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 110

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s good style to live with as much territory as possible, but… Intermediate Go problem: When you’re defending, you should still look for small opportunities to create weaknesses… Hard Go problem: If you take your time, you’ll discover a deceptively simple answer…

Weekly Go problems: Week 109

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black only has three liberties, which means you can’t allow white to have more than two. Intermediate Go problem: This position sometimes appears in real games. Hard Go problem: Sometimes, in a game, you might need to make life in this sort of position. Don’t rush more than you need to…

Weekly Go problems: Week 108

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This is a shape which will come up again and again in your games. Intermediate Go problem: Don’t try to win every fight. Focus on the ones that matter instead. Hard Go problem: You don’t always have to win the capturing race to succeed…

Weekly Go problems: Week 107

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s important to be able to see which stones are important… Intermediate Go problem: When you find yourself in a tight position, you should look for forcing moves… Hard Go problem: When playing to kill, start reading by trying to narrow a group’s eyespace…

Weekly Go problems: Week 106

Here are weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Capturing stones isn’t always best. Intermediate Go problem: You need to consider your own liberties, as well as white’s. Hard Go problem: Move order is fundamental in Go.

Weekly Go problems: Week 105

Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: How can reduce white’s liberties while defending your stones against atari? Intermediate Go problem: It’s three liberties each, but how can you prevent white from connecting underneath? Hard Go problem: There are several vital points, so you’d better read first and find the best way to attack…

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…

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…