American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on Chinese City League

Tuesday January 1, 2019


White: Jiangxi Seitejiu 6p
Black: Meng Taliing 6p
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the January 1, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

With his usual thorough commentary style, Yuan Zhou covers every phase of this exciting half point win from the Chinese City League.

The Chinese City League A is the most important go event in China, involving weekly games between 12 teams that include all members of the Chinese national team and some invited top pros from other countries. The government supports the League as being essential for the quality of the national team by providing regular play at the highest level for all the team members. Every member of the team is capable of winning a world championship.

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 (