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Post #1 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:03 am 
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Every once in a while, in a forum other than 'beginners', a post is made that would be very useful for a beginner. I'm starting this thread to be an index to those particular posts or threads.

To the experienced contributors: Post links here. Please make it easy for the beginners. Being beginners, they may not be able to look at a whole thread and see which post has the info that they need. So link to the particular post, not just to the thread.( To get the URL for a post, when looking at the post in a thread, click on the post number and it will appear with its own URL. )
EDIT: As Phelan suggests, a label may help.


To the beginners: Welcome. I hope you find this useful.
EDIT: As chew Terr suggested, I've copied suggestions to this post. I may have missed some, so when you are done with everything listed in this post, you might check the rest of the thread for those that I missed.

The index starts here:

Very basic stuff: viewtopic.php?p=73366#p73366
Very basic stuff: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13111
Very basic stuff: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13116

On fundamentals: viewtopic.php?p=9052#p9052
More fundamentals: viewtopic.php?p=11862#p11862
Making big moves: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 366#p73366
On tewari analysis: viewtopic.php?p=9085#p9085 ( adv beginner level )

More tewari: viewtopic.php?p=13757#p13757 ( adv beginner level )
Ko threats: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 023#p18023
Pushing and shoving: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 71#p16371( whole thread )
Sector lines: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 405#p21405
How to do tsumego: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 316#p29316 ( adv beginner level )

Building moyos: viewtopic.php?p=17143#p17143
Strong vs weak groups: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 646#p28646
When to kick: viewtopic.php?p=36322#p36322
Pincers: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 837#p40837
A minor tesuji: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 783#p53783

How to use a wall: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 816#p53816
Basic corner shapes: viewtopic.php?f=11&p=14329#p14329
Cutting the keima: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 335#p14335
Playing checklist: viewtopic.php?p=16127#p16127
Direction of play: viewtopic.php?p=84090#p84090 ( adv beginner level )

Responding to a cap: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5451 ( whole thread )
Advice on fighting: viewtopic.php?p=91310#p91310
More on shape: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 828#p99828
Miscellaneous opening advice: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 88#p101488
Micro inroduction to joseki: viewtopic.php?p=105447#p105447

Exemplary definition of 'heavy': viewtopic.php?p=106662#p106662
On connecting: viewtopic.php?p=130904#p130904
Forcing/sente moves: viewtopic.php?p=101695#p101695
A sub-index of beginner posts: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 88#p127288
On counting: http://www.lifein19x19.com/forum/viewto ... 46#p144846 ( beginner/intermediate)

How to read: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8825
Links to other useful sites: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10825



( Yes, a lot of these are my posts. I'm not suggesting that my posts are significantly better, they just happen to be the ones that I know about )


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Post #2 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:47 am 
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I'd put a label on the links, to know what they're about. For instance, I'd label that post "Fundamentals", or something like it.

Other than that, good idea, and the thread should be stickied to the top of the forum.

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Post #3 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:37 am 
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I like the idea of having something like this, like the starting points on Sensei's. If you're willing Joaz, it would be convenient if you index all of the links in your first post, which may be your intent.

Elesthor had some fairly sharp questions about the opening that several of us have been fielding. This may serve as an opening guide until we get a more focused tutorial. I don't know if this thread qualifies, since it's more the whole thread instead of one single post.
viewtopic.php?p=9667#p9667

Also, for the same reason that this thread should exist in the first place, I think it should be stickied.

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Post #4 Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:40 am 
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Another introductory thing that I liked was by Kirby in what I think was his first Malkovich game. His post was on the merits of different first stone options as white, and is here: viewtopic.php?p=3785#p3785

Edit: Dusk Eagle also did a brief overview of the Big Three Beginners Joseki (Kite, high approach attachment, 3-3 invasion) here: viewtopic.php?p=11851#p11851

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Post #5 Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Post #6 Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:33 pm 
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I second the post that tj86430 linked to. It's quite a good way of thinking.

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Post #7 Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Bill gives a really easy to understand example of tewari here.

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Post #8 Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:18 am 
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Basic corner shapes on one pdf: viewtopic.php?f=11&p=14329#p14329 (post), download/file.php?id=155 (pdf)

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Post #9 Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:59 am 
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Cutting the keima: viewtopic.php?p=14335#p14335

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Post #10 Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:59 am 
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Post #11 Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:54 pm 
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Great Links !! Joez

As a ex competitive chess player, People who play Go are so helpful and insightful to the need of newer players.

This is a great site and the first real sense of community that I have witnessed

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Post #12 Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:07 am 
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Whose territory is this? Should I not invade?

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4463

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Post #13 Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:18 am 
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wow what an awesome resource!

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Post #14 Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:46 am 
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On counting liberties, by Marcus: viewtopic.php?p=91310#p91310

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Post #15 Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:39 am 
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On the opening, by JTS: viewtopic.php?p=101488#p101488

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Post #16 Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:29 am 
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On forcing/sente moves by EdLee: viewtopic.php?p=101695#p101695

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Post #17 Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:18 am 
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I'd add a lot of the threads that PeterPeter started. Great beginner questions, with great answers!

I've been enjoying them a lot!

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Post #18 Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Thanks ! I'm new here and this is very useful reading.


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Post #19 Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:58 am 
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jts made a list of the posts he has made explaining beginner issues. It's a nice collection!

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Post #20 Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:29 am 
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http://playgo.to/iwtg/en/

I also think this is a good source for the upper echelon of beginners and teaching people that have never played before the rules.

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Ok, it is a decent link, but please note that this thread is supposed to be an INDEX to OTHER POSTS ON THIS SITE.
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