American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Workshop Game

Tuesday December 15, 2015


White: anon 5 kyu
Black: anon 6 kyu
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the December 15, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this messy fighting game between 5-6 kyu players, Yuan Zhou covers the practical importance of whole board thinking during fighting. For one rule, viz., “don’t push if you are not going to cut”, the effect of a bad push without a cut doesn’t show up until more than 150 moves later!

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 .