Last modified on 27 October 2014, at 11:39

Go/Glossary of terms

AjiEdit

amashiEdit

AtariEdit

Chinese: 打吃 (da3 chi1)/叫吃 (jiao4 chi1) | Japanese: アタリ/当たり (atari) | Korean: 단수 (dansu) A stone or group of stones with only one liberty left are said to be in atari.

cutEdit

ChubanEdit

DanEdit

Chinese: 段 (duàn) | Japanese: 段 (dan) | Korean: 단 (RR: dan, M-R: tan) Dan is the basic unit of rank used to denote Go strength in the case of professionals and stronger amateurs, dan can be translated as "degree"

DeathEdit

EyeEdit

FusekiEdit

Chinese: 布局 (bùjú) | Japanese: 布石 (fuseki) | Korean: 포석 (RR: poseok, M-R: p’osŏk = posuk) Fuseki is a Japanese go term meaning "arraying stones", and refers to whole board openings.

GobanEdit

A Go board.

GoteEdit

GroupEdit

A group of stones (of one colour) that are nearby on the board.

FurikawariEdit

HaneEdit

HandicapEdit

influenceEdit

The influence a group of stones has on part of the board. In other words, the places where one player can easily make territory.

JobanEdit

JosekiEdit

A fixed good set of moves. There are many joseki, and there are books and websites documenting them. It's a good idea to study the common ones.

katachiEdit

KayaEdit

KoEdit

kyuEdit

LifeEdit

MoyoEdit

NakadeEdit

prisonersEdit

The stones that are captured from the other side. Traditionally they are kept in the lid of your Go bowl.

Secter lineEdit

SekiEdit

senteEdit

shapeEdit

shimariEdit

ShodanEdit

stoneEdit

One the small playing pieces used to play Go.

TesujiEdit

thicknessEdit

thinEdit

TsumegoEdit

YoseEdit