Includes interactive CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association.
Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go! More Than a Game, brings players his second strategy handbook Go Basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this ancient game 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 techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning 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. Go Basics also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.