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Go Basics: Concepts and Strategies for New Players (w/CDROM)

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today - it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Go Basics provides a simple but thorough introduction that's perfect for beginners. With its easy to follow instructions - and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play - you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away.

This book starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand basic Go tactics and strategies, and introduces fundamental strategies such as invading, sacrificing, using ko, and thinking territorially. It also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game - even those between beginners and experts - exciting.

This book also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association to help you build your skills before testing them against other players.

Written by Peter Shotwell.


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