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GO 围棋 wéiqí "Although one can learn the rules in 3 minutes, it takes 30 years to be a master" By Madeline Guth and Julia Fritz-Endres
Background Oldest board game that is still played Invented in China Unknown exactly when it was invented Legend: Emperor Yao (2357-2255 BCE) invented Weiqi to enlighten his son, Dan Zhu Also recorded: Shun's son, Shang Jun, was not bright, and Shun (2255- 2201 BCE) invented Weiqi to teach him Ancient word for Weiqi: "Yi"
How to Play Very simple game Played with counters or stones on a board ruled with nineteen vertical and nineteen horizontal lines Objective: surround and capture the opponent's counters 181 black stones, 180 white stones Edible Weiqi
How to Play con't To "capture" the opponent's piece, surround it on all sides Here, the white pieces surround the black piece and it is taken off the board The rule of "Ko" prevents back-and-forth capturing After the black pieces capture the white, white piece 2 in the second diagram cannot capture black piece 1
How to Win The goal is to surround "territory" The white pieces surround territory themselves The black pieces use the corner of the board as well
Go as a sport Major corporation sponsor yearly tournaments Master players from China, Japan, and Korea participate TV stations provide live coverage of important matches
References Title Picture: http://blog.netmeister.org/post/11071765492/marbles-in- my-underpantshttp://blog.netmeister.org/post/11071765492/marbles-in- my-underpants Background Picture: http://361points.com/whatisgo/ Sport Picturee: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=go+tournament+japan&um=1& hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1009&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=54- Uv1zGdrFYRM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ca.emb- japan.go.jp/canada_e/Archives/Cultural_events/2009/go_tournament_09.ht ml&docid=Z6Bs-181p3vyFM&itg=1&imgurl=http://www.ca.emb- japan.go.jp/canada_e/Images/go_09/GO4_209.jpg&w=448&h=300&ei=v3g ET6a2Asbh0QGpxKnhCA&zoom=1 http://361points.com/whatisgo/ HIstory of Go: http://www.yutopian.com/go/misc/gohistory.html Edible Weiqi: http://wokkingmum.blogspot.com/2007/09/edible- othello.html