Go/Glossary of terms

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Aji[edit | edit source]

amashi[edit | edit source]

Atari[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Chuban[edit | edit source]

Dan[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Eye[edit | edit source]

Fuseki[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

A Go board.

Gote[edit | edit source]

Group[edit | edit source]

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

Furikawari[edit | edit source]

Hane[edit | edit source]

Handicap[edit | edit source]

influence[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Joseki[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Kaya[edit | edit source]

Ko[edit | edit source]

kyu[edit | edit source]

Life[edit | edit source]

Moyo[edit | edit source]

Nakade[edit | edit source]

prisoners[edit | edit source]

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

Secter line[edit | edit source]

Seki[edit | edit source]

sente[edit | edit source]

shape[edit | edit source]

shimari[edit | edit source]

Shodan[edit | edit source]

stone[edit | edit source]

One the small playing pieces used to play Go.

Tesuji[edit | edit source]

thickness[edit | edit source]

thin[edit | edit source]

Tsumego[edit | edit source]

Yose[edit | edit source]