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The following book has information on the origins and history of Go, as well as describing how to play it and explaining some strategy:


(Edit: my answer is incorrect since these bots seem to have been taken offline). There are a number of bots on kgs that run DarKForest that you can play against. These are its accounts: darkfmcts3 darkfmcts2 darkfmcts1 darkfores2 darkfores1 darkforest Playing against this bot on KGS is probably the easiest way for most people to play against it.


I will only discuss the Japanese pro rules, since as far as I know there are no official European rules. The tournament of the European Go Congress 2015, for example, was played with AGA rules. I think most European tournaments are played with "Verbal European-Japanese Rules" which usually require to fill all dame points and kos before the end of the game. ...


With the addition of the P17 stone, the enclosure is considered safe. The standard response to white R17 is black R16. R17 is a probe rather than an attempt to live, and in practice black's best answer will depend on the surrounding stones. See these two links for more information:


There are two main Superko rule types, and, as long as the ruleset used isn’t Japanese, one of them should be in place. Namely they are Positional and Situational. Positional superko is used in the Chinese Rules, and prohibits the repetition of a position or board state, regardless of whose turn it is. Situational superko is used in the AGA and BGA (...


There is not much written about 9x9 Go games, but you can find a few videos about them on Youtube. I would recommend the following series of videos 'Crazy Nines', by Go content creator xhu98: The series features Dan level amateur players discussing 9x9 strategy. This is the best 9x9 ...

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