–the highest finish ever for the North American representative.  Zhou is also a popular teacher, lecturer, and author.  He lives in Germantown, MD, and can be reached at

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