Invitation to Go

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Dover Publications, Jul 21, 2010 - Games - 96 pages
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Known as Wei Ch'i in China, where it originated 4,000 years ago, the territorial board game of Go is enjoyed today by millions around the world. Its rules are very simple, but it bears endless possibilities for complex strategic maneuvers — in fact, the game is reputed to be beyond the capacity of computers!
Manuals for Go are hard to come by; this basic, step-by-step introduction, written by a Westerner for Western players, introduces newcomers to the game and also helps experienced players hone their skills. “Go is for everyone,” notes author John Fairbairn. “Judgment and experience are at least as important in Go as mental agility, and young and old are equally represented at even the highest and most strenuous levels of the game.”
This easy-to-follow guide covers rules, basic tactics, how to start a game, the middle game, unusual positions, handicaps, and much more. Simply and clearly written, Invitation to Go enables readers to master the fundamentals and techniques, and instills an appreciation of one of the world’s most ancient and popular games.

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