Yue Zhang teaching Advanced Go Class
Yue (“Vincent”) Zhang 7d taught the first of eight sessions of the Advanced Go Class on Wednesday, June 20. Seven eager students attended. Yue discussed how the value-per-move changes over the course of the game, and how strong A.I. players have changed our thinking about joseki. He played all students simultaneously, many moves through the opening and early middle game, giving individual instruction, with some of the students recording their games.
The next sessions will be Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27. More information or to sign up for the class: www.seattlego.org/2018/06/15/advanced-go-class
Yue Zhang offers a series of classes to accelerate the learning of players 9 kyu through 6 dan.
Classes will meet twice a week for 4 weeks — Wednesday and Sunday evenings, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM — at the Go Center, beginning June 20, 2018 and ending July 15, 2018. Attend all 8 sessions for the most efficiency in learning (and the most favorable pricing).
Yue’s relatively novel classes will be composed of whole-class lectures, games, and game reviews. Compared to traditional teaching which emphasize whole-class lectures, the Advanced Go Class series will focus more on individualized instruction, which will be offered during the games and game reviews.
Register for the whole series of 8 classes: $200
Register for one or more classes separately: $35/class
More information and registration: Advanced Go Class
Yue (Vincent) Zhang
About Yue Zhang: Currently rated 7.8 in the AGA, Yue placed 1st in the 2016 Seattle Anniversary Open and the 2018 Spring Open. Yue holds a PhD from Ohio State University, and he has extensive college teaching experience.
Twenty-eight players — fourteen teams of two — competed in the “Rengo with Pie and Coffee” tournament on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Pair Go stalwart Bill Thompson organized the event, brought the fancy pies, directed the tournament, and even played in it.
TD Bill Thompson explains the rules
The event was run with the International Pair Go Association rules, but with no restrictions to team composition. [ Read more… ]