American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Ryan Li 1P on AGA Pro Qualifier

Tuesday March 8, 2016

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White: Aaron Ye 7d
Black: Ben Lockhart 7d
Commentary: Ryan Li 1P
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the March 8, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

In this quarter finals game of the 4th AGA Pro Qualifier, Ryan Li 1P gives clear examples of how josekis (locally equal) can be globally inferior. In the middle game, Ryan shows an interesting situation in which both players miss the biggest point on the board for over 40 moves! To finish his tour-de-force, Ryan thoroughly analyzes in the top right corner a common corner life and death variation that you probably won’t see mentioned very many other places. And for the strong dan players, Ryan goes into detail for the much more complicated lower right corner life and death problem.

Ryan Li 1P is our newest AGA certified professional after sweeping the finals of the AGA Pro Qualification Tournament. Li is studying physics in his third year at the University of Toronto. He’s also an avid soccer player. The E-Journal is delighted to present his commentary. We know our readers will learn from his insights.