American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on USA vs China

Tuesday May 5, 2020


White: Albert Yen 7d (USA)
Black: Ren Ke (China)
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the May 5, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this incredible game from round 1 of the US-China Internet Go Tournament, Albert’s opponent is Ren Ke, who was the Chinese National Amateur Champion in 2019. Buckle up for this roller coaster ride of a review – Albert guides the reader through large scale exchanges, life and death problems, ko fights and ko threats, time pressure strategies, and territory counting. Albert also includes extra playout sequences from Leela for variations that the reader may find helpful.

Albert Yen is an 8 dan player from Chicago. He first started playing go at the age of five after watching Hikaru no Go on television, and became 6 dan in Taiwan when he was 7. 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 running and ping pong.