American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Weak Shapes

Tuesday February 3, 2015


White: Anonymous 5k
Black: Anonymous 5k
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the February 3, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this game between mid-kyu level players, Yuan Zhou leaves no weak or bad shape left unnoticed. With his usual herculean thoroughness, he not only points out how to correct problematic shapes, but also shows how the opponent could take advantage of the original problematic shapes.

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 .