American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Dan Game

Tuesday May 26, 2020

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Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the May 26, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yuan Zhou’s commentary on this 1 dan game covers his usual wide breadth of informative tips. Maybe the biggest issue in this game is the trouble that arises when the players repeatedly do not handle a life and death situation correctly. Very strong players have a reason for telling us to practice life and death problems.

Yuan Zhou 7 dan is one of the strongest players in the US. He has won many titles. Zhou is also a popular teacher, lecturer, and author. He lives in Germantown, MD, and can be reached at yuan.zhou@zhouyuan.com . This commentary is typical for Zhou, who has published several books, including such thorough commentaries of pro games at Slate & Shell (www.slateandshell.com).