American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Dan-Kyu Game

Tuesday September 13, 2016

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White: anon dan player
Black: anon kyu player
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the September 13, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this lesson between a dan and kyu player, Yuan Zhou gives dozens of examples of playing for and against weak and strong groups. Correctly handling such situations can often turn a game around.

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 yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com . This commentary is typical for Zhou, who has published several books, including such thorough commentaries of pro games at Slate & Shell.