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albyg

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trying to learn this game Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:59 AM
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My son who is going to start grad school next year for chem engineering starting playing this game about 9 or 10 years old. From the first day he got the game I could not beat him by the time he was twelve he gave up trying to teach me. I would love to surprise him one day in about 4 years when he gets his phd and beat his pants off at this game. Can anyone suggest any tutorials, honestly he tried to teach me but i fell like I am playing chess iwth invisible pieces, very frustrating. thx


馬鹿マイケル

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Re: trying to learn this game Posted: Jan 12, 2015 9:17 PM
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This should help you. http://playgo.to/iwtg/en/

rosseforp

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Re: trying to learn this game Posted: Feb 7, 2015 5:56 PM
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Also 321go.org is a very sofisticated introduction to the game of Go, with more then 3.000 exercises

pustule

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Re: trying to learn this game Posted: Feb 20, 2015 5:27 PM
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There are often players who enjoy teaching beginners at local go clubs.

Try to find a club in your area. If you are in the USA, you can look here:

http://www.usgo.org/where-play-go

You can also look here:

http://senseis.xmp.net/?GoPlacesInTheUSA

If you live elsewhere, you can try here:

http://senseis.xmp.net/?GoPlaces

or perhaps one of these links will be helpful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Go_organizations

I also recommend playing on line at a site that is good for beginners. I would try KGS (http://gokgs.com) because they have a ranking system that is reasonably accurate in the weaker ranks, an "automatch" system that pairs players with similar strengths, a "Beginner's Room", and a "Teaching Room". Most of the people there are friendly and helpful.

Play as many games as you can in a month (at least one a day, more if possible). Don't worry if you keep losing, just concentrate on winning the current game.

Once you have played 30 or more games in that month, go to http://senseis.xmp.net/?PagesForBeginners and learn some theory. Your experience from playing and losing will make this study more valuable and helpful than reading it with none.

I hope this was helpful. Good luck, and don't get discouraged.

--Pustule--


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