American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Calvin Sun 1P on 2013 Redmond Cup Game

Tuesday April 1, 2014


White:  Jianing Gan 7d
Black:  Calvin Sun 8d
Commentary:  Calvin Sun 1P
Game Editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the April 1, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this Redmond Cup, Calvin Sun 1P reviews his own game with Jianing Gan.  After Black falls behind in the opening, a long uncompromising ko arises, after which Black closes the gap.  Calvin covers the endgame in detail as both players make mistakes in a half-point game.

Calvin Sun 1P is our newest AGA certified professional, but he has been a mainstay of the youth go scene for over a decade.  He first came to national attention when he was just 7 years old, and became a finalist in the 2005 Redmond Cup.  He went on to win the Redmond Cup the following year, and was the reigning Junior Champion the year after as well.  Already 6 dan by the age of ten, he dominated most of the events he played in, and represented the US at the World Youth Goe Championships an unprecedented seven times.  Sun is a student of Mingjiu Jiang 7P, and lives in the Los Angeles area.  The E-Journal is pleased to add Sun to our roster of professional commentators.