Sunday, December 04, 2005

The ancient game of Go goes public in Shreveport; meeting Tues, Dec 6, 7 pm, B & N

Originally uploaded by RomanB.
Peter Haas has initiated a public congerie for learning and pursuing the 3000 year-old Asian game called Go.

Haas says, "The rules are as easy to learn as checkers but its strategy is as subtle as chess. We meet every Tuesday at Barnes & Noble at 7:00 PM. If you want to know more about the game go to"

I found this enticing description at Introduction to Go:

The Go board begins bare, like an empty canvas. The game begins to take form after 30 to 50 moves, when the board resembles an artist's pencil study prior to beginning a painting. When a game is finished, after 200 to 250 moves, the lines and groups of black and white form a record of two players' plans and ideas. One of the old names for Go translates as "hand conversation," and in fact a game is really a series of discussions and arguments about the choice of moves.

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