American Go E-Journal

2017 AMERICAN GO YEARBOOK: Member’s Edition Collection of Games, Commentaries & More

Monday January 1, 2018

Welcome to the American Go Yearbook 2017 Member’s Edition Collection! One of the benefits of your membership in the American Go Association is the Member’s Edition of the American Go E-Journal, the largest English language go publication in the world.

Once selected, game records or PDFs open up quickly and easily for your review or download. We appreciate your support of the AGA and hope that you will find this collection a valuable and useful resource; comments and suggestions are welcome at journal@usgo.org
- Chris Garlock, Managing Editor

These game records, commentaries and other material are distributed to you as a member of the American Go Association as a benefit of membership. You may download unlimited copies for your own use; please do not circulate them to non-members.

Production Team:  Chris Garlock, Managing Editor;   Myron Souris, Games Editor

All 2017 SGF files in a handy downloadable zip file: 2017 SGFs
For your convenience, the zip file also includes Michael Redmond 9P’s AlphaGo commentaries from the E-Journal’s non-member articles, as well as other pro commentaries from the US Open Masters.

JANUARY
2017.01.03: Yilun Yang’s January Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.01.03: Yilun Yang’s 2017 New Year’s Puzzle
2017.01.03: Gansheng Shi 1P on 21st Samsung Cup
2017.01.04: Is AlphaGo the Master? Mystery Player Sweeps Top Pros
2017.01.10: Yilun Yang’s January Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.01.10: Yilun Yang’s 2017 New Year’s Puzzle (answer)
2017.01.10: Guo Juan 5P on AlphaGo Move
2017.01.17: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes IX
2017.01.24: Eric Lui 1p of NOVA Final
2017.01.31: Ryan Li 1p on 2016 US Open Masters

FEBRUARY
2017.02.07: Yilun Yang’s February Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.02.07: Gansheng Shi 1p on AlphaGo v Gu Li 9p
2017.02.14: Yilun Yang’s February Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.02.14: Guo Juan 5p on Dutch Championship
2017.02.21: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes X
2017.02.28: Yuan Zhou on a Dan Workshop Game

MARCH
2017.03.07: Yilun Yang’s March Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.03.07: Eric Lui 1P on Taiwan-Japan Go Exchange
2017.03.09: AGA launches Master review series
2017.03.11: AGA Master Review Series, Game 2: Master[W] vs. bandari(P) (Zhang Ziliang 2p)[B]
2017.03.13: AGA releases latest Master Review Series: Game 18: Master [B] vs. Ke Jie 9p [W]
2017.03.14: Yilun Yang’s March Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.03.14: Guo Juan 5P on a 2 Dan Game
2017.03.15: AGA Master Review Series: Game 4; Master vs. Xie Erhao 4p
2017.03.19: Master takes on Park Junghwan and Meng Tailing in latest AGA Master Review Series
2017.03.21: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XI
2017.03.22: AGA Master Review Series: Game 17; Master vs. Lian Xiao 7P
2017.03.27: Latest AGA pro videos: Jennie Shen 2P on Master vs Tang Weixing 9P; Michael Redmond 9P on his Kiriyama Cup game vs. Kobayashi Izumi 6P
2017.03.28: Yuan Zhou on a Dan Workshop Game

APRIL
2017.04.04: Yilun Yang’s April Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.04.04: Eric Lui 1P on Iyama-Lee Exhibition
2017.04.06: AGA Master Review Series: Game 15; Master vs. Park Jungwhan 9P
2017.04.11: Yilun Yang’s April Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.04.11: Guo Juan 5P on Students Game
2017.04.15: Latest AGA Master video commentaries posted: Michael Redmond 9P, Ryan Li 1P & Stephanie Yin 1P
2017.04.18: Lessons with Kaz: Pushing From Behind
2017.04.18: Gansheng Shi 1P on Limin World Under 21
2017.04.19: AGA Master Review Series, Game 37: Master [B] vs. Park Yeonghun 9p [W]
2017.04.25: AGA Master Review Series, Game 32: Master [W] vs. Gu Li 9p [B]
2017.04.25: Ryan Li 1P on 2016 US Open Masters
2017.04.30: AGA Master Review Series, Game 33: Gu Li 9p [W] vs. Master [B]

MAY
2017.05.02: Yilun Yang’s May Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.05.02: Eric Lui 1p on Chinese Changqi Cup
2017.05.03: AGA Master Review Series, Games 29 and 50
2017.05.06: AGA Master Review Series, Game 35: Master [W] vs. Jiang Weijie 9p [B]
2017.05.09: Yilun Yang’s May Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.05.09: Yuan Zhou on a 5 Kyu Game
2017.05.10: AGA Master Review Series, Game 31: Li Qincheng 9p [W] vs. Master 9p [B]
2017.05.13: AGA Master Review Series, Game 22: Master 9p [W] vs. Chen Yaoye 9p [B]
2017.05.14: Redmond Reviews: Honinbo Dosaku and Master/AlphaGo
2017.05.16: Guo Juan 5P on Dan Students Game
2017.05.17: AGA Master Review Series, Game 36: Gu Zihao 9p [W] vs. Master 9p [B]
2017.05.20: AGA Master Review Series, Game 47: Master [B] vs. Tan Xiao 7p [W]
2017.05.21: AGA Master Review Series, Game 48: Master [W] vs. Park Junghwan 9p [B]
2017.05.23: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XII
2017.05.30: Yuan Zhou on 21st LG Cup Semi-finals

JUNE
2017.06.06: Yilun Yang’s June Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.06.06: Eric Lui 1P on Senior Shuikou Cup
2017.06.13: Yilun Yang’s June Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.06.13: Calvin Sun 1P on 2016 US Open Masters
2017.06.19: MLily: Ryan Li 1p Vs. Chen Yaoye 9p in Second Round; AGA Broadcasts
2017.06.20: Guo Juan 5P on Two Kyu Games
2017.06.27: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XIII

JULY
2017.07.04: Yilun Yang’s July Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.07.04: Eric Lui 1P on Cherry Blossom Tournament
2017.07.11: Yilun Yang’s July Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.07.11: Calvin Sun 1P on 2016 US Open Masters
2017.07.18: Guo Juan 5P on a 2 Dan Game
2017.07.25: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XIV
2017.07.28: Redmond Reviews: Michael Redmond 9P v. Matsumoto Takeshi 7P
2017.07.29: Redmond Reviews: Kobayashi Koichi 9P v.Michael Redmond 9P
2017.07.30: Video Commentary: “Giant-Killer” Ryan Li 1P on his Mlily win against Chen Yaoye 9p

AUGUST
2017.08.01: Yuan Zhou on Bailing Cup Finals
2017.08.01: Yilun Yang’s August Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.08.01: Redmond’s AlphaGo-AlphaGo commentaries launched
2017.08.02: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 2; Fighting throughout, a surprising sacrifice, a final huge ko
2017.08.03: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 3: Three 3-3 invasions, a big moyo and a fight that fills the center of the board
2017.08.04: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 4: Reminders of Go Seigen, escalating trades and semeais, and a final ko
2017.08.08: Yilun Yang’s August Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.08.08: Gansheng Shi 1P on Ke Jie after AlphaGo
2016 US Open crosstab
2016 US Open Masters crosstab
2017.08.15: Guo Juan 5P on a Students Game
2017.08.22: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XV
2017.08.29: Gansheng Shi 1P on a Clash of Titans

SEPTEMBER
2017.09.02: AlphaGo vs AlphaGo Game 5: An AI-like opening, then one fight at a time and a beautiful endgame
2017.09.05: Yilun Yang’s September Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.09.05: Guo Juan 5P on a Student Game
2017.09.10: AlphaGo vs AlphaGo Game 6: Flexibility and a bias for complications
2017.09.12: Yilun Yang’s September Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.09.12: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XVI
2017.09.13: Redmond Reviews: Michael Redmond 9P vs Kyo Kagen 4P
2017.09.15: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 7: Go Seigen-like attachments, a 3-3 variation and a running fight
2017.09.19: Eric Lui 1P on 2017 US Open Masters
2017.09.22: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 8: Two 3-3 invasions and some spectacular fighting
2017.09.26: Yuan Zhou on Contrasting Styles
2017.09.29: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 9: A trade and the ko that didn’t happen

OCTOBER
2017.10.03: Yilun Yang’s October Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.10.03: Gansheng Shi 1P on the Chinese FengHuang
2017.10.06: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 10 (Part 1): An unusual pincer and a new move
2017.10.07: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 10 (Part 2): An unexpected trade and a 10-group battle
2017.10.10: Yilun Yang’s October Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.10.10: Yuan Zhou on AI vs 6 dan Pro
2017.10.13: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 11: A calmer game, with hidden reading
2017.10.17: Guo Juan 5P on a 2 Dan Student Game
2017.10.21: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 12: An interesting opening and an unusual collapse
2017.10.24: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XVII
2017.10.29: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 13: The large knight’s move enclosure workout
2017.10.31: Yuan Zhou on Asian TV Cup Final

NOVEMBER
2017.11.04: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 14: A double kakari and a new joseki
2017.11.07: Yilun Yang’s November Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.11.07: Gansheng Shi 1P on 10th Computer Go UEC Cup
2017.11.10: AlphaGo-AlphaGo Game 15: New, different and possibly bad
2017.11.11: AlphaGo Zero-AlphaGo Master: Two openings, less variety
2017.11.14: Yilun Yang’s November Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.11.14: Guo Juan 5P on 3 Dan Amateur Game
2017.11.21: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XVIII
2017.11.23: AlphaGo Zero series to officially launch on Black Friday
2017.11.27: Gansheng Shi 1P on Samsung Cup

DECEMBER
2017.12.03: AlphaGo Zero-AlphaGo Master: A Master misread?
2017.12.05: Yilun Yang’s December Easy Life and Death Puzzle
2017.12.05: Guo Juan 5P on 2 Dan Amateurs
2017.12.08: AlphaGo Zero-AlphaGo Master: A similar “taste” but things turn sour quickly
2017.12.12: Yilun Yang’s December Hard Life and Death Puzzle
2017.12.12: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XIX
2017.12.17: AlphaGo Zero-AlphaGo Master: An early mistake, then things get interesting
2017.12.19: Eric Lui 1P on 1st World AI Open
2017.12.26: Jie Li on 2001 New Jersey Open

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