American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Six Stone Handicap

Tuesday December 2, 2014

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Black: Anonymous 1k
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the December 2, 2014 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

This handicap teaching game involves six free-placement stones. Liking the Hashimoto opening, Black uses the six stones to create that shape twice. Because of the free-placement stones, Yuan Zhou’s commentary covers situations that may not occur in normal handicap teaching material.

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 .