American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Eric Lui 1P on 2017 US Open Masters

Tuesday September 19, 2017


White: Bao Yun 9d
Black: Aaron Ye 7d
Commentary: Eric Lui 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the September 19, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

In this 1st round US Open Masters game, Bao Yun, who was last year’s undefeated winner, battles Aaron Ye, who is one of the promising youth players in the US. Bao Yun’s choice of the Large Avalanche Joseki is a harbinger of center fighting that influences the entire board. If you like testing your large scale fighting skills, Eric’s commentary here will be your solution sheet.

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.