American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on a Pandanet Game

Tuesday June 30, 2020


White: Albert Yen 7d
Black: anon 6d (Pandanet)
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the June 30, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Albert gives this overview of his online game against a Pandanet 6 dan: “I found it interesting, because the game was effectively decided by two attachments. In the age of AI where attachments just seem to be in every game, I want to talk about my experience with playing attachments.

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.