John Bate's GO Page

GO (also called Igo in Japan, Wei-chi in China, and Baduk in Korea) is an intellectual game of pure skill. It has simpler rules than Chess, but is a deeper and more elegant game that is well worth studying.

If you do not know anything about GO, but would like to learn, my Beginner's Introduction to GO is now available for browsing on the web. If you prefer, a 25-page paper version is available in the form of a PDF file (293k). (The web version, however, contains some additional information, and links to other places.)



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