OGS Community Go resources


Hello all! I thought it would be nice to have a comprehensive list of all the resources that are made by our own members. We all like Yeonwoo, Dwyrin and Sensei’s Library (heavily biased, thank you), but if it’s easy to access material made by our own community, it will be easier to support each other and help each other improve!
Also, I’m pretty sure it will decrease some bookmarks. :wink:


- Keep categories and formatting consistent.
- Include member’s name, if possible.
- Minimize the clicks (link directly to the source, if possible, not only the relevant thread).
Anyone interested to be featured in this list or want to suggest someone, please provide your link below. Only conditions to be a part of OGS community and the material to be Go-related.

YouTube/Twitch Channels

Sofiam’s YT channel
Sofiam’s Twitch channel
antonTobi’s YT channel
antonTobi’s Twitch channel
xhu98’s YT channel
xhu98’s Twitch channel
gennan’s YT channel
martin3141’s Twitch channel
Archbob’s YT channel

Youtube playlists (for more specific content)

9x9 series Crazy Nines w/Mark5000 (xhu98’s channel)
Sun Zhe vs Fujisawa Rina Review in 24 parts (see also forum thread)

OGS Forum Article Tutorials

Mark5000’s 9x9 Amateur-Hour Strategy Thread
Go lessons in broad strokes, by mark5000


Introduction: Making Sense of Go
Part 1: Sente and Gote
Part 2: Setting your Stones
Part 3: Playing a Balanced Opening
Part 4: Joseki Basics
Part 5: The Stages of the Game
Part 6: Shape - Playing with Blocks in the Sandbox

Pedantry from yebellz

Essential Life and Death Patterns Study Group
Odd Cases in the Japanese Rules (pedantry)
Life and Death Example under Chinese Rules
Analysis of Harry Fearnley’s Circular Hanezeki
Discussion of Igo Hatsuyoron 120

OGS Demo Board Tutorials

mark5000's Becoming 9 Kyu - A Series for Beginners

See also the forum thread
Lesson 1: Joseki - Principles and Importance https://online-go.com/review/54051
Lesson 2: Opening - Preparation for Battle https://online-go.com/review/54308
Lesson 3: Tactics - Pivotal Stones vs. Useless Stones https://online-go.com/demo/56290
Lesson 4: Joseki - One-Point Jump https://online-go.com/demo/56802
Lesson 5: Opening - Corners, Sides, Center https://online-go.com/demo/57081
Lesson 6: Tactics - Eye-Stealing Tesuji https://online-go.com/demo/57653
Lesson 7: Joseki - Knight’s Move https://online-go.com/demo/57829
Lesson 8: Opening - Big Moves https://online-go.com/demo/58570
Lesson 9: Tactics - Making Shape https://online-go.com/review/393310
Lesson 10: Joseki - Attachment https://online-go.com/review/394712
Lesson 11: Opening - Two Rules https://online-go.com/demo/view/395780
Lesson 12: Tactics - Destroying Shape https://online-go.com/demo/397979
Lesson 13: Life & Death - 1-2 Point https://online-go.com/demo/398015
Lesson 14: Joseki - Pincer https://online-go.com/demo/399392
Lesson 15: Opening - Corner Importance & Invasion https://online-go.com/demo/402823
Lesson 16: Tactics - Connecting https://online-go.com/demo/403119
Lesson 17: Life & Death - Shortage of Liberties https://online-go.com/demo/404537
Lesson 18: Joseki - Common 3-4 High Approach https://online-go.com/demo/405819
Lesson 19: Opening - Approaches & Enclosures https://online-go.com/demo/407179
Lesson 20: Tactics - Taking Sente https://online-go.com/demo/408369
Lesson 21: Life & Death - Don’t Respond Blindly https://online-go.com/demo/409504
Lesson 22: Joseki - Side 3-4 High Approach https://online-go.com/demo/410900
Lesson 23: Opening - The Value of Defense https://online-go.com/demo/410945
Lesson 24: Tactics - Inducing Liberty Shortage https://online-go.com/demo/413077
Lesson 25: Life & Death - Making Ko https://online-go.com/demo/414221
Lesson 26: Joseki - Easy Magic Sword https://online-go.com/demo/415447
Lesson 27: Opening - Playing on the Sides https://online-go.com/demo/416688
Lesson 28: Tactics - Rules for Capturing Races https://online-go.com/demo/417933
Lesson 29: Life & Death - Life by Liberty Shortage https://online-go.com/demo/419157
Lesson 30: Joseki - 3-4 Low Approach One-Space Low Pincer https://online-go.com/demo/420475
Lesson 31: Opening - Principles of Extending https://online-go.com/demo/421692
Lesson 32: Tactics - Reduction Tesuji https://online-go.com/demo/424261
Lesson 33: Life & Death - Mutual Life https://online-go.com/demo/427026
Lesson 34: Joseki - 3-4 Low Approach Two-Space High Pincer https://online-go.com/demo/428400
Lesson 35: Opening - Principles of Extending - https://online-go.com/demo/429881
Lesson 36: Tactics - Net https://online-go.com/demo/431300
Lesson 37: Life & Death - Corner Properties https://online-go.com/demo/432748
Lesson 38: Joseki - Three-Space Low Pincer https://online-go.com/demo/434305
Lesson 39: Opening - Big Moves on the Sides https://online-go.com/demo/435391
Lesson 40: Tactics - Attacking https://online-go.com/demo/436745
Lesson 41: Life & Death - Vital Points https://online-go.com/demo/438104
Lesson 42: Joseki - Two-Space Low Approach https://online-go.com/demo/439394
Lesson 43: Opening - Developing Frameworks https://online-go.com/demo/440752
Lesson 44: Tactics - Sacrificing https://online-go.com/demo/445001
Lesson 45: Life & Death - Ten Thousand Year Ko https://online-go.com/demo/446501
Lesson 46: Joseki - 3-3 Shoulder Hit https://online-go.com/demo/447930
Lesson 47: Opening - Active Play https://online-go.com/demo/449543
Lesson 48: Tactics - Clamp https://online-go.com/demo/451870
Lesson 49: Life & Death - Death in the Hane https://online-go.com/demo/454793
Lesson 50: Joseki - 3-3 Approaches https://online-go.com/demo/458474
Lesson 51: Opening - Importance of Reading https://online-go.com/demo/465678
Lesson 52: Tactics - Shortage of Liberties to Rescue Stones https://online-go.com/demo/469734
Lesson 53: Life & Death - Placements https://online-go.com/demo/473407
Lesson 54: Joseki - 5-4 Josekis https://online-go.com/demo/477681

Mark5000’s Guide to the Opening (v2)
Lord_o_o_Spoon’s Basic’s for beginners
mark5000’s 19x19 Opening Explorer

OGS Puzzle Collections

Puzzle collection by Shinuito (in progress)
A Beginner’s Guide to Go by Starline (not very actively maintained)

SGF Libraries

Fridays with xhu98


81 Little Lions - An introduction to the 9x9 board for advanced beginners- revised edition (original edition here)
Multilingual Go Book Project (see also forum thread)
Charles Matthews’ classic “Shape Up” (PDF) (see also forum thread)
Planet Tsumego Book :moneybag:
Spindrift Tsumego Book :moneybag:


KataGo (strongest open-source AI, see also forum thread)
KaTrain (KataGo based bots/teaching/analysis, see also forum thread and YouTube)
BesoGo (web-based SGF editor, see also forum thread)


The conquest of Go on Steam by Wolfeystudios (coming soon)


Learn to Play Go Already! (see also forum thread)
OGS Stats by Chinitsu (see also forum thread)
Map of Go Players and Clubs

Please let me know about other categories I have not included, since I don’t use everything on the site.

P.S. I remember @le_4TC, @_Sofiam and @wolfeystudios because they are the most recent ones, please don’t be offended if I forgot any of you.
@tonybe, can you please provide your Forum thread tutorial links? Search feature isn’t helpful.


Thanks for organizing all of these in one place! Here are the 19X19 FOR BEGINNERS articles I’ve written so far - thank you for thinking of them.

Also - it took me a minute to realize you left a topic heading for me in your post to edit it. Done now.


Thanks! I’ll just change them to hyperlinks so it’s easier to navigate.

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Thanks for cleaning that up - what happened before seemed to be the automatic formatting when I copy/pasted the HTML links.


I added my “becoming 9 kyu” series. And I earned my wiki editor badge in the process!


FYI, I’m not changing all those links. :stuck_out_tongue:

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There’s a nice use of the hidden text/dropdown arrows :slight_smile:


I just added a few new entries to nearly every category. I also created two new categories, “Books” and “Websites”, and renamed “Games” to “Software”.

How do we define “members”? The vast majority of Go content creators have accounts on OGS, so this could be a very large list that would already include people like Dwyrin.

By the way, for @mark5000’s becoming 9 kyu series, perhaps it would make sense to just link to the forum thread, which already indexes all of the demo boards, instead of linking all of the individual demo boards here.

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Its perfectly fine to have all the articles listed here to me with the small arrow trick to keep it light.
Its nice to stay in the topic (slow internet, less to click/open)
Besides this, what will be the difference between this list of resources and the “other resources” from the ogs website? That will make necessary to update both of them.

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I prefer whoever uses this thread to have to take as few steps as possible. So please everyone link to the “finished product”, if possible, for example directly to the book, or the article, not just the relevant thread.

Also, please keep the formatting consistent and include the member’s name.

I consider a member of the community whoever actively participates in the community. I doubt Dwyrin would ever participate in a forum discussion. That’s why I prefer anyone who wants to be included to reply with a comment. This thread is not an encyclopedia of Go resources and I wouldn’t want to clutter it with absolutely everyone involved with Go, just because they have an OGS account.

In short, if someone isn’t likely to see this thread or provide input, I wouldn’t include them.

I changed Games back, it feels weird to be under software. (yes, technically, but it feels weird to us simple people :stuck_out_tongue:)

  1. That I don’t think I even remembered it existed. Oops.
  2. That, now that I saw it, it’s a more extensive list, I’d like to focus on OGS community produced resources.

I created a ttorial *Waaay back at the beginning of lockdown.) If anyone wants to check over my work before thats cool by me. And, if its not good enough or not the right thing, then thats also cool. But i thought it was worth at least posting up in here.


Fridays with xhu98…the good old days :smiley:

It’s not certain when I’ll return to my YouTube or Twitch, but I’ll probably resume when I feel I’ve got the time and the production quality!


Thanks for putting this together and including my project, @Gia! I’m impressed by how thorough some of these resources are, such as Mark’s beginner series. I’m a fan of 9x9, so it’s also cool to see it getting attention with the 81 Little Lions book.


I added the YT playlists category, for when we need something more specific in a channel (I selfishly needed the crazy nines series and couldn’t easily find it, so :woman_shrugging:).


You might also like this

which I just added above


@sanderl - I’ve really enjoyed Katrain as a learning tool - maybe add it to the resources above?


Added, with minor change in formatting. Hope it looks ok @Gia :slight_smile:


It looks fine. :slight_smile:

Added Charles Matthews’ “Shape Up” which is hosted here on OGS.