American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Moyo Preparation

Tuesday October 8, 2013


Workshop Game
Germantown, MD
August 25, 2013
White: Anonymous 5k
Black: Anonymous 6k
Commentary:  Yuan Zhou 7d
SGF editors:  Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the October 8, 2013 edition of the American Go Journal

In this game between single digit kyu players, Yuan Zhou demonstrates how building a moyo is difficult when you have weak groups laying around.  The lesson is especially instructive, because Yuan Zhou shows punishments for shapes that rarely arise with stronger players.

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 .