Go Databases

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

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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.
  • MasterGo - 60,132 pro games as of June 2013. Free games updates. Proprietary format, individual games can not be exported to SGF, importing SGF games is supported.
  • 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  • GoBase.org (no longer being updated since 2009) - A searchable collection of 35,000 pro games, along with articles, biographies, and too many other features to list here.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.
  • 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.

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

Database software

  • Dariush :[ext] http://ricoh51.free.fr/indexeng.htm
  • Deepthinkgohelper [ext] http://www.deepthinkgohelper.com Chinese program with 22,000 professional games.
  • Drago : Windows freeware. Client to libkombilo library which provides all database features from Kombilo.
  • Go Game Assistant [ext] http://www.go-assistant.com/english/index.htm : A comprehensive tool for Go games. It contains a total of 56,877 professional games and 4,372 joseki. It can help you play, study Go games, comment a game with reference inserts, play online, record, print, manage Go files, convert different formats, and it even includes coaching courses.
  • Kombilo : Database software for studying saved games. Integrated in GoGoD and Drago.
  • MasterGo : Search engine designed for joseki / fuseki study complete with a proprietary game database.
  • SGF Shell Extension? [ext] http://www.gomasch.de/sgfshellex : Extension for MS-Explorer to display and sort SGF game infos
  • sgftocsv.py : Small script that reads out infos from sgf files in a directory recursively and generates a csv table (Comma Separated Values) which can be read by as good as all spreadsheet programs and can be imported into databases.
  • SmartGo : Instant game filter, fuseki and joseki matching, free pattern matching.
  • FusekiLibrary : A free opening library that uses pattern matching for instant search results.

See also

Go Databases last edited by on March 3, 2014 - 06:01
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