American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on an Online Game

Tuesday August 27, 2019


White: Albert Yen 7d
Black: Peter Gao 5d (Chicago)
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the August 27, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

If you want some exercises in the correct direction of play, as well as reading in extended fighting, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Albert’s commentary. Albert gives the following summary of the game: “My online game (on the Fox server) is against Peter Gao, a strong AGA 5d in the Chicago area. He studies AI extensively and has a near-professional level understanding of new AI openings and josekis. We didn’t make any spectacular blunders, but we both missed a couple instances to tenuki in the middle of a joseki to play a more urgent move.”

Albert Yen first started playing go at the age of five after watching Hikaru no Go on television. He received 6 dan at the age of 7 in Taiwan. Albert continued to compete in America after he moved to Chicago in fifth grade and studied under Jiang Mingjiu 7p. To date, he has made several showings in national and international tournaments, including winning representation to the World Youth Goe Championship in 2014, 1st place in the Redmond Cup in 2015, and 4th place at the 2019 World Amateur Go Championship. Albert is currently a second year undergraduate student in UIC’s GPPA BA/MD program in Chicago. Outside of go, Albert enjoys sprinting and running.