The Rules of Go

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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 5 days ago

A simple but effective introduction for many people to the game of Go. This free lesson covers the basics one would learn from most beginner books on the game but in a fun and interactive format. I would recommend people also get a cheap Go board alongside a beginner book so you get the best of both worlds.

Posted 6 days ago

Very good course

Posted 2 weeks ago

Amazing, simple and easy to follow

Posted 2 weeks ago

I’m currently ~8k [OGS] but just finished this beginner course JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT 😄 “Fun”? Yes, it’s SO MUCH FUN watching Vadim, he’s an EXCELLENT TEACHER, with great humour also, these videos are wonderful “edutainment”! And Go Magic’s video editing is PURE GENIUS, these are THE BEST VIDEOS I’ve ever watched — and I’ve watched many! THANK YOU for all the free stuff you’re offering! 🙏 🙇 ❤️

Posted 2 weeks ago

Great course for beginners!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Great courses, thank you !

Posted 3 weeks ago

すごい!!🍙🎈

Posted 3 weeks ago

This was the best resource I could find for learning how to play Go!

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ít so good

Posted 4 weeks ago

It is an excellent course and fun while learning

Posted 4 weeks ago

An excellent introduction into the rules and strategies of Go!

Posted 4 weeks ago

thanks! that's a nice and interactive introduction. I wish I'd came here before reading a book about go but it still was really useful

Posted 4 weeks ago

videos and explanations are very easy to follow and understand, the examples are beautifully made too.

Posted 1 month ago

There is a mistake in the eyes 2 test. You ask if an unsettled group is alive or dead, and give only those two option. I clicked "dead", because it is obviously not alive yet. Which was "wrong".

Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Posted 1 month ago

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

Posted 1 month ago

Very clear

Posted 2 months ago

Good course

Posted 2 months ago

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

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