The Game of Go

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The Game of Go, the national game of Japan  (1908) 
by Arthur Smith

THE GAME OF GO

Sato Tadanobu, a Samurai of the Twelfth Century, Defending Himself with a "Goban" when Attacked by His Enemies

Sato Tadanobu, a Samurai of the Twelfth Century, Defending Himself with a “Goban” when Attacked by His Enemies.

From a print by Kuniyoshi.
(page 5)
 
THE GAME OF GO


THE

NATIONAL GAME OF JAPAN


BY

ARTHUR SMITH




NEW YORK

MOFFAT, YARD & COMPANY

1908
Copyright, 1908

BY

ARTHUR SMITH

NEW YORK


All rights reserved

Published, July, 1908



The Plimpton Press Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

CONTENTS
PAGE
Introduction vii
History of the Game 1
Description of the Board and Stones 18
Rules of Play 26
General Methods of Play and Terminology of the Game 57
Illustrative Games 68
“Joseki” and Openings 119
The End Game 186
Problems 201
ILLUSTRATIONS
page
Sato Tadanobu, a Samurai of the Twelfth Century, defending himself with a "goban," when attacked by his enemies Frontispiece
Playing Go 22