American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on Pandanet City League

Tuesday December 31, 2019


White: Albert Yen 7d
Black: Alex Liu 6d
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 31, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

This game is from round 2 of the 2019-2020 Pandanet City League. Albert is board 2 for Chicago, and his opponent is from Seattle. In addition to his normal comprehensive commentary, Albert also gives a couple easy-to-understand tewari analyses, for readers who may be hazy about how tewari analysis works.

Albert summarizes his previous games with Alex: “I have played Alex 3 times in tournaments in the past few years. Our record before this game was 2-1 in my favor. Alex beat me in our first encounter in the 2017 Redmond Cup, but I won our subsequent matches in the 2018 American Go Honor Society School Team Tournament and last season’s City League match.”

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.