The Rules of Go

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Language ENRU
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In this course you will learn the rules of Go in all of their simplicity and splendor. 

The rules of Go could in fact be presented in a single video lesson. This course however has a different purpose. It is meant to make sure you can play your first games even without a teacher standing over your shoulder. Not only will you learn Go rules but you will also acquire some basic Go skills. All of this will help you have more fun playing Go and maybe even get your first wins.

After learning the rules of Go, we recommend trying to play a few games (on a 9×9 board) and then proceed to the next course — The Fundamentals of Go on 13×13. Also take a look at this beginner’s guide.

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Teacher

Vadim Efimenko 4d

Amateur Go player and nerdy Go research aficionado. Co-founder of Go Magic.
Not enough magic? Vadim offers Go lessons

Course Includes

7 Lessons
11 Quizzes
~ 45 min

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Posted 6 days ago

It is my first course, and I love it! As a total beginner, I found the videos incredibly instructive. I love the exercises included in the course, they are perfect for someone just starting. After completing the course, I now understand how a Go game should be played. The teacher's explanations are fantastic and the illustrations on the goban are really useful. I would give it 6 stars if I could!

Posted 7 days ago

A great course to start playing and understanding the game of Go

Posted 7 days ago

This course helped me understand the basics of Go, in a engaging and fun way.

Posted 1 week ago

Very clear

Posted 2 weeks ago

Good course

Posted 2 weeks ago

A good platform for start playing and understanding the basic rules!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Good overview over the basics of Go!

Posted 3 weeks ago

This provides a basic introduction in a smooth and modern format. Thanks!

Posted 3 weeks ago

A great tool. Very clean, easy to follow, easy to understand. Great for introducing newcomers in our club to the game. Once newcomers complete, we know exactly where they can begin to explore the game of go. This makes teachers have more structure for developing their brand new students!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Great video course. It's best way to introduce Go to someone: production's quality is astonishing, theory is given patiently and in very clever way.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looks like a good tutorial for someone that has no idea of go

Posted 4 weeks ago

Some of the best English language content online to learn Go. It is thorough and well structured to introduce the core concepts of the game

Posted 1 month ago

Vadim explains core concepts in a way that is clear and engaging. The interactive sections of the course help drive home what you've learned, helping to improve understanding of the game through repeated practice.

Posted 1 month ago

The interactivity with the videos and exercises is nice. After completing the first lesson I definitely felt like I new enough to start playing.

Posted 1 month ago

I really appreciate this course it is very professional and useful

Posted 1 month ago

This was recommended and I enjoyed it. I can't wait to play more games

Posted 1 month ago

I loved it. I've been playing for a little while, putting things together here and there, but most resources feel clunky or have a very unfriendly UI. Go Magic is a resource I can share with people of all interest levels.

Posted 1 month ago

Thank you.

Posted 1 month ago

Very good introduction. I've been randomly reading and watching videos with no results but here we have a very strong idea of the basics and especially the complexity that you will have to face. But now I'm ready to move on.

Posted 1 month ago

Outstanding course aiming simplicity and depth (still for coming) at the same time.

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