I just started to be interested by Go a week ago. I have read and (I think I) understood the base rules.
I went through a few web sites that explain how the game is played and overall, after a reading a few times the same things in different formats, I think I get it.
My next step was to download an app to start playing against the computer, starting with a 9x9 grid.
But there are a few things I do not get.
in a situation like the following:
how does the app evaluate black vs. white territory? I understand that the points come from the number of liberties around your stones, but what open the open space?
and if you have a scenario like this:
XXX ... OOO
where X/O are the black and whites and the . is an empty space. When it comes to counting points, who owns the empty space?
but my main question is the following:
When I play chess, I know a few openings, I know some patterns that I can recognize and I can formulate a plan. Starting with go, I have a vastly empty board and no idea what to do, what kind of pattern I should be aiming at doing, what I should be building, etc.
What would be good resources to learn strategies? I found sites with rules, libraries of games but I didn't find anything that tells me what I should be trying to achieve.