Welcome to GoBase.org, which was established as
Go, An Addictive Game in October 1994
(a brief historical overview is available).
On these pages you'll find a lot of information on the game of Go
(Go is the western word for the game, in China the game is called
wei ch'i, in Korea baduk).
Of course, the Go
are explained (in 8 languages),
but you can also read about the
of Go, read
stories and anecdotes
related to Go, study the
indepth study material,
study baduk academy material in the
connect to one of the
online Go servers
(reference: IGS clients)
or retrieve information on
Go and computers.
You're really advised to browse around and see which
topics are of special interest to you.
Experienced Go players will most likely be interested in the coverage of the Professional Go Scene in Japan, Korea, China and International. All major pro tournaments are closely monitored and usually you will be able to find the results and game records of the current and most recent tournaments.
Over the years hundreds of tournaments, featuring thousands of professional Go games have thus been included. These pages and games can be browsed or studied using any of the tools described below:
Various indices are provided which enable you to browse through the information on professional players, tournaments, games and Go jargon:
Various tools are provided which use the professional game collection to help you to study the game of Go:
We're sorry to have to include the following points but experience over the years have indicated that it is necessary to point them out to some Internet users.
If you do wish to use (parts of) the material published on GoBase.org contact us and we surely can work something out.
Go Game Records
A final notice on game records. There is a lot of confusion about copyright on game records but the confusion only exists in the minds of those who never really worked on large game collections. Such collections can only exist because of the tremendous efforts invested to find and enter the go games, normalize the name of players and other game information and categorize these games in such a way that one is able to access them conveniently. So, while you're allowed to access the games, you're not allowed to mirror, publish or reproduce them in any way.
|On the html|
All pages on this site use style sheets (CSS) to specify the desired formatting. The use of style sheets should make these pages suitable for browsing with alternative browsers like lynx. Most pages on this site share the same style sheet (subpage.css) thus trying to optimize the use of client-side caching facilities to minimize network traffic.
Usually alternatives are offered to download the game record which enables you to replay them with an SGF viewer of your choice.
Only some pages on this site use
The header of most pages on GoBase.org looks as shown. Selecting the board will bring you to the logical index of the current subject while some extra navigation buttons are available in the top-right hand side of the screen, in this case: prev, index and next. Besides, a language switch is offered, allowing you to switch the language by selecting the appropriate flag.
On old-style pages you will find a small go board in the top-right
hand side of the page which usually brings you back to the main page
of the current topic.
Continuously selecting this board brings you back to the main index.
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