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Lecture (Video): How to count territory ?

For real Go beginners counting is not of relevance during the game… it is done at the end of the game to determine the score.

Progressing to higher kyu ranks “counting territories” becomes a  relevant skill during the middle game (in Japanse: chūban) for developing a well balanced style and for estimating the score. Counting becomes part of other essential methods, e.g. “positional judgement“.

… shortly before Xmas a lecture on GoKGS was given by Shawn Ray (4Dan and known as Clossius) who is studying Baduk (Go) in Korea.



About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…


3 thoughts on “Lecture (Video): How to count territory ?

  1. Many thanks for that 😉 Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about searching infos on the counting subject, I feel I’m starting to need it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by suparixi | December 29, 2014, 7:21 pm
  2. I must say: learning to count in Go is about seeing the numbers behind the beauty, then recognising the beauty behind that numbers, and finally learning to multiply that beauty.


    Posted by suparixi | December 30, 2014, 7:59 pm

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