Go Technique

In Go, having a good plan isn't enough. You also need to have the skill to make it work. Mastering Go technique is what makes all the difference. Have a look at the articles listed here and start improving your technique today.

Chosei: Eternal life in the board game Go

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A very rare eternal life (長生) position appeared recently in the 2013 Korean Baduk League. The game was played between Choi Cheolhan and Ahn Seongjun on June 29, 2013. When it appeared on the board, Kang Hun, who was the referee for the game, came and judged it to be a draw…

How to deal with 5-4 openings: Tips and tricks

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Many Go players I know are not confident in their ability to deal with openings using the 5-4 point. On the other hand, some players understand the 5-4 point well and use it as a weapon in their games. In this article we’ll cover some effective ways of dealing with your opponent’s 5-4 play and also show you some tricks that you or your opponent might try.

Whole board seki game 2

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This is the second of two ancient Chinese Go game records where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn’t matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I’ve learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got better at Go.

Whole board seki game 1

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This article shows an ancient Chinese Go game record where the game ends as one big seki position across the whole Go board. It is clearly contrived, by one or more very strong Go players and not all the moves are perfect, but that doesn’t matter in my opinion. It is both a source of enjoyment and study material. I’ve learned a lot from it over the years, revisiting it as I got stronger.

Go technique: Induction in the game of Go

A basic tesuji which uses the Go technique "induction"

Induction is a technique in the board game ‘Go’. Induction refers to playing a move that forces the opponent to respond in a predictable manner, so that you will then be compelled to play a move that you wanted to play anyway. Mastery of induction creates flowing Go games with interesting and natural fighting positions.