Recommended tutorials for the game Go
January 21, 2007 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of a really good definitive tutorial for the game 'Go'? I've googled a few but would be really grateful for feedback on ones people rate ;)
posted by nickehsmith to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by beniamino at 11:16 AM on January 21, 2007

Sensei's Library.
posted by phrontist at 11:17 AM on January 21, 2007

We just had a question about Go less than a week ago.
posted by dgeiser13 at 1:20 PM on January 21, 2007

I didn't respond to the previous question, but for both I'll recommend The Second Book of Go.
posted by princelyfox at 1:26 PM on January 21, 2007

It seems like Go would be a hard game to write about, the rules are so simple and yet the patterns that come out are so complex.

I definitely recommend practicing against igowin.
posted by delmoi at 2:37 PM on January 21, 2007

I also recommend play against humans as much as possible. If you have other Go players locally, great. Otherwise, you can play online (e.g., using Kiseido Go Server, which is free).

Here's one on-line tutorial.
posted by LeisureGuy at 6:03 PM on January 21, 2007

You must play, even if it's just one game, every day.
posted by phrontist at 6:57 PM on January 21, 2007

Play 9x9 games. You can get more in per session, and it's easier to understand how the opening affects the endgame. You don't have to wait 40 minutes to realize you made a simple mistake.

There are 9x9 tournaments for professional go players. It is not an "easy mode."
posted by Quonab at 10:29 PM on January 21, 2007

here's a few links
posted by iurodivii at 4:04 PM on January 22, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks so much for all the help, I'm going to be doing some serious reading this weekend
posted by nickehsmith at 2:54 AM on January 28, 2007

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