Learn the basics of Go.

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Work through the checklist at your own pace and read linked articles for each item. You won't be a beginner for long!

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Fun Task
Do an interactive tutorial
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Fun Task
Create an OGS account
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Fun Task
Bookmark Sensei’s Library
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Go Term
Liberty
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Go Term
Atari
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Move
Ladder
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Move
Net
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Proverb
"Nets are better than ladders"
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Move
Snapback
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Move
Throw-in
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Move
The Crane’s Nest
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Skill
Capturing race
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Go Term
Seki
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Connect-and-die
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Skill
Keeping your stones connected
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Go Term
Dragon
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Move
Cut
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Go Term
Aji
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Move
One-point jump
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Move
Peep
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Proverb
"Even a fool connects against a peep"
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Go Term
Sente
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Go Term
Gote
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Move
Tiger’s mouth connection
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Move
Bamboo joint
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Go Term
Ko
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Move
Ko threat
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Go Term
Eye
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Go Term
False eye
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Reading
Life and death
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Skill
Killable shapes
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Reading
Captured vs dead
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Proverb
"Six die but eight live"
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Fun Task
Play your first 9x9 game
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Milestone
Win your first 9x9 game
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Go Term
Miai
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Go Term
Tsumego
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Mobile
Download Tsumego Pro
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Mobile
Try the Tsumego Pro daily problems
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Go Term
Go rankings
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Go Term
Komi
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Reading
The handicap system
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Go Term
Star point
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Go Term
Fuseki
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Move
Sanrensei
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Go Term
Shimari
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Go Term
Influence
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Go Term
Third line
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Move
Lantern procession
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Go Term
Fourth line
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Go Term
Tengen
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Fun Task
Play your first 13x13 game
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Milestone
Win your first 13x13 game
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Go Term
Joseki
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Fun Task
Bookmark a joseki dictionary
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Move
The 3-3 invasion
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Go Term
Moyo
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Skill
Playing lightly
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Move
Hane
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Proverb
"Hane at the head of two stones"
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Move
Double hane
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Move
Keima (knight’s move)
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Move
Ogeima (large knight’s move)
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Move
Monkey jump
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Move
Elephant jump
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Move
Tenuki
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Go Term
Tesuji
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Go Term
Dame
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Go Term
Ponnuki
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Go Term
Empty triangle
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Go Term
The B2 Bomber
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Fun Task
Play your first 19x19 game
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Milestone
Win your first 19x19 game
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Proverb
"Lose your first 50 games as quickly as possible"
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Fun Task
Lose your first 50 games
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Milestone
Get a solid ranking on OGS
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Go Term
SGF file
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Fun Task
Review your first game with MyShimari
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Fun Task
Make your profile public on MyShimari
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Watch
Watch or read β€œHikaru No Go”
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Watch
Watch β€œAlphaGo” documentary
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Watch
Watch a Go stream on Twitch
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Reading
Read β€œSnapback” adventure series
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Shop
Get a physical Go board
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Social
Play your first game on a physical board
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Social
Ask a stronger opponent for a game review
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Milestone
Achieve a 20 kyu ranking on OGS
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Fun Task
Join the BadukClub community
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Fun Task
Join the Open Study Room
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Social
Find a friend to learn Go with you
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Fun Task
Join the r/baduk subreddit
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Skill
Play a blitz game
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Fun Task
Join Mirth Turtle's Discord server
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Milestone
Achieve a 15 kyu ranking on OGS