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Blast from the Past


The American Go Extra was published on a quarterly basis for four years between 1992 and 1996 by Yutopian Enterprises. The aim was to demonstrate that it was actually possible to produce quality go material on a regularly scheduled basis. This was at a time when the American Go Journal rarely appeared on time, if at all (in 1991 only one of the mandated four quarterly issues actually appeared), and Go World had also ceased publication temporarily.

Yutopian Enterprises stepped into the breach and enlivened the go scene in the US with a robust publishing agenda.

One of the express aims of the publication was to promote professional players. In the Autumn 1995 issue, there was one of a series of articles featuring Yang Yilun 7 dan. He was the focus and readers were given a behind the scenes look at the life of a professional go player. That article follows:



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