Welcome to the GoBase demo. These pages will show you examples of
use of GoBase, the Go database program. It will illustrate the speed
of the program, the flexibility of use and the features of the program
which makes studying Go more instructive and fun at the same time.
The demo will explain you how you can instruct GoBase to look for the
information you are interested in. The demo will also show you how
you can use GoBase as a powerful tool to seriously study the game of Go.
GoBase's Powerful Search Engine
The kernel of GoBase is a powerful search engine which allows you to
access a collection of thousands of games in a matter of seconds.
Let us illustrate this immediately with an example:
|Searching for the Kakuyoku Formation
GoBase builds Variation Trees
What the previous example didn't show you is that GoBase also builds
variation trees from the games it finds. Let's illustrate what these
variation trees are by investigating the tree built during the
|The Kakuyoku Tree|
GoBase links Variations and Games
We just showed you the variation browser of GoBase. What we didn't
show was the relation GoBase creates between variations and actual games:
|Variations and Games|
Use GoBase to Study Joseki
Using the variation browser and the possibility to call games from the
database which contain the examined position provides us with a
powerful tool to study joseki:
Use GoBase to Study Fuseki
What applies to joseki study applies to fuseki study as well.
We can study fuseki with real-world examples attached to each
and every branch in the variation tree:
GoBase and Full-Board Searches
GoBase can also be used to do full-board searches. In this case
the games found are assured to have exactly the same position as
specified by the search key:
Studying Chuban with GoBase
With GoBase you can endlessly study the middle game of Go.
For example, you might discover regularities in chuban positions
like the following frequently occuring positions:
|Studying Chuban (1)||
|Studying Chuban (2)||
|Studying Chuban (3)|