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Go Basics: Concepts & Strategies for New Players
There are 160 pages in paperback with the dimensions of 20 x 13 cm and this book is written in English. There is also an interactive CD-ROM.
It's not surprising that Go(weiqi) 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.
It 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 that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.