Tsumego Challenge November 2017 - For Kyu Player

Find the only move!


Black to live (or escape?). E2 won't work, white can connect at G1.
Source: A simple reading problem.  Go World #1, May-June 1977

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Ultimate Go Problem Collection (SGF)

A Must Have Collection for Serious Go Player

Finally! After long time research about "the most effective way to become dan player", here is my private tsumego collection.

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This package also contains rare collection that is very difficult to find on internet.

Weiqi Life and Death 1000 Problems (Book Review)


Weiqi Life and Death 1000 Problems is a Chinese tsumego & tesuji book edited by Wang Zhipeng  and published by Beijing Sport University Press in 2000. It is 385-pages in length with 1000-problems & solutions. The problems are categorized into two main sections: tsumego and tesuji; then further broken into 10 and 15 thematic subsections respectively.

Tsumego Challenge August 2017 For SDK Player!

I found an interesting tsumego (life and death) problem.
Its not as easy as you think.
Some people fail to understand that 1-1 is essential in this problem.


1400 Commented Pro Games Collection (SGF)

Understanding Pro Player's Moves

All commented moves make you understand Go better. There are total 1463 pro games, commentary in English. If you want to learn pro moves, this collection is for you! Very recommended for SDK & Shodan player. Open the sgf file with sgf editor like Multigo.


credit: GoGameWorld.com (it seems GoGameWorld.com is no longer available.)
download here
password rar: shinkaya.blogspot.com

Why Tsumego is So Important?

In ancient China, people were not scoring territory at all, but instead just the stones on the board. So originally, Go was about "gaining life for as many stones as possible" instead of territory. Building a territory - i.e. an area where no opponent's stones are able to live - was just one strategy to secure life for many stones later. In other words, Go was just about life & death!

When the Japanese changed the rules to territory scoring as they found this more elegant than scoring stones, the rules of Go were cut apart from the original idea, which lead to the widespread misbelief among amateurs that Go would basically be about just fencing in points.

239 Graded Go Problems For Beginner (SGF)

A must have life&death problem collection for Newbie

If you just started playing Go, then this problem collection is for you! Commentary in English, its  easy to self-taught. You can also use this problem collection to teach your kid or other player who just started playing Go.
Download here

Need more tsumego? Find more in this site.

Tsumego Life & Death Problem For DDK Player (SGF)

Another collection for Double Digit Kyu Player (20kyu~10kyu). Cho Chikun Encyclopedia Life and Death - Elementary contains 900 problems. You can improve your skill by solving tsumego daily. Don't forget to use good app such as Gogrinder to customize your daily problems.


Download the SGF file here

AlphaGo Selfplay 50 Games - God of Go (SGF)

AlphaGo is a computer go program developed by the Google company DeepMind. It was the first program to reach pro level. In Jan 2016 it was reported that AlphaGo had played a match against the European champion Fan Hui (in Oct 2015) and won 5-0.

Chinese Problem Collection - Guan Zi Pu (PDF)

Recommended for 2kyu ~ 5dan player!

Guan Zi Pu (官子谱) is a large classic Chinese problem collection (1473 problems) in circulation from the sixteenth century onwards.


The name implies endgame problems, and the collection has many examples of a relatively unusual type of question: not orthodox life and death, but ways to attack a group that can live with best play, but at the cost of points to the defender. The collection expanded to include many types of problems - effectively any way of exploiting bad shape.

153 Selected Chinese Go Problems (SGF)

Selected 153 Problems to improve your Go skill. I have not check all the contents. But its worthed to try. Recommended for 5kyu to 2dan player.

The History of The World's Best Go Players

Artificial Intelligence has surpassed humankind, and brought us a step closer to witnessing perfect play. Here you can see on video, the history of world best Go player. Of course AlphaGo is today number one. My favorite human player is Lee Changho.

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