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Go Basics: Concepts Strategies for New Players

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast—even when compared to chess.

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being p
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by Tuttle Publishing
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Serge Pierro
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: games, go
It is said that a beginner at Go should start on a 9x9 board to learn the basic concepts and strategies. This book is based on that idea and does a decent job at presenting the relevant material. Each chapter presents a concept and gives several examples. It was easy to follow due to the 9x9 board. The book also comes with a CD from the American Go Association. A good book for those wanting to learn Go on a smaller board, instead of a full size 19x19 board.
Marsha
Feb 17, 2011 rated it liked it
I checked this book out at the same time as Go A Guide to the Game. I like the other book better for learning how to play. But this book does help with understanding some of the art of the game. I thought it was helpful to learn that Go is not like chess. The author explains it as Go is more of an artform than chess....telling that you must see the shapes and forms of the black and white stones. That was probably the most helpful thing I learned in this book.
Alan Castree
Feb 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: igo
This book teaches you all the basic rules and strategy you need to know to play Go using only a 9x9 board.

I think it's certainly best for beginners to start out on this size board and this book does a wonderful job explaining technique an strategy simply.

It was certainly a good launching point for me into this vast world of Go.
Beth
May 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Excellent intro to the game of Go.
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