Go! More Than a Game: Revised Edition by Peter Shotwell (English) Paperback Book 9780804834759

Go! More Than a Game: Revised Edition by Peter Shotwell (English) Paperback Book 9780804834759
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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, many 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 is the guidebook that 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 has been completely revised by the author based on new data about the history of early go and the Confucians who wrote about it. This popular book includes updated information such as the impact of computer versions on the game, the mysterious new developments of Go combininatroics, advances in Combinatorial Game Theory and a look at the current international professional playing scene. Master the fascinating game of Go with this expert guidebook. 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 vasteven when compared to chess. Go has enthralled hundreds of millions of people in Asia, where it is an integral part of the culture. In the West, many 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 is the guidebook that uses the most modern methods of teaching to learn Go, 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 boardsto 13x13 and then to the traditional 19x19 size. Go! More Than a Game has been completely revised by the author based on new data about the history of early go and the Confucians who wrote about it. This popular book includes updated information such as the impact of computer versions on the game, the mysterious new developments of Go combininatorics, advances in Combinatorial Game Theory and a look at the current international professional playing scene.
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ISBN-10 080483475X
ISBN-13 9780804834759
eBay Product ID (ePID) 2429183
Key Details
Author Huiren Yang, Peter Shotwell, Sangit Chatterjee
Number Of Pages 200 pages
Edition Description Revised
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2003-08-15
Language English
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Publication Year 2003
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2003
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 15.9 Oz
Height 0.5 In.
Width 7.2 In.
Length 9.2 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LCCN 2002-041614
LC Classification Number GV1459.32.S46 2003
Dewey Decimal 794/.4
Dewey Edition 21

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