What is Baduk/Go/Wei-chi? Asian strategy game China - 4000 yrs. Ago
Why Baduk/Go Stayed East High Class Chess - Feudal Baduk/Go – ying/yang Silk Road
Compared to chess Easier to learn, harder to master Handicap System Unlimited possibilities No computer yet able to play at master level
Baduk/Go Schools Devoted Go Schools Baduk/Go Clubs at schools (50+ across US) Collegiate Level Middlebury, VT – 1 course Collegiate Department of Baduk, at Myongji University: Korea - 1998 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
Einstein reportedly said… ‘If I had learned go as a young man, I might have been a smart man.’ Einstein with professional Baduk/Go player Fukuda Masayoshi. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.media.mit.edu/quanta/people/kenbrown/Einstein.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.media.mit.edu/quanta/people/kenbrown/other.html&h= 430&w=503&sz=76&hl=en&start=93&tbnid=annuJaRBn0u8VM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbaduk%26start%3D90%26ndsp%3D18%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26 lr%3D%26sa%3DN
Science Relationships Boards: Katsura wood Stones: Slate, Shell, Glass, Plastic & Jade Bowls: wood, woven & decorative # of Games Possible
American Go Association - www.usgo.orgwww.usgo.org American Go Foundation - http://www.usgo.org/agf/in dex.html http://www.usgo.org/agf/in dex.html Resources: Most major US cities have Baduk/Go clubs.