This FAQ is posted regularly in ascii version to the newsgroup rec.games.go and is also maintained in HTML version.
This FAQ is an attempt to answer those questions which we may have when we are new to a place - hopefully you will find it useful.
The FAQ is also a description of what to do and how to do it on the newsgroup. If you are new to Go, newsgroups in general or RGG in particular, it is suggested that you read the FAQ before posting.
If the FAQ does not answer your questions, or if you have any other comments on it, please contact the FAQ maintainer, you will find his name and address at the end of the FAQ.
Of course, you can always post to the newsgroup. rec.games.go is not moderated.
Another last point before you go on: this FAQ is most easily read if you have it displayed with a monospaced font (E.g. Courier).
What is in this FAQ?
- Part 0.: Welcome
- Part 1.: Go in general
- 1.1. What is this game?
- 1.2. What are the rules?
- 1.3. A brief history of Go
- 1.4. Why has this game got so many names?
- 1.5. Does perfect play exist?
- 1.6. Does komi and handicap change with board size?
- 1.7. What is a 'Dan' or 'Kyu' player?
- 1.8. What is a handicap and how is it used?
- 1.9. Does Go have an equivalent to ELO rating?
- 1.10. Why is the standard board size 19x19?
- Part 2.: Real Life play
- Part 3.: Internet Play
- Part 4.: Improving and teaching
- 4.1. How can I improve?
- 4.2. Which parts of my game need improving?
- 4.3. What rank am I?
- 4.4. I am x Kyu. Which books should I read?
- 4.5. Using the Newsgroup
- 4.6. Posting positions to the Newsgroup
- 4.7. Who can comment my games?
- 4.8. What is the Go Teaching Ladder ?
- 4.9. What is Sensei's Library?
- 4.10. Teaching Go
- 4.11. Are there Goproblems on the web?
- Part 5.: Aspects of the game
- Part 6.: Computer Go
- Part 7.: Slang and expressions
- Part 8.: Other internet resources
- Part 9.: Various themes
- Part 10.: About this FAQ
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