American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a Kyu Game

Tuesday September 29, 2020

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Commentary: Yuan Zhou 7d
Game editors: Bill Cobb, Myron Souris
Published in the September 29, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Yuan Zhou gives his usual thorough commentary on a no komi game between single digit kyu players. This game is a good example of why practicing reading problems, e.g., life and death, is so important. Both players make multiple easy reading mistakes that clearly reverse the game status.

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).