Chinese commentaries on Pro games

Hey folks, I’d like to learn Chinese and study go at the same time, I wondered if anyone knows a source of written pro commentaires on contemporary games? Ejournals, go zines, websites, or, most preferred, books?

Any response, would be very welcome!

Thanks in advance!! ^^


I have identified a series Go books in chinese, but am unable to find a source to directly buy them from America. Guess I will just buy them in China next time I am there.

If you can listen chinese, the resources are abundant. If you are interested in more, let me know, but typically the sites will push you related topics once you watch one. So I will just give you some examples:

This youtube channel has all the current top pro tournaments, LG cup, Samsung cup, chinese A legaue, you name it, commented by chinese 6-9p.

A chinese 3p teaching channel.

On chinese stream site,

A 100 joseki series by a chinese 6p.

A 60 common shapes series by a chinese 6p. This is a very practically useful series, talking about the common shapes, their ajis and how to attack them etc.

Hope you can take advantage of them.


Hey @drifterwolf, that’s awesome, thanks a lot! The bilibili series seems very good! I subscribed to Jian Jian, and several other yt channels with related content, but I don’t catch swat for the time being, I don’t understand spoken Chinese at all, at least for the time being😅 I still watch them tho, to get the sound and I can follow along the sequences more or less. ^^

I was specifically looking for written commentaires because I think I could work my way through it with pleco and the Chinese go terms entry in Sensei’s library. Maybe you know Yuan Zhou’s english book Recent top pro games fully explained, I’m looking for similar content in chinese. I imagine that there is heaps of it, but it’s hard to find on the net for me. If you got any advice on how or where I could find it I’d be very happy!

here is a website that may serve you well, i almost forgot:

you need to register and inside, there are commentaries of pro games. not necessarily the most recent ones.

good luck figuring this out :joy:

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Haha, thank you, I used 101 mainly for lifendeath puzzles, I found some commentaries on the games by Fan Xiping!

There are also lots n lots of game records of contemporary games, this is a good ressource!

Via Sensei’s library I learned about a Chinese semi-montly go magazine, 围棋 天地 - Wéiqí Tiāndì - The World Of Weiqi, and maybe I’ll able to order them through a Chinese bookstore in Paris.


Hi @𝕯𝖚𝖒𝖕𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖌_𝖔𝖋_𝕯𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍, not sure if you are still looking for such resources. I have something you might be interested.

I have many e-books in Chinese, one of them is go commentary for games played by top professionals such as Lee Sedol & Gu Li etc, written by Mr. Wang YuHui 7P. I think he also owns a Go online education company in China as well. Just leave an email if you are interested.

Also, if you would like something more up to date, such as go commentary on the recent Samsung Cup or other pro-games played in 2022. Mr. Hu YaoYu 7P has a channel with his written review updated quite regularly. However, you need to download an app called Wechat (the most used social app in China, you can find it in Google Play or Apple Store, depend on your device). Then search for Mr. Hu YaoYu’s name in Chinese 胡耀宇. You can find all sorts of Go related articles in his channel, including Go tutorials and Go commentaries.

Hope you find the infomation useful, if you need anything, i’m glad i can be of help.


It depends a bit from where you start. Learning written chinese is not easy and takes time.

Concerning weiqi specifically i estimated at around 500 characters (hanzi) to learn which is few and may give you a guess on what’s going on. But to read a book the quantity will be much higher (and all words made of the characters).

Note that specialized weiqi words are unknown from the general chinese public.

As said you can find materials on QQ or wechat in their groups. The chinese weiqi association for example has this. Automatic translation can be found their too, and that helps even if not perfect.

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@Groin ty for your advice!! I thought with the little dictioinary of Chinese weiqi terms on Sensei’s + pleco I might be able to work through it? :thinking:

Well for a tsumego book if you don’t care on the commentaries could be.
For example there are different ways to say right, good, variation… already.

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