American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on Chicago v San Francisco

Tuesday December 3, 2019


Black: Seowoo Wang 5d (San Francisco)
White: Wen Jin Amesburry 6d (Chicago)
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 3, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

This commentary covers the 3rd board game from the 2019-2020 City League C between team Chicago and team San Francisco. Players of all strengths will find Albert’s observations useful from the opening to the endgame.

Albert gives this game summary, “While it’s the third board game of C League, it is by no means a low quality game. Both players are strong high dan players. Black is AGA 5d while White has AGA 6d strength. I think this game is a great model to learn how to control the game once taking the lead. White has a good opening and successfully maintained a small but decisive lead throughout the game without giving Black any chance to make a comeback, though Black made several attempts to complicate the game.”

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.