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!

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