American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Workshop Game

Tuesday April 7, 2015


White: Anonymous 1 dan
Black: Anonymous 1 kyu
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the April 7, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this game between a 1 kyu and 1 dan player, Yuan Zhou gives another of his classic tour-de-force lessons that includes everything from joseki/fuseki theory, to strategic middle game fighting, to tactical tesuji, and finally to a wild game-ending tsumego, one part of which involves correctly evaluating a rabbity-six shape!

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 .