RGG FAQ Part 2 Section 1
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2.1: How can I play in real life?
Go in real life is easiest played in a Goclub. Most Goclubs have club nights when they are open for anyone to come and play. In larger cities there may even be Goclubs that are always open. Sometimes you may be asked to pay a small fee to play a game, but more often than not, this is not the case.
However, if you wish to continue to play in a club, you should become a member. Depending on country/club, this also includes other benefits: reduced entry fees in competitions, free teaching, monthly magazines, etc.
Go is often surrounded by an eastern aura of tradition (and mysticism), and you should remember to always be polite, towards opponents and other players. As Go is a game of concentration, some players are sensitive to noise and other disturbances during the game. It is therefore good courtesy to avoid these.
When watching a game, advice should in general not be given to the players, although commenting ('kibitzing') the game with other bystanders is fine, as long as the players do not mind.