For a whole week, OGS will feature Public Lectures and Tournaments for everyone who would like to participate! Our goal is, to bring new players to the game and also have a great time with all the players that are already around. Tell your friends about it, too! But wait, there is more! You can help too! We encourage every player on OGS to offer Free Lessons and Free Teaching Games during the week! Take some time and help a Beginner!
Create a demo board on OGS and draw a nice picture with the drawing tool provided! Click on this text to switch to the official forum thread for the drawing contest! The contest will be held during the whole Learn Go Week, and winners will be decided by the public. Win some nice prizes!
We hope to see many beginners take part in the tournament, and wish you good games!
Here’s also some basic live tournament F.A.Q. when you are new to OGS:
1) How do I notice the tournament started?
- Check the upper right corner. You will notice a small blue square with a number, indicating the start of the tournament.
2) What do I do when I finished a game?
- Check the upper right corner. You will notice a small black square that will indicate your turn, once your next game starts!
3) The game ended, and I haven’t even noticed it started?!
- If your opponent plays first, you will not notice the new game
starting until he did his first move. If he times out without doing a
single move, you will get noticed that you won the game.
4) When will the Tournament start?
- That’s easy to find out! Just check out the links provided lower in this forum announcement.
Levvo (1 Dan)
In this lesson, Levvo will focus on the fundamentals of Go and teach you the differences between good and bad shapes. He will take a look at the whole board and improve your thinking about global and local moves!
-> 20:00, Friday, September 12
Mikasa (4 Dan)
Mikasa will focus on endgame, also called yose, in this lecture. A lot of beginners have problems with the correct moves for ending a game; Mikasa will focus on the proper moves! Beginners and experienced players are both welcome to learn and improve!
-> 20:00, Saturday, September 13
Xhu98 (2 Dan)
Xhu will be showing some very interesting games from his childhood and explain them in detail! His analysis will help beginners and experienced players alike, to see typical mistakes and to improve at the game!
-> 12:00, Sunday, September 14
Kuroneko’s Lecture will be in a video stream live at twitch.tv. Beginners and experienced players are both very welcome to have a good time and enjoy the show. Kuroneko is a regular streamer with a very friendly attitude and helps all of his viewers to improve at Go!
-> 23:59, Monday, September 15
A lesson for total beginners! Pathogenix and Franzisa will be showing the absolute basics and then go in-detail on standard tips and tricks, that every beginner should have heard of.
-> 18:00, Tuesday, September 16
A lot of beginners start their playing career on a 9x9 board. So why not learn something about the 9x9 board by a Dan player and his assistent. Prepare to learn about the specific differences to the other board sizes and learn something new, making you stronger on the small boards!