American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Guo Juan 5P on Two Online Games

Tuesday August 11, 2020

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Commentary: Guo Juan 5P
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the August 4, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Guo Juan 5P, in these two kyu games from a mother and her daughter, stresses the strategic importance of not only keeping track of territory counts in a moyo game, but also keeping your own stones connected.

Guo Juan gives these player overviews: “I have known the mother, Vivienne Blandy, for many years now. First, we met online for go lessons, and then she joined my website, and finally we met in person at US Go Congresses. I saw how Vivienne became a big “killer” from a scared defending player. Now her daughter Mika has started to play go. I wish one day I will meet Mika in person to play a game.”

Guo Juan 5P is a popular go teacher based in Amsterdam. Check out her online go school, featuring recorded lectures and problems presented in a Spaced Repetition System. Here you will learn and remember correct play. And there’s a one month free trial!