American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday November 29, 2016


White: anon dan player
Black: anon kyu player
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the November 29, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this reverse komi game between a dan and kyu player, Yuan Zhou presents numerous problems for the reader to solve to improve their fighting technique, including when to end a ko.

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