American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Missing the Forest for the Trees

Tuesday February 19, 2013

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Workshop Game between anonymous kyu players
January 13, 2013
Germantown, MD
White: Anonymous 5k
Black: Anonymous 6k
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors:  Bill Cobb, Myron Souris

You might expect that these mid-kyu players would overlook critical moves, while focusing on unimportant areas.  But Yuan Zhou points out not only the simple strategic mistakes, but also plenty of those that dan level players might overlook in the complications of game play.

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 yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com .