American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou Workshop Game

Monday November 5, 2012


Game between anonymous kyu players
October 21, 2012
Germantown, MD
White:  Anonymous 7k
Black:  Anonymous 6k
Commentary:  Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors:  Bill Cobb, Myron Souris

Dan and strong kyu players can learn even from this mid-level kyu game.  Yuan Zhou shows that simply knowing that a move is inferior is not enough; you have to know why a move is inferior to find the correct move or response.

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