Go and Go-moku: The Oriental Board Games

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Courier Corporation, 1960 - Games - 215 pages
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Best introduction in English to a great Japanese game. Detailed instructions provide valuable information on basic patterns, strategy, tactics, and analyzed games. Used as text by generations of Americans and Japanese as well. 72 diagrams. "...clearly written diagrammed primer..." ? New Yorker.
 

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THE HISTORY OF THE GAME
xiii
FUNDAMENTALS
1
ELEMENTARY TACTICS
25
BASIC STRATEGY
99
ADVANCED STRATEGY
179
THE GAME OF GOMOKU
205
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Page viii - I believe that we remain interested in a game only as long as it mystifies us. As soon as we know all about it play becomes mechanical and boresome.
Page ix - ... courses on I-go have been included in the curriculum of Japanese war colleges. Go has enlisted a fairly extensive following outside of Japan and China. An American master of Chess, Edward Lasker, says "I really believe that Go is destined to take the place of Chess as the leading intellectual game of the Occident, just as it has reigned supreme in the Orient for some four thousand years.

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