American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Kyu Player Potpourri

Tuesday April 9, 2013


Workshop Game between anonymous kyu players
Germantown, MD
White:  anonymous 6k
Black:  anonymous 6k
Commentary:  Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors:  Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the April 9, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

This game has dozens of example themes for the budding kyu player:  important shapes, counting-based planning, urgent sente moves, the direction of play, 30 point moves, life and death problems.  And for dan level players, Yuan Zhou’s game commentary is an excellent quick review.

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 .