Advices for beginners
- Understand the shape of the board and the relation between center and edges.
- Plan ahead with the very best play by opponent and weak and simple play by you.
- Look out for the potential winning combinations of your stones and of his stones.
- Strengthen your potential combinations and weaken his with every stone you play.
- Notice and remember the patterns between stones and between stones and edges.
- Don't reinvent the wheel and learn what is good play from strong players.
- Glenn C. Rhoads' strategy guide with a few updates: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced.
- Jonathan Rydh's strategy guide (used with permission) provides some examples of "how to think" during a game.
- David Boll's FAQ covers the most important aspects of strategy in a compact way.
Articles on how to play the opening
- How to start 13x13 (adapted from Jonatan Rydh's page on openings)
- Josekis shows the typical way to play the corner areas.