The NYIG Youtube Channel was founded in April 2018. After having this channel for over 2 years and receiving great support from our audiences, we are going to add additional content to help teach this great game. After receiving continuous requests from our viewers to create online classes, we are launching official content to encourage consistent Go learning. The introductory video can be found here: 

Starting July 2020, 4 lecture videos will be added per month that can be accessed via paid membership.

July - December 2020 schedule:

  • Week 1: Deep Learning in Opening

    • Topics covered: Chinese Opening, Mini-Chinese Opening, Micro-Chinese Opening, Kobayashi Opening, Rotating 3-4 point with Approach, Rotating 3-4 point with Enclosure

  • Week 2: Mid-game Concepts and Methods

    • Topics covered: Urgent Place, Early Fight, Whole-Board Thinking, Positional Judgment, Good and Bad Timing, Estimating Trade-Off Situations

  • Week 3: Real-game Techniques

    • Corner Invasion Moves, Side Invasion Moves, Sabaki, Ko Evaluation, Tesuji in Efficient and Inefficient Shapes, Trick Moves

  • Week 4: Endgame Strategies with Quantitative Methods

    • Introduction to endgame concepts, Correct endgame order and whole-board example, Moves with 1-5 points Calculation, and whole-board example, Moves with 6-9 Points Calculation, and whole-board example, Calculation in Whole Board examples, Calculation in Whole Board examples with Ko


Four membership tiers are available (Gold and Platinum are temporarily unavailable)

  • Supporter membership: $1.99 - Special badges and Emoji whenever you comment on our videos!


  • Silver membership: $9.99 - Silver Members will have access to the entire archive of high-quality lectures uploaded at 4 lectures per month, which feature teaching based on the NYIG official books. You will also have download access to lecture notes and homework practice files.


  • Gold membership: $29.99 - Gold members will have access to all silver benefits, with an answer key to the homework practice, and a night with pro monthly study group led by either me or Ryan. The study group meets on Zoom on the last Sunday of each month from 8-9pm ET. Each group has a maximum of 20 members. Topics will include but are not limited to simultaneous games, in-depth discussion, and pro game studies. If you can’t make it, we will record the lecture and send it to you.


  • Platinum membership: $49.99 - Platinum members will have access to all silver and gold benefits. In addition, you can send in one game record to us. We will record an in-depth review of the game and send back the review with the game record. After the game review, your instructor will assign personalized practice and provide an answer key. 

As opposed to our current videos on YouTube, our membership videos are lesson based, continuous, and structured. All lecture topics are selected from the books that we started writing since 4 years ago. It is a series from beginner to 4 dan. (show pictures on the screen). They can be used for self-learning and teaching. The books are not for sale right now, but it will be available to purchase when it’s published.


If you want to keep your Go consistent, do not miss our membership options! If you have any questions, welcome to contact us at

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