Go/Glossary of terms

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Aji edit

amashi edit

Atari edit

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.

cut edit

Chuban edit

Dan edit

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"

Death edit

Eye edit

Fuseki edit

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.

Goban edit

A Go board.

Gote edit

Group edit

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

Furikawari edit

Hane edit

Handicap edit

influence edit

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

Joban edit

Joseki edit

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.

katachi edit

Kaya edit

Ko edit

kyu edit

Life edit

Moyo edit

Nakade edit

prisoners edit

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

Secter line edit

Seki edit

sente edit

shape edit

shimari edit

Shodan edit

stone edit

One the small playing pieces used to play Go.

Tesuji edit

thickness edit

thin edit

Tsumego edit

Yose edit