American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a 5 Stone Teaching Game

Tuesday January 12, 2016


White: Yuan Zhou
Black: anonymous 1 kyu
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the January 12, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this 5 stone free placement teaching game with an anonymous 1 kyu, Yuan Zhou patiently and steadily reduces the advantage of the handicap. Black doesn’t make any single catastrophic mistake, but Yuan Zhou details the cumulative effect of all the little errors that even strong kyu players regularly make.

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 .