American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Feng Yun 9p on Reducing a Moyo

Tuesday February 26, 2013


White:  Calvin Sun 7d
Black:  Andrew Lu 6d

Commentary:  Feng Yun 9p
Game Editor:  Paul Barchilon, Myron Souris
Published in the February 26, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Today’s game is from the fourth round of the recently completed US Youth Go Championship.  Calvin Sun 7d proves once again why he is so difficult to beat, coming from behind to win this game, and giving Andrew Lu 6d his only defeat in the match.  Both boys went on to the finals, where Lu battled his way back up to the top, and then defeated Sun twice in a row to become the new US Youth Champion in the Senior Division.

For this commentary Feng Yun shows that staying calm and playing solid, while your opponent builds a scary moyo, would have kept the game simple while still being enough to win.

Feng Yun is one of only a handful of women to attain the top rank of 9 dan professional.  She has trained hundreds of young go players at her school in New Jersey.