American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on the Bailing Cup Final

Tuesday April 16, 2019


White: Ke Jie 9P, China
Black: Shin Jinseo 9P, Korea
Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the April 16, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this 2nd game of the title match of the 4th international invitational Bailing Cup, both Ke Jie 9p and Shin Jinseo 9p start out peacefully for almost 40 moves. Then the game instantly turns very complicated.

Yuan Zhou gives this background for the players: “In recent times both players have been rated number one in their countries. Shin was still 19 at the time of this game. Ke Jie is 3 years older. Ke Jie won the first game of this best of 3 games match. Ke Jie is particularly talented at playing White.”

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 (