Go (game)
Go (simplified Chinese: 围棋; traditional Chinese: 圍棋; pinyin: wéiqí, Japanese: 囲碁 igo, literal meaning: "encircling game", Korean: 바둑 baduk) is a board game involving two players th...
Go (game)
The game of Go is an ancient Asian board game involving the placing of stones on the intersections of lines on a board, with the object of surrounding more t...
Rules of Go
The rules of go have seen some variation over time and from place to place. This article discusses those sets of rules broadly similar to the ones currently in use in East Asia. Even among these, ther...
Life and death
Life and death is a fundamental concept in the game of Go, where the status of a distinct group of stones is determined as either being "alive", and may remain on the board indefinitely, or "dead," wh...
Go strategy and tactics
The game of Go has simple rules that can be learned very quickly but, as with chess and similar board games, complex strategies may be deployed by experienced players.
The whole board opening is c...
Go ranks and ratings
Skill in the traditional board game Go is measured by a number of different national, regional and online ranking and rating systems. Traditionally, go rankings have been measured using a system of da...
Go competitions
This is a list of professional Go tournaments, for competitors in the board game of Go. The tradition, initiated by the Honinbo Tournament in Japan, is for an event to be run annually, leading up to a...
Go players
This page gives an overview of well-known players of the game of Go throughout the ages. The page has been divided into sections based on the era in which the Go players played and the country in whic...
Go professional
A Go professional is a professional player of the game of Go. The minimum standard to acquire a professional diploma through one of the major go organisations is very high. The competition is tremendo...
Go complexity
The game of Go is one of the most popular games in the world.As a result of its elegant and simple rules, the game of Go has long been an inspiration for mathematical research. Chinese scholars of the...
Computer Go
Computer Go is the field of artificial intelligence (AI) dedicated to creating a computer program that plays Go, a traditional board game.
Go has long been considered a difficult challenge in the ...
Go software
There is an abundance of go software available to support players of the game of Go. This includes software programs that play Go themselves, programs that can be used to view and/or edit game records...
Go terms
Players of the game of Go often use jargon to describe situations on the board and surrounding the game. Such technical terms are likely to be encountered in books and articles about Go in English as ...
History of Go
The game of Go (Chinese: 圍棋, Pinyin: Wéiqí) originated in China in ancient times. It was considered one of the four essential arts of a cultured Chinese scholar in antiquity and is described as a wor...
Nihon Ki-in
The Nihon Ki-in (日本棋院), also known as the Japan Go Association, is the main organizational body for Go in Japan, overseeing Japan's professional system and issuing diplomas for amateur dan rankings. I...
Richard Bozulich
Richard Bozulich (born 1936) is an American author and publisher of go books in English and a college math professor. He co-founded the Ishi Press. He has worked with several Japanese professional pla...
Hayago
Hayago (早碁) is a Go term. It means "Quick go" or "Fast go". Most hayago games range 10 minutes plus 30 seconds for every move to 5 minutes plus 10 seconds.
List of professional Go tournaments
Ear reddening game
The ear-reddening game (Japanese: 耳赤の一局) is a game of go of the Edo period of Japan, played on September 11, 1846 between Honinbo Shusaku (black) and Inoue Genan Inseki (white). The game is probab...
Oteai
The Oteai (大手合, Ōteai) was a tournament used in Japan, by the Nihon Ki-in and Kansai Ki-in, to determine the ranking of its go professionals on the dan scale. It was instituted in the 1920s so...
Batoo
Batoo is a Korean variant of the board game Go. The name stems from a combination of the Korean words baduk (“Go”) and juntoo (“battle”). It is played entirely in cyberspace, and differs from Go in a ...
Avalanche joseki
The avalanche joseki (nadare joseki in Japanese) is one of the most celebrated joseki in the opening stage game of Go, and the one that has been most deeply studied in modern times. Hundreds of unique...
Joseki
In Go, joseki (定石, jōseki) are studied sequences of moves in the corner areas of the Go board, for which the result is considered balanced for both black and white sides. Because games typic...
McMahon system tournament
A McMahon system tournament is a generalized case of the Swiss system tournament, used for games such as go and chess.Like a Swiss tournament, all players compete in the same number of rounds against ...