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  • Winners of December 2022

    Winners of December 2022:
    #1 Sadaharu 3175
    #2 Master 2770 (new premium)
    #3 kosic 2750 (new premium)
    #4 borsky 2731 (new premium)
    #5 Ant 2497
    #6 ozgur iscimen 2436
    #7 ValeriiGo 2427
    #8 fatih 2345
    #9 Jules Reno 2263
    #10 Evgene 2230

    Next rating reset on 1. February 2023.

    New Improved Rating Mode

    It was overdue to make the Rating Mode more accessible.

    • The Tsumego Elo has been removed and all problems are oriented on the solved/failed % that can be seen in the top right of the problem.
    • By solving many problems in the Rating Mode, the range of possible new problems increases.
    • A page refresh does not give a new problem; The skip button refreshes daily.
    • By the end of each month, the three best players that have no premium account get an upgrade. (This would be often more premium accounts than with the previous rule of anyone in the top 10.)

    There are going to be further small adjustments next Month.

    New Collection: Xuanxuan Qijing

    Xuanxuan Qijing (Gengen Gokyo, Gateway to All Marvels) is a classic Chinese problem collection published in 1349 by Yan Defu and Yan Tianzhang. It is one of the most influential problem collections in go history. Created for Tsumego Hero by Kaan Malçok aka posetkay.
    Kanzufu on Tsumego Hero

    Update 21.02.2022

    Access adjustments:

    Level 50: Potion

    Premium 2 has been removed and all benefits are available at Premium 1.

    Premium 1 (10,00€): Ko Gems and Tsumego Grandmaster collections, Potion and Refinement Hero Powers, daily highscore, sandbox, additional board designs, download SGFs. Donate

    Rating Mode is like a monthly tournament. The first 10 places by the end of each Month win a free Premium upgrade.

    Update 17.02.2022

    Review Mode is available. This can be used to explore the problem further after it has been solved. Green marks spots that lead to a solution, red marks spots that are incorrect.

    Kanzufu on Tsumego Hero

    Tsumego Grandmaster

    This collection of 101 amazing and/or difficult problems is available to all premium users and to the first 10 places of the rating mode after reset that happens every few months. You also get the Grandmaster Board Design by unlocking this collection.

    Tsumego Hero Modes

    Tsumego Hero Videos

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    All Episodes
    E1: Tsumego Hero 1 : Hard Mode
    E2: Tsumego Hero 2 : Extra Life
    E3: Tsumego Hero 3 : Hero Rising

    Message of the Day

    4. February 2023

    Tsumego Hero Message of the Day

    User of the Day



    Hero Powers

    Sprint Sprint (Level 20)
    Double XP for 2 minutes on all solved problems.

    Intuition Intuition (Level 30)
    Shows the first correct move.

    Rejuvenation Rejuvenation (Level 40)
    Restores health, Intuition and locks.

    Potion Potion (Level 50 or Premium)
    If you misplay and have no hearts left, you have a small chance to restore your health.

    Refinement Refinement (Level 100 or Premium)
    Gives you a chance to solve a golden tsumego.

    Problem Colors

    Not visited Not visited
    You haven't seen this problem.

    Visited Visited
    You have seen this problem, but not solved.

    Solved Solved
    You solved this problem.

    Locked Locked
    This problem is locked for today. Problems get locked when a player misplays and has no more hearts left.

    Half XP Half XP
    This problem gives half XP. It becomes available one week after the first solution.

    Golden Golden
    This is a golden tsumego. It gives eight times more XP than usual. If you fail, it disappears.


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    Problem Database Size


    Tsumego Hero is only in constant good shape, because there were users who helped creating the files for the problems. If you want to do some tsumego training and at the same time help the website by creating files, please message me. Help is much appreciated.

    All contributors are listed here: Authors


    We are looking for more admins who can confidently answer comments in the discuss area. Ideally, there is a small group of active or semi-active admins that is interested in discussion, uploading problems or creating new collections. Let me know if you would like to be on the productive side of Tsumego Hero. (me@joschkazimdars.com)

    Guide To Become Strong

     by Benjamin Teuber 6 Dan

    Many times I hear questions and requests like "How can I become strong?" or "My Go lacks this or that. Please teach me how to be better at it!". In general, I think many people overestimate the role of a Go-Teacher. Of course, it's very important to play and analyze with stronger players too, but still the teacher is not everything. Most of the learning consists of exploring Go for yourself, and not by having every single move explained. Actually, most part of my study in Japan did not consist of being taught by pros, but of studying by myself. One big point of being next to professionals was that they explained how to do this.

    For you, these lines mean that you don't have to go to Japan or find a 6-Dan teacher to become incredibly strong!!! Instead, if you are ambitious, you just have to know what to do by yourself. This is why I decided to write this small tutorial.

    How to become strong (in order of importance)

    1.Play, play, play - the stronger your opponent the better for you
    2. Do Tsumego in the right way continuously. Maybe this seems to be boring for you at first, but you'll see how much fun it is once you start. It's very important how to do so!
    3.Analyze your games with other players (as above, the stronger the better) - best would be to found a private study group (ten eyes will find more than two or four...)
    4.Do Tsumego
    5.If you like, repeat and learn some pro games
    6.More Tsumego
    7.If you have some interesting book about fuseki, joseki, shape, endgame or whatever, read it if you enjoy - but don't spend too much time with it
    8.If you still have time left, how about a few tsumego-problems?