American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on 21st LG Cup Semi-finals

Tuesday May 30, 2017

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White: Shin Jinseo 6p
Black: Dang Yifei 5p
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the May 30, 2017 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Dang Yifei is now 9p as a result of winning this LG Cup tournament. Before becoming a pro, Dang Yifei, who is now in his 20′s, was the All-China Amateur Champion. In this LG Cup semi-final game, Dang’s opponent is Shin Jinseo 6p, who is considered the brightest hope among the top, young Korean professionals. He is still a teenager and is ranked number 3 in Korea and among the top 10 players in the world.

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 (www.slateandshell.com).