The Interactive Way To Go is now over.
I hope that you can now appreciate that Go is really an interesting and an
Now, what do you have to do to keep playing Go and get stronger?
1. Play Games
Go is a game. Have fun by playing as much as possible. You will learn a lot from just playing.
If there is nobody to play with, then go to the Internet Go servers.
We have several Go servers in the net.
You can also play with computer programs. Several products are out there. Go playing
programs are generally very weak but you can enjoy for a while. Igowin
is one of the best software for beginners. It's free but only for Windows.
- KGS - Free and easy
- WING - Go servers in Japan.
Go Server) - The biggest Go server. Several hundred people are playing
at one time!
- WWGo - With only Java-enabled
Web browser, you can play.
- Yahoo! Games - This is
also a good place for just having fun. There are many beginners here.
- MSN Gaming Zone - Microsoft's
online game server.
2. Observe games
On the Go servers, you can watch other people playing Go.
You can learn a lot by observing strong players' games.
Learning from professional players' games
is the fastest way to get stronger.
3. Solve problems
The Life and Death
problems are problems on how to kill or survive a group of stones locally
on the board. There are many valuable techniques there.
I really appreciate Tel Monks, who helped me to check all the English pages
of this tutorial.
His site, Tel's Go Notes, is also good for
beginners who want to know more about strategy, concepts, and life and death
Please leave your comments or suggestions.
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