American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on An Early Mistake

Tuesday October 28, 2014

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White: Anonymous 2d
Black: Anonymous 1k
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the October 28, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this reverse komi game, Black makes an early big mistake. However, Yuan Zhou covers numerous practical chances thereafter, where Black might have turned the game around. Keeping calm and very patiently looking for counterplay is practical advice from which every player can profit.

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 .