American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Workshop Game

Tuesday May 10, 2016


White: anonymous 4 kyu
Black: anonymous 5 kyu
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the May 10, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this no komi workshop game between 4-5 kyu players, Yuan Zhou stresses strategic concepts, showing the best responses to strategic mistakes. These mid-kyu players make mistakes that stronger players will immediately recognize, but may not know the strongest refutation. Yuan Zhou’s commentary here helps fix that problem.

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 .