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SmartGo Kifu

By Smart Go, Inc.

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SmartGo Kifu transforms your iPad into a Go board with a library of 82,000 professional game records and 2,000 problems. Study master games, solve problems, explore joseki, play against the computer, and record you own games.

- 82,000 professional games
- 2,000 Go problems on the go
- 30 annotated games (in English)
- Joseki and fuseki analysis
- Tree view for easy navigation
- Record your own games
- Import and export games
- Use as a Go board for two human players
- Replay games and explore alternate sequences
- Annotate moves, edit game info
- Guess Next Move
- Tutorial with over 100 problems

Computer Play:
- Strong game engine
- Fast response (adjustable)
- Automatic handicap adjustment on 9x9, 11x11, 13x13
- Manual choice of handicap and board size up to 19x19
- Track level per user
- Computer resigns when too far behind (can be turned off)
- Territory estimator
- Hint
- Undo
- Replay

SmartGo Kifu is designed as a versatile tool for Go players who want to study professional games, practice Go problems, record their games, as well as play against the computer. If you're new to Go or just want a quick and challenging game against the computer, please check out our popular SmartGo Player app.

Go is also known as igo (囲碁), wéiqí (围棋), or baduk (바둑).

What's New in Version 3.6.2

Fix sorting list of players.


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Customer Reviews

Best go on iOS

I tried all the other games and none of them come close. Most aren't in English this supports English as well as just about every other language the iOS supports.👍
I really did my research for this app it costs 20$ which is very expensive. It works great on the iPhone as well but it looses points for the annotated games are difficult to read only on the iPhone. There is a pseudo demo on windows that's available on the developer's website. It's very similar to this version.
This game not only teaches you how to play go but challenges you to get better. Through a leveling up system which I love it, even though I have lost more games I feel like I am learning from my mistakes.
The only other go game that I had for a years and it's the only app that even comes close is aya go. that app doesn't teach you go like this. It's like learning a martial art in a strip mall, this app is like going to Japanese dojo where martial arts originated.
There is another option called: smart go pro. It is the step down from this and it's not available on the iPad and this app glows on the iPad.
Multiplayer is a bit of a mystery I'm not sure it has it but you can email games to other people I assume the other person has to have this app. But I'm still a little new and I really intend to play the computer and solve problems.
I also looked to see if this app has ever had a price reduction and it hasn't so don't wait to buy this. But it is updated about every month.

Really good. But not quite "perfect"

I struggled for a long time before letting go of the $20 for it. But in comparison to other offerings I felt smart go kifu offered the most.

It has a nice interface and is very usable even on an iPhone which is not always the case with go apps. There are a wealth of problems, annotated games, and pro games. And if that isn't enough you can easily import more.

The one thing I wish it had was some concept of shared storage. Most importantly to sync problems and games between an iPhone and an iPad. The only option is to manually export and import which is kind of lame. Shared storage would also make it easier to import games that you already have from other sources rather than one by one sharing and importing.

I also wish there was a little more customization with the "my games" area. Any game you import goes into that area so it is a bit of a misnomer.

Best ago App

I was a huge fan of the old Smart Go app, this seems to be the newer version (had hears ago on iPod). Love all the problems and researching old games!

SmartGo Kifu
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $19.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6.2
  • Size: 32.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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