American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on a Correspondence Game

Tuesday October 29, 2019


Black: Albert Yen 7d
White: anonymous
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the October 29, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Albert’s commentary, on his recent correspondence game with a strong amateur player, covers a ton of go information that you can find useful on every facet of go, including playing for the last endgame point. Albert gives this game summary, “The game started fairly peaceful. However, after a subtle, yet significant mistake in the middle game I fell far behind. I fought hard in endgame and drew the game to a razor-thin margin. I think this game illustrates that it is better to be patient when one is behind. Most game reversals don’t come from a single blunder, but rather a series of small concessions.”

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.