The book also includes details on how to keep score, as well as simple but effective strategies and tactics that make the game more competitive and fun. By the time you've finished the instructional sections, you'll have all the confidence, skill, and strategy you need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with more experienced players.
Peter Shotwell is an internationally known expert on the relationship of Go to Eastern and Western philosophy, literature, and history. He has been writing about Go for over twenty years and has lived in China, Tibet, and Japan while researching the origins and background of the game. He is also the author of Go! More Than A Game and Go Basics. Susan Long is a learning specialist who has held prestigious faculty positions in Boston and New York City private schools and universities. For many years, she has used Go in curriculum development and to work with students of all ages.