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 135

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Sometimes groups have fewer liberties than they seem to. Intermediate Go problem: Do you get the sense that White’s shape is quite short of liberties? Hard Go problem: There are many cases where exchanging a hane on the second line just reduces your liberties…

Weekly Go problems: Week 134

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Liberties are important in life and death problems too. Intermediate Go problem: Once work out why normal moves aren’t good enough, the solution may present itself. Hard Go problem: Being quick to spot vital points can sometimes cause a kind of blindness…

Weekly Go problems: Week 133

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are two vital points in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: These kinds of situations call for subtlety. Hard Go problem: The key point is unclear, but if you focus on the fundamentals you’ll get your bearings…

Weekly Go problems: Week 132

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are some things you can only get away with in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: When direct moves don’t work, you should think about offering a trade. Hard Go problem: Playing moves that are gote is fine, as long as you still make them count…

Weekly Go problems: Week 131

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need to find two very useful tesuji, but first remember the basics. Intermediate Go problem: What’s the fastest way to reduce White’s liberties? Hard Go problem: The shape is a bit confusing, but if you’ve solved previous weeks’ problems you’ll be able to find the vital point.

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.