American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Guo Juan 5P on a 5 Dan Game

Tuesday January 7, 2020

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Commentary: Guo Juan 5P
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the January 7, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game between 5d players, Guo Juan covers a strategic understanding of a popular AI move against a corner enclosure. In addition to other tips, she also gives a great example from the game of an important principle that all amateurs should keep in mind on attacking, viz., you don’t necessarily have to kill a group to win – sometimes you can simply attack from the outside to win by territory.

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