American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Albert Yen 7d on an Online Game

Tuesday December 22, 2020


White: Albert Yen 7d
Black: Pandanet 6 dan
Commentary: Albert Yen 7d
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 22, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Albert gives this game overview: “My online game here is against a Pandanet 6 dan. While the game is effectively over after the first joseki, the midgame has an interesting sacrifice sequence.”

Albert’s use of the word “interesting” is an understatement – Albert’s explanations of the extended middle game struggles will be highly enlightening to all players up to high dan amateurs.

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 BS/MD program in Chicago. Outside of go, Albert enjoys running and ping pong.