Go Databases

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Here are some sources of game records, of varying sizes and quality.

Table of contents

Commercial Databases

  • BiGo - more than 1,500,000 games. About 50,000 of them are professional. Subscriptions available for updates. Proprietary format with possibility of export to SGF.
  • GoGoD - over 76,000 pro games (as of Winter 2013) all in sgf format. Prior to the Winter 2013 release, it also included a massive (hundreds of browser-ready pages) encyclopedia with player profiles, tournament info, Go history, and many other articles. GoGoD comes from John Fairbairn and, prior to his death, T Mark Hall. Previously shipped with Kombilo and other programs. SGF format.
  • SmartGo - 60,144 professional games as of June 2013. Free updates to both program and database. Proprietary format, but individual games can be exported to SGF.

Online Databases

  • GoBase.org (no longer being updated since 2009) - A searchable collection of 35,000 pro games, along with articles, biographies, and too many other features to list here. One of the definitive online Go resources. Non-commercial, limited downloading, paid registration required. SGF format.
  • Go4Go - 41,000 pro games as of February 2014. Updated daily. All games freely viewable online. Limited downloading. For a small fee new games can be delivered through e-mail and the entire database may be downloaded. Also hosting an archive of commented games by Alexandre Dinerchtein. SGF format. Registration required.
  • GoKifuCom - Rapidly growing sgf database,pro games are updated daily. Allow to store favorites, easy way to share in blogs,forums, print game records.
  • [ext] Fuseki Info - Online version of BiGo Assistant Profi (65,000 pro games). Free account with database of >2 500 games. Premium account is commercial, yearly subscription.
  • [ext] Fuseki Info for KGS Go Server - Online database of KGS Go Server games (77,000 strong ama games). Free.
  • [ext] Go Game World - Over 1,000 commented pro games. Commercial, yearly subscription. Associated with [ext] weiqi.tom.com.
  • Waltheri's go pattern search - position search in extensive database of pro games.
  • WeiqiBase (dead)

Commented Games

List of databases with commented games (most other databases contain games without comments)

  • Go teaching ladder: free amateur games with commentaries
  • Go game world: paid registration required. Professional games with comments from (other) professionals
  • GoGameGuru : free commentary on professional games

[ext] http://gogameguru.com/get-better-at-go/commented-go-games/

See also: Commented Professional Games

Other Game Collections

  • [ext] Andries Brouwer's collection - 9,999 pro games in SGF format. Public domain.
  • [ext] Byheart - Around 1,500 pro games in SGF format. Complete games of Go Seigen, among others.
  • [ext] Badukmovies - A collection of about 50k pro games in sgf format. This collection is in the public domain, use it however you want to.
  • [ext] 70k SGF Game Records - Another public domain pro games collection: 35k games from the 21th century (up to July 2014), 27k from the 20th, and the rest is older or undated.
  • [ext] DespreGo Not strictly a database, but contains a list of games played by top Romanian players
  • Eidogo contains many game records, but not collected into a database format
  • [ext] Flygo - In Chinese.
  • [ext] Friday Night Files - Jan van Rongen's collections, 2,000+ pro games, mostly involving Cho Chikun or Yamashita Keigo.
  • Josekipedia Contains a list of pro games which are entered by hand by readers
  • [ext] Scryer's Yi Se-tol Site - Aims to collect the complete games of Yi Se-tol, with 368 games currently available. Part of Go4Go.
  • [ext] Ulrich Goertz's SGF Game Records - High dan level amateur games from KGS, used with permission.

Database software

See also


Go Databases last edited by 80.101.109.117 on August 29, 2014 - 12:49
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