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When you play Go in a competitive or club environment, you will in time receive a rank. For information on playing strength without reference to rank see Strength.

The competitive environment might be run by a national association, an international association, a Go server or a computer program.

You will start somewhere between 30 and 20 kyu. As your ability progresses, your rank will go down in steps to 1 kyu (Japanese term - in Korea gup, in China Ji?). After that comes 1 dan, the first amateur 'expert' level (Korean dan, Chinese duan); and eventually 7 dan, which is the highest generally-recognised rank for amateurs.

Frequently asked questions

Rating systems


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Rank last edited by DudleyMoore on September 19, 2017 - 16:29
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