Atari Go

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Variant

AtariGo, aka, first-capture go, the capture game, or Ponnuki-Go is a variant of Go. The first to capture any stones wins the game.

This game can be played with pen and paper, since there is never any need to erase captured stones.

hnishy: Believe it or not, this game is described even on the official website of Japanese [ext] Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

See also

Book recommendation

  • The Book Of Go by William Cobb dedicates 31 pages on what he calls "first-capture go", in particular on "forts", which he defines as "groups that surround inside free places".

External links


Atari Go last edited by 192.42.116.23 on August 1, 2018 - 12:33
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