American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou Workshop Game

Tuesday October 2, 2012


Game between anonymous kyu players
September 2012
Germantown, MD
White: Anonymous 4k
Black: Anonymous 6k
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors:  Bill Cobb, Chris Garlock, Myron Souris

Although this review covers a small handicap game between mid-level kyu players, Yuan Zhou gives detailed advice that even mid-level dan players will find useful, especially on the techniques and benefits of sealing in an opponent’s group.

Yuan Zhou 7 dan is one of the strongest players in the US.  He has won many titles.  Zhou is also a popular teacher, lecturer, and author.  He lives in Germantown, MD, and can be reached at