How do I get to advanced shitter level in go?

How do I get to advanced shitter level in go? I've been playing a bunch of 9x9 but I still only have kind of an idea what i should be doing.
Also go thread I guess.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you even care about this rice-dick game?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      it looks cool and it's fun.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump
    Also, is there anything like lichess or chesstempo tactics for go?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never heard of Go. How does it work?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The absolute basics: https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Take turns placing stones trying to capture territory by surrounding areas with your stones. If you surround your opponents stones then you get to take their stones, giving you points for both the stones you took and the territory that they used to occupy now being yours. Stones of the same color that are adjacent to each other are connected and cannot be captured unless you also surround all the connected stones as well. It's possible to connect stones in a such a way that they cannot be captured, either surrounding them would require an impossible move or because trying to surround them would inevitably result in those attacking stones being captured. This makes any stones connected to that "living" shape invincible. Eventually most if not all the stones on the board are part of one of these invincible shapes, and the game ends when both players no longer wish to place more stones. One point is gained for each empty space surrounded by their stones, for enemy stones they have captured, and for each enemy stone in their territory that would inevitably be captured were the game to continue, as well as one point for space that removing that stone would create.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buy some books. Do some puzzles. There's a huge selection of life or death puzzles on OGS. There's some good mobile apps that offer daily challenges that I've found useful too. I use Badukpop. Really though books and actually playing the game are the best way.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Take turns placing stones trying to capture territory by surrounding areas with your stones. If you surround your opponents stones then you get to take their stones, giving you points for both the stones you took and the territory that they used to occupy now being yours. Stones of the same color that are adjacent to each other are connected and cannot be captured unless you also surround all the connected stones as well. It's possible to connect stones in a such a way that they cannot be captured, either surrounding them would require an impossible move or because trying to surround them would inevitably result in those attacking stones being captured. This makes any stones connected to that "living" shape invincible. Eventually most if not all the stones on the board are part of one of these invincible shapes, and the game ends when both players no longer wish to place more stones. One point is gained for each empty space surrounded by their stones, for enemy stones they have captured, and for each enemy stone in their territory that would inevitably be captured were the game to continue, as well as one point for space that removing that stone would create.

      Thx

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What books do you recommend?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him, but start with The second book of go, then maybe after you hit single digit kyu ranks continue with Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go, Attack and Defense, and Tesuji.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The single best English internet resource on go: https://senseis.xmp.net

          There are a lot of very good English go books. A big difference between go and chess is that strategy is a LOT more important in go, and it is something you can discuss with people and learn from books. There are many more named concepts than in chess, and they matter a lot more at a beginner level, where chess is completely dominated by tactics.

          It doesn't really matter what you read as long as you read a bunch, but I would recommend these books to a beginner:
          Learn To Play Go series by Janice Kim
          Elementary Go Series, particularly Attack and Defense, also In The Beginning and Tesuji
          Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

          Tactics are still very important so do a lot of tsumego, there are many apps and books for this, find one you like

          Stop playing 9x9 once you stop constantly losing territories to invasions on the first and second line. I mean you can still do it but 19x19 is a lot more fun once you start understanding the basics of strategy.

          Thanks for the recommendations

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I suggest getting invested in a game that you'll more easily be able to find players for

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not hard to find players, unless you mean irl, but that's the same with any abstract game that isn't chess.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        but playing games in person is one of the great joys of playing games

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not hard to find players, unless you mean irl, but that's the same with any abstract game that isn't chess.

      but playing games in person is one of the great joys of playing games

      go isn't as big as chess in north america or europe, but it's still easier to find games for than most of the niche shit we usually talk about on /tg/, so it really doesn't seem like that much of a stretch.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    To learn Go: First, lose 50 games.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.youtube.com/c/NickSibicky/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was trying to do the same with Riichi Mahjongg, but my brain's too stuck on treating it like a rummy game to be any good at it. I got just good enough to beat Chinese people in games, but got destroyed whenever I played the Japanese.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i assume you play that yostar game for riichi mahjong? its degen as shit but its pretty fun if not

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The single best English internet resource on go: https://senseis.xmp.net

    There are a lot of very good English go books. A big difference between go and chess is that strategy is a LOT more important in go, and it is something you can discuss with people and learn from books. There are many more named concepts than in chess, and they matter a lot more at a beginner level, where chess is completely dominated by tactics.

    It doesn't really matter what you read as long as you read a bunch, but I would recommend these books to a beginner:
    Learn To Play Go series by Janice Kim
    Elementary Go Series, particularly Attack and Defense, also In The Beginning and Tesuji
    Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

    Tactics are still very important so do a lot of tsumego, there are many apps and books for this, find one you like

    Stop playing 9x9 once you stop constantly losing territories to invasions on the first and second line. I mean you can still do it but 19x19 is a lot more fun once you start understanding the basics of strategy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      and If you take away just one thing from my comment it should be to read Learn to Play Go by Janice Kim. Those books are legit excellent.

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