American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Dan Workshop Game

Tuesday February 28, 2017


White: anon 1d
Black: anon 1d
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the February 28, 2017 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Even in this game between dan players, early mistakes that violate simple strategic principles, such as allowing cuts of weak groups, can lead to a significant disadvantage.

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 (