American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Low Dan Game

Tuesday July 7, 2020


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

In this no komi game, both of these low dan players seem to avoid tactical play, while striving instead for a strategic advantage. As a result, Yuan Zhou’s commentary here is especially useful for readers looking for strategic advice, at least until a late tactical skirmish abruptly decides the game.

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 . This commentary is typical for Zhou, who has published several books, including such thorough commentaries of pro games at Slate & Shell (