American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Ryan Li 1p on 2016 US Open Masters

Tuesday January 31, 2017


White: Kenryu Ito 1p
Black: Hanchen Zhang 1p
Commentary: Ryan Li 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the January 31, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

In this round 9 game on board 2 from the 2016 US Open Masters, Ryan Li 1p gives a clear example of how defending your own weakness first, before attacking your opponent’s, is so important. Ryan gives this proverb-like analogy: “It’s like tying your shoelace before a race.”

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.