20 Kyu game review

This is a game that I played as I was getting started on KGS and I totally got destroyed by a 19 kyu. The review you are about to read now will help to clarify some concepts or will even give you new ideas about how you wish to approach the game. Just remember always that my analysis is personal, there is nobody who has the perfect knowledge of the game. I also didn’t talk about everything but picked out the parts that looked more important:  enjoy ^^

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Learning to play go: Territory

After learning that go is (mostly) a two player game, where one player uses the black stones and the other player white ones, then you are ready to learn the existence of territory. This is a very important concept because the winner of the game is the person who has managed to surround the most territory. Here are 3 examples of territories:

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Here are three examples of how one can close of his territory. A is for the corners, B is for the side and C is for the center. Continue reading