American Go E-Journal

MEMBER’S EDITION: Yuan Zhou 7d on a 4K Game

Monday June 6, 2011

Yuan Zhou Workshop Game
Anonymous 4 kyus
May 2011
Gaithersburg, MD
Anonymous 4 kyu players
Commentary by Yuan Zhou 7D
SGF file created by Bill Cobb and Chris Garlock


White goes wrong with W18 in this 4-kyu game commentary by Yuan Zhou 7d. Zhou — a popular teacher, lecturer, and author and regular contributor to the American Go E-Journal — shows why it’s a bad move and also what the proper move for White in this situation to “connect all his stones and build a large area of influence. All of White’s stones would be working together.”

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 USA representative. Zhou is also a popular teacher, lecturer, and author. He lives in Germantown, MD,

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