Go! More Than a Game

ISBN-10: 080483475X
ISBN-13: 9780804834759
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 8/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Invented 2500-4000 years ago, the game of Go has enthralled hundreds of millions of people in Asia, where it is an integral part of the culture. in the West, hundreds of thousands have learned of its pleasures, especially after the game appeared in a number of hit movies, TV series, and books, and was included on major Internet game sites. By eliciting the highest powers of rational thought, the game draws players, not just for the thrills of competition, but because they feel it enhances their mental, artistic, and even spiritual lives. Go! More Than a Game uses the most modern methods of teaching, so that, in a few minutes, anyone can understand the two basic rules that generate the game. the object of Go is surrounding territory, but the problem is that while you are doing this, the opponent may be surrounding you! in a series of exciting teaching games, you will watch as Go's beautiful complexities begin to unfold in intertwining patterns of black and white stones. These games progress from small 9x9 boards to 13x13 and then to the traditional 19x19 size. Go!: More Than a Game, complete with the history of Go as well as essays on Go in culture, is a wonderful introduction to this ancient game.

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 nearly twenty years and has lived in China, Tibet, and Japan while researching the origins and background of the game. Mr. Shotwell is also the author of Go! More Than a Game.

Territory
Handicap Go-The Great Equalizer
Beginning Play
The Harmony and Balance of a Mental Martial Art
Two Professional 9 X 9 Games
Intermediate Play
The Stones Talk to Each Other
The First 13 X13 Game
Making Good Shape
The Second 13 X 13 Game
Advanced Play
Direction of Play
Go on the Big Board-19 X 19 Game
Some Fusekis and Josekis
A Second Look at Some of the Games
Further Explorations In Go
The History of Go
Go and Western Science
Go, Business, and the Thirty-Six Strategies of the Dark School of Taoism
Update-Recent Developments
Computer Go Turns into Supercomputer Go
Surreal Numbers and Combinatorial Game Theory
Go Combinatorics: The Maximum Number of Possible Go Positions, Games and their Lengths
Asian Go
Two Giant Tibetan Go Boards
A Re-dating and Re-Interpretation of the Pre-Han Confucian Go Passages
Where to Go from Here: Go Resources and Equipment
Go Equipment
Notes
Glossary and Pronunciation of Japanese Terms in this Book

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