Total Newbie

I’ve admired and “played at” Go for decades…

I now, at the age of 74, finally want to become an “accomplished” player…

All Advice Welcome :blush:


Welcome! Play and have fun!

If you want a friendly correspondence game with a youngster (only 54!), feel free to send me a challenge.


This forum has a ton of great resources, and the people here are absolutely willing to help with any questions you may have. In other words, you came to the right place. :slight_smile:

This post has a great list of beginner resources: Free Resources for Beginners
It’s from 2016, so it may be missing some more recent stuff, but the resources are helpful nonetheless.

Here’s a list of resources created by members of the OGS community: OGS Community Go resources

I found In Sente’s beginner series very helpful when I was starting out.
Nick Sibicky’s lectures and Dwyrin’s basics series are also great, but probably more suitable for DDKs or stronger.

Hope these help!


Thanks :blush:

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Thanks for all the links! :blush:


Double Digit Kyu.

10k or worse basically.

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Thanks :blush:

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Maybe you have a goclub nearby, you can check the go federation website to find it.

Welcome Alex.

I wrote this 19x19 for beginners series with players like you in mind - trying to impart the things I wish I had known when I was just starting out. Maybe see if you like the intro, and then I’ve got 3 more articles on the fundamentals:


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Appreciate you message…

I’ve visited and I checked out Many things…

Very welcome place you’ve got :blush:


Welcome to OGS, hope you have a lot of fun playing and chatting here.

One more thing …

Documentation & FAQ (Help) will supply you with a lot of info about playing go on OGS.
Click left of OGS logo and select Documentation & FAQ.



Thanks a heap :blush: :blush:

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THANKS for the TIP :smiley:

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