American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Chinese City League

Tuesday January 23, 2018


White: Tong Mengcheng 6P
Black: Tuo Jiaxi 9P
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the January 23, 2018 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

This recent game is from the Chinese City League A, which is the most important tournament in China, involving 14 teams of 6 players each. The players are two of the strongest young players on the Chinese national team. The opening of this game shows a lot of AlphaGo Zero’s influence.

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 (