First Steps After Learning the Rules of Go

by Sorin Gherman

This section is about what to do after learning the rules of Go: how to improve, where to play, etc.

  • Follow the online "The Interactive Way To Go" tutorial.
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  • Join at least one Go community - it is good to be among other Go enthusiasts.
  • Game of Go set
  • Play several tens of games with another beginner - before reading Go books.
  • Read the "Lessons in the fundamentals of Go" book.
  • Follow my "how to improve" list.
  • Check the list of books I recommend - some of which I consider "must reads".
  • ...and last but not least, you may want to check a more up-to-date list of resources for beginners.