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Go

Go is an ancient chess-like game that originated in China over 3000 years ago. Go (the Japanese name) is also known as "Baduk" in Korea or "Wei Qi" in China.

Like Chess, this game is played by two people. The objective is to control or influence more territory than their opponent. However simple the objective seems, there are sources that suggest Go requires more strategy than Chess. With 361 points on a standard 19x19 board, players must employ multiple strategies to control territory.

The interesting thing about Go is that it is not merely a game. Rather, it is an analogy with life. Enthusiasts are drawn to the complex strategies and ways of thinking that Go provides.

Traditionally, Go is played on a 19x19 wooden board with White and Black stones (made of slate and shell) for each player.

 

 

 

If you're interested in the history behind Go, check out these resourceful links:

http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/lesson/knowledge-e/history01.htm

http://www.usgo.org/resources/gohistory.asp

http://international.ucla.edu/asia/lessons/mferl/history.html

                                                                                                        Articles about Go:

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/Web/People/wjh/go/rules/

                                                                                     http://www.kiseido.com/essay.htm

http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/7/11/62356/9269