Beginning Go

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Tuttle Publishing, 2007 - Games - 160 pages
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The must-have resource guidebook for those looking to learn the ancient Asian game of Go

Beginning Go is a clear, concise and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. Players will learn the rules, how to keep score, as well as effective winning strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.

By the time players finish the instructional sections, they'll have all the confidence, skill and techniques they'll need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
The Art of Living
27
A Simple Game
51
Handicaps Ranks and Styles of Play
73
CHAPTER
74
Counting with Sente and Gote
88
ABigKo
119
CHAPTER
143
THREE BOARDS TO PLAY ON
157
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About the author (2007)

Peter Shotwell is an internationally known expert on the relationship of Go to Eastern and Western philosophy, literature, and history. He has been writing about Go for over twenty years and has lived in China, Tibet, and Japan while researching the origins and background of the game. He is also the author ofGo! More Than A Game andGo Basics.

Susan Long is a learning specialist who has held prestigious faculty positions in Boston and New York City private schools and universities. For many years, she has used Go in curriculum development and to work with students of all ages.

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