American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Eric Lui 1P on Senior Shuikou Cup

Tuesday June 6, 2017


White: Cao Dayuan 9p (China)
Black: Kobayashi Koichi 9p (Japan)
Commentary: Eric Lui 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the June 6, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

In this final of the Shuikou Cup Senior Tournament that took place in China on April 27, 2017, Cao 9p eeks out a 1/2 point win over Kobayashi 9p. This close game might be especially interesting to average players, because not only are many of the moves relatively straightforward, but also Eric’s commentary explains alternatives that average players are likely to be curious about.

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.