Useful Go Links
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American Go Association - Get all the latest news on what’s happening in the Go world, plus access lots of materials, links and information. You can join the society, renew your membership, view player ratings and get information on clubs across the US.
American Go Foundation - The American Go Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax- deductible charitable organization devoted to promoting the game of Go in the United States. They focus on Go for children, but support many kinds of promotional and educational activities.
There are numerous websites where you can play Go online. The two most commonly accessed Go servers in the US are IGS and KGS.
PandaNet Internet Go Server - IGS could well be the most popular Go server in the world. Started in 1992, IGS may well have one of the most diverse group of players.
Kiseido’s KGS Go Server - Offers many tools like private rooms and game archiving if you upgrade to the deluxe (paid) membership. Primarily North American and European players.
Use these resources to study saved games, life and death problems or Go history—or simply have a place to hang out and discuss the game.
GoBase.org - A huge repository of information on the international Go world.
GoProblems.com - The name speaks for itself!
American Go Association Archive Index - Recently compiled list of the AGA’s extensive archive.
Go4Go.net - A useful Go forum and discussion list.
GoDiscussions.com - Another relatively new online discussion forum.
Here are a few online retailers where you can purchase Go equipment, books and other items.
Kiseido - Publishers of many Go books in English. Books on Go, Go equipment, Go software, Japanese prints on Go themes, Essays on various aspects of Go, a brief introduction to Go, and IGOWIN, a free downloadable computer program on a 9x9 board.
Samarkand - Owned by Janice Kim (3 Dan); selling Go equipment and her excellent Learn to Play Go series of books.
Yutopian Enterprises - Selling Go books, equipment and many items of related interest.
Slate & Shell - A publisher/distributor of Go books in English focusing on strengthening weaker players.
Yellow Mountain Imports - An import retailer selling equipment for many games including Go boards, bowls and stones, books, manga and DVDs, and other accessories.
Chess n Games - This online store carries equipment for many board games, including an interesting selection of Go boards, stones, and sets. AGA members can call for a 10% discount.
There’s even more fun in the world of Go than just playing the game!
Tiger's Mouth (AGA) - The American Go Foundation’s site for kids and teens. They can help you learn to play Go, find a club in your area, compete in tournaments, or start a club at your school with free equipment.
Shonen Jump/Viz Media's Hikaru no Go - US publisher and distributor's official site for the hit Hikaru no Go manga and anime series. Features a free excerpt from volume one of the manga.
Hikaru no Go (Sensei's Library) - A page at the Sensei's Library wiki with moreinformation about the Japanese manga and anime that changed the Go world forever!
Making Life - A Go-themed webcomic by Justin Carmical.
The Empty Triangle - A Go-themed webcomic by "Chidori".