The open study room is a online go community where people play, study and teach go in a friendly environment. Players of all ranks are welcome to share their go knowledge and passion. We welcome any kind of study session: Game review, tsumego, lecture, pro game study. Feel free to ask stronger users to review your games, or to answer a specific question.
We believe playing long serious games with review at the end is a very good way to improve at go. Our league system encourages players to do so. Since we reward activity, even kyu players can get to the top and win prizes.
OSR is run by a few volunteers trying their best to provide you a place to enjoy the go game. We are doing it because we think the internet go community needs and deserve such a place. If the community doesn't get involved, this place can't work. We need you to play games, give feedback and suggest ideas for this to work.
The OSR team would like to address a huge thanks to the all the members who have helped in the past: Rincewind, lose2learn, EdwinFirSelan, Farodin, entravix, AdamR, Xhu98, WeiqoGO0, tsmcdona, Behemoth and Kamelotusky.
OSR members can play on two servers: KGS and OGS.
The central place for OSR to hang, chat and ask for games or review is OSR discord server. Here, you can easily talk through chat or voice communication with the OSR team or OSR members. Not only that, but discord is free and easy to use (discord can be used with any browser, or you can install the app here )
Yes, you can find it here.
Yes, we are very to thankful to Guo Juan (5p) for answering our questions once a month. You can ask your questions here by creating a new topic. At the beginning of the next month she is going to answer them all live in our KGS Open Study Room. The lecture will then be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
All you need to do is to register on openstudyroom.org and confirm your e-mail address. Then you will have to wait for an admin to accept you as an OSR member. One should have played at least one game on KGS or OGS to be accepted. If it takes too long, ask an admin.
It's because you just registered and our team didn't accept you as an OSR member yet. We will check that you verified your email and that you have played at least one game on KGS or OGS. Feel free to ask an admin when it takes too long.
Not at all! Participating in the Open Study Room is and will always be 100% free. We believe it's very important for our community to remain as open as possible to any kind of go player.
No! Anyone is welcome. The goal of the league is to get players of any rank together to teach and learn.
You have to use japanese time setting with at least 30 mins main time, 3x30 sec byo-yomi and no handicap. One of the players has to say #OSR during then game. You can read more on the league rules page
You can join a league directly on the league pages (results, info, ...). There you should see a "Join" button that will automatically add you to the league.
The "Meijin" league last 3 month and basically allow all OSR players to be able to play together while rewarding the most active and talented players. We recommend joining it if you want to play long serious games with other OSR members.
The "OSR ladder" league is a monthly, more competitive league. We suggest aiming to play at least 3 league games per month, that way you will be automatically re-enrolled in the next monthly league. If you play less league games than this and wish to re-enroll, you will be able to do so manually on the league page of the website.
Since a game can count for multiple leagues at the same time players usually join both leagues.
Now we also have a "DDK" league, which consists of players between 30 and 10 kyu :)
Since we check one player every 5 mins, it can take up to one day for a game to be analysed. If, after one day, the game is still not showing, best thing is to ask about it in this forum thread.
Yes, it is possible to win a prize as a league player. Thanks to the support of our teachers, friends and partners, we are happy to reward our winners with the folowings:
There are many ways you can help the OSR project if you like to. Those includes:
You can find details about that here.
The app managing the league is all homemade python/django.
This is a free software open source project under GNU GPL.
You can check-out our code in our Github.
You are very welcome to report bugs or help us implementing new feature.
It's a picture of Yugen no Ma (幽玄の間), a special room in the Nihon Ki-in used for high-level professional matches. We are thankfull to Stépane Barbery, the photograph and bookwriter who allowed us to use his work for our website.