KGS Go Server

On the KGS Go Server you can play go against people from all over the world. Watch games, play games, and review your games - all free! KGS was started in 2000 by Bill Shubert; and in it's heyday become the largest Western-based international go server in the world and an invaluable part of the Go community. In order to ensure the continuation of this legacy, Bill reached out to the American Go Foundation in 2017, asking us to assume stewardship of the server, stabilize it financially, and support the upgrades needed to make KGS even more accessible and more usable to the Go world.

KGS is funded entirely by donations. If you enjoy playing on the server, please consider donating to help us cover costs. All donations will go towards paying server costs, improving the software, and paying for free KGS+ lessons from Professionals and strong amateurs

If you live in the United States, and would like a tax receipt for your donation, please email