Playing GO on the Internet


There are several places on the Internet where you can play or watch games of Go.

The original site, which is still the busiest and most popular, is the Internet Go Server (IGS), currently located in Seoul, Korea. You might be able to simply connect to IGS(telnet://igs.joyjoy.net:6969/) (using telnet if you would like to try it out, but this will give you only a simple scrolling ascii text interface, which is hard to use. There are "client programs" available at ftp://www.joy.ne.jp/igs/Go/igs_clients for almost any computer, and these will give you a much nicer graphical user interface which will make using IGS easier and more enjoyable. I would suggest trying winigc if you have a Windows PC, or GoServant if you have a Macintosh. The GoServant client for the Macintosh was written by the author of this page, and the lastest version of GoServant for 68k Macs and the latest version of GoServant for PPC Macs may be obtained directly from its home site, if you wish.

A more recent arrival is the No Name Go Server (NNGS). You can connect to NNGS using a simple telnet connection, but almost all of the client programs will work with NNGS as well as IGS, including the lastest version of GoServant for 68k Macs and the latest version of GoServant for PPC Macs .



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