The game of go: the national game of Japan

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Moffat, Yard & company, 1908 - Go (Game) - 220 pages
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Page ix - ... rather than through the fighting of the common soldiers. Go, on the other hand, is not merely a picture of a single battle like Chess, but of a whole campaign of a modern kind, in which the strategical movements of the masses in the end decide the victory. Battles occur in various parts of the board, and sometimes several are going on at the aame time.
Page 67 - ... advanced. In the mean time the syringe was modified in France by a rack and pinion attached to the piston, so that water could be injected and withdrawn with great force, — a procedure not only useless, but detrimental to the bladder, if inflamed and thickened.
Page ix - Go, on the other hand, is not merely a picture of a single battle like Chess, but of a whole campaign of a modern kind, in which the strategical movements of the masses in the end decide the victory. Battles occur in various parts of the board, and sometimes several are going on at the same time. Strong positions are besieged and captured, and whole armies are cut off from their line of communications and are taken prisoners unless they can fortify themselves in impregnable positions, and a far-reaching...
Page 62 - PLATE 13 territory, and beginners are likely to play their stones directly in contact with the advancing forces. This merely results in their being engulfed by the attacking line, and the stones and territory are both lost. If you wish to stop your adversary's advance, play your stones a space or two apart from his, so that you have a chance to strengthen your line before his attack is upon you. The next thing we will speak of is what the Japanese r* j call the "Sente.
Page 31 - ... the board, and hence it would be impossible to surround this group of white stones unless two stones were played at once. The white stones, therefore, can never be surrounded, and form an impregnable position. This is the principle of the two "Me...
Page viii - Chess are of a past age, in which the king himself entered the conflict - his fall generally meaning the loss of the battle — and...
Page 32 - Me" are on the edges or in the corners of the board, or how far from each other they may be. Plate 3, Diagram vi, shows a group of stones containing two vacant "Me
Page 18 - Go Ban" as it is called in Japanese, is a solid block of wood, about seventeen and a half inches long, sixteen inches broad, and generally about four or five inches thick.

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