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Daily Tsumego Challenge (test dummie)

For your reading skills ASR’s Daily Tsumego Challenge ! – Have fun with !

(Rec.: For now this Tsumego player runs as “test dummie” (status: 23rd July 2016) as we like to know from the ASR league members about this new feature. – Pls visit the ASR Forum to give your personal feedback.)


Tsumego, a Japanese go term adopted into English, are problems mainly about life and death, but also about ko, capturing races, cutting, connecting, etc. As a rule they are local problems, but a few involve the whole board.

There are many published collections of tsumego, or life-and-death problems, many in Asian languages but increasingly many in Western languages. Many collections are available on the internet. SL also has a growing collection of go problems.

Most professional players and top amateur players agree that solving tsumego is the best way to improve.

Further reading

It is important to know how to approach a life and death problem. We have a few pages discussing this topic.

Some related terms

Problem pages


(Source: Sensei’s Library)

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