I dont understand 30 kyu puzzle

Hello ,

This is my first post and a go newbie.

I dont understand this 30 kyu puzzle https://online-go.com/puzzle/140 can someone help me out.


Hello @vo1,

I think this puzzle asks for White to kill Black’s corner group, which should have a Black stone at the very corner of the board. Hope this helps! :smile:

Cheers, xhu98
OGS Team

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I dont understand,this whole Go is so weird unlike chess and confusing !

It’s not a 30 kyu puzzle, in my opinion

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@vo1 This might be a good starting point: https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go

We designed this tutorial to walk you through the basics of Go. It’s one of my favorite pages on OGS and I’m sure you’ll get the hang of this beautiful game! :smile:

Cheers, xhu98
OGS Team


Once you get used to it it can be more natural and intuitive than chess. Of course, if you’ve invested a significant amount of time into improving at chess, then the feeling of being lost playing go will no doubt be magnified in comparison to your comparatively sound understanding of chess. But yeah, I agree with saxmaam, that’s not a 30k puzzle. 30k puzzles should be the equivalent of mate in 1 or maybe white to win the exchange in one move. They should be designed to help beginners understand how the rules fit together to create a coherent game.

Oh, and I’m terrible at chess: I’ve been stumped by mate in one puzzles. :frowning:

I think that there’s a slight typo in your post as it is black trying to kill the white group, if I’m not mistaken.

Sorry, my mistake.

Don’t forget about the colour change option for the puzzle.

Oh, my bad; I forgot about that.

One more thing they dont mention whom to play (black or white )?!

If you hover your mouse over an empty space, a shadow of the stone you’re about to place will appear. It will be grey if you are black to play and white if vice versa.

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