American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Yuan Zhou on a High-handicap Game

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Published in the April 7, 2021 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In a high handicap game, Black should be focusing on the big issues.

This commentary on a nine stone handicap teaching game is by Yuan Zhou, a popular go teacher and author of many go books, available on Amazon, including several on the impact of AI on current pro play. His unusually thorough commentaries, make pro games clear and understandable to players of all levels. Zhou is based in Germantown, Md. His web site is at . We thought our readers might enjoy something different from the usual commentary. Zhou’s student, with whom he plays this game, is an AGA 6 kyu. It was played under standard AGA tournament rules of 45 minutes basic time and five periods of 30 seconds.


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