American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Eric Lui 1P on Iyama-Lee Exhibition

Tuesday April 4, 2017


White: Iyama Yuta 9p
Black: Lee Sedol 9p
Commentary: Eric Lui 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the April 4, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

In this February 26, 2017 exhibition match between two of the world’s top players, Eric Lui 1p refers to game as “nuanced”. Although Eric gives us an insight into the nuances, he also covers quite a few of the simpler concrete ideas and shapes that the average player should know.

Eric Lui achieved amateur one dan at the age of 6. He first represented the US internationally in Seoul, Korea one year later. To date, he has had more than a dozen international representations, including the ING Cup, MLILY Cup, Samsung Cup, and IMSA Elite Mind Games. Eric’s Go accolades include the highest-ever US finishes in the World Amateur Go Championship (2011) and the Korea Prime Minister Cup (2015), and runner-up in the 2010 North American Ing Masters Tournament. In January 2016, he placed first in the AGA pro qualifier, earning pro status. Eric currently lives in his hometown of Maryland, where he plays and teaches Go full-time and can be found cultivating greatness at the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Go Clubs.