Go Problems

Solving Go problems is a great way to get better at Go because it helps to build your 'Go muscles'. It's fun too! Have a look at these Go problems and see for yourself.

Weekly Go problems: Week 130

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And we’re back! Here are the weekly Go problems for week 130. Easy Go problem: There’s an eye bulging vital point in White’s shape. Intermediate Go problem: Try to anticipate how the capturing race will unfold before playing. Hard Go problem: Solving a ridiculous looking problem often requires a ridiculous looking move…

Weekly Go problems: Week 129

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s easy to think that this shape is already alive, but look more closely. Intermediate Go problem: You need to seek out the best possible moves instead of just accepting life. Hard Go problem: This sort of shape can be confusing in real games…

Weekly Go problems: Week 128

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This week’s problems are all about shortage of liberties. Intermediate Go problem: Capturing White requires a delicate move order. Hard Go problem: Sometimes I feel guilty because I don’t care whether my stones live or die…

Weekly Go problems: Week 127

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The best moves are usually those that combine attack and defense. Intermediate Go problem: This shape is the result of a joseki. A lot of players don’t realize that Black can still live in the corner. Hard Go problem: If you allow White to maximize her eyespace, she’ll live easily.

Weekly Go problems: Week 126

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The eye stealing tesuji is useful in life and death problems too. Intermediate Go problem: If you focus too much on capturing stones, you’ll often overlook good moves. Hard Go problem: Reduce White’s eyespace, then look for a vital point.

Weekly Go problems: Week 125

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This is a tesuji you need to know. It’s all in the first move. Intermediate Go problem: Mastering this technique will see you through many difficult situations. Hard Go problem: Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race…

Weekly Go problems: Week 124

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: The key to this problem is finding the vital points in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: The first of the Golden Rules of Go is ‘greed leads not to success’. Hard Go problem: Black needs to make an eye in sente…

Weekly Go problems: Week 123

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Taking away eye shape often helps to reduce liberties too. Intermediate Go problem: Looking for moves that create miai helps you to maintain your balance in the middle game. Hard Go problem: Never write your dead stones off completely…

Weekly Go problems: Week 122

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You shouldn’t always be satisfied with small gains. Intermediate Go problem: What’s the best endgame move for Black? Hard Go problem: You need to get to the vital point quickly…

Weekly Go problems: Week 121

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Do you know how Black should resolve things in the corner? Intermediate Go problem: This is the continuation of a common joseki… Hard Go problem: This problem was sent to us by Go Game Guru reader Edmund Shaw…