The Fundamentals of Go on 13×13 — Remake

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Mastering core strategies and techniques
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Welcome to the updated “Fundamentals of Go on 13×13” course.

This course is the perfect starting point for beginners who have just learned the rules of Go and are looking to understand the basics of strategy and tactics on a 13×13 board. It’s an essential foundation that will also prepare you for playing on the more complex 19×19 board.

Once you’re comfortable with the material in this course, we recommend progressing to the more advanced Deeper into the game of Go on 19×19, which is the final course of our elementary trilogy designed to guide you from not knowing the rules to mastering the fundamentals and reaching a solid 12-10 kyu level.

Don’t forget to check out our beginner’s guide for more helpful tips and information.

The video lessons (without quizzes) are freely available on our YouTube channel.

You can also purchase the full course with quizzes using GM coins in the Store.

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Teacher

Vadim Efimenko 4d

Amateur Go player and nerdy Go research aficionado. Co-founder of Go Magic.
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$9.90
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Course Includes

17 Lessons
21 Quizzes
~ 2.5 hours

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Posted 5 days ago

I really enjoy the teaching style and the interactive quiz's that come up in the middle of the videos.

Posted 1 week ago

Thank you, great course 🙂

Posted 1 week ago

🙂

Posted 3 weeks ago

Clear, progressive teaching. Excellent explanations and examples. It’s worth going through several times to fully assimilate the lessons.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Great course with a lot of interesting principles in there.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Excelente curso para aprender las bases y empezar a adentrarse en el juego. Mientras lo haces da más ganas de jugar y aprender. Vale la pena pagarlo!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Things get serious with this course. There is a lot to take in. Its explained very patiently. This is such a meaty course and really, from my current beginner position, this seems to get to the core of the game. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Very valuable course. Will repeat it several times until I finally understand end game and life & death - challenging concepts explained well.:)

Posted 4 weeks ago

This course is great! I feel like the learning is well-paced. I have enough time to absorb what I'm learning while continuing to be challenged enough to maintain my engagement.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Great for learning basic strategy and tactics in go. I did notice a mistake in the "Status Determined" video, during the question posed in the middle. The group on the right was shown to be "still unsettled", and yet the only way to get this question correct is to mark the stones as absolutely dead. Still, the quality of this course was very good so I can overlook this error.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Pretty solid course! I enjoyed it very much. Very enlightening.

Posted 1 month ago

Very well made course. Good quality, easy to understand, educational and entertaining at the same time.

Posted 1 month ago

Showing all solutions to quizes with multiple good moves would be nice

Posted 1 month ago

I loved the detailed explanations and vadims teaching style!

Posted 1 month ago

I'm giving this course a 5-star rating based on the value of the material, not on its effectiveness. After taking this course, along with the legacy version, I still find myself losing the majority of my 13x13 games against opponents of similar rank. I hope the 19x19 course will hold more lessons on strategies and tactics that will indeed boost my rank to 12-10 kyu.

Posted 1 month ago

Thank you. There aren't any Go related activities and groups where I live, but with interactive lessons like this it really keeps me motivated to learn the amazing game of Go

Posted 1 month ago

The pace of the course is perfectly balanced for players who have just started getting past the basics of the game. It definitely helped me strengthen the core concepts of strategy in Go. Great course 👍

Posted 2 months ago

Great Course.

Posted 2 months ago

Great way to get in the game!

Posted 2 months ago

Thank you very much!

Posted 2 months ago

A rather nice and comforting way to teach this beautiful game. I think I actually learned something here that will make me stronger. And I will continue to do so.

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