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Frontpage
frontpage
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The frontpage of GoBase.org is roughly divided into three parts:
center column
The content of the page. The site notes at the top will remind you of new features or noteworthy content. The news, just below the site notes includes headlines reporting about results of Go tournaments from all over the world. The scene and date, displayed just above the news item points you to the page with full coverage of the tournament.
left column
The main index ordered by various tasks such as: reading, studying or playing.
right column
The tournament index ordered by tournament scene and date. Included near the bottom of this column is the tournament agenda.
Selecting any of the items in the right menu or any of the news items will bring you to a tournament coverage page (see below). In the top-right corner of the page you'll find the site search.
tasks Topics and tournament index, news, tips, agenda, site search
sample GoBase.org
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | Tournament index | Player biography | Player browser | Player search | Picture gallery | Game search | Game replay | Game printing | Game conversion | Internet Go dictionary | Your repository | Sitemap | Guided tour | What's New?
complete tour | tournament coverage>
Tournament coverage
tournament-edition
For each stage of the tournament a section will display the tournament scheme or just list the games as available from GoBase.org. The menu of the page includes (or might include) the following items:
prev
Previous edition of the tournament
next
Next edition of the tournament
index
Tournament overview (see below)
details
List all games appearing on the page but now with full details specified
pictures
Show the pictures related to this tournament edition
When the tournament winner results from a match the id-cards of the players will be displayed including the following links:
biography
Links to the full biography (see below) of the player
title matches
List all title matches this player was involved in
game collection
List all games of this player (see below) available from GoBase.org
tasks Schemes, games and pictures of a tournament edition
sample Kisung title, 15th edition
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | Tournament overview | Player biography | Tournament pictures | Game replay | Game printing
<frontpage | complete tour | tournament overview>
Tournament overview
tournament-overview
The page describes a tournament in more or less detail, includes an overview of all editions which in turn link through to the tournament coverage pages and references to other information might be included in the reference section.
tasks Tournament description, edition index, references
sample kisung tournament
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | Tournament overview | Tournament index | Player biography
<tournament coverage | complete tour | tournament index>
Tournament index
tournament-index
The page lists all tournaments in a given Go scene. The scenes covered by GoBase.org are: international, Japan, Korea and China. The tournaments are split up by category such as major, minor, female, lightning Go and more. The page also gives an overview of the prize money denoted to the major tournaments. Finally, the page lists the title holders of these major tournaments, ordered by number of titles.
tasks Tournament index, prize money, title holders
sample Korean Go Scene
from here Frontpage | Tournament overview | Tournament index | Player biography
<tournament overview | complete tour | player biography>
Player biography
player-biography
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The page is divided into three parts:
biography data
Various information about the player such as name, alternative names and writings, birthdate, teacher(s), rank, affiliation and PID (player id on GoBase.org). The graph displays the rank development over the years.
player performance
The performance of the player split up by wins, draws and losses. The graph shows the performance over the years and the number of games played in every year.
player games
The form enables you to access the games of the player, determine which game properties should be displayed and how the game list should be sorted.
The page menu contains the following items:
stats
Display global statistics on the GoBase.org biography database such as country distribution, number of pictures, distribution by rank and more.
browsing
Start up the player biography browser (see below)
searching
Start up the player biography search facility (see below)
details
Show all details concerning the performance of the player
matches
Show all matches this player has been involved in domestically as internationally
tasks Player biography, progression, performance, games
sample Choi CheolHan biography
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Player title matches | Player game list | Player browser | Player search
<tournament index | complete tour | player title matches>
Player title matches
player-matches
The page lists all title matches the player has been involved in, either domestically as internationally. The won matches are underlined. The entries link through to the tournament edition page. The page menu contains the usual player biography entries.
tasks Index of title matches a player appeared in
sample Choi CheolHan match play
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | Player biography | Player title matches | Player browser | Player search
<player biography | complete tour | player game list>
Player game list
player-games
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The page lists all matches of the player available from GoBase.org. The properties listed and the way the list is sorted can be affected by changing the settings in the form below the list.
tasks Index of games a player appeared in
sample games of Choi CheolHan
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Player game list | Game search | Advanced game search | Game replay | Game printing
<player title matches | complete tour | player browser>
Player browser
player-browser
The page enables you to conveniently find a player biography by first selecting the first initial of the player and next select the player from the list. The biography is displayed in the same window.
tasks Search a player by name
sample player biography browser
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Player title matches | Player game list | Player browser | Player search
<player game list | complete tour | player search>
Player search
player-search
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The page provides you with a very powerful player search facility. In the shown example the following selection was made:
  • born after 1975
  • name starts with 'Lee'
  • require picture availability
The players link through to their full biography pages.
tasks Search a player by detailed properties
sample player search
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Player title matches | Player game list | Player browser | Player search
<player browser | complete tour | tournament pictures>
Tournament pictures
tournament-pictures
Thumbnails are shown of the full-size pictures which are accessible by clicking the preview images. The full-size pictures will be displayed in a separate window.
tasks View pictures related to a tournament edition
sample kisung title, 15th edition - pictures
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | Tournament overview | Tournament pictures
<player search | complete tour | picture gallery>
Picture gallery
pictures
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The picture archive of GoBase.org, split up in various categories such as professional go players, amateur go players, IGS celebraties and events. Thumbnails are shown of the full-size pictures which are accessible by clicking the preview images. The full-size pictures will be displayed in a separate window.
tasks Picture collections of players, events and more
sample Picture gallery - various professionals
from here Frontpage | Picture gallery
<tournament pictures | complete tour | game search>
Game search
game-search
An easy to use form to find the games which match your specifications. Empty fields are ignored, only fields filled out by you will be used to collect the games.
tasks Search games by properties
sample game search
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Game search | Advanced game search | Game replay | Game printing
<picture gallery | complete tour | advanced game search>
Advanced game search
game-search-advanced
A powerful SQL-like syntax allows you to specify sophisticated queries to search for games.
tasks Powerful query syntax to search games by properties
sample game search - advanced
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Game search | Advanced game search | Game replay | Game printing
<game search | complete tour | game replay>
Game replay
game-replay
One of the most popular services on GoBase.org is replaying games using the online replayer. It's accessible from the game listings, the tournament edition pages and sometimes from the news headlines on the frontpage. The latter are freely accessible to anyone. For all other means of access you need an account.
tasks Replay games online
sample game replay documentation
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Game replay | Game printing
<advanced game search | complete tour | game printing>
Game printing
sgf2misc-img
Using sgf2misc online you can print game records to various popular output formats such as PostScript, EPSF files, various image formats or plain ASCII (to use for E-mail or Usenet for example). Using the input form you can either enter SGF code from scratch, print game records from GoBase.org or upload your own game records. Depending on the output format choosen you can specify various print options such as colour, coordinates, comments, diagrams and you can set the moments at which a diagram should be printed. The sgf2misc online software knows about the FG[] tag, so if it's present in the SGF code it will be used.
tasks Print a game record in various output formats
sample game printing - image mode
from here Frontpage | Game printing | Game conversion
<game replay | complete tour | game conversion>
Game conversion
sgf2misc-sgf
Using sgf2misc online you can convert all popular game formats from and to SGF format. When you're converting from SGF to SGF you can do geometric conversions (rotate, mirror) and delete SGF properties as specified.
tasks Convert a game record to various other popular formats
sample game conversion - SGF mode
from here Frontpage | Game printing | Game conversion
<game printing | complete tour | internet go dictionary>
Internet Go dictionary
intergo
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The game of Go has lots of jargon and many concepts which might be quite confusing when starting to learn the game. The Internet Go dictionary allows you to look up these words and get them translated into 11 languages and illustrated by hundreds of diagrams and proverbs. Even when you know all that jargon it might be worth a visit.
tasks Look up and study Go jargon and Go proverbs
sample the internet go dictionary definition of "shicho"
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Internet Go dictionary
<game conversion | complete tour | your repository>
Your repository
repository
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The repository service is your private corner on Gobase.org enabling you to upload and analyze your games using facilities such as GoBase pattern search, game search by properties, and more.
tasks Store your games, use GoBase to organize and analyze them
sample Repository tutorial
from here Frontpage | Player biography | Game search | Advanced game search | Game replay | Game printing | Game conversion | Your repository
<internet go dictionary | complete tour | korean problem academy>
Korean problem academy
problem-academy
The Korean problem academy is by far the largest problem set available on the internet. It's part of the curriculum studied by Korean baduk players to improve their reading. The material is divided into four levels, from 25 kyu up to 4 dan. Other problem sets on GoBase.org are available, both easier as harder.
tasks Follow the Korean curriculum to improve your reading
sample Korean problem academy - level 2
from here Frontpage | Game replay | Korean problem academy
<your repository | complete tour | sitemap>
Sitemap
sitemap
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The amount of study material on GoBase.org is staggering so the sitemap might come to your help to find your way on this site. You select your level, decide whether you want to read, study or both and a list of material suited to your level and task is presented to you, split up in various sections: browsing, searching, studying and reading.
tasks Browse the study and reading material suited to your level
sample sitemap
from here Frontpage | Internet Go dictionary | Your repository | Korean problem academy | Sitemap | Guided tour
<korean problem academy | complete tour | guided tour>
Guided tour
guided-tour
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A both sequential and relational presentation of the material and services offered to you by GoBase.org, enabling you to get familiar with them and try them out.
tasks Browse various facilities of GoBase.org
sample guided tour
from here Frontpage | Sitemap | Guided tour
<sitemap | complete tour | what's new?>
What's New?
whatsnew
whatsnew2
whatsnew3
It's quite impossible to scan the website for new material so it's been monitored and displayed on one page, the "What's new" page. While noticable new features are announced on the frontpage and headlines from the Go scene can be found in the news section, this page monitors even the slightest change in the material monitored: tournaments, documents and games.
tasks Check for new material, articles and games on GoBase.org
sample What is new the past forthnight on GoBase.org?
from here Frontpage | Tournament coverage | What's New?
<guided tour | complete tour

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Guided Tour Index
topic tasks
FrontpageTopics and tournament index, news, tips, agenda, site search
Tournament coverageSchemes, games and pictures of a tournament edition
Tournament overviewTournament description, edition index, references
Tournament indexTournament index, prize money, title holders
Player biographyPlayer biography, progression, performance, games
Player title matchesIndex of title matches a player appeared in
Player game listIndex of games a player appeared in
Player browserSearch a player by name
Player searchSearch a player by detailed properties
Tournament picturesView pictures related to a tournament edition
Picture galleryPicture collections of players, events and more
Game searchSearch games by properties
Advanced game searchPowerful query syntax to search games by properties
Game replayReplay games online
Game printingPrint a game record in various output formats
Game conversionConvert a game record to various other popular formats
Internet Go dictionaryLook up and study Go jargon and Go proverbs
Your repositoryStore your games, use GoBase to organize and analyze them
Korean problem academyFollow the Korean curriculum to improve your reading
SitemapBrowse the study and reading material suited to your level
Guided tourBrowse various facilities of GoBase.org
What's New?Check for new material, articles and games on GoBase.org

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