American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Andy Liu 1P on Handling a Moyo

Tuesday August 27, 2013

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Commentary:  Andy Liu 1p
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the August 27, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game between 1 dan amateurs, Andy Liu 1p pulls no punches on how each player handles their side of a moyo that dominates the game from start to finish.  Sometimes Andy just gives alternate sequences to let the reader think for themselves about how the variation contrasts with the game lines.

Andy Liu 1P first came to the attention of the US go community when he was just 11 years old, winning the Junior Division of the Redmond Cup in 2002.  Ranked 7 dan by the age of 15, he surprised everyone by sweeping the US Open in 2006, beating a professional and several 8- and 9-dans in the process.  In 2012 Liu stormed the first AGA/Tygem professional certification tourney, his undefeated record earning him promotion to Professional One Dan, along with Gansheng Shi 1P.  Liu is currently in his fourth year at New York University, studying Business and English.  The E-Journal is delighted to have both of the first U.S. pros commenting for us, and we know our readers will enjoy their insights.