American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Workshop Game

Tuesday March 29, 2016


White: anonymous 1 kyu
Black: anonymous 4 kyu
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the March 29, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this reverse komi workshop game between 1 kyu and 4 kyu players, Yuan Zhou explains the proper techniques in the critical fighting that occurs in the upper right center, on the left side, and in the bottom right, before Black finally loses too much territory. Don’t let the kyu game fool you, even middle dan players may not find most of the correct move sequences that Yuan Zhou covers.

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 .