Study Aids

Two youngsters studying Go

The British Go Association and its members provide various resources for use when studying Go.

In order to get better at Go, as well as playing lots of games against different people, it is useful to study. This can be using one of the many books, by attending one of the teaching events we organise or using various materials both on this website and off.

Our Analyst will arrange to get members' game records reviewed by stronger players.

We have a page of links to sites with Go Problems which are a good way to study.

Studying by Computer

With a computer there are a lot of ways to study Go and we have advice on how to study.

Various collections of electronic game records are available on-line or on disc.

The GoGoD (Games of Go on Disc) collection was created by two former members, T Mark Hall and John Fairbairn. It has now changed to Games of Go on Download and continues to provide a collection of many thousand professional games.

There is also software for various platforms and many different uses, including to allow you to record games and produce game diagrams.

Web Sites

There are some British web sites and also other web sites that are available in English, some of which provide useful Go-learning resources.

Most interesting of these are (for collections of Go problems), (a pro news site that includes a daily problem), Life in 19x19 (for online debate) and Sensei's Library (wiki Go encyclopedia).

There are a number of sites providing videos and other resources, for instance videos by pros at

There are of course many Go videos on YouTube, of which some of the best are by Dwyrin, London Go Centre, Go Pro Yeonwoo and those marked [Eng Sub] on Korean Baduk TV.

Other Study Resources Links

Last updated Mon Feb 01 2021.
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