Pro game viewer/ editor


Hi there,

I have used before now, but I was wondering if there was something better that did the same thing. I have an interest in going through old pro games but gives me the option to play moved and variations on the same board as the game… if that makes sense.

I remember one called something like Hattori or something but for the life of me I don’t remember the link and cant find it on google.


I just use CGoban but there are others like Sabaki, GoGui, Kombilo… here’s a list.

Here’s another. :smirk:


I think Sabaki is the Go board and sgf editor of choice recently. It is open source and frequently updated.

If you want to study games with AI assistance, Lizzie is a favorite of professionals and amateurs alike. It gives you a pretty win rate graph and move visualizations while the engine is thinking.


If you want it online, my favourite is


When I review pro games I find them on Waltheri (as BHydden linked) as it’s a beautifully designed site with a big database and positional search. It’s good especially for older and “classical-era” games.

Then I save the SGFs and open them in Drago, my local SGF viewer / editor, where I can guess moves and play out ideas I have. I can’t compare it to other editors as I haven’t used them, but I’ve been very happy with Drago – you can print games in kifu form, change the texture of the stones, and (I like this best) have optional numbering on the moves.


Thank you very much everyone. it was i was looking for. Its been such a long time since i have had a computer or been at a computer that I’ve not had much chance of looking at pro games and such so this is much appreciated!


For quick SGF viewing/editing I love Ilya Kirilov’s awesome “Web Go Board” extension for Chrome. It also exports beautiful animated GIFs, a feature I have often used.


I will have to have a look at this thank you! may be handy for phone use too.


I like the presentation of this at first glance. Do you know if there are any limits to the volume of branching&comments. Looking to create my own 9x9 fuseki record but not sure which app to use.


This is awesome! Thank you @trohde


That is something I do is make my own fuseki database for 9x9 I personally use multigo but it may be a little outdated to most people. currently the sgf file I have made is about 5-6 mb large.


I fear that won’t be possible.

No idea, you’ll have to ask Ilya on his plugin page or on

BTW Ilya Kirilov is also the developer of GoUniverse, an alternative, web-based KGS app.