Here are the links to our favorite websites:
The American Go Association has a large and active website that we highly recommend. You can subscribe here to the “AGA e-journal”, which has daily and weekly editions. They also have links to many other go resources. It is at:
The AGA has a good page on learning go online:
Tiger’s Mouth is a site designed for children who want to play Go:
The American Go Foundation supports Go education, including grants and resources for teachers:
The Nihon Ki-in Japan website has Go news, information, instruction and downloads. Here is their website for English speakers:
Our neighbor to the south, the Tacoma Go Club, has a website:
Life in 19×19 has some of the most active forums about Go. They also have a pro game database:
The Keseido Go Server (KGS) allows you to play games online with other players, or with computers.
We’ve got our own club room on KGS. There you can play Go, chat, and network online with other players in the Seattle area. Did you meet somebody at a recent tournament or pro lecture and you’d like to play them again online? Meet them in the Seattle Go Center room on KGS.
Not familiar with how rooms work on KGS? Simply log in, click on the Rooms menu and select Room List. Next click on Clubs and find the room called, “Seattle Go Center” Click on this room and then click on Join. You are now all set. You will now have a Seattle Go Center tab in your main KGS window, and clicking on this tab will take you into the Seattle Go Center club room.
The Pandanet – Internet Go Server, formerly known as the Internet Go Server (IGS) is another way to play Go online. They are currently sponsoring an internet based tournament called the “Pandanet-AGA City League”. Seattle has teams in this league:
Tygem offers another way to play Go online. They sponsored a major national tournament in 2012, the “AGA-TYGEMGO Pro Tournament”. They started as a Korean network, but now they also have an English portal:
The “Online Go Server”, also known as OGS, was reorganized in 2013, and has been rapidly gaining popularity with Seattle kyu players. It probably has the easiest interface to use of the popular go servers.
You can choose go problems to match your skill level at:
Our Teacher’s Sites
Recordings of our Monday night class with Nick Sibicky are available on Youtube. There are over 130 lectures in English available, and they are watched worldwide.
Andrew Jackson, our Wednesday night teacher, also is recording some of his lectures for single digit kyu players players.
Frank Lam, our former Thursday evening instructor, has a beginner’s tutorial and other resources posted on his website:
Brian Allen, our Manager and Go Club Teacher, has a site devoted to his photo projects:
The Other Iwamoto Centers
Our benefactor, Iwamoto Kaoru 9P, also founded Go Centers in Holland, Brazil and New York.
The European Go Cultural Center in the Netherlands:
The Sao Paulo Center in Brazil does not have an active website. Here is some older information:
The New York Go Center closed in 2010.
Iwamoto Sensei also helped the London Go Center, which was active 1975-1978.
You may also be interested in:
The Seattle Xiangqi (Chinese chess) group has meet-ups
Their organizer is Rosanna Sze. You can find out more about their group at: