Weekly Go problems: Week 111


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: For your first move, you need to find a point that creates miai. Intermediate Go problem: The key to resistance is to first understand what your opponent wants. Hard Go problem: Black’s shape looks dreadfully thin, but there’s still a tesuji for making life.

Happy new year! Here’s to 2014

This is my dog Mac, he's 14, he likes Go and he approves this message.

Happy new year everyone! Thanks for making 2013 another great year at Go Game Guru. Wishing you all the best for 2014! From David, Younggil and Jing.

Buy a Go board for just $5 (plus, new Go game sets now available)


Since we announced our new Go equipment last month, we’ve received a lot of requests to sell the Go boards in the Featherweight Go Set individually, without the stones. Today we’re pleased to announce the Featherweight Go Board – a lightweight, portable Go board which you can buy for just $5, including free worldwide shipping…

The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship


The 24th International Amateur Pair Go Championship was held in Tokyo, Japan from November 2-3, 2013. Kim Sooyang and Jeon Junhak, representing Korea, won the tournament with five straight wins – after a close final round game with Oda Ayako and Nagayo Kazumori from Japan…

Weekly Go problems: Week 104


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s a capturing race, which means liberties are important. Intermediate Go problem: There’s no way to live with normal moves, but black has a tesuji to help him gain a move locally. Hard Go problem: Sometimes it helps to begin with the end in mind…

Weekly Go problems: Week 103


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re trying to capture stones, it’s important to play precisely. Intermediate Go problem: White’s offering you a trade. Hard Go problem: Even very lively looking groups can sometimes be captured when liberties are tight…

Weekly Go problems: Week 102


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are two vital points in the corner, but they’re not exactly the same. Intermediate Go problem: In this case, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, but that’s not always true in Go. Hard Go problem: Finding a ko is easy. Too easy…

3 years of Go Game Guru

Happy 3rd birthday Go Game Guru!

Today we celebrated the third birthday of Go Game Guru by eating noodles (a Chinese tradition which Jing reminded us of). Likewise, in the short time we’ve been doing this, it’s become our annual tradition here at Go Game Guru to pause to reflect on the experiment and ask readers how they think things are going…

Weekly Go problems: Week 101


Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When playing Go, you need to constantly be thinking about how to create miai.. Intermediate Go problem: How can you exploit white’s shortage of liberties? Hard Go problem: It’s not hard to get the first move, but take a moment to consider what you’re going to do next…

Go: Master the game


The third video from the Play More Go project was released this week. As with the previous two videos, please feel free to share your thoughts and discuss the video with other Go players…